Student Achievements

March 18, 2020 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Hossam Shoman Wins 1st Place in ECE Heat's 3MT Competition!

In February, Hossam Shoman won first place in ECE Heat’s 3MT Competition and has also secured a spot in the UBC 3MT Semi-Finals for his presentation, “A Stable Laser, without an Isolator”. His research began in September 2016, which focused on improving the performance of electronic chips using photonics. Photonics is a term that combines optics (photons) and electronics.

March 10, 2020 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Ahmed E. Mostafa Wins 2nd Place in ECE Heat's 3MT Competition!

Ahmed Elhamy Mostafa joined the ECE department in September 2015 and officially started his research about “Medium Access Control and Resource Allocation for Massive IoT” in January 2016. He recently won second place in the ECE Heat portion of the 3 Minute Thesis competition for his presentation surrounding his research called, “The Middle-person in the Smart City”.  

January 15, 2020 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

ECE PhD Alum Wins SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award!

ECE PhD Alum Dr. Guanpeng (Justin) Li (left) and PhD thesis advisor Dr. Karthik Pattabiraman (right).  

November 29, 2019 | Student Achievements

ECE Research on Need to Safeguard Drones Against Cyber Attacks

Robotic vehicles like Amazon delivery drones or Mars rovers can be hacked more easily than people may think, new research from the University of British Columbia suggests. The researchers, based at UBC's faculty of applied science, designed three types of stealth attack on robotic vehicles that caused the machines to crash, miss their targets or complete their missions much later than scheduled.

November 5, 2019 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Two Awards for the Nojeh Nanostructure Group!

In May, students Casimir Kuzyk, Gabriel Robinson-Leith, Alexander Dimitrakopoulos, and Mike Chang, working with Alireza Nojeh and collaborators, received the best overall poster award for their paper titled “AweSEM: Removing Barriers to Innovation with a Tabletop, Low-Cost SEM” at the 63rd International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN 2019) held in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

October 20, 2019 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

ECE Student Wins Prize in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics

  UBC ECE Ph.D. candidate Mohammad Ali Saket, his advisor Dr. Martin Ordonez, and ECE alumni Dr. Navid Shafiei received a Second Place Prize Paper Award for 2018 in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. Their paper is titled “Planar Transformers with Near-Zero Common-Mode Noise for Flyback and Forward Converters”, and it was nominated for the award out of 935 papers published in 2018. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics is the most prestigious journal in the field of power electronics.

June 13, 2019 | Faculty Achievements, Student Achievements

UBC Researchers Find Ways to Hackproof Smart Meters

For the original UBC News media release, please visit: https://news.ubc.ca/2019/06/06/ubc-researchers-find-ways-to-hackproof-smart-meters/  

June 3, 2019 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Three ECE students receive Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

From left to right: Alaa Eldin Abdelaal, Daniel Holanda Noronha and Ehsanur Rahman ECE PhD students Alaa Eldin Abdelaal, Daniel Holanda Noronha and Ehsanur Rahman are recipients of the 2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS). They will receive $50,000 per year for three years of doctoral studies.

May 28, 2019 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Shekoofeh Azizi receives Governor General’s Gold Medal

ECE graduate Dr. Shekoofeh Azizi has received UBC’s Governor General’s Gold Medal for 2018. The medal is awarded to the student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record as a doctoral student.

May 27, 2019 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Rabe Arshad receives Killam Doctoral Scholarship

Rabe Arshad, a PhD Fellow in the department of electrical and computer, has received UBC’s prestigious Killam Doctoral Scholarship.

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