Graduate Student Achievements

February 26, 2014 | Graduate Student Achievements

Department Heat for 3 Minute Thesis

Seven ECE graduate students competed in this year’s heat for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Presenters were given three minutes to explain their research in a way that even non-experts will understand. Judges evaluated presenters on clarity and comprehension, audience engagement, and communication style.

November 6, 2012 | Graduate Student Achievements

Yazan Boshmaf Speaks at Humboldt Colloquium

PhD student Yazan Boshmaf was selected to speak as an Early Career Researcher at the Humboldt Colloquium. Yazan’s presentation, titled “Security Analysis of Social Bots on the Web”, discussed his research in social network security. A collaboration with Ildar Musulkhov, Dr. Ripeanu and Dr. Beznosov, this work evaluates how vulnerable online social networks are to infiltration by socialbots, computer programs that control OSN accounts and mimic real users.

August 29, 2012 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements

Best Paper Award to Boostanimehr and Bhargava

PhD Candidate Hamidreza Boostanimehr and ECE Professor Vijay K. Bhargava are recipients of the Best Paper Award from the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications held in Beijing, China from August 15-17. Their paper, entitled, "Outage Analysis and Relay Allocation for Multi-stream OFDM Decode-and-Forward Rayleigh Fading Networks", examines the outage behaviour of cooperative systems. Their study enables the authors to analyze the outage performance more reliably. Congratulations! Read more: 

August 22, 2012 | Graduate Student Achievements

Tanaya Guha Receives Frank & Betty Woodhams Memorial Scholarship

Tanaya Guha is a PhD student specializing in artificial intelligence. Her research focuses on automatic understanding of human activities in videos, which has significant real-world applications in surveillance, medicine, sports and entertainment. "As an engineer, I am passionate about designing practical systems that can improve human lives."

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