Student Achievements

February 21, 2012 | Student Achievements

Johnty Wang creates speech using hand gestures

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a voice synthesizer that allows people to speak by simply moving their hands. Johnty Wang, a master's student in electrical and computer engineering, is part of a team creating the Digital Ventriloquist Actor, or DiVA – a pair of special gloves equipped with 3D sensors that use gestures to convey sounds.   Watch the CTV News report

February 15, 2012 | Student Achievements

MobiChill wins Enterprize Canada Competition

Kaizen Biomedical's MobiChill, took first place and the people's choice award at the Enterprize Canada National Business Plan Competition. Congratulations to the team brought together in APSC 486/New Venture Design: Annelies Tjebbes (ECE), Neal O’Grady (MECH) and Mayank Kalra (MECH), and Sauder School of Business students Derek Li, Jennifer Vlasiu and Stephanie Wilson. Read More

February 14, 2012 | Student Achievements

ECE Graduate Student Association

The ECE Graduate Student Association supports students by providing professional development and social activities. The ECEGSA Executive organizes activities and services for the benefit of ECE graduate students. These include orientation for new students, a weekly Afternoon Social Break, an Industry/Student Networking Night, and many other workshops and events. The ECEGSA welcomes all ECE graduate students to participate in its events, which are announced via email and on the ECEGSA website. Visit the ECEGSA Website

February 9, 2012 | Student Achievements

Samantha Grist and Grey Reynen win ECE 3MT competition

Samantha Grist (PhD candidate) and Greg Reynen (MSc candidate) took first place in the ECE Three Minute Thesis competition this week. Samantha and Greg along with Rindra Ramamonjison will go on to represent the Department in the Faculty heat on Wednesday, February 15, 1pm. MASc: 1st - Greg Reynen Title: Enhancing MEMs Sensors with Mode Localization Supervisor: Edmond Cretu 2nd - Jeffrey Goeders Title: How many computers do you use each day? Supervisor: Steve Wilton 3rd - Kyle Balston Title: How to Make a Processor Supervisor: Steve Wilton PhD: 1st - Samantha Grist

February 8, 2012 | Student Achievements

SPIE Best Poster in Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomograpy and Therapy

ECE researchers received the prestigious Cum Laude best poster award in Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomograpy and Therapy at the SPIE International Symposium on Medical Imaging. The poster was presented by Ph.D. students Narges Afsham and Mohammad Najafi, with Professors Purang Abolmaesumi and Robert Rohling. Their research, "Out-of-plane motion estimation based on a Rician-Inverse Gaussian model of RF ultrasound signals: speckle tracking without fully developed speckle", will be published in the SPIE conference proceedings this March.

December 23, 2011 | Student Achievements

Yazan Boshmaf and Ildar Muslukhov Received Best Paper Award

Yazan Boshmaf and Ildar Muslukhov received Best Paper award on December 9th at the 27th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) held in Orlando, Florida, for their paper The Socialbot Network: When Bots Socialize for Fame and Money".

December 9, 2011 | Student Achievements

Derrick Wing Kwan Ng Wins Best Paper at IEEE Conference

Congratulations to Derrick Wing Kwan Ng, recipient of the best paper award at the Wireless Communication Symposium at IEEE Globecom 2011, in Houston, Texas. In total 2923 papers were submitted, 1070 of which were accepted, and only 14 of which won a best paper award. Derrick's paper, entitled Resource Allocation for Secure OFDMA Networks with Imperfect CSIT focuses on his research in communication systems. Specifically, Derrick, along with his colleagues and Ph.D. supervisor, Dr. Robert Schober, look at innovative designs to ensure wireless security.

December 2, 2011 | Student Achievements

Socialbots: Infiltrating Your Social Networking Sites

By creating 120 'fake' Facebook users, referred to as Socialbots Ph.D.

October 19, 2011 | Student Achievements

Engineering students and alumni to compete in UBC entrepreneurship competition

Location: Room 222, West Mall Swing Space, 2175 West Mall, UBC Date: Thursday October 20th, 2011 Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm  

October 12, 2011 | Student Achievements

Neda Eskandari Wins Best Student Paper Award

Subject:  Student Achievements Neda Eskandari, has just won the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Neda, an ECE graduate student working with Dr. Meeko Oishi, won the award for her paper titled, "Computing observable and predictable subspaces to evaluate user-interfaces of LTI systems under shared control". This is quite an accomplishment, there were over 600 papers accepted to the conference. Congratulations to both Neda Eskandari and Meeko Oishi.

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