Faculty Achievements

November 15, 2011 | Faculty Achievements

Congratulations to Samantha Grist – Killam Doctoral Fellowship

Samantha Grist has been awarded the esteemed Killam Doctoral Fellowship by the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Graduate Studies. The Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Doctoral Fellowships are awarded every year to the most exceptional doctoral degree candidates at UBC. The fellowships are the University’s most prestigious merit-based graduate award. Samantha is pursuing her doctoral degree under the supervision of Dr. Karen Cheung and Dr. Lukas Chrostowski in the area of Microsystems and Nanotechnoloy.

September 14, 2017 | Faculty Achievements

ECE Robotics Control Lab wins best paper award at MICCAI 2017

Congratulations to the ECE Robotics Control Lab team for receiving the MICCAI IJCARS Best Paper Award entitled "Detection and grading of prostate cancer using temporal enhanced ultrasound: combining deep neural networks and tissue mimicking simulations"! The award was received at MICCAI 2017, the 20th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention.

May 16, 2017 | Faculty Achievements

Cyber Security Expert Dr. Konstantin Beznosov Discusses WannaCry Ransomware Attack

On May 15th, UBC ECE professor and cyber security expert Dr. Konstantin Beznosov appeared on Global News to discuss ongoing ransomware attack WannaCry. Although it was detected earlier, WannaCry’s presence ballooned on May 12th, and it has since been found in 150 countries. “This particular attack is similar to other ransomware, where malware gets in your computer and encrypts data,” Beznosov explained.

May 1, 2017 | Faculty Achievements

Karthik Pattabiraman receives Killam Research Fellowship for Internet of Things Security and Reliability Research

UBC software engineer Dr. Karthik Pattabiraman was awarded the Killam Research Fellowship on April 5th, 2017. The Fellowship, which supports faculty to pursue full-time research during a recognized study leave, was granted to Pattabiraman in support of his research on the Internet of Things’ Security and Reliability.

March 28, 2017 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements

Dr. John Madden's research team develops innovative flexible sensor screen

An NSERC-funded UBC Electrical & Computer Engineering research team led by Dr. John Madden has developed a novel sensor that could facilitate the design of advanced devices like foldable tablets. The sensor is comprised of a conductive gel enveloped in layers of silicone that are able to detect swiping, tapping, and many other kinds of touch even when it is folded. This is a huge breakthrough, as most other devices are only able to detect one kind of touch (such as pressure). It is small (5 cm x 5 cm) and inexpensive to construct.

March 9, 2017 | Faculty Achievements

ECE Head Dr. Andre Ivanov is UBC Engineering Co-op Faculty of the Year

Dr. Andre Ivanov, Head of UBC Electrical & Computer Engineering, was named UBC Engineering Co-op Faculty of the Year on March 6th, 2017.

March 9, 2017 | Faculty Achievements

Dr. Sathish Gopalakrishnan wins Margaret Fulton Award

On March 6th, 2017, Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Professor Dr. Sathish Gopalakrishnan was awarded the Margaret Fulton Award. This award recognizes outstanding individuals who make exceptional contributions to the student experience at UBC, Vancouver, in honour of Margaret Fulton's devotion to education access and student development. Fulton was UBC's Dean of Women and University President of Mount Saint Vincent University.

March 8, 2017 | Faculty Achievements

Victor Leung receives 2017 Canadian Award for Telecommunications Research

UBC ECE's Professor Victor C.M. Leung has been awarded the Canadian Society of Information Theory's 2017 Canadian Award for Telecommunications Research. This award is bestowed biennially upon an individual in Canada who is recognized as having made distinguished contributions to research in the field of telecommunications. Dr. Leung is the 14th laureate since the award's establishment in 1990.

March 2, 2017 | Faculty Achievements

ECE Professor Tim Salcudean receives Canada Foundation for Innovation funding

  UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Tim Salcudean, together with his colleague Professor Robert Rohling and collaborator Dr.

March 2, 2017 | Faculty Achievements

ECE’s Guy Dumont and Amir Abdi receive prestigious NSERC awards

February 2017 was a great month for national recognition of UBC Electrical & Computer Engineering researchers, as Dr.

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