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 3, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

Roberto Rosales Receives UBC President’s Staff Award for Leadership

Congratulations to Dr. Roberto Rosales, ECE Engineering Services Team Lead, for receiving the 2020 UBC President’s Staff Award for Leadership. The President’s Staff Awards are presented by the university annually and recognize the personal achievements and contributions that staff make to UBC, and to the vision and goals of the University.

July 2, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

ECE Researchers Receive Nearly $2.9M in NSERC Support

UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering researchers have been awarded nearly $2.6 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) through its Discovery Grants Program.

June 22, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

CREATE Program to Crystallize Eminence in Quantum Computing Training in BC

A new program aimed at developing leaders in quantum computing—solidifying British Columbia’s (BC’s) reputation as an international quantum technology hub—was awarded $1.65 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

June 19, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

ECE Professor elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Congratulations ECE Professor Dr. Purang Abolmaesumi for being elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering! 

June 16, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

Karthik Pattabiraman Wins Award in Dependable Computing!

Dr. Karthik Pattabiraman, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at UBC won the Rising Star in Dependability Award. This is the first year this award is offered. It recognizes a researcher, from either acidemia or industry who has completed their PhD in the last 10 years. The award is presented to someone in the field of dependable and resilient computer systems and networks, who demonstrates the potential for creative ideas and innovative research.

May 26, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

UBC Researchers Design Ultrasound Scanner Network for COVID19

Scanner expected to speed up diagnoses in rural and remote areas UBC researchers are collaborating with local partners to establish a network of portable, handheld ultrasound scanners that can soon accelerate COVID-19 diagnosis in B.C. and potentially beyond. The scanners pair a locally-developed commercial ultrasound device with a secure online library of lung ultrasound images and a specially developed artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, allowing health care practitioners to diagnose COVID-19 at the point of care—almost instantly.

May 19, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

ECE Prof Kruchten Awarded 2020 Linda M. Northrop Award

  Congratulations to Philippe Kruchten, an ECE professor that has been selected as the recipient of the Linda M. Northrop Software Architecture Award!

March 31, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

ECE Researchers Join the Fight Against COVID-19!

Researchers from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC have joined the fight against COVID-19. They’ve developed a systematic feedback strategy they say can help public health authorities in their efforts to contain the virus over the next several months.

March 3, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

Prof. Cheung Nominated for 2020 YWCA Women of Distinction Award!

Professor Karen Cheung. Photo by: Clare Kiernan   Biomedical Engineering and ECE Professor Karen Cheung has recently been nominated for the 2020 YWCA Women of Distinction Award, in the Research, the Sciences & Technology Category. The esteemed award is recognized nationally and honours extraordinary women leaders, while highlighting YWCA programs and services that improve the lives of thousands of people each year across Metro Vancouver.

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