Faculty Achievements

September 20, 2018 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Could a DIY ultrasound be in your future? UBC breakthrough opens door to $100 ultrasound machine

Photo credit: Clare Kiernan Article by Lou Corpuz-Bosshart, UBC Media Relations Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation—no bigger than a Band-Aid—is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone.

August 2, 2018 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

ECE Team wins DSN Best Paper Award Runner Up

ECE PhD student, Guanpeng Li, and his advisor, Dr. Karthik Pattabiraman, received the Best Paper Award Runner Up at the 48th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2018. The conference took place from June 25-28 in Luxembourg City. Their paper is titled Modeling Soft-Error Propagation in Programs, and was one of three papers to be nominated for the award out of nearly 300 submissions. The DSN conference is considered to be the most prestigious venue in the field of dependable computing.

July 27, 2018 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Dr. Julia Rubin, Lina Qiu and Yingying Wang win Distinguished Paper Award at ISSTA 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Julia Rubin and ECE grad students, Lina Qiu and Yingying Wang, for receiving the Distinguish Paper Award at the 27th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing an Analysis! The conference took place from July 16-21 in Amsterdam.  Their paper is titled Analyzing the Analyzers: FlowDroid/IccTA, AmandDroid, and DroidSafe. Read the full paper. 

July 16, 2018 | Faculty Achievements

ECE led research team receives CIHR award for prostate cancer imaging tools

ECE’s Dr. Purang Abolmaesumi and Dr. Peter Black (Department of Urologic Sciences) along with their research team were awarded a CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) Project Grant for their research project titled Multi-centre Temporal Ultrasound Image Analysis for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis. The project aims to use ultrasound imaging technology with a machine-learning framework to establish patient-specific targeting techniques to detect early aggressive prostate cancer.

May 22, 2018 | Faculty Achievements

Advanced Science cover features paper from ECE’s Kenichi Takahata and team

The cover for the May 2018 issue of Advanced Science features a research paper written by Associate Professor Kenichi Takahata and his team consisting of Xing Chen, Babak Assadsangabi and Professor York Hsiang (a vascular surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Faculty of Medicine). The paper is titled Enabling Angioplasty‐Ready “Smart” Stents to Detect In‐Stent Restenosis and Occlusion.

April 24, 2018 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements

ECE team wins Distinguished Paper Award at ICST 2018

ECE PhD student Mohammad Bajammal and his advisor Ali Mesbah won a Distinguished Paper Award at the 11th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Validation and Verification (ICST 2018).

March 14, 2018 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements

ECE alumna awarded NSERC postdoctoral fellowship

Saba Alimadadi, a UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) PhD graduate, has been awarded an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship to help support her work in analysis of asynchronous behaviour of modern applications. She ranked first in the CS division of the competition.

March 8, 2018 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

ECE team runner up for Siemens Young Investigator Award at SPIE Medical Imaging 2018 conference

Shekoofeh Azizi, PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, postdoctoral fellow, Sharareh Bayat, along with Ajay Rajaram were recipients of the runner up prize for the Siemens Young Investigator Award at SPIE Medical Imaging 2018 conference in Houston, Texas. The conference took place from February 10, 2018 to February 15, 2018. Their paper and presentation is titled 3D Tissue Mimicking Biophantoms for Ultrasound Imaging: Bioprinting and Image Analysis

November 17, 2017 | Faculty Achievements

Reliability of Deep Neural Network Accelerators and Applications, a growing concern, says Dr. Pattabiraman

Subject:  Case where a Self-Driving Car mistakes a transporting truck (left) for a bird (Right) due to soft errors in the hardware Self-driving cars are the way of the future, and are poised to revolutionize the transportation industry. It is estimated that self-driving cars are only a few years away from large scale adoption. Further, self-driving cars have the potential to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities, and reduce transportation costs.

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.

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