Faculty Achievements

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.

February 17, 2017 | Faculty Achievements

Dr. Tor Aamodt receives Google Faculty Research Award

UBC Electrical & Computer Engineering faculty member Dr. Tor Aamodt has been selected to receive a Google Faculty Research Award worth $31,153 USD to support his research on system-on-chip architecture modeling for mobile graphics.

February 1, 2017 | Faculty Achievements

Leo Stocco: Robots are "expanding abilities" of humans in skilled occupations, not replacing us

UBC Senior Instructor and biomedical engineer Dr. Leo Stocco was recently interviewed in the Vancouver Sun about the future of robotic technology in medicine. While acknowledging that medically-oriented robots have tremendous potential to streamline surgeries and other medical procedures and can provide "a very big beneficial effect to the patient," Stocco does not believe that this technology will ever fully replace doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals.

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