Faculty Achievements

December 14, 2016 | Faculty Achievements

Wireless-Powered Communication Networks will be published in January

This January, Cambridge University Press will be releasing, Wireless-Powered Communication Networks: Architectures, protocols, and applications. UBC’s Vijay Bhargava co-edited this essential text for researchers in the field along with Vahid Tarokh, Harvard University; Massachusetts; Dusit Niyato, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Ekram Hossain, University of

December 14, 2016 | Faculty Achievements

Three ECE Professors to become IEEE Fellows in 2017

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE members are engineers, scientists, and allied professionals whose technical interests are rooted in electrical and computer sciences, engineering, and related disciplines. The highest grade of membership, IEEE Fellow, is attained through nomination by peers and approval by the IEEE Board of Directors for distinction in the profession.

December 6, 2016 | Faculty Achievements

Prof. Rohling to become ICICS director in January

Robert Rohling, a professor with a joint appointment in electrical and computer and mechanical engineering, has accepted a five-year term as director of the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) effective January 1, 2017. ICICS welcomes new director Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS)

October 4, 2016 | Faculty Achievements

Microdermics Wins BCIC-New Ventures Competition

This year’s top prize at the BCIC New Ventures Competition was awarded to Microdermics, a painless alternative to deliver vaccinations and therapeutics and monitor drugs in the bloodstream. Microdermics’ proprietary, hollow metal microneedle injection system both eliminates the need for hypodermic needles, and improves the patient experience.

September 13, 2016 | Faculty Achievements

Prof. Abolmaesumi joins the Royal Society of Canada

The Royal Society of Canada has invited UBC Professor Purang Abolmaesumi to join the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists, in recognition of his pioneering research in medical imaging. His work in this field has brought new technology into the healthcare industry. Thousands of cancer patients have directly benefited from his image analysis techniques. Scientists all over the world use Prof. Abolmaesumi’s ultrasound imaging techniques to make new discoveries through his contributions to open-source software. Prof.

September 7, 2016 | Faculty Achievements

Prof. Dumont interviewed on Global

Prof. Dumont spoke to Global News last Friday about a new non-invasive way to monitor migraine headaches, which is helping to shed light on electrical activity in the brain.  

July 20, 2016 | Faculty Achievements

Guy Dumont elected Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control

  "For innovative applications of advanced control and signal processing methods that have been commercialized worldwide." Here are some of the groundbreaking research projects Dr. Dumont has been working on lately.

June 8, 2016 | Faculty Achievements

UBC’s Aspect Biosystems named most promising startup

Aspect Biosystems, which aims to fundamentally change the way we develop drugs and treat disease by enabling the printing of living human tissues, was named “most promising startup” at the 2016 Technology Impact Awards. The ceremony, held last night at the Vancouver Convention Centre, brought together more than 1,000 people affiliated with the BC Tech Association.

May 6, 2016 | Faculty Achievements

Heat Trap: A New Way to Generate Electricity Using Nanotechnology?

If one end of a piece of metal is kept over fire, you probably don't want to hold the other end in your hand. This is because conductors of electricity also conduct heat. Yet, here, Dr. Alireza Nojeh reports on an unusual and counter-intuitive phenomenon called Heat Trap, whereby heat stays confined to a region of a conductor, without spreading to the surroundings.

April 19, 2016 | Faculty Achievements

The Linux Scheduler: a Decade of Wasted Cores

Recent paper generates lively discussions on reddit and Hacker News Back in 2000 processor scheduling was thought to be a solved problem in operating systems. The multicore era demanded new optimizations, which eventually made schedulers complex and prone to bugs. In a paper prepared for EuroSys16, Prof. Sasha Fedorova, and her colleagues investigate bugs in the Linux scheduler that waste cores by leaving them idle while applications are waiting to run, and create new tools to help keep these bugs at bay.

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