Faculty Achievements

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.

February 16, 2016 | Faculty Achievements

Us: In 4D

UBC contributes to a 4-dimensional model of the human body that may become the most detailed anatomical drawing yet

January 5, 2016 | Faculty Achievements

Every Good Spaceship Needs a Good Autodoc

An automated system for delivering anesthetic developed at UBC‬ just completed a 400 patient clinical trial and is ready for the next step towards regular inclusion in clinical practice. Icontrol-RP automatically dispenses medication every five seconds. The level of anesthetic is carefully controlled for individual patients during surgery. "We give exactly what that particular patient needs. Nothing more, nothing less," says Professor Guy Dumont.

December 3, 2015 | Faculty Achievements

Newly Elevated IEEE Fellow Vincent Wong

Professor Vincent Wong will be elevated to the grade of Fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers  this January; congratulations Dr. Wong!

December 1, 2015 | Faculty Achievements

Get from Theory to Practice with Professor Nick Jaeger

Prof. Jaeger receives 2015 Senior Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring

October 15, 2015 | Faculty Achievements, Featured

To Compete with the Best

NSERC Accelerator Grants help to bring ECE research to Canadian Industry

September 8, 2015 | Faculty Achievements

Securing the Internet of Things

Dependable Systems Lab wins Distinguished Paper Award at EDCC 2015 Everyone who owns a computer knows a thing or two about security software. One thing we have all learned is that security software can be cumbersome. On a system as complex, personalized and terrifically useful as a laptop, the benefits of running security software outweigh the costs.

August 25, 2015 | Faculty Achievements

The Academic Entrepreneur

Adjunct Professor Brad Quinton launches his second successful start-up, Invionics

August 11, 2015 | Faculty Achievements

Sunlight to Electricity: With a little help from some purple bacteria

Could we efficiently generate electricity through photosynthesis like a plant, store energy organically, use components that do not harm the environment and use up carbon dioxide while doing it? Sounds good but how could we get there? Meet the purple bacteria.

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