Student 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 4, 2018 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

From biomechanics to dentistry: The many roles of Amir Abdi

When Amir Abdi speaks about teaching and being an instructor, one thing is clear: he loves it. Amir’s passion and dedication to teaching has not gone unrecognized. He was the recipient of the Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for the 2017/2018 school year. “It is indeed an honor to be the recipient of the Killam GTA award and I’m humbly grateful that my efforts have not gone unnoticed.” says Amir.

May 22, 2018 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Francisco Paz aims to close the loop on student learning

Francisco “Pancho” Paz, a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC, recently received a Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award recognizing his outstanding work as a Teaching Assistant and instructor for 2017/2018. The award is awarded annually to 16 UBC Teaching Assistants.

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

October 25, 2016 | Student Achievements

Vanier Scholar Duong Nguyen

Developing 5G caching for the Canadian landscape  

September 28, 2016 | Student Achievements

UBC IEEE Student Branch wins Darrel Chong Student Activity Award for their International Field Trip

Every year in May, the IEEE Student Branch - UBC Chapter organizes a field trip overseas to visit exciting engineering schools, research institutions and companies. Over the years the club has taken students to some of the most advanced companies around the world. Their 2015 trip, a whirlwind tour of South Korea, won The Darrel Chong Student Activity Award with Gold standing. 

September 6, 2016 | Student Achievements

Recent UBC Graduate Receives Best Paper Award at Prestigious Computer Conference

Nithya Narayanamurthy received an award for her paper describing a unique way of reducing computing errors at the European Dependable Computing Conference this week. Narayanamurthy developed her research while completing her Masters in Applied Science degree in Professor Pattabiraman’s laboratory in 2015, and is currently working at Oracle Labs.

May 31, 2016 | Student Achievements

Congratulations and BRAVO!

Missed the ceremony? You can still watch your favourite, newly minted, graduate cross the stage. All UBC graduation ceremonies are broadcast live online and archived. The live webcast will be available 15 minutes prior to the start of each ceremony. Graduation Webcast

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