Student Achievements

June 29, 2020 | Student Achievements

Quentin Golsteyn, BASC '20, Computer Engineering

"I am a strong believer that you can make a difference in the world at the local level. Opportunities for positive change exist all around us." From the start of my degree, I wanted to get involved and try to help my community. Working on projects and initiatives is my approach to understanding more about who I am, and developing skills that will help me later on.

June 2, 2020 | Student Achievements

Class of 2020 - Virtual Graduation

UBC’s very first virtual graduation is fast approaching! Ceremonies are scheduled for UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. You can learn more about virtual graduation here

March 18, 2020 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Hossam Shoman Wins 1st Place in ECE Heat's 3MT Competition!

In February, Hossam Shoman won first place in ECE Heat’s 3MT Competition and has also secured a spot in the UBC 3MT Semi-Finals for his presentation, “A Stable Laser, without an Isolator”. His research began in September 2016, which focused on improving the performance of electronic chips using photonics. Photonics is a term that combines optics (photons) and electronics.

March 10, 2020 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Ahmed E. Mostafa Wins 2nd Place in ECE Heat's 3MT Competition!

Ahmed Elhamy Mostafa joined the ECE department in September 2015 and officially started his research about “Medium Access Control and Resource Allocation for Massive IoT” in January 2016. He recently won second place in the ECE Heat portion of the 3 Minute Thesis competition for his presentation surrounding his research called, “The Middle-person in the Smart City”.  

January 15, 2020 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

ECE PhD Alum Wins SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award!

ECE PhD Alum Dr. Guanpeng (Justin) Li (left) and PhD thesis advisor Dr. Karthik Pattabiraman (right).  

November 29, 2019 | Student Achievements

ECE Research on Need to Safeguard Drones Against Cyber Attacks

Robotic vehicles like Amazon delivery drones or Mars rovers can be hacked more easily than people may think, new research from the University of British Columbia suggests. The researchers, based at UBC's faculty of applied science, designed three types of stealth attack on robotic vehicles that caused the machines to crash, miss their targets or complete their missions much later than scheduled. The attacks required little to no human intervention to succeed on both real and simulated drones and rovers.

November 5, 2019 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Two Awards for the Nojeh Nanostructure Group!

In May, students Casimir Kuzyk, Gabriel Robinson-Leith, Alexander Dimitrakopoulos, and Mike Chang, working with Alireza Nojeh and collaborators, received the best overall poster award for their paper titled “AweSEM: Removing Barriers to Innovation with a Tabletop, Low-Cost SEM” at the 63rd International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN 2019) held in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

October 20, 2019 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

ECE Student Wins Prize in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics

  UBC ECE Ph.D. candidate Mohammad Ali Saket, his advisor Dr. Martin Ordonez, and ECE alumni Dr. Navid Shafiei received a Second Place Prize Paper Award for 2018 in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. Their paper is titled “Planar Transformers with Near-Zero Common-Mode Noise for Flyback and Forward Converters”, and it was nominated for the award out of 935 papers published in 2018. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics is the most prestigious journal in the field of power electronics.

June 13, 2019 | Faculty Achievements, Student Achievements

UBC Researchers Find Ways to Hackproof Smart Meters

For the original UBC News media release, please visit: https://news.ubc.ca/2019/06/06/ubc-researchers-find-ways-to-hackproof-smart-meters/  

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