Graduate Student Achievements

May 13, 2019 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Abdullah Al-Digs and Hassan Halawa receives Killam Graduate Student Teaching Awards

ECE’s Abdullah Al-Digs and Hassan Halawa are recipients of UBC’s Killam Graduate Student Teaching Awards for the 2018-2019 school year. Al-Digs, a PhD candidate, is grateful for the recognition and credits the people around him for his success. “It certainly fills me with joy knowing that my hard work and passion towards teaching has paid off,” says Al-Digs. “This is a great honour for me and will serve as motivation to continue to teach and assist undergraduate students to the best of my ability.”

April 9, 2019 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Epileptic seizure or not? New deep learning model has the answer

EEG headsets are often worn 24 hours a day by patients with medication-resistant epilepsy.   Original article from UBC Applied Science

March 8, 2019 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Getting to know: Delaram Behnami

On this International Women's Day, we're celebrating the achievements of women in engineering. We chatted with Delaram Behnami, a PhD student in ECE, who recently won the departmental Three Minute Thesis (3MT) for her research in artificial intelligence in heart imaging. She will go on to compete in UBC's 3MT competition on March 14.  Introduce yourself...

February 26, 2019 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Robotics and Control Lab wins student paper awards at SPIE Medical Imaging 2019

Congratulations to the Robotics and Control Laboratory, whose team has received both the first place and the second place student paper awards in image guided procedures, robotics Interventions and modeling at SPIE Medical Imaging 2019. The first place paper is titled “EpiGuide 2D: visibility assessment of a novel multi-channel out-of-plane needle guide for 2D point of care ultrasound”.

January 23, 2019 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

The future will be faster thanks to photonics

Hossam Shoman holding the integrated element designed by his research group. (Photo: Erica Yeung) Have you ever stood in a checkout line at a store with 10 other people, waiting for one cashier to serve you? Now imagine how much faster it would be if there were 10 cashiers available. Similarly, the operation of a silicon electrical chip can be substantially improved by introducing photonics: more information is routed using photonics wires on chip allowing information to be processed more efficiently compared to traditional copper electrical wires.

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.

Syndicate content

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Electrical and Computer Engineering
2332 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Tel +1.604.822.2872
Fax +1.604.822.5949
Email:

Emergency Procedures | Accessibility | Contact UBC | © Copyright 2019 The University of British Columbia