Faculty Achievements

November 15, 2011 | Faculty Achievements

Congratulations to Samantha Grist – Killam Doctoral Fellowship

Samantha Grist has been awarded the esteemed Killam Doctoral Fellowship by the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Graduate Studies. The Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Doctoral Fellowships are awarded every year to the most exceptional doctoral degree candidates at UBC. The fellowships are the University’s most prestigious merit-based graduate award. Samantha is pursuing her doctoral degree under the supervision of Dr. Karen Cheung and Dr. Lukas Chrostowski in the area of Microsystems and Nanotechnoloy.

November 12, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

Prof. Pattabiraman Receives Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring

ECE professor Dr. Karthik Pattabiraman is the recipient of the 2020 Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring in the mid-career category. The award recognizes outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.

October 20, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

ECE PhD Student Receives ACM TECS Best Paper Award 2020

ECE Alumnus Farid Molazem (former ECE PhD Student) and Professor Dr. Karthik Pattabiraman have received the ACM TECS Best Paper Award 2020 for their paper titled "Design-Level and Code-Level Security Analysis of IoT Devices".

September 28, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

Speeding Up COVID19 Testing with Artificial Intelligence

A University of British Columbia-led study has identified a computer technique that health facilities can use to screen, diagnose and monitor COVID-19 pneumonia more efficiently. The researchers found that a pre-trained neural network called DarkNet-19 can rapidly and reliably detect COVID-19 on chest X-rays. The network recognized the disease’s imaging patterns on nearly 6,000 chest X-rays with 94 per cent accuracy, outperforming 16 other available networks.

September 3, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

Roberto Rosales Receives UBC President’s Staff Award

Congratulations to Dr. Roberto Rosales, ECE Engineering Services Team Lead, for receiving the 2020 UBC President’s Staff Award for Leadership. The President’s Staff Awards are presented by the university annually and recognize the personal achievements and contributions that staff make to UBC, and to the vision and goals of the University.

July 2, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

ECE Researchers Receive Nearly $2.9M in NSERC Support

UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering researchers have been awarded nearly $2.6 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) through its Discovery Grants Program.

June 22, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

CREATE Program to Crystallize Eminence in Quantum Computing Training in BC

A new program aimed at developing leaders in quantum computing—solidifying British Columbia’s (BC’s) reputation as an international quantum technology hub—was awarded $1.65 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

June 19, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

ECE Professor elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Congratulations ECE Professor Dr. Purang Abolmaesumi for being elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering! 

June 16, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

Karthik Pattabiraman Wins Award in Dependable Computing!

Dr. Karthik Pattabiraman, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at UBC won the Rising Star in Dependability Award. This is the first year this award is offered. It recognizes a researcher, from either acidemia or industry who has completed their PhD in the last 10 years. The award is presented to someone in the field of dependable and resilient computer systems and networks, who demonstrates the potential for creative ideas and innovative research.

May 26, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

UBC Researchers Design Ultrasound Scanner Network for COVID19

Scanner expected to speed up diagnoses in rural and remote areas UBC researchers are collaborating with local partners to establish a network of portable, handheld ultrasound scanners that can soon accelerate COVID-19 diagnosis in B.C. and potentially beyond. The scanners pair a locally-developed commercial ultrasound device with a secure online library of lung ultrasound images and a specially developed artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, allowing health care practitioners to diagnose COVID-19 at the point of care—almost instantly.

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