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.

February 5, 2015 | Faculty Achievements

As mobile meets cloud

We are in the midst of the emergence of two revolutionary technologies; cloud computing and smart mobile devices.  As these two technologies co-evolve they are driving the development of a new computing paradigm. Cloud computing centres, accessible through the Internet, produce shared pools of resources (e.g., software, storage, virtual machines) that can be run with much lower capital and management costs than traditional computing servers. Smart mobile devices have become ubiquitous tools for both content consumption and content creation.

January 29, 2015 | Faculty Achievements

Improving Cancer Detection

Left: likelihood map of cancer distribution in prostate ultrasound based on ultrasound time series analysis. Right: histology cross-section of the prostate with cancerous area marked by a pathologist. Professor Abolmaesumi was awarded the UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship today. The Fellowship will allow him to continue his efforts to detect prostate cancer earlier and to help select the best therapy through accurate staging. Early diagnosis is an important key to treating this deadly disease.

November 18, 2014 | Faculty Achievements, Three Across

Mentorship's Cumulative Effect

Astonishing things happen in Professor Purang Abolmaesumi’s research meetings. Each week Purang and his students gather to hear about each others’ research, make suggestions and offer criticisms; this, in itself, is not unique, regular meetings are common in most organizations. What is remarkable is the lateral thinking and truly innovative insights that are generated in these meetings.

October 30, 2014 | Faculty Achievements, Featured

Getting Ready for 5G

A team of ECE researchers will be working to make fifth generation (5G) wireless networks ready to face the massive growth in wireless communication predicted in the next five years.

October 8, 2014 | Faculty Achievements, Featured

Smart Grid, Smart Converters, Smart System

Subject:  smart grid Campus as a Living Lab allows ECE researchers to use UBC’s infrastructure as a test bed for smart grid technology and makes it easier for ECE to collaborate with industry partners. Canada Research Chair, Professor Ordonez, is employing the Campus as a Living Lab concept as he develops the next generation of power converters.  

July 2, 2014 | Faculty Achievements

Statistical models improve ultrasound-guided spinal injections | A Best Paper

Purang Abolmaesumi, Robert Rohling and conference chair Pierre Jannin at the International Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions, Fukuoka Japan

June 25, 2014 | Faculty Achievements

Congratulations Darla and Sathish

Two members of the Department were recently recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Faculty by Dean Marc Parlange: Darla La Pierre and Sathish Gopalakrishnan.

June 11, 2014 | Faculty Achievements

Vijay Bhargava wins Canadian Award in Telecommunications Research

Professors Vijay Bhargava and Frank Kschischang at the awards celebration on the St Lawrence River The Canadian Award in Telecommunications Research is a career award recognizing distinguished contributions made by an individual in Canada to research in the field of telecommunications.

May 29, 2014 | Faculty Achievements

SALT Lab wins Distinguished Paper Award at International Conference on Software Engineering

Web applications have become one of the fastest growing types of software system today. Despite their popularity, understanding the behaviour of modern web applications is still challenging for developers during development and maintenance tasks. The challenges mainly stem from the dynamic, event-driven, and asynchronous nature of the JavaScript language.

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