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 17, 2017 | Faculty Achievements

Dr. Tor Aamodt receives Google Faculty Research Award

UBC Electrical & Computer Engineering faculty member Dr. Tor Aamodt has been selected to receive a Google Faculty Research Award worth $31,153 USD to support his research on system-on-chip architecture modeling for mobile graphics.

February 1, 2017 | Faculty Achievements

Leo Stocco: Robots are "expanding abilities" of humans in skilled occupations, not replacing us

UBC Senior Instructor and biomedical engineer Dr. Leo Stocco was recently interviewed in the Vancouver Sun about the future of robotic technology in medicine. While acknowledging that medically-oriented robots have tremendous potential to streamline surgeries and other medical procedures and can provide "a very big beneficial effect to the patient," Stocco does not believe that this technology will ever fully replace doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals.

January 31, 2017 | Faculty Achievements, Featured

Intel gives $60,000 USD to UBC software engineering team researching the Web of Things

UBC software engineers Dr. Karthik Pattabiraman and Dr. Ali Mesbah want to introduce your mobile phone to your office building. Sound too futuristic? It might not be.

January 10, 2017 | Faculty Achievements

Track your program as it executes and visualize the trace with DINAMITE

Understanding why a software program performs the way it does is a notoriously difficult task. Every year programmers spend hundreds of hours diagnosing performance issues that affect customers. The trouble is, existing tools that automatically “show” how different parts of the program perform are limited in the kind of insight they provide and are of little help for programmers who are new to the software source code (an increasingly common situation).

December 14, 2016 | Faculty Achievements

Wireless-Powered Communication Networks will be published in January

This January, Cambridge University Press will be releasing, Wireless-Powered Communication Networks: Architectures, protocols, and applications. UBC’s Vijay Bhargava co-edited this essential text for researchers in the field along with Vahid Tarokh, Harvard University; Massachusetts; Dusit Niyato, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Ekram Hossain, University of

December 14, 2016 | Faculty Achievements

Three ECE Professors to become IEEE Fellows in 2017

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE members are engineers, scientists, and allied professionals whose technical interests are rooted in electrical and computer sciences, engineering, and related disciplines. The highest grade of membership, IEEE Fellow, is attained through nomination by peers and approval by the IEEE Board of Directors for distinction in the profession.

December 6, 2016 | Faculty Achievements

Prof. Rohling to become ICICS director in January

Robert Rohling, a professor with a joint appointment in electrical and computer and mechanical engineering, has accepted a five-year term as director of the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) effective January 1, 2017. ICICS welcomes new director Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS)

October 4, 2016 | Faculty Achievements

Microdermics Wins BCIC-New Ventures Competition

This year’s top prize at the BCIC New Ventures Competition was awarded to Microdermics, a painless alternative to deliver vaccinations and therapeutics and monitor drugs in the bloodstream. Microdermics’ proprietary, hollow metal microneedle injection system both eliminates the need for hypodermic needles, and improves the patient experience.

September 13, 2016 | Faculty Achievements

Prof. Abolmaesumi joins the Royal Society of Canada

The Royal Society of Canada has invited UBC Professor Purang Abolmaesumi to join the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists, in recognition of his pioneering research in medical imaging. His work in this field has brought new technology into the healthcare industry. Thousands of cancer patients have directly benefited from his image analysis techniques. Scientists all over the world use Prof. Abolmaesumi’s ultrasound imaging techniques to make new discoveries through his contributions to open-source software. Prof.

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