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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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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)
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.
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.