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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.