Faculty Achievements

May 19, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

ECE Prof Kruchten Awarded 2020 Linda M. Northrop Award

  Congratulations to Philippe Kruchten, an ECE professor that has been selected as the recipient of the Linda M. Northrop Software Architecture Award!

March 31, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

ECE Researchers Join the Fight Against COVID-19!

Researchers from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC have joined the fight against COVID-19. They’ve developed a systematic feedback strategy they say can help public health authorities in their efforts to contain the virus over the next several months.

March 3, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

Prof. Cheung Nominated for 2020 YWCA Women of Distinction Award!

Professor Karen Cheung. Photo by: Clare Kiernan   Biomedical Engineering and ECE Professor Karen Cheung has recently been nominated for the 2020 YWCA Women of Distinction Award, in the Research, the Sciences & Technology Category. The esteemed award is recognized nationally and honours extraordinary women leaders, while highlighting YWCA programs and services that improve the lives of thousands of people each year across Metro Vancouver.

February 21, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

Professor Wei Yu Inaugural Speaker Ian F. Blake Lectureship

ECE is pleased to announce two talks by Prof. Wei Yu, the inaugural speaker for the Ian F. Blake Lectureship, on Friday February 21, 2020.  The Ian F. Blake Lectureship was established in July 2019 with a gift made to UBC by Dr. Vijay Bhargava. This series of lectures honours the work of Ian F. Blake, a Canadian pioneer in the field of Information and Communications Theory and Honorary Professor in ECE.   

February 13, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

ECE Professor elected to US National Academy of Engineering

Rabab Ward, a professor emeritus in UBC’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected a Foreign Member of the United States’ National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for her “innovative applications of signal processing to industrial and bioengineering problems.”

February 12, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

Professor Ali Mesbah receives 2019 UBC Killam Research Prize

ECE Professor Dr. Ali Mesbah received the 2019 UBC Killam Research Prize in the Junior Category, which recognizes outstanding research and scholarly contributions.

January 21, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

James McEwen Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

James McEwen, a UBC alumnus and adjunct professor in UBC’s Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Medicine, has been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) for his invention of the automatic surgical tourniquet, a medical device that has significantly improved surgical safety, quality and efficiency around the world.

January 16, 2020 | Faculty Achievements

ECE & Faculty of Medicine Profs to Partner in Supercluster’s Projects

Dr. Purang Abolmaesumi (ECE), Dr. Robert Rohling (ECE), Dr. Teresa Tsang (Faculty of Medicine), and Dr. Lukas Chrostowski (ECE).   On January 16, 2020 the Digital Technology Supercluster announced 14 new projects with a total investment of $25 million; eight focused on talent development for the digital economy, six in technology.

December 10, 2019 | Faculty Achievements

Pushing the Envelope of Underwater Acoustic Signal Reliability

ECE Professor Lutz Lampe, along with his MASc Student Lazar Atanackovic have been working towards securing marine infrastructure through the reliability of underwater communications via acoustic signaling. The purpose is to be able to detect, identify and localize various threats underwater. This could be for military or civilian environments, such as submerged mines, oil rigs or simply to detect scuba divers.

November 25, 2019 | Faculty Achievements

Karthik Pattabiraman Awarded Most Influential Paper at ISSRE

ECE Professor Karthik Pattabiraman (second from the right) and his MASc student and co-author Xin Chen (far right)

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