Faculty Achievements

November 10, 2019 | Faculty Achievements

Purang Abolmaesumi selected as Wall Scholar 2020-2021!

Congratulations to Professor Purang Abolmaesumi for being selected as Peter Wall Institute Wall Scholars for the 2020-2021 academic year. Prof. Abolmaesumi’s plan during his term as a Peter Wall Scholar is to “engage a transdisciplinary group of scholars to seek breakthrough innovations in AI research and applications. Some of the key questions include transparency, accountability, fairness, ethics, privacy and important considerations for inclusion and diversity in the context of next-generation AI solutions for widespread adoption”.

September 10, 2019 | Faculty Achievements

Prof L. Chrostowski Elected to Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

  UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Lukas Chrostowski has been named a Member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, Canada’s “first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership.”  

June 13, 2019 | Faculty Achievements, Student Achievements

UBC Researchers Find Ways to Hackproof Smart Meters

For the original UBC News media release, please visit: https://news.ubc.ca/2019/06/06/ubc-researchers-find-ways-to-hackproof-smart-meters/  

April 18, 2019 | Faculty Achievements

Sathish Gopalakrishnan receives Killam Teaching Prize

Congratulations to Professor Sathish Gopalakrishnan for receiving the 2018/2019 Killam Teaching Prize! He will be receiving his prize at this spring’s graduation ceremony on May 29. “Sathish’s contributions to our educational mission have been exemplary, both inside and outside the classroom,” says Steve Wilton, Department Head of ECE. See the full list of Killam Teaching Prize winners.

April 9, 2019 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Epileptic seizure or not? New deep learning model has the answer

EEG headsets are often worn 24 hours a day by patients with medication-resistant epilepsy.   Original article from UBC Applied Science

March 19, 2019 | Faculty Achievements

Vard $1.5 million gift advances marine engineering research and learning at UBC

VardMarine designs icebreakers and ice-capable ships such as the Polar Icebreaker, currently proposed to be built by Seaspan. Credit: Vard Original article on APSC News DONATION AIMS TO PROMOTE INNOVATION AND EASE SHORTAGE OF ELECTRICAL AND SHIPBOARD SYSTEMS ENGINEERS

March 6, 2019 | Faculty Achievements

The next generation of bionic devices


February 19, 2019 | Faculty Achievements

Spherical display brings virtual collaboration closer to reality

Virtual reality spherical display. Credit: Clare Kiernan For more information, contact Lou Corpuz-Bosshart Virtual reality can often make a user feel isolated from the world, with only computer-generated characters for company. But researchers at the University of British Columbia and University of Saskatchewan think they may have found a way to encourage a more sociable virtual reality.

February 13, 2019 | Faculty Achievements

Karthik Pattabiraman and Matei Ripeanu receives 2018 Faculty Research Awards

ECE professors Karthik Pattabiraman and Matei Ripeanu are recipients of UBC’s 2018 Faculty Research Awards. Professor Pattabiraman received the UBC Killam Research Prize, which recognizes outstanding research and scholarly contributions. Professor Ripeanu received UBC’s Killam Research Fellowship, which enables faculty to pursue full-time research during a recognized study leave.

January 23, 2019 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

The future will be faster thanks to photonics

Hossam Shoman holding the integrated element designed by his research group. (Photo: Erica Yeung) Have you ever stood in a checkout line at a store with 10 other people, waiting for one cashier to serve you? Now imagine how much faster it would be if there were 10 cashiers available. Similarly, the operation of a silicon electrical chip can be substantially improved by introducing photonics: more information is routed using photonics wires on chip allowing information to be processed more efficiently compared to traditional copper electrical wires.

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