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Hamidreza Boostanimehr with his supervisor Prof. Bhargaza During his studies, Hamidreza has watched cellular wireless systems evolve from the second generation (2G) to the implementation of 4G today. As he is completing his PhD, telecommunications is moving towards 5G, initiating massive amounts of research to develop the standards for wireless systems in 2020. He is looking forward to being part of how wireless systems continue to evolve in the future.
An international team of engineers has brought the on-board diagnostic system in your car together with cloud computing and social networking. The resulting SAfeDJ app is the work of a research team coming from, literally, all over the world including: UBC, The University of Hong Kong, Nankai University, China, Uppsala University, Sweden, IBM China, and MIT.
Philip Edgcumbe and Alborz Amir-Khalili, two graduate students in UBC's biomedical engineering program, were recognized for their outstand work at the International Medical Image Computing and Computer Aided Interventions. Philip and Alborz work closely with ECE research teams in the Robotics and Control Laboratory and the Biomedical Signal and Image Computing Laboratory. More about their award-winning research can be found through the link below. Find out more:
Dr. Ordonez's research program employs high performance power conversion systems to test and validate new technology. The Alpha Power Laboratory is continuously developing and evolving these high-end power platforms. Daniel Spier is an Undergraduate Student working closely to Matias Anun (Research Assistant) on the preliminary work to assemble medium-level power converters with reflow soldering techniques. Reflow replaces hand soldering and improves the reliability of the experimental research platforms.
Ramon Duarte de Melo, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Henrique de Souza Magnago, Federal University of Santa Maria Science without Borders has brought two Brazilian students to ECE to help develop a sensor network for UBC's Tall Wooden Building. Ramon and Henrique are working with Jason Khuu, a recent graduate of ECE and Professors Edmond Certu and Sudip Shekhar during their year-long internship.
Four students from the Indian Institute of Technology – Jodhpur recently visited ECE to work on UBC’s smart grid. Over the course of their ten-week stay they advanced UBC’s research on Smart Buildings and Smart Grid Cyber Security.
Thunderbird 2013, the boat created by UBC's Sailbot team, won the recent regatta hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, held at the California Maritime Academy. This is the second year in a row that the UBC team finished in first place in this incredibly challenging International Robotic Sailing Regatta.
Designing and fabricating computer chips takes a lot of time and money. Chip designers alleviate as much of this expense as they can by using modeling tools to ensure the chips that reach the fabrication and testing phase have a high likelihood of success. Simulation enables designers to model device operations before sending their designs to fabrication. The capstone team of Phoung Tran, Trammy Nguyen and Stephen Liang developed a software tool to make the modeling of photonic circuits easier, a huge advantage in a young and vital industry.
One aspect of being a teaching assistant that Parisa Behnamfar really enjoys is the active teaching and learning that happens during lab supervision hours. “Experimental setups usually bring up challenges, contradictions, discussions and eventually solutions. During the labs, I share my knowledge with passion which also enhance my confidence about the concepts that I am teaching."