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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 Shiju 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."
Subject: capstone videos For their outstanding video, the first place prize of one thousand dollars went to: Isolated Fence Sections and Impact of GPR Mitigation Group 4: Ivan Gumulia, Keshav Khanna, Daniel Tiang, Sarah Walinga and Haider Ali Zaka. Instructor: Mike Wrinch Client: BC Hydro
As an intern at Qualcomm, Bader Alahmad worked on Indoor Map Technology and Indoor Localization. During his internship, he developed an indoor map solution that can pinpoint the location of assets inside a building.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering in Medicince research group won awards for two of their projects at this year's Annual Meeting of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA). STA Excellence in Technology Award - 1st Prize: A. Umedaly, N. West, K. vanHeusden, M. Görges, C.L. Petersen, G.A. Dumont, J.M. Ansermino, R.N. Merchant, "Robust Closed-Loop Control of Anesthesia in Adults Undergoing Elective Surgery"