Student Achievements

February 12, 2015 | Student Achievements

Two of ECE's outstanding scholars contribute to UBC's Faces of Research

Standing (l-r): Toni Schmader, Jeremy Seamans, Christian Schoof, Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins, Srikantha Phani, Yvonne Lamers, Gabriela Cohen Freue, Carles Vilarino-Guell, Christina Laffin, Abel Rosado 
Seated (l-r): Jiaying Zhao, Carla Nappi, Susanne Clee, Martin Ordonez, Kiley Hamlin

January 21, 2015 | Student Achievements

Novel biosensor R&D partnership benefits researchers and industry

Professor Cheung and PhD candidate Jonas Flueckiger are working with Lumerical, Mentor Graphics and COMSOL to develop new biosensors. Jonas approach to sensors combines silicon photonics and microfluidics, a technology with broad chemical and biological applications. About his work with Lumerical Jonas says, “I got a lot of experience and knowledge by being in the company. I got feedback, not just about the software but also about my work. At the same time I could actually explain things to the people I worked with. We all benefited from what we learned.”

January 20, 2015 | Student Achievements

Samantha Grist | Better tools to study cancer | Microfuildic devices

Samantha Grist, one of ECE's Ph.D. candidates, will be speaking at this year's Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening Conference in February. Her research with Professor Karen Cheung in the Bio Medical Micro Devices Lab has reproduced conditions of hypoxia in a microfuildic device. Using this device, researchers can mimic conditions near tumors to better study the effects of cancer treatments.

January 7, 2015 | Student Achievements

Bringing Ad-hoc Cloudlets to Cloud Gaming Wins ECE Researchers 2 Best Paper Awards

There are some distinct advantages to cloud gaming. In this game design, service is delivered through wifi and computationally intensive tasks are assigned to resources in the cloud. Wifi and reduced hardware demands for the individual gamer makes gaming mobile. By moving from a product to a “gaming as service” model, game development is more cost effective because companies can use a “unified development process”, a more iterative incremental process. As always, there are trade offs.

December 17, 2014 | Student Achievements, Three Across

Introducing Hamidreza Boostanimehr: One of ECE's newly minted graduates

Hamidreza Boostanimehr with his supervisor Prof. Bhargava 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.

November 26, 2014 | Student Achievements, Three Across

Can Facebook make you a better driver?

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.

October 22, 2014 | Student Achievements

Two UBC students named Outstanding Young Scientists at MICCAI

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:

September 4, 2014 | Student Achievements, Three Across

Backstage preparation for power conversion research

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.

July 25, 2014 | Student Achievements

Brazilian students help build sensor network for a very tall wooden building

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.

July 15, 2014 | Student Achievements

IIT Jodhpur students explore ways to keep UBC's smart grid secure and efficient

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.

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