Graduate Student Achievements

May 22, 2018 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Francisco Paz aims to close the loop on student learning

Francisco “Pancho” Paz, a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC, recently received a Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award recognizing his outstanding work as a Teaching Assistant and instructor for 2017/2018. The award is awarded annually to 16 UBC Teaching Assistants.

April 24, 2018 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements

ECE team wins Distinguished Paper Award at ICST 2018

ECE PhD student Mohammad Bajammal and his advisor Ali Mesbah won a Distinguished Paper Award at the 11th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Validation and Verification (ICST 2018).

March 14, 2018 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements

ECE alumna awarded NSERC postdoctoral fellowship

Saba Alimadadi, a UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) PhD graduate, has been awarded an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship to help support her work in analysis of asynchronous behaviour of modern applications. She ranked first in the CS division of the competition.

March 8, 2018 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

ECE team runner up for Siemens Young Investigator Award at SPIE Medical Imaging 2018 conference

Shekoofeh Azizi, PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, postdoctoral fellow, Sharareh Bayat, along with Ajay Rajaram were recipients of the runner up prize for the Siemens Young Investigator Award at SPIE Medical Imaging 2018 conference in Houston, Texas. The conference took place from February 10, 2018 to February 15, 2018. Their paper and presentation is titled 3D Tissue Mimicking Biophantoms for Ultrasound Imaging: Bioprinting and Image Analysis

April 18, 2017 | Graduate Student Achievements

ECE Graduate Students Win Killam Teaching Assistant Awards

Electrical & Computer Engineering graduate students Carlos Sanchez and Ignacio Zurbriggen have been honoured with 2016/2017 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards. Killam Awards are funded by the Killam Endowment Fund and granted to recognize faculty and students who demonstrate excellence in teaching. Congratulations, Carlos and Ignacio!

March 28, 2017 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements

Dr. John Madden's research team develops innovative flexible sensor screen

An NSERC-funded UBC Electrical & Computer Engineering research team led by Dr. John Madden has developed a novel sensor that could facilitate the design of advanced devices like foldable tablets. The sensor is comprised of a conductive gel enveloped in layers of silicone that are able to detect swiping, tapping, and many other kinds of touch even when it is folded. This is a huge breakthrough, as most other devices are only able to detect one kind of touch (such as pressure). It is small (5 cm x 5 cm) and inexpensive to construct.

February 26, 2014 | Graduate Student Achievements

Department Heat for 3 Minute Thesis

Seven ECE graduate students competed in this year’s heat for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Presenters were given three minutes to explain their research in a way that even non-experts will understand. Judges evaluated presenters on clarity and comprehension, audience engagement, and communication style.

November 6, 2012 | Graduate Student Achievements

Yazan Boshmaf Speaks at Humboldt Colloquium

PhD student Yazan Boshmaf was selected to speak as an Early Career Researcher at the Humboldt Colloquium. Yazan’s presentation, titled “Security Analysis of Social Bots on the Web”, discussed his research in social network security. A collaboration with Ildar Musulkhov, Dr. Ripeanu and Dr. Beznosov, this work evaluates how vulnerable online social networks are to infiltration by socialbots, computer programs that control OSN accounts and mimic real users.

August 29, 2012 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements

Best Paper Award to Boostanimehr and Bhargava

PhD Candidate Hamidreza Boostanimehr and ECE Professor Vijay K. Bhargava are recipients of the Best Paper Award from the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications held in Beijing, China from August 15-17. Their paper, entitled, "Outage Analysis and Relay Allocation for Multi-stream OFDM Decode-and-Forward Rayleigh Fading Networks", examines the outage behaviour of cooperative systems. Their study enables the authors to analyze the outage performance more reliably. Congratulations! Read more: 

August 22, 2012 | Graduate Student Achievements

Tanaya Guha Receives Frank & Betty Woodhams Memorial Scholarship

Tanaya Guha is a PhD student specializing in artificial intelligence. Her research focuses on automatic understanding of human activities in videos, which has significant real-world applications in surveillance, medicine, sports and entertainment. "As an engineer, I am passionate about designing practical systems that can improve human lives."

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