Graduate Student Achievements

August 2, 2018 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

ECE Team wins DSN Best Paper Award Runner Up

ECE PhD student, Guanpeng Li, and his advisor, Dr. Karthik Pattabiraman, received the Best Paper Award Runner Up at the 48th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2018. The conference took place from June 25-28 in Luxembourg City. Their paper is titled Modeling Soft-Error Propagation in Programs, and was one of three papers to be nominated for the award out of nearly 300 submissions. The DSN conference is considered to be the most prestigious venue in the field of dependable computing.

July 27, 2018 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Dr. Julia Rubin, Lina Qiu and Yingying Wang win Distinguished Paper Award at ISSTA 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Julia Rubin and ECE grad students, Lina Qiu and Yingying Wang, for receiving the Distinguish Paper Award at the 27th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing an Analysis! The conference took place from July 16-21 in Amsterdam.  Their paper is titled Analyzing the Analyzers: FlowDroid/IccTA, AmandDroid, and DroidSafe. Read the full paper. 

July 4, 2018 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

From biomechanics to dentistry: The many roles of Amir Abdi

When Amir Abdi speaks about teaching and being an instructor, one thing is clear: he loves it. Amir’s passion and dedication to teaching has not gone unrecognized. He was the recipient of the Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for the 2017/2018 school year. “It is indeed an honor to be the recipient of the Killam GTA award and I’m humbly grateful that my efforts have not gone unnoticed.” says Amir.

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.

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