Student Achievements

March 15, 2011 | Student Achievements

3MT Competition Winners

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the 3MT Competition on Monday afternoon. A special thanks to Professors Meeko Oishi, Sathish Gopalakrishnan and Shahriar Mirabbasi for taking time out of their schedules to judge the competition. The event was a big success and the judges had the difficult task of choosing between many outstanding presentations. The following winners were announced after much deliberation: Masters First Place - $300 - Adam Noel Second Place - $200 - Zoltan Foley-Fisher Third Place - $100 - Samantha Grist

March 3, 2011 | Student Achievements

Systems-on-a-Chip Graduate Research: Nima Sadeghi’s High Temperature Smart Chip

Reliable circuit operation at high temperature is required for several high-tech industries most notably: automotive control, space craft micro-electronics, the food industry, oil and gas exploration, and multi-phase chemical reactors like those used in the pulp and paper industry. Many applications require analog, mixed-signal, and digital electronics to operate at elevated temperatures to support and process sensor data.

December 13, 2010 | Student Achievements

Orcun Goksel wins WAGS/UMI Innovation in Technology Award

Recently graduated PhD student Orçun Göksel won the WAGS/UMI Innovation in Technology Award for his doctoral dissertation. The Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) and University Microfilms International (UMI)'s Innovation in Technology award is given either to a master’s thesis or to a doctoral dissertation and is intended to recognize the innovative application of technology to scholarship.

September 29, 2010 | Student Achievements

Post-Doc wins award for best paper

Min Chen, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering, won the award for Best Paper at the 5th International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness in 2008. The conference, held in Hong Kong, was focused on the design and implementation of large-scale wired and wireless networks and distributed systems.

September 29, 2010 | Student Achievements

Student wins prestigious engineering award

Samuel Chua won the 2009 ALS Society of B.C. Excellence in Engineering Design Award. The $5000 prize was given to Chua for his project Automated Speech Recognition and Intelligibility Enhancement System with BiPAP Assisted Breathing. The award selection panel selected his project for its potential to improve the quality of life for those living with the disease. Those with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gerig's Disease, have the life expectancy of 2 to 5 years after diagnosis. Making this time as comfortable as possible is something the ALS Society of B.C.

September 29, 2010 | Student Achievements

Car club creates electric powered 1972 VW Beetle

ECE students and members of the Electric Car Club: Andrea Luk, Ricky Gu and Harshul Srivastava took a UBC Engineering tradition and gave it a twist. Every year engineering students complete a prank involving a Volkswagen Beetle. This year, ECEECC members turned a 1972 VW Beetle into an electric vehicle.

September 29, 2010 | Student Achievements

Ph.D student awarded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Roee Diamant, a Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD) student, was awarded the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for his research on Underwater Acoustic Communication Networks. The Vanier Scholarship offers a significant financial award to assist doctoral students with continuing their studies. The scholarship is valued at $50,000 a year for up to three years.

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