Student Achievements

February 13, 2013 | Student Achievements, Three Across

Sustainable Power and Student Projects | Feb. 14

Subject:  smart grid Jeff Giffin and Dianna Foldi from UBC Project Services will join us to discuss the Bioenergy Research and Development Facility. Two students who are currently completing their capstone projects at the facility will discuss their research. Naz Houshmand's capstone investigates the benefits of voltage optimization & power factor correction at the building level and Yohan Jeon's capstone considers the dynamic modelling of the Nexterra/GE Generator on UBC Campus.

January 31, 2013 | Student Achievements

ECE 2nd Year Projects | The Autonomous Rover

Adam Noel, a PhD student and TA with ECE, demonstrates the Autonomous Rover, a 2nd year robotics project. The rover is able to detect and follow a magnetic field, similar to technology used in high-speed magnetic trains. The Autonomous Rover integrates essential aspects of electrical and computer engineering into a single project the students can work together on.   Autonomous Robotic Rover

October 30, 2012 | Student Achievements

Student Develops Life-Saving Smartphone App

Mitacs Globalink student Vicky Liu is working with Professor Victor C.M. Leung of ECE to develop a Smartphone application that will help save lives. The app will display a user’s vital signs onscreen after assessing his or her health via wireless Bluetooth sensors placed on the body. Vicky is working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Computing Science at the Beijing Institute of Technology. She chose the Globalink program because it allowed her to network globally during her exchange.

October 16, 2012 | Student Achievements

IEEE UBC Branch Receives Award for Exemplary Performance

Congratulations to the IEEE UBC branch on being awarded the Region 7 Exemplary Student Branch Award. The purpose of the award is to provide public recognition of exemplary IEEE Student Branch operations. The award was presented at the IEEE Canada Student Congress held in September in Mississauga, Ontario. IEEE UBC chairperson Saba Ardeshiri accepted the award from Dr. Keith Brown, president of IEEE Canada, and Kanishka Jayawardene, IEEE Canada Student Representative. Read More:

September 20, 2012 | Student Achievements

Undergraduates Contributing to ECE Research: Rudy Lam

Rudy Lam just graduated with a BSc in Engineering Physics, Electrical Option. Rudy worked at the Biomedical Signal and Image computing Lab (BiSICL) with Professor Rafeef Abugharbieh and her PhD student Seyed-Alborz Amir-Khalili over the summer researching software that enables real-time localization of bones in three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound images.

August 31, 2012 | Student Achievements

Nikola Zlatanov: 2012 Vanier Scholar

Nikola Zlatanov, who was awarded the 2011 Killam Doctoral scholarship, is this year’s recipient of the 2012 Vanier scholarship. Supervised by Professor Robert Schober in the ECE PhD program, Nikola’s winning research proposal, Buffer-Aided Relaying: A New Protocol for Next Generation Wireless Networks, identifies a new protocol for wireless cooperative networks that can significantly improve their performance.

August 2, 2012 | Featured, Student Achievements

Undergraduates Contributing to ECE Research: Omar Omari

Each summer, undergraduate students make significant contributions to research projects at ECE while working as interns. This is the first of four interviews with undergraduate research interns working closely with ECE faculty members and graduate students. Omar Omari is a 3rd year ECE student in the biomedical option. His research internship is supervised by Dr. Rabab Ward and he is working closely with PhD student Ehsan Nezhadaria and Dr. Hossein Sameti.   What project are you working on this summer?

July 5, 2012 | Student Achievements

Caitlin Schneider Receives Inaugural Motion Metrics/ICICS Graduate Scholarship

The ICICS Graduate Affairs Committee has selected ECE doctoral student Caitlin Schneider as the inaugural recipient of the Motion Metrics/ICICS Graduate Scholarship. Motion Metrics International is an ICICS-incubated start-up company founded by President and CEO Shahram Tafazoli 12 years ago after completing his PhD in ECE at UBC. Now internationally successful, the company provides integrated sensing equipment to the open-pit mining community. Shahram decided that he wanted to give something back to ICICS and UBC, and generously founded this award.

June 5, 2012 | Student Achievements

First and Best at AUTO21

At this year’s Toyota Canada AUTO21 HQP Poster National Competition, a team of UBC engineers won Best in Theme A (Health, Safety and Injury Prevention), tied for first place overall, and brought home a $4,000 cash prize for their poster, “Injury Prevention Through Adaptive Seat Design”.

June 1, 2012 | Student Achievements

RoboCup North American Open

Come cheer for your UBC Thunderbots as they compete against the best teams in the world in artificial intelligence and robotics on home turf, June 9 to June 15 at the Engineering Design Center! Learn about our autonomous soccer-playing robots and the technology and people that keep them scoring goals. You may even get a chance to even take control of a robot and drive it using an Xbox controller!

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