Graduate Student Achievements

July 9, 2020 | Graduate Student Achievements

ECE Student Pramit Saha leads Imagine Speech Recognition Project

UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering master’s student, Pramit Saha, is working at the forefront of developing speech-related brain-computer interfaces. The Imagine Speech Recognition Project led by Pramit and directed by ECE Professor Sidney Fels in the Human Communication Technologies (HCT) Lab aims to detect speech tokens from speech imagery brain signals.

July 9, 2020 | Graduate Student Achievements

Sara Hosseinirad Awarded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship!

Sara Hosseinirad, a second-year doctoral candidate currently researching an automated closed-loop system of anesthesia, is the recipient of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

June 24, 2020 | Graduate Student Achievements

ECE PhD Candidate Awarded Prestigious Microsoft Research Grant

Farah Deeba, a fourth-year PhD candidate currently researching innovative techniques for monitoring placenta health in mothers, is now the recipient of the prestigious Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant, worth up to $25,000.

June 11, 2020 | Graduate Student Achievements

Claire Preston, MASC '20, Electrical and Computer Engineering

 "I consider the world around me on a daily basis and find that there are so many aspects that I believe can be improved upon or solved with new technology developments."  

March 18, 2020 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Hossam Shoman Wins 1st Place in ECE Heat's 3MT Competition!

In February, Hossam Shoman won first place in ECE Heat’s 3MT Competition and has also secured a spot in the UBC 3MT Semi-Finals for his presentation, “A Stable Laser, without an Isolator”. His research began in September 2016, which focused on improving the performance of electronic chips using photonics. Photonics is a term that combines optics (photons) and electronics.

March 10, 2020 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Ahmed E. Mostafa Wins 2nd Place in ECE Heat's 3MT Competition!

Ahmed Elhamy Mostafa joined the ECE department in September 2015 and officially started his research about “Medium Access Control and Resource Allocation for Massive IoT” in January 2016. He recently won second place in the ECE Heat portion of the 3 Minute Thesis competition for his presentation surrounding his research called, “The Middle-person in the Smart City”.  

January 28, 2020 | Featured, Graduate Student Achievements

Hey Google, are my housemates using my smart speaker?

UBC ECE research shows more needs to be done to alleviate user concerns about privacy and security Surveys show that consumers are worried that smart speakers are eavesdropping on their conversations and day-to-day lives. Now University of British Columbia researchers have found that people are also concerned about something else: friends, family and others who may have access to these devices.

January 15, 2020 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

ECE PhD Alum Wins SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award!

ECE PhD Alum Dr. Guanpeng (Justin) Li (left) and PhD thesis advisor Dr. Karthik Pattabiraman (right).  

November 5, 2019 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Two Awards for the Nojeh Nanostructure Group!

In May, students Casimir Kuzyk, Gabriel Robinson-Leith, Alexander Dimitrakopoulos, and Mike Chang, working with Alireza Nojeh and collaborators, received the best overall poster award for their paper titled “AweSEM: Removing Barriers to Innovation with a Tabletop, Low-Cost SEM” at the 63rd International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN 2019) held in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

October 20, 2019 | Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

ECE Student Wins Prize in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics

  UBC ECE Ph.D. candidate Mohammad Ali Saket, his advisor Dr. Martin Ordonez, and ECE alumni Dr. Navid Shafiei received a Second Place Prize Paper Award for 2018 in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. Their paper is titled “Planar Transformers with Near-Zero Common-Mode Noise for Flyback and Forward Converters”, and it was nominated for the award out of 935 papers published in 2018. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics is the most prestigious journal in the field of power electronics.

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