Students and faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering actively contribute to UBC’s reputation as a leading research institution by conducting innovative research and making discoveries essential to a healthy society, environment and economy. Our programs explore the rapidly evolving fields of information and communication technology as well as the latest advances in the more traditional areas of power, control, and electromagnetics. Our students graduate with the skill they need to pursue fulfilling careers in companies, research agencies or as entrepreneurs.
Research Collaborations in Asia
- Professor Victor Leung has been collaborating with several universities in China, including Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing Jiaotong University, Jilin University, South China University of Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Zhejiang University of Technology, in research projects on radio access, resource management, wireless sensor networks, and vehicular networks. The collaborations involve mutual visits, exchange of graduate students, a joint-project under the BC-China ICSD program, co-authoring papers and guest professorship appointments. Victor Leung has recently initiated collaborations with Qatar University, which is jointly supporting a UBC graduate student’s research on radio resource management.
- Professor Robert Rohling has a grant called “Ultrasound 3D Imaging Combined with MEMS-based Optical Coherence Tomography.” It is funded via BC Innovation Council and the People’s Republic of China Innovation and Commercialization Strategic Development Program (ICSD). Professor Rohling is the PI on the BC side. The PI in China is Professor Dai Enguang from the School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science, Peking University. The cooperation project will target the development of a prototype hybrid ultrasonic imaging and Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) system for imaging the eye. OCT can provide high resolution images at shallow depth, and ultrasound can provide medium resolutions images at greater depths with less dependency on tissue opacity. A hybrid system will be developed for ophthalmologic applications to cover a broad range of conditions and diseases.