UBC engineers recognized by the IEEE

The IEEE, the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology, has recognized two UBC electrical and computer engineering professors.

Dr. Vijay Bhargava has won the 2010 Outstanding Educator Award from IEEE Canada “for exemplary teaching, curriculum development and lifelong dedication to students.” An IEEE volunteer for 30 years, this is the 14th honour that the IEEE has given Bhargava.

Dr. Robert Schober has been elected Fellow of the IEEE effective Jan. 1 for his contributions to wireless communications. Schober holds a Canada Research Chair in Wireless Communication with a broad research goal of improving the speed and quality of wireless communication and enabling communication anytime and anywhere. Applications of his research include mobile communication systems, high-speed internet access, personal area networks and sensor networks. His algorithm on interference suppression has been commercialized and implemented in millions of GSM mobile phones.

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