UBC engineer receives B.C. career achievement award

UBC electrical and computer engineering professor Rabab Ward is this year’s recipient of the Paz Buttedahl Career Achievement Award from Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia (CUFA BC) in recognition of sustained outstanding contributions over her career in the field of signal, image and video processing.

Ward has made contributions in the areas of signal detection, image encoding, compression, recognition, restoration and enhancement, and their applications to cable TV, HDTV, medical images, infant cry signals and brain-computer interfaces.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Canadian Academy of Engineers and the Engineering Institute of Canada. She has also received The R.A. McLachlan Memorial Award—British Columbia’s top engineering award; The Society Award—the top award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society; the UBC Killam Research Prize; and the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award.

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