IEEE Kingston Section


2011 Graduate Excellence Awards

IEEE Kingston is proud to announce the 2011 Winners of the Graduate Excellence Awards. Two awards are given annually: one for Master’s and one for Ph.D. research.

For the Master’s Research Excellence Award, this year’s winner is Mr. Andrew Liau for his work in “Coding using Rateless Codes”. Mr. Liau was supervised by Dr. Shahram Yousefi and Dr. Il-Min Kim at Queen’s University. The runner-up for the Master’s Research Excellence Award was Mr. Mohammed Peikari for his work in “Characterization of the Ultra-Sound Beam Profile”. He was supervised by Dr. Gabor Fichtinger at Queen’s Univeristy.

This year’s winner of the Ph.D. Research Excellence Award is Dr. MinChul Ju for his research in “Relay selection in two-hop wireless communications”. This work was supervised by Dr. Il-Min Kim. Dr. Ju has 13 journal papers and 5 patents from this work.
Two runners up were chosen for the Ph.D. Research Excellence Awards. One runner-up is Dr. Thomas Kuiran Chen for his work in “Intraoperative Ultra-Sound Calibration for Computer Aided Surgery” supervised by Dr. Purang Abolmaesumi at UBC. The other Ph.D. runner-up is Dr. Kai Hoffner for his work “Geometric Aspects of Interconnection and Damping Assignment – Passivity-based Control” supervised by Dr. Martin Guay

Congratulations to all awardees!