Current Executives 2021-2022

Elena Dobre – President

I’m a fourth year PhD candidate, and I’m working on alleviating hardware-induced impairments in wireless communication systems with the help of machine learning. My main goal as an ECEGSA president is to improve the grad school experience of our student body by promoting community building events and career preparedness workshops (hard/soft skills). I also plan to increase the visibility of our grad students to potential employers outside of BC. I’m open to talk more on the above (and other) topics, so don’t hesitate to contact me.




Jason (Jihoon) Choi – Treasurer

Jason is a Master of Engineering (M.Eng) student under the ECE department. With experience as an engineering consultant and startups, he’s focusing his studies on intelligent product solutions. Outside of his studies, Jason can be found running around (literally) as a long-distance runner/triathlete or taking care of his kombucha SCOBY. He ultimately hopes to support ECEGSA and reconnect the ECE Graduate Student Body by taking care of the nitty-gritty details behinds the scenes. He will oversee the financials and operations of the organization to make sure you are having the best time of your life. Jason also loves meeting new people and will always welcome a coffee chat.





Daniel Holanda Noronha – VP Social Internal

Daniel is a 4th year Ph.D. candidate at the ECE department. His research focuses on debugging machine learning hardware accelerators and understanding the impacts of hardware acceleration on ML models. He is also a big fan of beach volleyball, recently joined UBC’s sailing club, and can’t wait for this pandemic to be over to organize multiple in-person events for ECE grad students. This includes organizing beach volleyball games, hikes, and hopefully a ski trip for beginners at the end of the year.





Ang Nan (Michael) Gu – VP Academic

I’m a second-year Masters of Applied Science student working in the UBC Robotics and Control Laboratory to create software solutions that aid clinicians in hospitals and bring high-quality digital healthcare to people everywhere. I’m serving as the VP Academic in ECEGSA and my main goal is to help students navigate the challenges of graduate education. I’m the creator and an active member of the unofficial ECE graduate slack channel, which has helped bring the student community closer during a year of virtual work. Two goals that I have for this coming year are to create a more welcoming atmosphere for research groups to connect with each other and the student body, and to empower students through workshops that develop skills and confidence.