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.

 

 

 


Md Nazmul Hasan – Secretary

Nazmul is a third-year PhD student working on electromagnetics, antenna engineering and wireless communication. Apart from his usual academic research, he regularly contributes in engineering education through Tensorbundle, one of the most popular antenna engineering YouTube channels in the world. In his leisure time, he likes to visit new places, spend time in nature and read detective stories. As the Secretary of the ECE Graduate Student Association, he will act as the president in the absence of the president, assist in effective correspondence with the graduate students in the department, ensure the meetings are effectively minuted, oversee equipment logistics, and offer various secretarial assistances in the associated events.  His vision is to make the ECE graduate students engaged in various events and workshops that would flourish networking, and soft-skills.

 

 

 

 


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.

 

 

 

 


Shreya Verma – VP Social External

I’m a Masters of Applied Science (MASc) student. Staying and working from home for more than a year has affected all of us immensely and definitely have made us realize how important human interaction is. Being an international student, I know to settle in a new place/new culture the feeling of home is very important- that’s my goal, to make sure we make up for the lost one year – organize hikes, skiing events(in collaboration UBC Varsity Outdoor Club), Halloween-Thanksgiving Dinner-Diwali meet ups. I understand how overwhelming research and academics can get sometimes and from personal experience the best way to deal with it is talking to peers. I plan to organize Alumni talks, Networking events, peer to peer talk wherein people from similar background can help each other to solve problems statements, or even a hack-a-thon with the department. Workshops on How to build your resume, Improving LinkedIn, Tips on writing thesis, Job hunting hacks- these though are mainstream but definitely very useful.

 

 

 


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.