Where and what is your current position?
I teach undergraduate and graduate students, and also do research.
How does this job relate to your graduate degree?
As a faculty member I am continuing my research that I started at UBC during my PhD program, and I am also teaching a few subjects that I learned at UBC.
What motivated you to pursue graduate work at UBC?
My interest in learning more.
What did you enjoy the most about your time as a graduate student at UBC?
I not only learned about the science in my field, I also learned a new culture: a Canadian culture that I am proud of.
What are key things you did that contributed to your success?
My focus has always been on constant learning. I did not limit myself by shallow metrics such as publication numbers.
What is your best piece of advice for current graduate students preparing for their future careers?
Being a graduate student is a unique opportunity for engaging in deep research and developing a passion for the community. Do not miss that opportunity!
Did you have any breaks in your education?
I had a seven-year break after my MSc before starting my PhD. Working in industry during this period helped me to decide the field that I wanted to focus for my PhD.
How did you find out about/obtain your current position?
I found out about my current position through a IEEE academic job advertisement.
How are jobs normally posted and filled in your organization or industry?
Through the university website and professional journals.
What do you like and what do you find challenging about your current position?
I like doing research. Teaching is a constant learning process for me.