Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?
I’d like to contribute my humble efforts to make any progress that is meaningful and beneficial to the human health. Engineering is a creative and amazing field where everything is possible. I hope to devote myself on the intersecting areas of biomedical/biology and state-of-art technology (machine learning) to develop more innovative applications and be prepared to all the challenges in this rapidly changing world full of opportunity.
Why did you decide to study at UBC?
UBC is a world-class university, providing me the opportunity to get access to the top-level platform, more diversified learning experience and more excellent scholars. Being able to cooperate with the innovative professors and students here, I can have a better insight into my doctoral academic direction and get more inspiration on the future research topic.
What is it specifically, that your program offers, that attracted you?
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC is a diversified place where we are able to get touched with different kinds of excellent people. We can explore varied fields from circuit fabrication to model design. This precious experience can help us find out where exactly our academic research interest lays as well as give us guidance on future directions.
What was the best surprise about UBC or life in Vancouver?
Living with all the wildlife from racoon to coyotes, from geese to deer makes me so excited. Learning how to appreciate them while not disturbing their life is extremely important and meaningful. Also being within a campus where you can find cultures from all over the world also teaches me that showing respectful to others makes everyone’s life better.
What aspects of your life or career before now have best prepared you for your UBC graduate program?
Prior to UBC, I attended in many research-based projects and scientific competitions, which triggers my interest in the academic area. This experience helped me cultivate a positive attitude in dependent thinking and collaborate working.
What advice do you have for new graduate students?
Being brave and try new things as there are always people willing to help you move forward.