This list shows a selection of faculty members who are currently looking for new graduate students. They may have specified particular projects they wish to fill. Please ensure to review the departmental profile of each faculty member to learn more about their research interests and to ensure a good fit to your intended studies at UBC.
|Last name||First name||Research Interest||Desired start dates:||Project areas|
|Abdul-Mageed||Muhammad||Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Computational Linguistics, Social Media Mining, Arabic||Any time / year round||
Deep Learning. Deep learning of natural language. Natural Language Processing. Computational Linguistics. Natural Language Inference. Machine Translation. Misinformation. Detection of Negative and Abusive Content Online. Applications of deep learning in health and well-being.
|Abolmaesumi||Purang||Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Medical Imaging, Biomedical Engineering, Ultrasound Imaging, Image Guided Surgery, Cancer Imaging, Computer Assisted Interventions, Surgical Robotics||Any time / year round||
We are actively looking for individuals with strong matehmatical, computer science, and engineering background with interest in machine learning applications in biomedical engineering and medical imaging.
|Abrutyn||Seth||Sociological Theory, Suicide, Mental Health, Social Psychology, Emotions, Youth||Any time / year round||
I am currently looking for research assistants in a large-scale, two-five year comparative ethnographic project in Colorado focused on two communities (9 high schools) that have an adolescent suicide problem. Though we are focused on suicide as an outcome, we are primarily interested in help-seeking behaviors (e.g., who do kids seek help from, when, why).
|Al-Kassim||Dina||postcolonial , anti-colonial, feminist, queer theory, psychoanalysis, subjectivity, comparative literature: Arabic, English, French||2020|
|Aloni||Erez||law and sexuality, family law, Contracts||Any time / year round|
|Altshuler||Douglas||flight control, visual guidance, visual neuroscience, neuroethology, avian biomechanics, aerodynamics, wing morphing, motor control||2020|
|Alvarez Moreno||Raul||Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Literature and Culture (Celestina, picaresque novel, short story), Economy and Medieval Literature and Culture , Visual Culture in Medieval and Early Modern Spain, Relations between Language and Ideology, Travel Writing||Any time / year round|
|Ameli||Ali||Groundwater Ecohydrology, Hydro-geological Engineering, Watershed Management, Applied Hydro-geochemistry, Environmental Tracer, Groundwater-Surfacewater & land Interaction, Green Infrastructure||Any time / year round||
My research explores below questions:
1) Where does water go after it rains?
2) How does chemistry of rainwater alter on its way from being rainfall to being streamflow?
3) How do resource developments impact water pathways and stream water quality?
4) Where are suitable locations for agricultural and forestry activities with a minimal impact on water quality?
|Anderson||David||Museum Education, Visitor Studies, Informal Learning, Metacognition, Science Education, Long-term Memory, Nostalgia|
|Angert||Amy||evolutionary ecology, population biology, biological responses to climate change, conservation biology||2020|
|Anglesio||Michael||microenvironment, endometriosis associated cancers, immunology, genomics, gene-expression and transcriptomics, cancer prevention, ovarian cancer etiology, early detection biomarkers, animal models of endometriosis and cancer||Any time / year round, 2020, 2021||
Prospective students with independent/external funding may send their applications along with their research interests only if this aligns to current projects in the lab, please do not send application for projects unrelated to listed laboratory projects.
International and/or visiting student will be considered only from research groups where I have an active... Read More
|Ansermino||John Mark||Global Health, Physiological Monitoring, Precision Health, Mobile Health, Outcome prediction, Sepsis in children, Artificial Intellegence, Automation in healthcare||Any time / year round||
|Arbel||Efrat||Refugee Law, Constitutional Law, Prison Law and Policy, Tort Law, Legal and Critical Theory , Gender and Law||Any time / year round|
|Arcese||Peter||Ecology, Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology||Any time / year round|
|Ashe||Maureen||older adults, physical activity, tele-rehabilitation, systematic reviews, fracture, built environment||Any time / year round|
|Auld||Vanessa||development, nervous system, permeability barriers, glia , cell biology , genetics, in vivo imaging, epithelia||
development of the nervous system with a focus on how glia and neurons interact during the development of the peripheral nervous system development of permeability barriers and the formation of the glial sheath around axons
|Avramidis||Stavros||wood physics, momentum, heat and mass transfer in wood, wood dielectrics, wood drying optimization, dielectric heating, drying, phytosanitation, wood thermodynamics, non destructive evaluation, NIR wood species ID , application of neural networks to properties prediction, modeling of wood drying, cell-wall architecture, sorption characteristics of wood||2020|
|Babel||Molly||speech perception, acoustics of speech production, spoken word recognition, phonetic variation||2020|
|Bacca||Mattia||Adhesion and fracture , Soft materials, Biophysics||Any time / year round||
Adhesion, fracture, soft materials.
|Bachmann||Sven||Mathematical physics, Quantum statistical physics, Topological states of matter||Any time / year round|
|Badir||Patricia||Early Modern Drama, Shakespeare, Medieval Drama, Early Modern Literature and Religion, Shakespeare in Canada, Canadian Modernism||Any time / year round||
Early modern literature and religion; Shakespeare and his contemporaries; Shakespeare in Canada
|Bamji||Shernaz||synapse biology, primary neuronal cultures, transgenic mouse models, neurodevelopmental disease||Any time / year round||
genetic causes of autism and intellectual disability
|Barbic||Skye||mental health, measurement , recovery, community integration, Rasch Measurement Theory, Implementation Science, Patient Engagement, Supported Employment, Individual Placement Support, assessment, health and well-being, metrology, occupational therapy, youth||Any time / year round|
|Baum||Bruce||critical social theory, feminist theory, critical hermeneutics, issues of cross-cultural interpretation, American political thought and cultural politics, political theories of Mill and Marx, philosophy of political inquiry, liberal and democratic theory||Any time / year round|
|Bayrampour Basmenj||Hamideh||Maternal Mental Health, Pregnancy Outcomes, Perinatal Anxiety, Prenatal Cannabis Use, Developmental Outcomes||Any time / year round||
Perinatal Cannabis use
|Beatty||John||Gene transfer mediated by virus-like particles, Light-driven reactions in photosynthesis proteins, Applications of photosynthesis proteins to solar energy||Any time / year round||
Gene transfer mediated by virus-like particles; light-driven reactions in photosynthesis proteins; applications of photosynthesis proteins to solar energy.
|Beauchamp||Mark||Physical Activity, Health Psychology, Exercise Psychology, Sport Psychology, Group Processes, Leadership, Intervention, Social Cognition, Older Adults, Children||Any time / year round, 2020, 2021||
Peer-Leadership and Physical Literacy Intervention with Children; Group-based Physical Activity for Older Adults; Teamwork; Physical Activity and Health Promotion Interventions
|Beauchesne||Kim||Colonialism, Latin America||Any time / year round|
|Bedi||Robinder||The Contextual Model of Counselling/Psychotherapy / Viewing Psychotherapy as a Cultural Practice, Counselling/psychotherapy in India, Counselling/psychotherapy/mental health with Punjabi/Sikh individuals, Counselling psychology disciplinary and professional issues||Any time / year round||
Please see my websites for further information:
|Bedke||Matthew||metaethics, ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law, epistemology||Any time / year round||
The nature of normativity, expressivism, moral epistemology, moralism
|Belliveau||George||Theatre, Arts-based research||
research-based theatre, applied theatre
|Bena||Jan||Finance and innovation, Finance and product markets, Corporate innovation, Corporate ownership structure, Access to external finance, Financial constraints||2020|
|Benedet||Janine||sexual violence against women, prostitution and pornography, sexual harassment in employment and education, sexual abuse of girls||2020, 2021||
Criminal justice system responses to sexual assault of women across the lifespan
Best practices toward the elimination of the demand for the prostitution of women
|Berbee||Mary||systematics, molecular phylogenetics, fungi, mycology|
|Berlinguette||Curtis||CO2 conversion and utilization, clean energy , advanced solar cells, electrochromic windows, dynamic windows, hydrogen fuels production, catalysis, robotics and automation, machine learning / artificial intelligence||Any time / year round||
See this site for more information: https://groups.chem.ubc.ca/cberling/research/
|Bernatchez||Pascal||angiogenesis, endothelium, nitric oxide, muscular dystrophy, atherosclerosis, endothelial dysfunction, lipoproteins, Marfan syndrome, vascular disease, inflammation||2020|
|Berryman||Sylvia||Ancient Greek natural philosophy, Aristotle's ethics, ethics and global poverty|
|Bertram||Allan||Physical and analytical chemistry of atmospheric aerosols||Any time / year round|
|Bettinger||Julie||Infectious disease epidemiology, vaccine clinical trials, vaccine safety, vaccine programs, Vaccine hesitancy||2021||
Vaccine preventable disease epidemiology, vaccine safety, vaccine hesitancy, both qualitative and quanitative methodologies. I am not seeking PhD students until 2021 or later.
|Beznosov||Konstantin||usable security and privacy, mobile security and privacy, computer security and privacy, online social networks security and privacy||Any time / year round||
Security and privacy for mobile devices, privacy for online teenagers, enterprise security and privacy.
|Bi||Xiaotao||Biomass and Bioenergy, Multiphase Chemical Reactors, Fluidization, Particle technology, Electrostatics of Powders, Life Cycle Analysis, Green Engineering, Industrial Symbiosis, Fuel Cells Water Management||2020||
Biomass catalytic pyrolysis and torrefaction in pilot fluidized bed reactors.
|Bigazzi||Alexander York||active transportation, bicycles, air quality, motor vehicle emissions, travel behaviour||Any time / year round||
Please see: http://reactlab.civil.ubc.ca/
|Bizzotto||Dan||electrochemistry, interfacial analysis, biosensors, spectroelectrochemistry, electrocatalysis, self assembled monolayers, fluorescence microscopy||Any time / year round||
Characterizing modified electrochemical interfaces Electrochemical biosensors Electrocatalysis Spectroelectrochemical studies of DNA modified electrodes
|Black||Jennifer||nutrition, public health, food environments, social determinants of health, food banks, school food environments||2020|
|Black||Thomas Andrew||Biometeorology, Soil physics, Microclimate modification||Any time / year round||
Measurement of greenhouse gas fluxes in agricultural systems
|Blouin||Jean-Sebastien||Sensorimotor physiology, Standing balance, Balance robot, Sensory virtualisation, Computational approaches, Head and neck, Whiplash injuries||Any time / year round|
|Bowers||Katherine||Russian literature, Russian culture, literary culture, genre, narrative, imagined geography, the novel, Dostoevsky, gothic literature||Any time / year round||
Russian literary studies; comparative literary studies; literary culture; genre; narrative
|Boyd||Lara||Motor learning, Plasticity / Neuronal Regeneration , Motor System, Learning, Neurophysiology|
|Brauer||Michael||air pollution, environmental health, built environment, environmental epidemiology, remote sensing||2020, 2021|