Research Projects

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 namesort descending 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).

Aloni Erez law and sexuality, family law, Contracts Any time / year round
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?

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

Global health

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
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 health

Perinatal Cannabis use

Pregnancy Outcomes

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, 2019, 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 Substance use counselling, Counselling/psychotherapy in India, Counselling/psychotherapy/mental health with Indo-Canadians, Asian Indian Americans, and Indians, 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

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/

Bertram Allan Physical and analytical chemistry of atmospheric aerosols Any time / year round
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.

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 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

Brondani Mario Dental Public Health , Health Policy, Dental Education, Dental Geriatrics , Access to care Any time / year round

Dental Public Health (Underserved-access to care, Marginalization, Community-based participatory research, Stigma and Discrimination); Health Policy; Dental Education (Community Service Learning, Reflective Journaling, Teaching Pedagogies, Social Responsibility); Dental Geriatrics (Undergraduate and Graduate Education, Frailty, Access to care).

Brooks-Wilson Angela human genetics, cancer genetics, cancer families, longevity, Super seniors, genetic susceptibility Any time / year round

Genetics of healthy aging. Genetics of lymphoid cancers in families.

Brown Kelly childhood rheumatic diseases, phagocytes Any time / year round
Brumer Harry enzymes, polysaccharides, carbohydrates, biomass, cellulose, plant cell walls, microbiota Any time / year round
Brunham Liam Lipids, Genetics, Pharmacogenomics, Cardiovascular diseases Any time / year round

1. SAVE BC (www.savebc.ca) is a provincial study of families with extremely premature cardiovascular disease, aimed at identifying molecular causes of this condition and reducing the burden of premature cardiovascular disease. 2. Pharmacogenomics of adverse drug reactions. We are using human stem cells to study the pharmacogenetic mechanisms of... Read More

Bundon Andrea disability, sport, Paralympics, sociology, critical disability studies, social media Any time / year round
Burgess Miranda British and Irish Romanticism, riparian and oceanic studies, poetics, history of media and mediation, history of feeling (affect, emotion, sensation), history of literary form Any time / year round
Byers Michael international relations, international law, oceans, arctic, space, war Any time / year round

Governance of Outer Space

Cameron Maxwell Comparative Politics, Latin America, Democratization, Practical wisdom Any time / year round

Democracy and democratization in Latin America; Global challenges of democracy

Camp Patricia pulmonary rehabilitation, health services delivery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Indigneous health, mixed methods, knowledge translation, physical activity, e-Health Any time / year round

1.  Indigenous lung health.  Study 1 is to estimate the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in First Nations communities in north-central BC. We are also specific risk related to respiratory symptoms including indoor air quality and occupation. Study 2 is to develop a First Nations pulmonary rehabilitation program, that could include using telehealth to deliver... Read More

Carleton Bruce Pharmacogenomics, Adverse drug reactions (ADRs), Drug safety and effectiveness, Clinical pharmacology, Pharmacovigilance Any time / year round

There are numerous opportunities for pursuing doctoral and post-doctoral research using state of the art genotyping and sequencing platforms to identify the genetic determinants of severe adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in paediatric and adult populations. In close collaboration with the CPNDS active surveillance network, genetic association and validation studies are being performed to define... Read More

Carlsten Christopher Any time / year round

We have several projects running at any given time (see the lab website and publications for a sense of what we do).
Candidates are matched with an appropriate project based on interest and expertise.
Our general approach is to welcome outstanding candidates (the very best) at every level of training to contribute to our award-winning team.

Carvalho Rick Any time / year round
Castonguay-Belanger Joel The Enlightenment and the French Revolution, History of the book and print culture, Science and literature, Québec literature and culture Any time / year round
Cautis Sabin Any time / year round
Cavell Richard Anthony media studies, media theory Any time / year round

Media and literature
Multimodal fiction
Composed theatre
Soundscape poetics

Chang Thomas Pharmacology, Nuclear Receptor, Drug-Metabolizing Enzymes, Cytochrome P450, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation Any time / year round
Chiu-Duke Josephine Chinese and Taiwanese history, political thought and institutions, liberal democracy Any time / year round, 2019
Choptuik Matthew Any time / year round
Christenson James sudden cardiac death, chain of survival, out of hospital cardiac arrest, emergency medical services Any time / year round

dispatch assisted CPR community engagement Bystander willingness to act mobile technologies to recognize loss of circulation

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