June 16, 2018 – Shivam Kalra, a PhD student at Kimia Lab, has received the Governor General Gold Medal for his academic excellence during his MSc. studies.
“For more than 140 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. They are awarded to the student graduating with the highest average from a high school, as well as from approved college or university programs. Pierre Trudeau, Tommy Douglas, Kim Campbell, Robert Bourassa, Robert Stanfield and Gabrielle Roy are just some of the more than 50 000 people who have received the Governor General’s Academic Medal as the start of a life of accomplishment.” [URL]
Shivam completed his MASc. studies from 2016 to 2018 under the supervision of Profs. Hamid R. Tizhoosh & Shahryar Rahnamayan. His thesis title was “Content-Based Image Retrieval of Gigapixel Histopathology Scans: CNNs versus
LBP versus Bag of Visual Words”.
Shivam started his PhD at Kimia Lab in May 2018. He has been recognized with multiple awards (MITACS, NSERC). He has already published several scientifc works.