Abdullah Al-Digs (S’14) is a PhD graduate from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of British Columbia. He received the B.A.Sc. degree in electrical engineering (Power and Energy option) from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, in 2015, with distinction and was on the Dean’s honor list. His research interests include power system analysis, operation, monitoring, and control.


The University of British Columbia (UBC)                                                                   Vancouver, BC

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering,                                                                                             May 2021
    Thesis: Models and Methods for Power System Online Dynamic Contingency Monitoring and Control
    Advisor: Professor Christine Chen
  • B.A.Sc., Electrical Engineering (Power and Energy Systems),                                      May 2015
    Graduated with First Class Honors.

Honors and Awards

  • Applied Science Rising Star Award, UBC,                                                                                 2021
  • Postgraduate Scholarship Doctoral Award, NSERC,                                                  2018 – 2021
  • Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF), UBC,                                                                  2017 – 2021
  • Faculty of Applied Science Graduate Award, UBC,                                                    2015 – 2020
  • Li Tze Fong Memorial Fellowship, UBC,                                                                                   2020
  • Northern Telecom Graduate Fellowship, UBC,                                                                      2020
  • President’s Academic Excellence PhD Award, UBC,                                                              2020
  • British Columbia Graduate Scholarship, UBC,                                                                       2019
  • Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, UBC,                                                                 2019
  • John Tiedje Fellowship, UBC,                                                                                                     2018
  • Bank of Montreal Graduate Fellowship, UBC,                                                                        2017
  • Theodore E. Arnold Fellowship, UBC,                                                                                      2017
  • Graduate Scholarship Master’s Award (CGS-M), NSERC,                                                      2016
  • Faculty of Applied Science Dean’s Honor List, UBC,                                                  2011 – 2015
  • TREK Excellence Scholarship, UBC,                                                                               2013 – 2015
  • Achievement Award in Engineering, EGBC,                                                                             2015
  • Ranked 1st/216 Students in Electrical and Computer Engineering, UBC,                          2015
  • Charles and Jane Banks Scholarship, UBC,                                                                              2014
  • Charles Lindsay Thompson Scholarship, UBC,                                                                       2014
  • Ranked 4th/315 Students in Electrical and Computer Engineering, UBC,                         2014
  • Ranked 8th/250 Students in Electrical and Computer Engineering, UBC,                         2013
  • Outstanding Scholastic Excellence, Golden Key International Honor Society,                 2012
  • President’s Entrance Scholarship, University of British Columbia,                                     2011