E C E 1 — COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM

1 credit.

Work experience which combines classroom theory with practical knowledge of operations to provide students with a background upon which to base a professional career.

E C E 203 — SIGNALS, INFORMATION, AND COMPUTATION

3 credits.

Introduction to the signals, information, and computational techniques in electrical engineering.

E C E 210 — INTRODUCTORY EXPERIENCE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

2 credits.

An introduction to electrical and electronic devices, circuits and systems including software and hardware focusing on a real-world project. Open to Freshmen

E C E 219 — ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR ELECTROMAGNETICS ENGINEERING

1 credit.

Reviews basic calculations in electromagnetic engineering upon which all higher level concepts and physical model construction are based. It emphasizes quantitative calculation mastery in three spatial dimensions and/or time-frequency analysis. Applies analysis tools from vector calculus and complex exponentials to the calculation and prediction of electrical system properties. Examples include calculating electric and magnetic fields, electric potentials, or electric flux from change or current sources, and calculating the amplitudes and phases of electric or magnetic fields due to time-oscillating sources.

E C E 220 — ELECTRODYNAMICS I

3 credits.

Potential theory; static and dynamic electric and magnetic fields; macroscopic theory of dielectric and magnetic materials; Maxwell's equations; boundary conditions; wave equation; introduction to transmission lines.

E C E 230 — CIRCUIT ANALYSIS

4 credits.

Kirchhoff's laws, resistive circuits, equivalent circuits using Thevenin-Norton theories, small signal analysis, dc operating point, first-order circuits, second-order circuits, SPICE and circuit simulation methods, sinusoidal steady state, phasors, poles and zeros of network functions, ideal transformed linear and non-linear two-port networks.

E C E/​PHYSICS  235 — INTRODUCTION TO SOLID STATE ELECTRONICS

3 credits.

An introduction to the physical principles underlying solid-state electronic and photonic devices, including elements of quantum mechanics, crystal structure, semiconductor band theory, carrier statistics, and band diagrams. Offers examples of modern semiconductor structures. MATH 222 PHYSICS 202

E C E/​COMP SCI  252 — INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER ENGINEERING

2 credits.

Logic components built with transistors, rudimentary Boolean algebra, basic combinational logic design, basic synchronous sequential logic design, basic computer organization and design, introductory machine- and assembly-language programming.

E C E 270 — CIRCUITS LABORATORY I

1 credit.

Experiments cover Kirchhoff's laws, inductors, basic operational amplifier circuits, and frequency response.

E C E 271 — CIRCUITS LABORATORY II

1 credit.

Experiments cover electronic device characteristics, limitations and applications of operational amplifiers, and feedback circuits.

E C E 303 — INTRODUCTION TO REAL-TIME DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING

2 credits.

Real-Time Digital Signal Processing" emphasizes the implementation of DSP algorithms on a digital signal processor in "real-time." Many of the signal processing algorithms that were used in ECE203 will be reviewed in Matlab and then will be implemented on a floating point signal processor in "real-time" using the C programing language. You will explore many basic digital signal processing processes in real-time. Followed by a student chosen project. You will gain the ability to create and develope your own Digital Signal Processing projects for a modern digital signal precessor using an Integrated Development Environment. Lab hardware will be provided.

E C E 304 — ELECTRIC MACHINES LABORATORY

1 credit.

Terminal characteristics of electric machines, elements of speed control, voltage regulation, and applications in systems. Emphasis on the experimental approach to the solution of complex physical problems.

E C E 305 — SEMICONDUCTOR PROPERTIES LABORATORY

1 credit.

Introduction to some fundamental properties of semiconductor materials and devices through the use of characterization techniques common in modern electronic industry. These concepts include: charge carriers; energy bands; space charge regions; carrier drift, diffusion and recombination; light emission; and lattice vibrations.

E C E 306 — LINEAR ACTIVE CIRCUITS LABORATORY

1 credit.

Direct coupled and operational amplifier characteristics; applications of feedback; practical aspects.

E C E 308 — NONLINEAR ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS LABORATORY

1 credit.

An experimental study of selected nonlinear electronic circuits and devices using diodes, transistors, op-amps, timers, data converters, and logic components.

E C E 313 — OPTOELECTRONICS LAB

1 credit.

Light detection using photovoltaic and photoconductive detectors and phototransistors. Light generation using light emitting diodes and laser diodes. Light transmission using optical fibers. Optoisolators and optical switches. Light emitting diode and liquid crystal displays.

E C E 315 — INTRODUCTORY MICROPROCESSOR LABORATORY

1 credit.

Software and hardware experiments with a microcomputer system. Assembly language programming, simple input/output interfacing, and interrupt processing in microcomputer systems. Concurrent registration in 353 is allowed if 315 is taken second half of semester.

E C E 317 — SENSORS LABORATORY

1 credit.

A hands-on introduction to a variety of different sensor types. Labs incorporate implementation concerns involving interference, isolation, linearity, amplification, and grounding.

E C E 320 — ELECTRODYNAMICS II

3 credits.

Static and dynamic electromagnetic fields; forces and work in electromechanical systems; magnetic circuits; plane wave propagation; reflection of plane waves; generalized transmission line equations; current and voltage on transmission lines; impedance transformation and matching; Smith charts.

E C E 330 — SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Time-domain response and convolution; frequency-domain response using Fourier series, Fourier transform, Laplace transform; discrete Fourier series and transform; sampling; z-transform; relationships between time and frequency descriptions of discrete and continuous signals and systems.

E C E 331 — INTRODUCTION TO RANDOM SIGNAL ANALYSIS AND STATISTICS

3 credits.

Introduction to probability, random variables, and random processes. Confidence intervals, introduction to experimental design and hypothesis testing. Statistical averages, correlation, and spectral analysis for wide sense stationary processes. Random signals and noise in linear systems.

E C E 332 — FEEDBACK CONTROL SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Modeling of continuous systems; computer-aided solutions to systems problems; feedback control systems; stability, frequency response and transient response using root locus, frequency domain and state variable methods.

E C E 334 — STATE SPACE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

3 credits.

Analysis of systems using matrix methods to write and solve state-variable differential equations. Additional topics include stability, controllability, observability, state feedback, observers, and dynamic output feedback.

E C E 335 — MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES

3 credits.

Characteristics of semiconductors; study of physical mechanisms and circuit modeling of solid state electronic and photonic devices; principles of microelectronic processing and examples of integrated circuits.

E C E 340 — ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS I

3 credits.

A first course in modeling, characterization, and application of semiconductor devices and integrated circuits. Development of appropriate models for circuit-level behavior of diodes, bi-polar and field effect transistors, and non-ideal op-amps. Application in analysis and design of linear amplifiers. Frequency domain characterization of transistor circuits.

E C E 342 — ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS II

3 credits.

A second course in modeling and application of semiconductor devices and integrated circuits. Advanced transistor amplifier analysis, including feedback effects. Design for power amplifiers, op-amps, analog filters, oscillators, A/D and D/A converters, and power converters. Introduction to transistor level design of CMOS digital circuits.

E C E/​COMP SCI  352 — DIGITAL SYSTEM FUNDAMENTALS

3 credits.

Logic components, Boolean algebra, combinational logic analysis and synthesis, synchronous and asynchronous sequential logic analysis and design, digital subsystems, computer organization and design.

E C E 353 — INTRODUCTION TO MICROPROCESSOR SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Introduction to architecture, operation, and application of microprocessors; microprocessor programming; address decoding; system timing; parallel, serial, and analog I/O; interrupts and direct memory access; interfacing to static and dynamic RAM; microcontrollers.

E C E/​COMP SCI  354 — MACHINE ORGANIZATION AND PROGRAMMING

3 credits.

An introduction to fundamental structures of computer systems and the C programming language with a focus on the low-level interrelationships and impacts on performance. Topics include the virtual address space and virtual memory, the heap and dynamic memory management, the memory hierarchy and caching, assembly language and the stack, communication and interrupts/signals, compiling and assemblers/linkers.

E C E 355 — ELECTROMECHANICAL ENERGY CONVERSION

3 credits.

Energy storage and conversion, force and emf production, coupled circuit analysis of systems with both electrical and mechanical inputs. Applications to electric motors and generators and other electromechanical transducers.

E C E 356 — ELECTRIC POWER PROCESSING FOR ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Introduction to electrical power processing technologies that are necessary to convert energy from alternative sources into useful electrical forms. Several specific alternative energy sources are examined, providing platforms for introducing basic concepts in power electronics, electric machines, and adjustable-speed drives.

E C E 370 — ADVANCED LABORATORY

2 credits.

Experiments related to the required core material.

E C E 376 — ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS

3 credits.

DC and AC electrical circuit analysis methods, and analog and digital circuit design and analysis including operational amplifier linear circuits, digital combinational logic circuits, and computer interface circuits which combine both digital and analog devices for interfacing physical systems. Includes five laboratory sessions.

E C E 377 — FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRO-MECHANICAL POWER CONVERSION

3 credits.

Fundamentals of electromagnetic induction and application to transformers and induction heating; Lorentz forces with a focus on the operation and control of DC and AC motors and linear actuators; electrical power conversion using power electronics for motor drives and direct power converters. Includes five laboratory sessions.

E C E 379 — SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

1-4 credits.

Topics of special interest to undergrads in electrical and computer engineering.

E C E 399 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 credits.

E C E 401 — ELECTRO-ACOUSTICAL ENGINEERING

3 credits.

Principles of plane and spherical sound waves; acoustical, mechanical, and electrical analogies; electroacoustic transducer materials and techniques; specific types of transducers such as microphones and loudspeakers.

E C E 411 — INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRIC DRIVE SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Basic concepts of electric drive systems. Emphasis on system analysis and application. Topics include: dc machine control, variable frequency operation of induction and synchronous machines, unbalanced operation, scaling laws, adjustable speed drives, adjustable torque drives, coupled circuit modelling of ac machines.

E C E 412 — POWER ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS

3 credits.

Operating characteristics of power semiconductor devices such as Bipolar Junction Transistors, IGBTs, MOSFETs and Thyristors. Fundamentals of power converter circuits including dc/dc converters, phase controlled ac/dc rectifiers and dc/ac inverters. Practical issues in the design and operation of converters. Course available on videotape.

E C E 420 — ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE TRANSMISSION

3 credits.

Transmission lines: frequency domain analysis of radio frequency and microwave transmission circuits including power relations and graphical and computer methods. Electromagnetic waves: planar optical components, pulse dispersion, phase front considerations for optical components, conducting waveguides, dielectric waveguides. Radiation: retarded potentials, elemental dipoles, radiating antenna characterization, receiving mode.

E C E 427 — ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS

3 credits.

The electric power industry, operation of power systems, load flow, fault calculations, economic dispatch, general technical problems of electric power networks.

E C E 431 — DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING

3 credits.

Sampling continuous-time signals and reconstruction of continuous-time signals from samples; spectral analysis of signals using the discrete Fourier transform; the fast Fourier transform and fast convolution methods; z-transforms; finite and infinite impulse response filter design techniques; signal flow graphs and introduction to filter implementation.

E C E 432 — DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING LABORATORY

3 credits.

Implementation of digital signal processing algorithms on special-purpose and general-purpose hardware. Use of assembly and high-level languages, and simulator to develop and test IIR, FIR filters and the FFT for modern DSP chips. Scaling for fixed point arithmetic. Use of high level languages to implement real time, object oriented component based DSP systems in general purpose computers. DSP applications, including data and voice communication systems.

E C E 434 — PHOTONICS

3 credits.

Introduction to ray optics, physical optics and interference, applications of Fourier optics, absorption, dispersion, and polarization of light. Second half of the course treats light sources, including lasers (gas, solid state, and semiconductor), modulation and detection of light.

E C E/​COMP SCI/​MATH  435 — INTRODUCTION TO CRYPTOGRAPHY

3 credits.

Cryptography is the art and science of transmitting digital information in a secure manner. This course will provide an introduction to its technical aspects.

E C E 436 — COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS I

3 credits.

Amplitude, frequency, pulse, and pulse-code modulation. Narrow-band noise representation and signal-to-noise ratios for various modulation schemes. Pulse shaping, timing recovery, carrier synchronization, and equalization. Sampling, quantization and coding.

E C E 437 — COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS II

3 credits.

Statistical analysis of information transmission systems. Probability of error, design of receivers for digital transmission through additive white Gaussian noise channels and bandlimited channels. Spread spectrum communication systems. Channel capacity, source and error control coding.

E C E/​M E  439 — INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS

3 credits.

Hands-on introduction to key concepts and tools underpinning robotic systems in use and development today. Intended to give students the tools to understand robotic systems, to explore robotics for their own purposes, and to pursue advanced study in the field. Students are expected to have familiarity with a high level programming language such as Python (recommended), MATLAB, Java or Julia.

E C E 440 — ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS AND WAVES

3 credits.

Laplace's and Poisson's equations; conformal mapping and boundary value problems; Maxwell's equations; boundary conditions, plane wave propagation, reflection and refraction at oblique incidence, surface impedance concept; ionized media; anisotropic materials; radiation from antennas.

E C E 445 — SEMICONDUCTOR PHYSICS AND DEVICES

3 credits.

Physics and properties of semiconductors, p-n junctions, metal-semiconductor contacts, homojunction and heterojunction bipolar transistor and physics, metal-oxide-semiconductor and heterostructure field-effect transistor and physics, thin-film resistors, memory devices, quantum devices.

E C E 447 — APPLIED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Analysis with design problems of electronic communications circuits. Emphasis on the nonlinear effects of large-signal operation of active devices. Complete design of r.f. oscillator, amplifier, and mixer circuits.

E C E 453 — EMBEDDED MICROPROCESSOR SYSTEM DESIGN

4 credits.

Hardware and software design for modern microprocessor-based embedded systems; study of the design process; emphasis on major team design project.

E C E 454 — MOBILE COMPUTING LABORATORY

4 credits.

End-to-end project management; teamwork; fundamentals of disciplined development practices; introduction to mobile computing platforms and systems; design, implementation, and deployment of mobile systems and applications.

E C E/​B M E  461 — MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTER MODELING OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Mathematical and computer modeling of physiological systems; principal emphasis on cardiovascular system and individual nerve cells; other topics include respiratory system and skeletal-muscle system; extensive use of "hands-on" computer modeling using ACSL.

E C E/​B M E  462 — MEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION

3 credits.

Design and application of electrodes, biopotential amplifiers, biosensors, therapeutic devices. Medical imaging. Electrical safety. Measurement of ventilation, blood pressure and flow. Lecture and lab.

E C E/​B M E  463 — COMPUTERS IN MEDICINE

3 credits.

Study of microprocessor-based medical instrumentation. Emphasis on real-time analysis of electrocardiograms. Labs and programming project involve design of biomedical digital signal processing algorithms.

E C E 466 — ELECTRONICS OF SOLIDS

3 credits.

Electronic, optical and thermal properties of crystalline solids. Energy-momentum dispersion of fundamental particles and excitations in solids leading to microscopic theories of conductivity, polarizability and permeability. Influence of materials characteristics on the performance of electronic and photonic devices.

E C E 489 — HONORS IN RESEARCH

1-3 credits.

Undergraduate honors research projects supervised by faculty members. Not available for graduate credit.

E C E 491 — SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT

3 credits.

Engineering design projects supervised by faculty members. Not available for graduate credit.

E C E 504 — ELECTRIC MACHINE & DRIVE SYSTEM LABORATORY

2-3 credits.

Steady state and dynamic performance of electric machines in combination with power electronic converters. Parameter measurement, performance evaluation, design of experimental procedures for problem solving, use of digital data acquisition systems and signal processing equipment in system evaluation.

E C E/​COMP SCI  506 — SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

3 credits.

Ideas and techniques for designing, developing, and modifying large software systems. Topics include software engineering processes; requirements and specifications; project team organization and management; software architectures; design patterns; testing and debugging; and cost and quality metrics and estimation. Students will work in large teams on a substantial programming project.

E C E 511 — THEORY AND CONTROL OF SYNCHRONOUS MACHINES

3 credits.

The idealized three phase synchronous machine time domain model including saliency, time invariant form using Park's transformation, sudden short circuits and other transient conditions, reduced order models, excitation system and turbine/governor control, dynamics of multiple machine systems, transient stability and subsynchronous resonance.

E C E 512 — POWER ELECTRONICS LABORATORY

3 credits.

This laboratory introduces the student to measurement and simulation of important operating characteristics of power electronic circuits and power semiconductor devices. Emphasis is on devices, circuits, gating methods and power quality.

E C E/​COMP SCI/​I SY E  524 — INTRODUCTION TO OPTIMIZATION

3 credits.

Introduction to mathematical optimization from a modeling and solution perspective. Formulation of applications as discrete and continuous optimization problems and equilibrium models. Survey and appropriate usage of basic algorithms, data and software tools, including modeling languages and subroutine libraries.

E C E/​N E/​PHYSICS  525 — INTRODUCTION TO PLASMAS

3 credits.

Basic description of plasmas: collective phenomena and sheaths, collisional processes, single particle motions, fluid models, equilibria, waves, electromagnetic properties, instabilities, and introduction to kinetic theory and nonlinear processes. Examples from fusion, astrophysical and materials processing processing plasmas.

E C E/​N E/​PHYSICS  527 — PLASMA CONFINEMENT AND HEATING

3 credits.

Principles of magnetic confinement and heating of plasmas for controlled thermonuclear fusion: magnetic field structures, single particle orbits, equilibrium, stability, collisions, transport, heating, modeling and diagnostics. Discussion of current leading confinement concepts: tokamaks, tandem mirrors, stellarators, reversed field pinches, etc.

E C E/​N E  528 — PLASMA PROCESSING AND TECHNOLOGY

3 credits.

Introduction to basic understanding and techniques. Plasma processing of materials for semiconductors, polymers, plasma spray coatings, ion implantation, etching, arcs, extractive metallurgy and welding. Plasma and materials diagnostics.

E C E/​COMP SCI/​M E  532 — THEORY AND APPLICATIONS OF PATTERN RECOGNITION

3 credits.

Pattern recognition systems and components; decision theories and classification; discriminant functions; supervised and unsupervised training; clustering; feature extraction and dimensional reduction; sequential and hierarchical classification; applications of training, feature extraction, and decision rules to engineering problems.

E C E/​COMP SCI  533 — IMAGE PROCESSING

3 credits.

Mathematical representation of continuous and digital images; models of image degradation; picture enhancement, restoration, segmentation, and coding; pattern recognition, tomography.

E C E 536 — INTEGRATED OPTICS AND OPTOELECTRONICS

3 credits.

This course introduces the student to the physical principles, design concepts, and technological consequences of passive, electro-optic, and optic-electronic guided wave devices.

E C E 537 — COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

3 credits.

Study of communication networks with focus on performance analysis. Layered network structure. Basic protocol functions such as addressing, multiplexing, routing, forwarding, flow control, error control, and congestion response. Overview of transport, network, and link layer protocol standards. Introduction to wireless and mobile networks.

E C E/​COMP SCI/​M E  539 — INTRODUCTION TO ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK AND FUZZY SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Theory and applications of artificial neural networks and fuzzy logic: multi-layer perceptron, self-organization map, radial basis network, Hopfield network, recurrent network, fuzzy set theory, fuzzy logic control, adaptive fuzzy neural network, genetic algorithm, and evolution computing. Applications to control, pattern recognition, nonlinear system modeling, speech and image processing.

E C E 541 — ANALOG MOS INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN

3 credits.

Analysis, design and applications of modern analog circuits using integrated bipolar and field-effect transistor technologies. Provides the student with a working knowledge of the basic circuits used in modern analog integrated circuits and techniques for analysis and design.

E C E 542 — INTRODUCTION TO MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Introduction to MEMS technology, devices and systems. Fundamentals of MEMS in fabrication, process integration, material mechanics of MEMS structures, sensors and actuators. Main topics in MEMS - microfluidics, optical MEMS, RF MEMS, BioMEMS, packaging, and CAD.

E C E/​CBE/​M S & E  544 — PROCESSING OF ELECTRONIC MATERIALS

3 credits.

Physics and chemistry principles underlying microelectronic materials processing. Effects of processing on materials and structures important in microelectronic and opto-electronic devices.

E C E 545 — ADVANCED MICROWAVE MEASUREMENTS FOR COMMUNICATIONS

3 credits.

Measurements at VHF and microwave frequencies; characteristics of microwave generators, amplifiers, passive devices and detection systems; measurement of frequency, noise and simple antenna patterns; time domain reflectometry, swept frequency network and spectrum analyzer techniques; lecture and lab.

E C E/​PHYSICS  546 — LASERS

2-3 credits.

General principles of laser operation; laser oscillation conditions; optical resonators; methods of pumping lasers, gas discharge lasers, e-beam pumped lasers, solid state lasers, chemical lasers, and dye lasers; gain measurements with lasers; applications of lasers.

E C E 547 — ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS CIRCUIT DESIGN

3 credits.

Principles underlying the design of r.f. and microwave communications circuits. Analysis and design of wideband nonlinear power amplifiers, S-parameter techniques for r.f. active circuit design, computer aided design techniques, r.f. integrated circuits, fundamentals of low noise r.f. design.

E C E 548 — INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN

3 credits.

Bipolar and MOS devices in monolithic circuits. Device physics, fabrication technology. IC-design for linear and nonlinear circuitry.

E C E 549 — INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FABRICATION LABORATORY

3 credits.

Monolithic integrated circuit fabrication; mask making, photolithography, oxidation, diffusion, junction evaluation, metallization, packaging, and testing.

E C E 551 — DIGITAL SYSTEM DESIGN AND SYNTHESIS

3 credits.

Introduction to the use of hardware description langages and automated synthesis in design. Advanced design principles. Verilog and VHDL description languages. Synthesis from hardware description languages. Timing-oriented synthesis. Relation of integrated circuit layout to timing-oriented design. Design for reuse.

E C E/​COMP SCI  552 — INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE

3 credits.

The design of computer systems and components. Processor design, instruction set design, and addressing; control structures and microprogramming; memory management, caches, and memory hierarchies; and interrupts and I/O structures. E C E 551 or knowledge of Verilog is recommended.

E C E 553 — TESTING AND TESTABLE DESIGN OF DIGITAL SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Faults and fault modeling, test equipment, test generation for combinational and sequential circuits, fault simulation, memory and microprocessor testing, design for testability, built-in self-test techniques, and fault location.

E C E 554 — DIGITAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY

4 credits.

Practical aspects of computer system design. Design, construction, and testing of significant digital subsystems. Design, construction, and programming of pipelined digital computers.

E C E 555 — DIGITAL CIRCUITS AND COMPONENTS

3 credits.

Principles and characterization of logic circuits. Design and analysis techniques for applied logic circuits. Transmission lines in digital applications. Families of circuit logic currently in use and their characteristics.

E C E 556 — DESIGN AUTOMATION OF DIGITAL SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Use of digital computers to simulate, partition, place and interconnect digital electronic systems.

E C E/​M E  577 — AUTOMATIC CONTROLS LABORATORY

4 credits.

Control theory is reduced to engineering practice through the analysis and design of actual systems in the laboratory. Experiments are conducted with modern servo systems using both analog and digital control. Systems identification and modern controls design are applied to motion and torque control.

E C E 600 — SEMINAR IN ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

0 credits.

Weekly or bi-weekly seminars on topics in electrical and computer engineering including automatic control, biomedical engineering, communications and signal processing, computer engineering, electromagnetic fields, energy and power systems, photonics, plasma, and solid state. Seminar on a particular topic may include lectures given by faculty, invited speakers, as well as group discussion.

E C E 601 — SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

1-4 credits.

Advanced topics of special interest to students in various areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

E C E 610 — SEMINAR IN ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

1 credit.

Survey of topics within the department of electrical and computer engineering that introduce students to the materials/techniques to assist them in being successful graduate students. Faculty seminars spanning energy and power systems, applied physics, electromagnetic fields, plasmas, communications and signal processing, controls, photonics, solid state, and computers will be given. Additionally, students will participate in weekly group exercises to enhance their skills in engineering/technical communications, writing, ethics, and project management.

E C E 611 — INTRODUCTION TO DOCTORAL RESEARCH IN ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING

2 credits.

A focus on topics within the department of electrical and computer engineering that introduce students to the materials/techniques that will assist them in being successful graduate students. Faculty seminars spanning energy and power systems, applied physics, electromagnetic fields, plasmas, communications and signal processing, controls, photonics, solid state, and computers will be given. Additionally, students will participate in weekly group exercises to enhance their skills in engineering/technical communications, writing, ethics, and project management. Graded homework and a final project are assigned.

E C E 630 — ALL OF SIGNAL PROCESSING

3 credits.

A broad range of basic and advanced signal processing concepts presented in a MATLAB intensive, application driven environment designed to acquaint students with the fundamental ideas and language of signal processing.

E C E/​MATH  641 — INTRODUCTION TO ERROR-CORRECTING CODES

3 credits.

A first course in coding theory. Codes (linear, Hamming, Golay, dual); decoding-encoding; Shannon's theorem; sphere-packing; singleton and Gilbert-Varshamov bounds; weight enumerators; MacWilliams identities; finite fields; other codes (Reed-Muller, cyclic, BCH, Reed-Solomon) and error-correction algorithms.

E C E 699 — ADVANCED INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-6 credits.

E C E 702 — GRADUATE COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM

1-2 credits.

Work experience that combines classroom theory with practical knowledge of operations to provide students with a background on which to develop and enhance a professional career. The work experience is tailored for MS students from within the U.S. as well as eligible international students.

E C E/​COMP SCI  707 — MOBILE AND WIRELESS NETWORKING

3 credits.

Design and implementation of protocols, systems, and applications for mobile and wireless networking, particularly at the media access control, network, transport, and application layers. Focus is on the unique problems and challenges presented by the properties of wireless transmission, various device constraints such as limited battery power, and node mobility. Knower of computer networking is strongly encouraged, such as from COMP SCI 640 or E C E 537.

E C E 711 — DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF AC DRIVES

3 credits.

Principles of power converters, two axis models of AC machines and AC drives, simulation of drive systems, analytical modeling of drives, dynamic behavior of induction and synchronous motors and drive systems. Offered every third semester.

E C E 712 — SOLID STATE POWER CONVERSION

3 credits.

Advanced course in power electronics which provides an understanding of switching power converters. Included are DC-to-DC, AC-to-DC, DC-to-AC, and AC-to-AC converters, commutation techniques, converter control, interfacing converters with real sources and loads. Offered every third semester.

E C E 713 — ELECTROMAGNETIC DESIGN OF AC MACHINES

3 credits.

Electromagnetic design concepts and application to AC machines, magnetic circuit concepts, calculation of equivalent circuit parameters of induction, synchronous and permanent magnet machines from geometric data, copper and iron loss calculations, theory and application of finite elements to electromagnetic devices. Offered every third semester.

E C E 714 — UTILITY APPLICATION OF POWER ELECTRONICS

3 credits.

Power electronic application to utility systems is a repidly growing field with major impact on the industry. This course will cover material on HVDC transmission, energy storage systems, renewable sources, static compensators, and flexible ac transmission systems.

E C E 717 — LINEAR SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Equilibrium points and linearization; natural and forced response of state equations; system equivalence and Jordan form; Lyapunov, asymptotic, and BIBO stability; controllability and duality; control-theoretic concepts such as pole-placement, stabilization, observers, dynamic compensation, and the separation principle.

E C E 719 — OPTIMAL SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Optimality considerations in the study of dynamical systems; applications to electrical systems gain selection, tuning, conditions for optimality, feedback and instability, iterative methods, filtering, prediction, smoothing, dynamic programming controller synthesis, stability and robustness criteria.

E C E 723 — ON-LINE CONTROL OF POWER SYSTEMS

3 credits.

State estimation based on line-flow measurements. Detection and correction of incorrect on-line measurements. Reduction techniques. Network security evaluation. On-line contingency studies and contingency remedial action. Calculation of penalty factors and optimal power dispatch strategies. On-line stability determination. Parallel processors for on-line studies.

E C E/​N E/​PHYSICS  724 — WAVES AND INSTABILITIES IN PLASMAS

3 credits.

Waves in a cold plasma, wave-plasma interactions, waves in a hot plasma, Landau damping, cyclotron damping, magneto-hydrodynamic equilibria and instabilities, microinstabilities, introduction to nonlinear processes, and experimental applications.

E C E/​N E/​PHYSICS  725 — PLASMA KINETIC THEORY AND RADIATION PROCESSES

3 credits.

Coulomb Collisions, Boltzmann equation, Fokker-Planck methods, dynamical friction, neoclassical diffusion, collision operators radiation processes and experimental applications.

E C E/​N E/​PHYSICS  726 — PLASMA MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS

3 credits.

MHD equations and validity in hot plasmas; magnetic structure and magnetic flux coordinates; equilibrium in various configurations; stability formulation, energy principle, classification of instabilities; ideal and resistive instability in various configurations, evolution of nonlinear tearing modes; force-free equilibria, helicity, MHD dynamo; experimental applications.

E C E 729 — THEORY OF INFORMATION PROCESSING AND TRANSMISSION

3 credits.

Definition of measures of information and their properties, capacity of discrete and continuous channels with noise, source and channel coding theorems, fundamentals of channel coding, noiseless source coding, and source coding with a fidelity criterion.

E C E 730 — MODERN PROBABILITY THEORY AND STOCHASTIC PROCESSES

3 credits.

Stochastic processes in linear and nonlinear systems; stationarity, continuity, ergodicity; power spectrum and systems; estimation theory, filtering and prediction; harmonic analysis; nonstationary normal processes.

E C E 731 — ADVANCED POWER SYSTEM ANALYSIS

3 credits.

Electrical transients due to faults and switching. Effect on power system design and operation. Traveling waves and surge protection. Computerized analysis of power transients.

E C E 734 — VLSI ARRAY STRUCTURES FOR DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING

3 credits.

An overview of the architectures and design methodologies of VLSI array processors for digital signal processing. Emphasis is placed on the techniques of mapping algorithms onto array structures for real time signal processing.

E C E 735 — SIGNAL SYNTHESIS AND RECOVERY TECHNIQUES

3 credits.

Signals and their representation. Signal synthesis subject to constraints on peak voltage, energy, duration-bandwidth product. The theory of alternating projections onto convex sets and applications to inverse problems in signal processing: signal recovery using incomplete data, image recovery in tomography using limited views, phase retrieval in optical astronomy.

E C E 736 — WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

3 credits.

Theory, design and analysis of mobile wireless communication systems from a signal processing perspective. Emphasis on code-division multiple-access (CDMA) systems employing direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DS-SS) signaling. Topics include characterization of mobile wireless channels, demodulation of DS-SS signals, diversity techniques, interference suppression methods, and low-complexity adaptive receivers. ECE 732 recommended

E C E 738 — ADVANCED DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING

3 credits.

Deterministic and stochastic spatio-temporal image models, transform domain processing, Markov random fields and anisotropic diffusion; MAP parameter estimation, ill-posed inverse problems, robust statistics and non-linear digital filtering in image processing. Applications to image restoration, motion estimation, (video) image compression (MPEG, JPEG) and tomography.

E C E/​M E  739 — ADVANCED ROBOTICS

3 credits.

In-depth study of advanced robotics modeling and control. Topics include kinematics, motion planning, dynamics and control of serial chain robotic manipulators. Concepts are explored through a combination of theoretical and numerical modeling techniques.

E C E 740 — ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY

3 credits.

Time harmonic fields and waves in linear media with applications to radiation, guiding and scattering; wave and surface impedance and admittance concepts; duality, uniqueness, image theory, equivalence principle, induction and compensation theorems, reciprocity, Green's functions, wave functions, potential and transform theory.

E C E 741 — SEMICONDUCTOR DIODE LASERS AND OTHER OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES

3 credits.

In the first part of the course this modern photonic technology will be overviewed, and key parameters and concepts will be introduced. In the second part, the basic mechanisms determining the relationship between optical gain and current density, as well as quantum-well laser structures will be treated. The third part will cover the physics of high-power phase-locked laser arrays or other optoelectronics devices.

E C E 742 — COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN ELECTROMAGNETICS

3 credits.

Computational techniques for solving differential and integral equations that govern static, frequency-domain, and time-domain electromagnetic field phenomena. Applications of the finite-difference time-domain method, finite-element method, and method of moments to practical electromagnetics engineering problems.

E C E 743 — HIGH-POWER DIODE LASERS AND AMPLIFIERS

3 credits.

In the first part, the basics of single-mode diode lasers and amplifiers as well as their applications will be treated. The second part will include in-depth treatment of the four basic types of high-power coherent diodes: phase-locked arrays, master-oscillator power amplifiers, unstable resonators, and external-cavity-controlled resonators.

E C E 744 — THEORY OF MICROWAVE CIRCUITS AND DEVICES

3 credits.

Scattering matrices; symmetrical junctions; impedance and ABCD matrices; equivalent circuits. Wave propagation in periodic structures and anisotropic media; Floquet's theorem; Brillouin diagrams; Hartree harmonics; tensor permeability, conductivity, and permittivity; coupled wave equations; normal modes; applications in ferrite devices.

E C E 745 — SOLID STATE ELECTRONICS

3 credits.

Physical principles underlying the action of semiconductor devices, chemical bonding and energy band structure, Boltzmann transport theory, optical and high frequency effects, diffusion and drift, interfaces, properties of elemental and compound semiconductors.

E C E/​PHYSICS  746 — QUANTUM ELECTRONICS

3 credits.

Elementary aspects of Lagrange theory of fields and field quantization; Bose, Fermi and Pauli operators; interaction of fields; quantum theory of damping and fluctuations; applications to lasers, nonlinear optics, and quantum optics.

E C E/​PHYSICS  748 — LINEAR WAVES

3 credits.

General considerations of linear wave phenomena; one dimensional waves; two and three dimensional waves; wave equations with constant coefficients; inhomogenous media; random media. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations; asymptotic methods.

E C E/​N E/​PHYSICS  749 — COHERENT GENERATION AND PARTICLE BEAMS

3 credits.

Fundamental theory and recent advances in coherent radiation charged particle beam sources (microwave to X-ray wavelengths) including free electron lasers, wiggler/wave-particle dynamics, Cerenkov masers, gyrotrons, coherent gain and efficiency, spontaneous emission, beam sources and quality, related accelerator concepts experimental results and applications.

E C E/​COMP SCI  750 — REAL-TIME COMPUTING SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Introduction to the unique issues in the design and analysis of computer systems for real-time applications. Hardware and software support for guaranteeing timeliness with and without failures. Resource management, time-constrained communication, scheduling and imprecise computations, real-time kernels and case studies. Students are strongly encouraged to have knowledge of computer architecture (e.g., COMP SCI/E C E/​COMP SCI  552) and operating system functions (e.g., COMP SCI 537)

E C E 751 — EMBEDDED COMPUTING SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Embedded applications, embedded processors and multiprocessors, embedded system design and simulation, configurable/reconfigurable embedded systems, embedded compilers and tool chains, run-time systems, application design and customization, hardware and software co-design, low-power design.

E C E/​COMP SCI  752 — ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE I

3 credits.

Processor design, computer arithmetic, pipelining, multi-operation processors, vector processors, control units, precise interrupts, main memory, cache memories, instruction set design, stack machines, busses and I/O, protection and security. Students are strongly encouraged to have knowledge of computer architecture (e.g., COMP SCI/E C E/​COMP SCI  552).

E C E 753 — FAULT-TOLERANT COMPUTING

3 credits.

Fault modeling, redundancy techniques and reliability evaluation, error detecting and correcting codes, self-checking circuits, fault diagnosis, software fault tolerance, and case studies.

E C E/​COMP SCI  755 — VLSI SYSTEMS DESIGN

3 credits.

Overview of MOS devices and circuits; introduction to integrated circuit fabrication; topological design of data flow and control; interactive graphics layout; circuit simulation; system timing; organizational and architectural considerations; alternative implementation approaches; design project. E C E 555 or equivalent experience is strongly recommended.

E C E/​COMP SCI  756 — COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN FOR VLSI

3 credits.

Broad introduction to computer-aided design tools for VLSI, emphasizing implementation algorithms and data structures. Topics covered: design styles, layout editors, symbolic compaction, module generators, placement and routing, automatic synthesis, design-rule checking, circuit extraction, simulation and verification. Students are strongly encourage to have programming skills and to have taken a course in Digital System Fundamentals such as E C E/​COMP SCI  352.

E C E/​COMP SCI  757 — ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE II

3 credits.

Parallel algorithms, principles of parallelism detection and vectorizing compilers, interconnection networks, SIMD/MIMD machines, processor synchronization, data coherence, multis, dataflow machines, special purpose processors. Students are strongly encouraged to have knowledge of computer architecture (e.g., COMP SCI/E C E/​COMP SCI  552).

E C E/​COMP SCI/​E M A/​E P/​M E  759 — HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING FOR APPLICATIONS IN ENGINEERING

3 credits.

An overview of hardware and software solutions that enable the use of advanced computing in tackling computationally intensive Engineering problems. Hands-on learning promoted through programming assignments that leverage emerging hardware architectures and use parallel computing programming languages. Students are strongly encourage to have completed COMP SCI 367 or COMP SCI 400 or to have equivalent experience.

E C E/​COMP SCI  761 — MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF MACHINE LEARNING

3 credits.

Mathematical foundations of machine learning theory and algorithms. Probabilistic, algebraic, and geometric models and representations of data, mathematical analysis of state-of-the-art learning algorithms and optimization methods, and applications of machine learning. Students should have taken a course in statistics and a course in linear algebra (e.g., STAT 302 and MATH 341).

E C E/​B M E  762 — BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION

3 credits.

Design and application of specialized biomedical instrumentation. Information retrieval techniques. Lab.

E C E/​B M E  763 — PROJECTS IN COMPUTERS IN MEDICINE

3 credits.

Applications of digital computers to the solution of problems in clinical and research medicine. Hardware and software student projects.

E C E/​CBE/​MATH  777 — NONLINEAR DYNAMICS, BIFURCATIONS AND CHAOS

3 credits.

Advanced interdisciplinary introduction to qualitative and geometric methods for dissipative nonlinear dynamical systems. Local bifurcations of ordinary differential equations and maps. Chaotic attractors, horseshoes and detection of chaos.

E C E 790 — MASTER'S RESEARCH OR THESIS

1-9 credits.

E C E 817 — NONLINEAR SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Modelling nonlinear systems, linearization, equilibria, solution concepts, phase plane analysis, stability concepts, Lyapunov methods, oscillations, vector space methods, control system nonlinearities and design. Selected topics from the following: input-output methods, switching and variable structure systems, feedback linearization, and Lyapunov robustness.

E C E 821 — OPTIMAL CONTROL AND VARIATIONAL METHODS

3 credits.

Variational methods in optimal control, functional analytic and vector space tools, time-optimal control and reachable sets, the Pontryagin Maximum Principle, linear quadratic regulators, stability of optimized systems, introduction to H-infinity control.

E C E 830 — ESTIMATION AND DECISION THEORY

3 credits.

Estimation and decision theory applied to random processes and signals in noise: Bayesian, maximum likelihood, and least squares estimation; the Kalman filter; maximum likelihood and maximum aposteriori detection; adaptive receivers for channels with unknown parameters or dispersive, fading characteristics; the RAKE receiver; detection systems with learning features.

E C E 841 — ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION AND TRANSMISSION

3 credits.

Applications of Maxwell's field equations to radiation problems; transmission of radio waves; radiation and impedance characteristics of various antennas and arrays. Analysis of complete antenna systems.

E C E/​MATH  842 — TOPICS IN APPLIED ALGEBRA

3 credits.

Applied topics with emhasis on algebraic constructions and structures. Examples include: algebraic coding theory; codes (algebraic-geometric, convolutional, low-density-parity-check, space-time); curve and lattice based cryptography; watermarking; computer vision (face recognition, multiview geometry).

E C E 845 — TRANSPORT IN SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

3 credits.

Transport of carriers in electronic devices, starting from the Boltzmann equation and the quantum mechanical treatment of scattering, and covering applications to devices; transport in 2D structures; modeling of transport; experiments and devices involving hot electrons.

E C E/​PHYSICS  848 — NONLINEAR WAVES

3 credits.

General considerations of nonlinear wave phenomena; nonlinear hyperbolic waves; nonlinear dispersion; nonlinear geometrical optics; Whitham's variational theory; nonlinear and parametric instabilities; solitary waves; inverse scattering method.

E C E/​COMP SCI  861 — THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF MACHINE LEARNING

3 credits.

Advanced mathematical theory and methods of machine learning. Statistical learning theory, Vapnik-Chevronenkis Theory, model selection, high-dimensional models, nonparametric methods, probabilistic analysis, optimization, learning paradigms.

E C E 890 — PRE-DISSERTATOR'S RESEARCH

1-9 credits.

E C E 901 — SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

1-3 credits.

Special advanced topics across Electrical and Computer Engineering. The topics covered, instructors, and prerequisites all vary with semester and with section. Particular topics typically reflect state-of-the-art ideas and research.

E C E/​N E/​PHYSICS  922 — SEMINAR IN PLASMA PHYSICS

1 credit.

E C E 990 — RESEARCH OR THESIS

1-12 credits.

E C E 999 — ADVANCED INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 credits.