ECE 412 – Digital Control and Digital Filters
Can manipulate and solve ordinary equations (ODEs). Can compute via (pulse) transfer functions.
ECE 421 – Telecommunications I
Digital communication (source coding; modulation and detection; channel coding), analog communication (modulation).
The objective of the course is to provide students with a solid foundation in computer design. Modern computer technology requires professionals to understand both hardware and software concepts. Accordingly, this course focuses on the interaction between hardware and software at a variety of levels to promote a deep understanding of the fundamentals of computing. Topics that will be covered include instruction set architectures, computer arithmetic, RISC CPU and pipelining, memory hierarchy, networks on chip, parallel programming models, multicores and multiprocessors, graphics and computing GPUs, and game console architectures (such as Xbox360, PS3, Wii).
Today's global information infrastructure consists of various systems and devices interconnected via the Internet. Cellular and wired phone networks as well as TV (cable, dish) networks also play a key role in providing access. Where information resides has become less important compared to ubiquitous and quick availability of information. The quality of service experienced by a user or an application depends on the underlying network hardware (e.g., links, routers), protocols (e.g., TCP/IP) and characteristics (e.g., network traffic, access times and interference). Internet is a dynamically evolving systems held together by a set of protocols, in contrast to many other systems (e.g., microprocessors, workstations) that are designed by a close-knit group of designers. EE 456 introduces computer and communication networking principles and technologies that make such a complex global information infrastructure possible. Course will also provide an overview of sensor networking, an emergent technology that has the potential to dramatically change our interaction with physical world the way the Internet changed how we access information.
ECE 506 – Optical Interferometry and Laser Metrology
The subject of the course will be focused in describing and analyzing different schemes of interferometers and interferometric measurements. The course will review basic concepts related with light interference such coherence, laser sources, applications, high resolution metrology, etc. Students will be introduced to a number of interferometric techniques and data analysis to extract the information from raw data.
Fundamentals of quantum confinement, nanostructure optical properties, fabrication and characterization.
This course covers deregulated electrical power systems, system security, investments in generation and transmission, ancillary services, and nodal pricing.
Signal processing tools for analyzing power systems, voltage frequency, magnitude variations, unbalance, and wave form distortion are covered in this course.
Provide an introduction to WAMS for modern power grid including signal processing, communications and networking techniques in WAMS/WAMS applications.
Discrete time signals and systems, digital filter design and implementation, fast algorithms, quantization effects.
Mathematical and physical modeling pf biological systems. Mass transport in cellular environments. Electrical/mechanical properties of bio-molecules.
Higher-level behavior and issues that emerge from interaction between components in complex socio-technical systems.
Development and uses of accelerators and storage rings. Principles of electric and magnetic fields used to bend, focus & accelerate charged particles.
Fundamental ideas of radar operation and basic design of various radar types including current topics.
This course has online exams that require a proctor. Online proctoring is available through ProctorU. For traditional site-based proctoring, a Proctor Identification Form will be required.
Engineering concepts of high-power pulsed electronics and RF systems; how to produce and utilize intense beams. The conversion of electrical power.
Topics may include fundamentals of computer design, multiprocessors and thread-level parallelism, storage systems, and interconnection networks and clusters.
Embedded systems design including system level modeling, design space exploration, hardware-software partitioning, high-level synthesis.
This course has online exams that require a proctor. Online proctoring is available through ProctorU. For traditional site-based proctoring, a Proctor Agreement Form will be required
This course helps students develop a conceptual understanding of the systems engineering life-cycle process and familiarity with analysis techniques used in that process. It also introduces concepts of reliability and robustness, and rigorous tools for analysis and design with them in mind. The course utilizes real-world experience and case studies of working with a system through all phases of the system design process.
This class is offered online in a webinar-style format, and can be accessed synchronously or asynchronously. Synchronous means you can log on live and participate in the class as it is occurring on campus, but participation in this format is not mandatory. Asynchronous means you can access the video recording of the class sessions whenever it is convenient for you.
ECE 566 – Grid Integration of Wind Energy Systems
Aspects of integration of wind energy conversion systems (WECS) to electric power transmission grids.
Energy systems: renewable and traditional. Physics and operation of energy devices; solar-photovoltaic, wind energy, gas, coal and nuclear plants.
ECE 611 – Nonlinear Control Systems
Controller analysis and design for nonlinear and time-varying systems.
Introduction to modern robust control theory techniques for analysis and design of large-scale uncertain multivariable systems.
This course discusses energy networks, including generation, storage, and consumers, and a systems approach to analysis of distribution networks and transition to intelligent grid systems.
Interconnecting power electronic devices and renewable energy sources to power systems.
Advanced concepts in particle beam accelerator technology and engineering, linear accelerators and principles of intense pulsed electron ion beams.
ECE 647 – Synchrotron Rad, FELs and Hard X-Ray Optics (Fall, Odd Years)
Advanced concepts in particle beam accelerator technology and engineering, linear accelerators and principles of intense pulsed electron ion beams. Prerequisite/s: (ECE341 with a minimum grade of C) or (ECE342 with a minimum grade of C) or (PH351 with a minimum grade of C).
This course covers link technologies, multiple access, hardware and software for internetwork routing, switching flow control, multicast, performance, and applications.
ECE 673 – Thin Film Growth
Microstructures of physically vapor-deposited films; thin-film morphological development; atomistic processes of condensation, nucleation, and growth.