Courses

E&C-ENGR 5316 Artificial Neural and Adaptive Systems Credits: 3

This graduate course is a hands-on introduction to theory and applications of neurocomputing, including: classification, function approximation, supervised and unsupervised learning, time series analysis, and adaptive filtering using different feed-forward and recurrent artificial neural networks.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 341R (or COMP-SCI 5590CI).

E&C-ENGR 5318 Dynamical Systems and Complex Networks Credits: 3

An overview of classical dynamical systems, and its application in different fields such as Electrical Engineering (nonlinear circuits), Network Sciences, Epidemiology, and Ecology will be discussed. Phenomena such as chaos, bifurcation, and limit cycles will be examined. This course will also introduce and develop the mathematical theory of Complex Networks with applications to network-driven phenomena in Um Internet, search engines, social networks, the World Wide Web, information and biological networks; spectral graph theory; models of networks including random graphs, preferential attachment models, and the small-world models.

E&C-ENGR 5501AP Special Topics In Electrical Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5501NN Special Topics In Electrical Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5512 Microwave Remote Sensing Credits: 3

Basic principles of remote sensing including scattering, absorption, transmission, and reflection of microwave energy. Basic radiative transfer theory. Microwave remote sensing systems including altimeters, scatterometers, radiometers, & synthetic-aperture systems. Principle applications of remote sensing systems including imaging, atmospheric sounding, oceanographic monitoring, ice-sheet dynamics, etc.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 414.

E&C-ENGR 5513 Advanced Principles of RF/Microwave Engineering Credits: 3

General aspects of TE, TM and TEM mode propagation in waveguides; circular waveguides; optical waveguides; wave propagation on dielectric backed conductors; wire antennas equivalence principle and aperture antennas; antenna impedance and mutual coupling in arrays; array beamforming; scattering matrix representations; impedance matching; resonators; filters, couplers and power-dividers; microstriplines and striplines; r.f. propagation in wireless and radar systems; conformal mapping techniques ad applications (optional).

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 302, E&C-ENGR 380, E&C-ENGR 381, knowledge in Engineering Computation, Technical Writing Skills.

E&C-ENGR 5516 Computer Networks Credits: 3

Concepts and goals of computer networking, structure of computer networks, OSI model and layers, network control, analysis, design and management, data communication techniques including fiber optics, WAN, MAN and LAN architecture and protocols, internetworking, case studies and hand-on studying the performance by analytic modeling and computer simulation.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 424.

E&C-ENGR 5518 Advanced Radar Systems & Techniques Credits: 3

Radar equation; MTI, Pulsed Doppler and Tracking Radars; Detection of and information from Radar Signals; Radar Antennas, Transmitters and Receivers; Radar Propagation and clutter.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 302, E&C-ENGR 380.

E&C-ENGR 5528 Advanced Embedded Systems Credits: 3

This course examines the hardware/software aspects associated with developing microcontroller-based computer systems. The students learn about the architecture and assembly language for popular microcontrollers and how to take advantage of a variety of input/output options that include binary ports, A/D and D/A converters, communication ports, and interfacing techniques for various applications. Graduate students are required to do Embedded Systems lab experiments.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 426, E&C-ENGR 427.

E&C-ENGR 5530 Digital Electronics Credits: 3

Electronic hardware aspects of digital systems. Includes state-of-the-art information on integrated-circuit logic devices and their applications.

E&C-ENGR 5532 Biomedical Instrumentation Credits: 3

Biomedical objectives, physical and engineering principles; optimal equipment design and actual performance of biomedical instrumentation; considers practical instrumentation problem solutions and unsolved problems.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 330.

E&C-ENGR 5533 Analog Integrated Circuit Design Credits: 3

This course will cover the analysis and design of analog and mixed signal integrated circuits, with an emphasis on design principles for realizing state-of-the-art analog circuits. The course will provide the critical concepts by giving physical and intuitive explanations in addition to the quantitative analysis of important analog building block circuits. First-order hand calculations and extensive computer simulations are utilized for performance evaluation and circuit design. Students will be required to complete a final project which will involve the design at the layout level of an analog circuit. Successful designs will be fabricated through the MOSIS Educational Service.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 276, E&C-ENGR 330.

E&C-ENGR 5534 Computer Arithmetic Credits: 3

Computer arithmetic is a sub field of digital computer organization. It deals with the hardware realization of arithmetic functions to support various computer architectures as well as with arithmetic algorithms for firmware/software implementation. A major thrust of digital computer arithmetic is the design of hardware algorithms and circuits to enhance the speed of various numeric operations. Verilog HDL is used as tool to simulate the algorithms and circuits.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 226, E&C-ENGR 5535.

E&C-ENGR 5535 Hdl-Based Digital Systems Design Credits: 3

This course covers hardware design techniques using a Hardware Description Language (HDL). It also discusses several digital system design methodologies, including structural specifications of hardware, HDL-based simulations and testbenches. Courses focus on the synthesis methodologies for use-defined primitives (UPD), data types, operators, Verilog constructs multiplexed datapaths, buses, bus drivers, FSMs, assignments, case, functions, tasks, named events and rapid prototyping techniques with Verlog HDL, ASICs and FPGAs.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 226.

E&C-ENGR 5536 Power Electronics II Credits: 3

Circuit concepts and analysis techniques for transistor switching regulators, thyristor choppers, transistor inverters, self-commutated thyristor investers and cycloconverters.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 436.

E&C-ENGR 5537 Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Design Credits: 3

Modern integrated circuit design often requires the integration of analog and digital circuits on the same chip. This integration provides numerous advantages over purely analog or digital approaches. This course will cover the analysis and design of mixed-signal integrated circuits and will address the challenges of having both analog and digital circuits on the same substrate. Important mixed-signal circuits such as data converters and filters will be studied in detail.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 433 (or E&C-ENGR 5533).

E&C-ENGR 5542 Introduction to VLSI Design Credits: 3

With a focus on CMOS Digital technology this course covers the basic concepts of integrated circuits, various methods of designing VLSI circuits, and techniques to analyze performance metrics (speed, area, power and noise). Clocking, interconnect and scaling issues of integrated circuit will also be discussed. It will cover device, interconnect and circuit level implementation issues of both logic and memory circuits. To familiarize students with the realities of design complexities and layout environment they will get exposure to VLSI CAD tools in the following levels - schematic, layout, extraction and circuit simulation through the labs and projects.

E&C-ENGR 5556 Advanced Instrumentation and Control Credits: 3

The instrumentation and control of industrial processes and systems. Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers. Simulation modeling of various systems.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 358 (or MEC-ENGR 415).

E&C-ENGR 5557 Fundamentals of Solar Photovoltaic Cells Credits: 3

The science and engineering of solar cell/solar photovoltaic (PV) spans several disciplines namely physics, chemistry, electronic and electrical engineering. Even though solar cell related researches are carried out in those traditional disciplines but it is not widely taught as a comprehensive course. This course highlights the fundamental science and engineering of solar PV devices, solar energy conversion as well as solar cell manufacturing issues. It covers from basic to modern solar PV devices, including typical solar cell materials, basic device physics, ideal and non-ideal models, device parameters and design, and device fabrication.

E&C-ENGR 5558 Automatic Control System Design Credits: 3

Techniques for feedback system design and analysis; computational aids, compensator design and examples, state variable methods, non-linear systems, ad sampled-data control systems.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 226, E&C-ENGR 358.

E&C-ENGR 5559 Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems Credits: 3

The course presents an updated background of world energy production and consumption, a summary of the solar spectrum, how to locate the sun and how to optimize the capture of its energy, as well as the various components that are used in PV systems. Some section of the course has also been added to explain why certain photovoltaic (PV) designs are done in certain ways, as well as how the design process is implemented. Economic and environmental issues as PV design criteria are discussed along with the most recently available technology and design and installation practice.

E&C-ENGR 5560 Electric Power Distribution Systems Credits: 3

Operation and design of utility and industrial distribution systems including distribution system planning; load characteristics; application of distribution transformers; design of subtransmission lines, distribution substations, primary systems, secondary systems, Smart Grid; application of capacitors; voltage regulation and reliability.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 466.

E&C-ENGR 5563 Sustainable Energy System Engineering Credits: 3

This course focuses on understanding the theory and application of emerging energy technologies, including solar, wind, biomass, oceanic, geothermal, hydropower, fuel cell (hydrogen), nuclear, and other more exotic energy sources. A premise of the course is that a sustainable energy technology must both be technically feasible and economically viable. We consequently investigate the above energy technologies and the technological promise, progress, and application of each energy source, as well as its economic opportunities and challenges. Renewable energy sources will be highlighted with a focus on projections for a sustainable energy future.

E&C-ENGR 5565 Auxiliary Electric System Design Credits: 3

This course provides design, operation, contingency analysis and black start requirements of an Auxiliary Electric System (AES) for a coal fired power plant using industry standards (IEEE-666, NEMA MG-1, ANSI C57 and C37 as well as relevant IEC).

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 466 or Department Approval.

E&C-ENGR 5567 Power Systems II Credits: 3

This course covers power system matrices, power flow analysis, Gauss-Seidel and Newton-Raphson techniques, fast-decoupled load flow, economic dispatch, transient stability and operation, and power system control.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 358, E&C-ENGR 466.

E&C-ENGR 5568 Economics of Power Systems Credits: 3

Transmission loss formula coefficients, incremental costs and losses, economic scheduling of generation, and applications.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 466, E&C-ENGR 467.

E&C-ENGR 5569 Reliability of Electric Power Systems Credits: 3

Development and use of mathematical models for the calculation and estimation of various measures of reliability in electric power systems, Reliability restoration times and cost assessment of generation, transmission, distribution and composite systems are analyzed.

Prerequisites: COMP-SCI 394R.

E&C-ENGR 5570 Principles of Digital Communication Systems Credits: 3

Principles of random processes, information sources and source coding, modulation and demodulation, block and convolutional error control coding, and equalization.

Prerequisites: COMP-SCI 394R (or equivalent), E&C-ENGR 380.

E&C-ENGR 5572 Antennas & Propagation For Wireless Systems Credits: 3

This course introduces the mathematical aspects of the basic antenna parameters such as vector potential, gain, directivity, impedance, radiation patterns, and develops a comprehensive theory of antenna arrays including the effects of mutual coupling. In-depth modeling studies for wire, aperture and microstrip antennas, is presented; diffraction of plane electromagnetic (TE and TM) waves by perfectly conducting half-planes and wedges- applications to site-specific propagation path modeling in wireless systems.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 341R (or equivalent), E&C-ENGR 412 (or equivalent), written communication skills.

E&C-ENGR 5573 Advanced Electric Power Lab Credits: 3

Advanced applications of concepts experienced in Generating Plants, Substations and Power Plants of fundamentals and concepts of power systems to practical power plan and industrial applications. Operational limitations of all components of power system equipment. Single and Three Phase Circuits, Generators/Alternators, Transformers, Motors, and specialty items (Coronal mass Ejection, Ferroresonance, System Protection).

Prerequisites:E&C-ENGR 466 (or equivalent) and Consent of the Department.

E&C-ENGR 5577 Wireless Communications Credits: 3

Principles of the design and analysis of wireless communications, Study of propagation mechanisms, statistical characterization of wireless channels, diversity and MIMO, spread spectrum and CDMA, Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM).

Prerequisites: COMP-SCI 394R (or equivalent).

E&C-ENGR 5578 Multimedia Communication Credits: 3

Visual communication is dominating the Internet and mobile networks. This class covers topics on video signal processing, modeling, compression, and communication. Includes information theory foundations on source coding, lossless coding schemes, video coding framework, as well as the current status of video coding standards and multimedia communication systems.

E&C-ENGR 5579 Digital Signal Processing in Telecommunications Credits: 3

Applications of digital signal processing in telecommunications systems; oversampling and quantization, Delta-Sigma modulation, linear predictive speech coding, adaptive filtering, echo canceller, adaptive receivers and equalizers for wireless communication, digital cellular, CDMA.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 474, E&C-ENGR 480.

E&C-ENGR 5580 Digital Signal Processing Credits: 3

Analysis and representation of discrete-time signals and systems including a discussion of discrete-time convolution, difference equations, the z-transform and the discrete Fourier transform. Similarities with and distinctions between discrete-time and continuous-time signals and systems. Digital network structures for implementation of both recursive (infinite impulse response) and nonrecursive) finite impulse response) digital filters. FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) algorithm for computation of the discrete Fourier transform. Graduate students will be expected to successfully complete a number of additional projects as compared with E&C-ENGR 480.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 380.

E&C-ENGR 5582 Image Analysis and Retrieval Credits: 3

Image is an essential form of information representation and communication in modern society with many applications ranging from photography, entertainment, education, defence to medical. A good understanding of the vast amount of image content at signal, image formation, syntactic and semantic levels, would be essential to create new capability and enabling new applications. The course is project based, teaching both theory and practical algorithm and system solutions for image formation/representation, analysis/understanding, image features computing and aggregation, indexing, hashing, and retrieval, as well as applications in mobile visual search, augmented reality and image based navigation.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 5580 or equivalent.

E&C-ENGR 5584 Advanced Digital Image Processing Credits: 3

Fundamentals of applied grayscale digital image processing, image sensing and acquisition and quantization, basic set and discrete convolution operations with images, intensity transformations and spatial domain filtering via convolutional masks (smoothing, Laplacian and gradient masks), frequency domain filtering via the two-dimensional discrete transform, two-dimensional sampling and Nyquist theory, frequency domain filtering using lowpass/highpass, rectangular, round, Guassian and Butterworth filters, image restoration using noise filtering via mean order-statistic and adaptive filters, bandpass, band reject and notch filters, Weiner filters, image deblurring filters, computed aided tomography (i.e. CAT scans), morphological image processing and image segmentation.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 380 (Or equivalent undergraduate course in signal processing) and prior experience with MATLAB.

E&C-ENGR 5586 Pattern Recognition Credits: 3

Decision functions, distance measures, minimum distance classifiers, hard clustering methods, fuzzy clustering methods, statistical pattern recognition methods, Bayesian classifiers, error probabilities, estimation of density functions, perceptrons, least-mean-square algorithms, feature selection, dimensionality reduction and syntactic pattern recognition.

Prerequisites: COMP-SCI 394R (or STAT 436), a course in high-level programming language.

E&C-ENGR 5588 Communication Theory I Credits: 3

Generalized communication systems, signal processing, signals as random processes, optimum receivers.

Prerequisites: COMP-SCI 394R, a statistics course.

E&C-ENGR 5590 Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590AC Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590AD Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering

E&C-ENGR 5590AE Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590AN Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590AR Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering

E&C-ENGR 5590AS Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590AV Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590AW Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590B Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590BB Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590BE Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590BI Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590BP Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590C Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590CA Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590CD Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590CI Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590CL Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590CN Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590CS Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590CT Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590DC Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590DE Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590DS Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590EN Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590ER Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590ES Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590ET Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590FC Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590HF Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590IC Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590IE Special Topics Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590IN Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering

E&C-ENGR 5590IP Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590IR Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590MC Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590ML Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering

E&C-ENGR 5590MS Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590MW Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590NA Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590NG Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590NM Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590NN Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590NR Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590NT Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590ON Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590OT Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590PB Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering

E&C-ENGR 5590PD Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590PG Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590PL Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590PL2 Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590PL3 Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590PQ Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590PR Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590PS Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

E&C-ENGR 5590PV Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590RD Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590RE Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590RF Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590SC Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590SD Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590SI Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering

E&C-ENGR 5590SL Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590SP Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590T Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590TC Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590VL Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590WC Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590WW Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5590WX Special Topics Credits: 1-3

E&C-ENGR 5590XX Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5597 Directed Readings Credits: 1-3

Readings in an electrical and computer engineering areas selected by the graduate student in consultation with a faculty member. Arrangements must be made prior to registration.

E&C-ENGR 5598 Research Seminar Credits: 1-3

Graduate research and/or readings in an electrical and computer engineering area selected by the graduate student in consultation with a faculty member. Arrangements must be made prior to registration.

E&C-ENGR 5599 Research Credits: 1-6

Independent investigation in field of electrical engineering to be presented in the form of a thesis.

E&C-ENGR 5600 Problems Credits: 2-5

Supervised investigation in electrical engineering to be presented in form of report.

E&C-ENGR 5606 Electromagnetic Scattering and Antenna Theory Credits: 3

Dyadic analysis; integral equations and Green's functions; field theorems-uniqueness, induction equivalence, reciprocity; image and Babinet's Principles; applications to antennas; method of stationary phase and applications to aperture antennas; array antennas and mutual coupling analysis; method of moments; asymptotic techniques and applications to EM scattering from wedges, cylinders, and spheres; RF propagation path loss modeling and conformal antennas.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 412.

E&C-ENGR 5616 Parallel and Distributed Processing Credits: 3

Covers the fundamental issues involved in designing and writing programs for simultaneous execution. Semaphores and monitor constructs are covered to provide a basis for critical section programming. Expansion of these concepts provide a basis for the analysis and design of control systems for multiprocessor devices and computer networks.

Prerequisites: A systems programming course.

E&C-ENGR 5617 Neural Network Based Computing System Credits: 3

The course will consider computing systems based on neural networks and learning models, along with implementations and applications of such systems.

E&C-ENGR 5618 Artificial Intelligence Credits: 3

Concepts, theories, and models pertaining to neural nets, pattern recognition, learning systems, and programmed problem solving.

E&C-ENGR 5619 Theory of Automata Credits: 3

Sequential machines: Turing machines; deterministic and stochastic automata; applications of automata.

E&C-ENGR 5624 Digital Software Systems Design Credits: 3

Characteristics and parameters of various software subsystem including assemblers, compilers, utility programs, special programming packages, interpreters, and operating systems; and principles of organization into efficient systems.

E&C-ENGR 5633 Nanoelectronics II: Nanoscale Integration & Manufacturing Credits: 3

This course is continuation of Nanoscale Devices and circuits course offered in Fall 2016. In this course students will learn theory about semiconductor processing, and their applications. Limitations of existing process techniques will be discussed, and advances in both physical implementation and circuit/integration techniques will be introduced. Some example of topics that will be covered are: optical lithogrpahy, EUV lithography, nanoimprint, implantation, manufacturing aware circuit design, etc. The laboratory work will include modeling and simulation with state-of-the-art semiconductor processing and device simulation tools such as: SRIM, Sentaurus TCAD Process, Sentaurus TCAD Device, etc. Research intensive course.

Co-requisites: E&C-ENGR 5542.

E&C-ENGR 5635 Vlsi Systems Design Credits: 3

Course discuss design of the MOSFETs (nFETs and pFETs), and high speed CMOS cascades in VLSI. It also covers the design of various arithmetic circuits, different fast adders, memories, and chip-level physical designs requirements in the VLSI subsystems are also the focus of this course. It uses Verilog HDL/VHDL as a tool to design VLSI systems.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 5535 (or knowledge of VHDL).

E&C-ENGR 5642 Advanced VLSI Design Credits: 3

Course focuses on the issues and challenges of high performance VLSI circuits and systems. The course will be based on papers published in accredited journals and conference proceedings. The goals of this course: (1) Familiarize students with the current and emerging trends, issues and design alternatives of deep submicron and nanoscale IC technologies; (2) Help students acquire the knowledge and skills required for graduate study and research, and professional careers in IC industry; and (3) Teach students how to collect and survey technical materials, develop new research ideas, write research papers, and present technical contents in front of an audience.

E&C-ENGR 5644 Liapunov and Related Nonlinear Methods in Automatic Control Credits: 3

A study of nonlinear methods in automatic control including phase plane analysis, describing function techniques, basic definitions and theorems of Liapunov, methods of generating Liapunov functions, applications of Liapunov's methods, and Popov's methods.

E&C-ENGR 5645 Optimal Control Theory Credits: 3

Analysis and design of dynamic systems using optimal control theory parameter optimization, dynamic optimization, computational methods, differential games.

E&C-ENGR 5646 Stochastic Optimal Estimation and Control Credits: 3

Surveys random process theory; stochastic control and optimization; estimation and filtering based on Kalman-Bucy techniques; stochastic stability; adaptive and learning control systems.

E&C-ENGR 5660 Power-Systems Stability Credits: 3

Performance of synchronous machines under transient conditions, power system stability, system fault computations using symmetrical components; computer solutions of power system problems.

E&C-ENGR 5661 Solid State Energy Conversion Credits: 3

Solid state direct energy conversion; and design of thermoelectric generators and heat pumps.

E&C-ENGR 5662 Power Electronic Drives Credits: 3

Advanced study of dc and ac motor drives controlled by power electronic methods, including phase controlled rectifier de chopper, cycloconverter, variable frequency inverters.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 5536.

E&C-ENGR 5664 Lightning and Switching Surges in Power Systems Credits: 3

Overvoltage, switching surge and lightning effects of a power system. Use of grounding and lightning arresters. Effects of surges off and on machines.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 466 (or equivalent), E&C-ENGR 467 (or equivalent).

E&C-ENGR 5668 Advanced Computer Methods in Power System Analysis Credits: 3

Power system matrices. Sparse matrix methods. Advanced load flow analysis techniques and concepts. Contingency analysis. State estimation.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 466, strong background in FORTRAN or C.

E&C-ENGR 5670 Direct Current Power Systems Credits: 3

Characteristic and performance analysis of DC transmission lines and associated conversion systems.

E&C-ENGR 5672 Power Systems Relaying Credits: 3

Theory of relaying systems for power system protection, improvement of power system stability. Relay coordination; performance of relays during transient swings and out-of-step conditions.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 466.

E&C-ENGR 5674 Machine Intelligence Credits: 3

Formal languages in relation to natural language processing; formal languages, graphs, and image processing; formal logic and automated theorem proving; natural language processing; aspects of problem solving and heuristic programming.

E&C-ENGR 5675 Introduction to the Modeling and Management of Uncertainty Credits: 3

Theoretical and practical issues in the modeling and management of uncertainty. Topics include probabilistic uncertainty, belief theory and fuzzy set theory. Applications to computer vision, pattern recognition and expert systems.

E&C-ENGR 5676 Advanced Electric Circuit Analysis Credits: 3

Specialized study of mathematical analysis as applied to solutions of circuit networks with fixed and variable parameters.

E&C-ENGR 5677 Network Synthesis Credits: 3

Surveys linear active and nonreciprocal circuit elements, reliability conditions, methods for synthesizing active networks, and practical applications.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 5676.

E&C-ENGR 5680 Digital and Sample-Data Systems Credits: 3

Introduces sampling and quantization, design of digital and sample-data systems, digital filters, adaptive sampling and quantization.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 480.

E&C-ENGR 5681 Applications Of Transforms Credits: 3

Applications of Laplace and other transform methods of solution of circuit and field problems.

E&C-ENGR 5682 Coding Theory II Credits: 3

Further study of error-correcting codes; ring and cyclic codes, linear switching circuits, burst error codes, codes for arithmetic units, etc.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 5579.

E&C-ENGR 5684 Computer Vision Credits: 3

Image processing methods for segmentation, object representation, scene description and scene interpretation.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 484.

E&C-ENGR 5688 Communication Theory II Credits: 3

Probability theory of analog and digital communication in the presence of random process noise. Encoding systems, detection systems, optimum receivers.

Prerequisites: E&C-ENGR 472.

E&C-ENGR 5690 Advanced Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5690EM Advanced Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5690ET Advanced Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering Credits: 1-4

E&C-ENGR 5690ND Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering Credits: 1-3

E&C-ENGR 5697 Advanced Directed Readings Credits: 1-5

Advanced readings in an electrical and computer engineering area selected by the graduate student in consultation with a faculty member. Arrangements must be made prior to registration.

E&C-ENGR 5698 Advanced Research Seminar Credits: 1-5

Advanced Graduate research and/or readings in an electrical and computer engineering area selected by the doctoral student in consultation with a faculty member. Arrangements must be made prior to registration.

E&C-ENGR 5699 Dissertation Research Credits: 1-9

Doctoral Dissertation