Graduate course descriptions

ECE 5020: Matrix Computation I. Cr. 4 (LCT: 4)

Crosslisted as CSC 6620
Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or CSC 2110 or equiv.; and BE 2550 for engineering students.
Description: Background matrix algebra; linear system sensitivity; basic transformations; Gaussian elimination; symmetric systems; positive definite systems; Householder method for least squares problems; unsymmetric eigenvalue problems; the QR algorithm.
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Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Winter 2016 MW-1145-1335 Goel, Narendra

ECE 5100: Engineering Physiology. Cr. 4 (LCT: 4)

Crosslisted as BME 5010, CHE 5100, IE 5100, ME 5100
Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or BME 5005 or consent of instructor.
Description: The basic principles of human physiology presented from the engineering viewpoint. Bodily functions, their regulation and control discussed in quantitative terms and illustrated by simple mathematical models when feasible.
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Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Winter 2016 MW-1530-1720 Kavdia, Mahendra
Winter 2016 MW-1530-1720 Borisov, Andrei
Fall 2016 TR-1530-1720 Kavdia, Mahendra
Winter 2017 TR-1830-2010 Ren, Wei-Ping

ECE 5325: Smart Sensors and Fuel Cells. Cr. 4

Crosslisted as AET 5325
Prerequisite: Senior standing in a B.S. program.
Description: Study of a multi-domain simulation program which enables engineers to study complex systems such as fuel cells, MEMS, and automotive power distribution systems.
Links: Syllabus

Not Currently Offered

ECE 5330: Modeling and Control of Power Electronics and Electric Vehicle Powertrains. Cr. 4

Crosslisted as EVE 5430, AET 5330
Prerequisite: Senior standing in science or engineering discipline.
Description: Basic methodologies for modeling, control system design, system coordination, and optimization of renewable power sources and power electronics systems.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 TR-1730-1920 Wang, Le
Fall 2016 TR-1730-1920 Wang, Le
Fall 2017 TR-1730-1910 Wang, Le

ECE 5370: Mechatronic System Design I. Cr. 4

Crosslisted as BME 5530
Prerequisite: ECE 4600 or equiv.; written consent of instructor.
Description: Students work in small groups to design and build "smart" devices or systems. These products will integrate sensors, digital logic and/or microprocessors, and user interfacing. The products will be requested by a "client" and students will work as part of a cross-disciplinary team.
Links: Syllabus

Not Currently Offered

ECE 5380: Mechatronic System Design II. Cr. 4

Crosslisted as BME 5540
Prerequisite: ECE 4600 or equiv.; written consent of instructor.
Description: Students work in small groups to design and build "smart" devices or systems. These products will integrate sensors, digital logic and/or micropro­cessors, and user interfacing. The products will be requested by a "client" and the students will work as part of a cross-disciplinary team.
Links: Syllabus

Not Currently Offered

ECE 5410: Power Electronics and Control. Cr. 4 (LCT: 3)

Crosslisted as EVE 5410
Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or ECE 4330.
Description: Control of electric energy using solid-state devices, diodes, thyristors, triacs; mathematical analysis of circuits containing these devices; power converters and control; solid-state drives for motor control.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Winter 2016 TR-1040-1230 Wang, Caisheng
Winter 2017 TR-1030-1210 Wang, Caisheng

ECE 5425: Introduction to Robotic Systems. Cr. 4

Prerequisite: BE 2550 and BE 1500; or ECE 5020 and BME 5020.
Description: Introduction to robot kinematics and control. Computational algorithms for robot movement, sensor fusion, and intelligent behavior, which are needed to build a system that performs actions and interacts with its environment.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 MW-1040-1230 Pandya, Abhilash
Fall 2016 TR-1040-1230 Pandya, Abhilash
Fall 2017 TR-1030-1210 Pandya, Abhilash

ECE 5430: Electric Energy Systems Engineering. Cr. 4 (LCT: 4)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or ECE 4330.
Description: Transmission capacity, load characteristics, power frequency control. Energy system component analysis and modeling. Steady-state analysis, load-flow problem and algorithms, optimal dispatch. Transient stability by simulation and direct methods.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 TR-1040-1230 Wang, Caisheng
Fall 2016 TR-1040-1230 Wang, Caisheng
Fall 2017 TR-1030-1210 Wang, Caisheng

ECE 5440: Computer-Controlled Systems. Cr. 4

Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or ECE 4470 or CHE 4600 or ME 4420 or former ME 5540.
Description: Introduction to z-transform and sampling theory. Digital controller design using both transfer function techniques and state space methods. Implementation aspects of computer-controlled systems.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Winter 2016 TR-1040-1230 Ying, Hao
Fall 2016 MW-1530-1720 Ying, Hao
Fall 2017 MW-1430-1610 Ying, Hao

ECE 5450: Control and Optimization for Integrated Electric-drive Vehicle Systems. Cr. 4

Crosslisted as EVE 5450
Prerequisite: EVE 5430; open only to Engineering graduate students and undergraduates with senior standing, others by consent of instructor.
Description: Understanding of how to control a system using modern control theory, how to optimize the performance of a system using various optimization technologies, and how to apply the control and optimization technologies to EDV systems.
Links: Syllabus

Not Currently Offered

ECE 5470: Control Systems II. Cr. 4 (LCT: 4)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or ECE 4470.
Description: State space representation of systems; stability and Liapunov methods, controllability and observability, pole placement design using state feedback, observer design, optimal control, linear quadratic regulators, Kalman filter.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Winter 2016 MW-1730-1920 Lin, Feng
Winter 2017 MW-1730-1910 Lin, Feng
Fall 2017 TR-1430-1610 Lin, Feng

ECE 5550: Solid State Electronics. Cr. 4 (LCT: 4)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or ECE 4570, ECE 4800, or consent of instructor.
Description: Physical basis for the opto-electric properties of solids with particular emphasis on semiconductors. Basic principles associated with solid-state devices. Extrinsic and intrinsic semiconductors. Behavior of P-N junctions, bi-polar and field-effect transistors. PC-based simulation of device characteristics using the PC1D simulator.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 MW-1730-1920 Chen, Pai-Yen
Winter 2016 MW-1730-1920 Chen, Pai-Yen
Fall 2016 MW-1730-1920 Chen, Pai-Yen
Winter 2017 MW-0830-1010 Chen, Pai-Yen

ECE 5575: Introduction to Micro and Nano Electro Mechanical Systems. Cr. 4

Prerequisite: Senior or graduate student in engineering or written consent of instructor.
Description: Introduction of fabrication technologies and designs of fundamental Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS).
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2017 TR-1930-2110 Xu, Yong

ECE 5610: Introduction to Parallel and Distributed Systems. Cr. 4

Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or CSC 2000.
Description: Fundamentals of parallels and distributed systems. Programming experience in both computing environments.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 MW-1800-1920 Grosu, Daniel
Fall 2016 MW-1930-2120 Grosu, Daniel
Fall 2017 MW-1930-2110 Grosu, Daniel

ECE 5620: Embedded System Design. Cr. 4 (LCT: 4)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or ECE 4600 or consent of instructor.
Description: Microcontroller architecture and its subsystems. Wired and wireless protocols for vehicular networking applications. Design and implementation of real-time embedded systems.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 MW-1530-1720 Mahmud, Syed
Winter 2016 MW-1730-1920 Mahmud, Syed
Fall 2016 MW-1530-1720 Mahmud, Syed
Winter 2017 TR-1730-1910 Mahmud, Syed

ECE 5650: Computer Networks and Programming. Cr. 4

Prerequisite: CSC 2000; junior standing or above.
Description: Fundamentals of computer networks. TCP/IP and Internet protocols. Mobile and wireless networking. Network programming.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 MW-1040-1220 Sarhan, Nabil
Winter 2016 MW-1530-1720 Sarhan, Nabil
Fall 2016 MW-1040-1220 Sarhan, Nabil
Winter 2017 W-1700-2020 Sarhan, Nabil

ECE 5680: Computer-Aided Logical Design and FPGAs. Cr. 4 (LCT: 4)

Prerequisite: ECE 4680.
Description: Threshold, symmetric functions, and iterative net­works. Multivalued and fuzzy logic. Complex sequential machine realization. State equivalence and minimization. Automata and linear machines. State identification and fault detection.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Winter 2016 TR-1930-2120 Singh, Harpreet
Winter 2016 TR-1930-2120 Almatrood, Amjad
Winter 2016 TR-1930-2120 Adhem, Kholod
Winter 2017 TR-1930-2110 Singh, Harpreet

ECE 5690: Introduction to Digital Image Processing. Cr. 4

Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or BE 2500, ECE 4330, ECE 4050, or equiv.
Description: Concepts of digital image processing from an operational perspective, with good exposure to theory. Accessibility of DIP to engineering. Detailed review of current techniques.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Winter 2017 MW-1030-1210 Han, Xiaoyan
Fall 2017 MW-1030-1210 Han, Xiaoyan

ECE 5700: Digital Communications. Cr. 4 (LCT: 4)

Prerequisite: ECE 4700 or equiv.
Description: Digital modulators and demodulators, M-ary PSK, M-ary FSK, optimal receiver for AWGN channel. correlator receiver, matched filter receiver, analysis of probability of bit errors for digital communication systems, Shannon limit, simulation of digital communication system.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 TR-1530-1720 Liu, John
Fall 2016 TR-1530-1720 Liu, John
Fall 2017 TR-0830-1010 Liu, John

ECE 5770: Digital Signal Processing. Cr. 4 (LCT: 4)

Prerequisite: ECE 4700.
Description: Analysis of discrete signals and systems. Applications to digital filtering, active filters, digital communication and encoding.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 MW-1730-1920 Brandenburg, Jacob
Fall 2017 MW-1430-1610 Han, Xiaoyan

ECE 5870: Optical Communication Networks. Cr. 4 (LCT: 4)

Prerequisite: ECE 4700, ECE 4850.
Description: Laser and detectors; modulation and demodulation; optical transmitters and receivers; optical filters; optical amplifiers; architecture and network control; multiaccess networks; FDDI networks, SONET/SDH, ATM, system performance.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 TR-1530-1720 Avrutsky, Ivan
Fall 2016 TR-1530-1720 Avrutsky, Ivan
Fall 2017 TR-1730-1910 Avrutsky, Ivan

ECE 5990: Directed Study. Cr. 1-4 (Max. 4) (IND: 1)

Prerequisite: Admission to M.S. program, written approval of proposed study outline by advisor and chairperson prior to registration.
Description: Supervised study and instruction in the field selected by the student.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Winter 2016 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Fall 2016 -- Han, Xiaoyan
Winter 2017 -- Elnaggar, Mohammed

ECE 5995: Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering I. Cr. 1-4 (Max. 8) (LCT: 1)

Prerequisite: Written consent of instructor. Maximum of eight credits in Special Topics may be elected in any one degree program.
Description: Special subject matter in electrical and computer engineering. Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Winter 2016 MW-1730-1920 Nazri, Gholam-Abbas
Fall 2016 TR-1730-1920 Nazri, Gholam-Abbas
Winter 2017 MW-1930-2110 Nazri, Gholam-Abbas
Winter 2017 MW-1730-1910 Nazri, Gholam-Abbas

ECE 6100: Enabling Technology. Cr. 3-4

Crosslisted as ECE 6100, BME 6500
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Description: Principles of application of enabling technology: across life stages, for differing ethnic and cultural backgrounds, for individuals with varying functional abilities.
Links: Syllabus

Not Currently Offered

ECE 6180: Biomedical Instrumentation. Cr. 4 (LCT: 4)

Crosslisted as BME 6480, IE 6180, ME 6180
Prerequisite: ECE 3300, BME 5010 or BMS 6550 (or former BMS 5550), and BME 5020.
Description: Engineering principles of physiological measurements, signal conditioning equipment, amplifiers, recorders and transducers. Recent advances in instrumentation.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Winter 2017 TR-1230-1410 Kou, Zhifeng

ECE 6570: Smart Sensor Technology I: Design. Cr. 4

Crosslisted as BME 6470, PHY 6570
Prerequisite: B.S. degree in engineering or science.
Description: Offered for graduate credit only. Introduction to various types of sensors and the design of basic analog VLSI circuit building blocks.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 WF-1530-1720 Auner, Gregory
Fall 2016 WF-1530-1720 Cheng, Ming-Cheng

ECE 6660: Introduction to VLSI Systems. Cr. 4 (LCT: 4)

Prerequisite: ECE 4680.
Description: Survey of very large scale integrated circuit components and design procedures. MOS fabrication, MOS gates, circuit architecture, device design, manufacturing and interface techniques. Material Fee as given in Schedule of Classes.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2016 TR-1730-1920 Alazzawi, Lubna
Fall 2017 TR-1730-1910 Singh, Harpreet

ECE 6991: Industrial Internship. Cr. 1-4 (Max. 4)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Offered for graduate credit only.
Description: Offered for S and U grades only. Internship experience that satisfies the curricular practical training requirements.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Winter 2016 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Fall 2016 -- Han, Xiaoyan
Winter 2017 -- Elnaggar, Mohammed

ECE 7030: Mathematical Methods in Engineering I. Cr. 4

Prerequisite: ECE 4330.
Description: Introduction to functional analysis. Banach and Hilbert spaces. Fixed-point and projection theorem techniques. Approximation, estimation, and optimization theory. Applications to numerical and error analysis, non-linear equations, and modeling system identification.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 MW-1530-1720 Avrutsky, Ivan
Fall 2016 MW-1530-1720 Avrutsky, Ivan
Fall 2017 MW-1730-1910 Avrutsky, Ivan

ECE 7100: Mathematical Modeling in Impact Biomechanics. Cr. 3-4 (LCT: 4)

Crosslisted as BME 7100, IE 7100, ME 7100
Prerequisite: ME 3400, and ECE 5100 or BMS 6550 (or former BMS 5550); consent of instructor.
Description: Review of models created for impact simulations. Regional impact simulation models. Human and dummy models subject to various restraint systems.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2016 MW-1730-1920 King, Albert
Fall 2017 MW-1830-2010 King, Albert

ECE 7160: Impact Biomechanics. Cr. 4 (LCT: 4)

Crosslisted as BME 7160, IE 7160, ME 7160
Prerequisite: ME 2400, and BME 5010 or BMS 6550 (or former BMS 5550).
Description: Biomechanical response of the body regions and the whole body to impact. Mechanisms of injury in blunt impact. Effects of restraints on injury reduction. Development of test surrogates such as dummies.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 MW-1730-1920 Cavanaugh, John
Winter 2017 TR-1630-1810 Cavanaugh, John

ECE 7400: Medical Robotics and Systems. Cr. 4

Crosslisted as ECE 7400, BME 7400
Prerequisite: ECE 5020 or equiv.
Description: Technology that interfaces computer engineering and electronics with surgery; introduction of key concepts in the field, including medical robotics, image-guided surgery, segmentation/3D modeling, medical simulation, and medical sensors.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Winter 2016 TR-1530-1720 Pandya, Abhilash
Winter 2017 TR-1630-1810 Pandya, Abhilash

ECE 7420: Nonlinear Control Systems. Cr. 4

Crosslisted as ME 7590
Prerequisite: ME 5550 or ECE 5470 or ECE 5440.
Description: Review of nonlinear control problems in industries, analysis of nonlinear systems using phase plane, Lyapunov describing function methods, design of nonlinear controllers, applications to the control of robots, aircrafts and automotives.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 TR-1530-1720 Wang, Le
Fall 2016 TR-1530-1720 Wang, Le
Fall 2017 TR-1030-1210 Lin, Feng

ECE 7430: Control of Discrete Event Systems. Cr. 4

Prerequisite: ECE 5440 or ECE 5470 or ME 5550.
Description: Automation model of discrete event systems; formal languages and regular expressions; supervisory control; controllability and observability; decentralized control and co-observability; timed discrete event systems; performance analysis; applications to manufacturing systems and power systems.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Winter 2016 MW-1040-1230 Lin, Feng
Winter 2017 MW-1030-1210 Lin, Feng

ECE 7440: Dynamic Systems and Optimal Control. Cr. 4 (LCT: 4)

Prerequisite: ECE 5440 or ECE 5470 or ME 5550.
Description: Formulation of optimal control problems. Pontryagin's maximum principle and necessary conditions for optimality, with applications; dynamic programming; Hamilton-Jacobi equation; optimal feedback control.
Links: Syllabus

Not Currently Offered

ECE 7455: Embedded Systems for Vehicles. Cr. 4

Crosslisted as EVE 7450
Prerequisite: EVE 5430; B.S. degree in an engineering or math-based science program.
Description: Advanced embedded processors and operating systems, power modules, auxiliary execution engine, display interface, memory controller, USB controller, DMA, I/O, initialization and configuration, programmable serial controller, serial audio interface, and video input.
Links: Syllabus

Not Currently Offered

ECE 7530: Advanced Digital VLSI Design Using VHDL. Cr. 4

Prerequisite: ECE 6660.
Description: Behavioral, data flow, and structure VHDL modeling. CADENCE CAD tools used to simulate and generate the schematic and layout of the synthesized VHDL code.
Links: Syllabus

Not Currently Offered

ECE 7550: Advanced Solid State Electronics I. Cr. 4 (LCT: 4)

Prerequisite: ECE 5550 or ECE 6550.
Description: Review of solid state theories. Electrical conductivity, relaxation times and the Boltzmann equation. Mobility, Hall effect, contacts and application to negative differential conductivity devices such as the Gunn diode.
Links: Syllabus

Not Currently Offered

ECE 7570: Smart Sensor Technology II: Characterization and Fabrication. Cr. 4

Crosslisted as BME 7470, PHY 7580
Prerequisite: ECE 6570.
Description: Integration of ongoing research in integrated technology of smart sensors. Design of smart sensor devices using computer simulation. Fabrication of smart sensor. Material Fee as given in Schedule of Classes.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Winter 2016 MW-1530-1720 Auner, Gregory
Spring/Summer 2017 MW-1800-2000 Hower, Robert

ECE 7610: Advanced Parallel and Distributed Systems. Cr. 4 (LCT: 4)

Prerequisite: ECE 5610 or ECE 5650.
Description: Advanced topics in parallel and distributed computing, multicore and parallel architecture, communication, synchronization, parallel algorithms and programming, load balancing and scheduling, security.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Winter 2016 MW-1730-1920 Grosu, Daniel
Winter 2017 MW-1730-1910 Grosu, Daniel

ECE 7650: Scalable and Secure Internet Services and Architecture. Cr. 4

Prerequisite: Graduate standing; ECE 5610 or ECE 5650.
Description: Advanced principles of distributed and cloud computing systems, the Internet, Internet server and data center, content delivery networks, performance scalability, energy-aware resource management, security and privacy, cost-effective engineering design.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Winter 2016 TR-1040-1230 Jiang, Song

ECE 7660: Parallel Computer Architecture. Cr. 4 (LCT: 4)

Prerequisite: ECE 5610, ECE 5620.
Description: Review of parallel computer architectures, including symmetric multiprocessors and scalable machines. Parallel software basics for various architectures. Fundamental issues including cache coherence, interconnection network, and synchronization; influence of these on performance of applications.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 MW-1730-1920 Jiang, Song

ECE 7680: Advanced Digital Image Processing and Applications. Cr. 4

Prerequisite: ECE 5690 or equiv.
Description: Advanced aspects, algorithms, methods in digital image processing and their corresponding applications in different fields. Students develop comprehensive skills and knowledge in digital image processing.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 MW-1040-1230 Han, Xiaoyan

ECE 7690: Fuzzy Systems. Cr. 4

Prerequisite: ECE 4330 or consent of instructor.
Description: From basic fuzzy set theory to advanced topics such as neuro-fuzzy systems.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Winter 2016 TR-1530-1720 Ying, Hao
Winter 2017 TR-1430-1610 Ying, Hao

ECE 7700: Statistical Communication Theory. Cr. 4 (LCT: 4)

Prerequisite: ECE 5700.
Description: Decision theory, binary decisions with single and multiple observations, signals in additive Gaussian noise, sequential decision theory, estimation theory, Kalman filtering.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 TR-1730-1920 Liu, John
Fall 2016 TR-1040-1220 Liu, John

ECE 7730: Telematics. Cr. 4

Prerequisite: ECE 5700.
Description: Introduction to automotive telematics, mobile communication channels, error correction, automatic crash response, vehicle diagnostics, vehicle tracking, vehicle safety, navigation, and current topics in telematics.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Winter 2016 TR-1730-1920 Liu, John
Winter 2017 TR-1730-1910 Liu, John

ECE 7850: Fiber and Integrated Optics. Cr. 4

Prerequisite: ECE 5870.
Description: Discussion of geometric optics and ray propagation in optical fibers. Extension to physical optics and Maxwell's equations. Analysis of mode coupling and graded index fibers. Integrated optical waveguides: dielectric slabs and integrated optic networks. Coupling phenomenon, light sources, and detectors. Photon statistics and their relation to bit error rates. Power budgets, fan-in, and fan-out as applied to data link design.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Winter 2016 MW-1730-1920 Avrutsky, Ivan
Winter 2017 MW-1730-1910 Avrutsky, Ivan

ECE 7990: Directed Study. Cr. 1-8 (Max. 12) (IND: 1)

Prerequisite: Written consent of advisor, chairperson and graduate officer for master's students; written consent of advisor, chairperson and Dean of Graduate Studies for Ph.D. students.
Description: Outline of proposed study and petition must be submitted to graduate committee in advance of registration. Supervised study and instruction in an advanced topic.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Winter 2016 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Fall 2016 -- Han, Xiaoyan
Winter 2017 -- Elnaggar, Mohammed

ECE 7995: Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering II. Cr. 1-4 (Max. 12) (LCT: 1)

Prerequisite: Written consent of instructor. Maximum 12 credits in Special Topics may be elected in any one degree program.
Description: A consideration of special subject matter in electrical and computer engineering. Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 TR-1730-1920 Wang, Caisheng
Fall 2015 MW-1730-1920 Nokleby, Matthew
Fall 2016 F-1730-2110 Cheng, Ming-Cheng
Fall 2016 MW-1730-1920 Nokleby, Matthew

ECE 7996: Research. Cr. 1-8 (Max. 8)

Prerequisite: Written consent of advisor and chairperson.
Description: Design, investigation and experimental work on some phase of electrical and computer engineering. Written report required.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Winter 2016 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Fall 2016 -- Han, Xiaoyan
Winter 2017 -- Elnaggar, Mohammed

ECE 8570: Smart Sensor Technology Seminar. Cr. 1

Crosslisted as BME 8470, PHY 8570
Prerequisite: ECE 6570, ECE 7570.
Description: Technological advances. Interaction of research experience in smart sensors and integrated devices.
Links: Syllabus

Not Currently Offered

ECE 8999: Master's Thesis Research and Direction. Cr. 1-8 (8 req.) (IND: 1)

Prerequisite: Written consent of graduate advisor.
Description:
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Winter 2016 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Fall 2016 -- Han, Xiaoyan
Winter 2017 -- Elnaggar, Mohammed

ECE 9990: Pre-Doctoral Candidacy Research. Cr. 1-8 (Max. 10)

Prerequisite: Consent of department and approval by Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School.
Description: Offered for S and U grades only. Research in preparation for doctoral dissertation.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Winter 2016 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Fall 2016 -- Han, Xiaoyan
Winter 2017 -- Elnaggar, Mohammed

ECE 9991: Doctoral Candidate Status I: Dissertation Research and Direction. Cr. 7.5

Prerequisite: Ph.D. candidate in department and approval by the Ph.D Officer of the Graduate School.
Description: Required in academic-year semester following advancement to Ph.D. candidacy. Offered for S and U grades only.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Winter 2016 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Fall 2016 -- Han, Xiaoyan
Winter 2017 -- Elnaggar, Mohammed

ECE 9992: Doctoral Candidate Status II: Dissertation Research and Direction. Cr. 7.5

Prerequisite: ECE 9991 and approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School.
Description: Required in academic-year semester following ECE 9991. Offered for S and U grades only.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Winter 2016 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Fall 2016 -- Han, Xiaoyan
Winter 2017 -- Elnaggar, Mohammed

ECE 9993: Doctoral Candidate Status III: Dissertation Research and Direction. Cr. 7.5

Prerequisite: ECE 9992 and approval by the Ph.D. officer of the Graduate School.
Description: Required in academic-year semester following ECE 9992. Offered for S and U grades only.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Winter 2016 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Fall 2016 -- Han, Xiaoyan
Winter 2017 -- Elnaggar, Mohammed

ECE 9994: Doctoral Candidate Status IV: Dissertation Research and Direction. Cr. 7.5

Prerequisite: ECE 9993 and approval of Ph.D. of the Graduate School.
Description: Required in academic-year semester following ECE 9993. Offered for S and U grades only.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Winter 2016 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Fall 2016 -- Han, Xiaoyan
Spring/Summer 2017 -- Elnaggar, Mohammed

ECE 9995: Candidate Maintenance Status: Doctoral Dissertation Research and Direction. Cr. 0

Prerequisite: Approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School; completion of 30 credits in ECE 9991-9994.
Description: Offered for S and U grades only. Ph.D. Candidate Maintenance Fee given in Schedule of Classes.
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Winter 2016 -- Usmen, Mumtaz
Fall 2016 -- Han, Xiaoyan
Spring/Summer 2017 -- Elnaggar, Mohammed

ECE 9997: Doctoral Seminar. Cr. 1-4 (Max. 4)

Prerequisite: Written consent of doctoral advisor.
Description:
Links: Syllabus, Student Evaluations

Recent Offerings:

Term Time Instructor
Fall 2015 -- Singh, Harpreet
Winter 2016 W-1330-1430 Singh, Harpreet
Fall 2016 -- Han, Xiaoyan
Fall 2017 W-1300-1415 Chen, Pai-Yen