Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

ECE 500. Special Topics in Electrical Engineering1-6 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: Exploration of one or more ECE topics not covered in the regular course offerings.

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ECE 505. Graduate-Professional Project in Electrical Engineering1-6 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Approval of a faculty sponsor.

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ECE 510. Computer Design3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): ECE 210 and ECE 211.

Corequisite(s): ECE 511.

Description: Review of logic design and elementary computer organization. Design of the central processing unit, memory, control, and input-output portions of a computer. The VHDL hardware design language will be used.

Note: Cross-listed with CECS 510.

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ECE 511. Computer Design Laboratory1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): ECE 210.

Corequisite(s): ECE 510 or CECS 510.

Description: Experiments in the design of the central processing unit, memory, control, and input-output portions of a computer using VHDL for software simulation.

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ECE 514. Introduction to VLSI Systems Laboratory1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): ECE 510 (or concurrent) or CECS 510 (or concurrent) or consent of instructor.

Corequisite(s): ECE 515.

Description: Design of logic circuits and subsystems using CAD tools: layout, verification, parameter extraction, circuit- and logic-level simulation.

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ECE 515. Introduction to VLSI Systems3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): ECE 510 (or concurrent) or CECS 510 (or concurrent) or consent of instructor.

Corequisite(s): ECE 514.

Description: MOS devices and circuits, electrical and logic design principles. Fabrication steps, design rules, electrical parameters, extraction, delays. Logic/switch arrays, dynamic precharge logic, precharge forms, finite state machines, registers, memories, subsystem design examples.

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ECE 516. Microcomputer Design4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): ECE 412 or CECS 412 or consent of instructor.

Description: Design and construction of microcomputers with microprocessors and digital integrated circuits. Breadboarding, hardware design and software design are emphasized. The class is separated into groups and each group designs, breadboards and tests a complete microcomputer system including interfaces to peripheral devices.

Note: Cross-listed with CECS 525.

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ECE 518. Fundamentals of Computer Communications and Networks3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): ECE 360 or IE 360; ECE 412.

Description: Data communications: The exchange of data between devices is covered. The key aspects of transmission interfacing, link control, and multiplexing are examined. Data communication networking: Examines the internal mechanisms by which communication networks provide a data transfer service for attached devices.

Note: Cross-listed with CECS 516.

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ECE 520. Digital Signal Processing3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): ECE 420.

Corequisite(s): ECE 521.

Description: Discrete time signals and systems; Discrete Fourier Transforms, FFT algorithms, flow graph and the matrix representation of digital filters; FIR and IIR filter design techniques; quantization effects; spectral estimation; current applications of digital signal processing.

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ECE 521. Digital Signal Processing Laboratory1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): ECE 420.

Corequisite(s): ECE 520.

Description: Focuses on the implementation of common digital signal processing functions using state-of-the-art DSP devices and software. Introduction to fundamentals of discrete-time signal processing and digital signal processor architectures and applications. Emphasis on laboratory experience involving generation of deterministic and random signals; digital filter design; quantization effects; FFT computation; linear system analysis; speech processing.

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ECE 523. Introduction to Biometrics3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): ECE 420 and Senior standing.

Description: Biometric approaches aim at identification based on a physical characteristic. Survey of biometric techniques with focus on non-intrusive approaches. Topics covered include image formation, sensors, motion tracking, and face recognition algorithms.

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ECE 526. LabVIEW for Electrical Engineers3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): ECE 420 (or concurrent) or permission from the instructor.

Description: Introduction to capabilities of LabVIEW software for electrical engineers. Weekly labs build mastery of LabVIEW applications such as: data acquisition and analysis, instrumentation, and DSP programming.

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ECE 530. Introduction to Random Processes and Estimation Theory3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 330; ECE 360 or IE 360; and ECE 420.

Description: Introduction to the theory and applications of random processes, a nonmeasure-theoretic approach to the study of random variables, functions of random variables, least square estimation, convergence, stochastic representation, stationarity, ergodicity, Gaussian processes, Poisson processes, Markov chains, and random fields.

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ECE 531. Power Electronics3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): ECE 333, ECE 334, and ECE 420.

Description: Topics in power electronics including: power semiconductor devices; converter topologies and their applications; switched-mode DC and uninterruptible power supplies; motor drives; EMI concerns and remedies for interfacing to electric utilities.

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ECE 532. Electromechanical System Designs for Home Appliances4.5 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: An integrated study of advanced electrical engineering and software engineering fundamentals and their application to technologies associated with the design, development, and production of modern major household appliances. This class is designed for GE Appliances Edison students or GE Appliances employees enrolled in the ECE program.

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ECE 533. Integrated Circuit Design3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ECE 333.

Corequisite(s): ECE 534.

Description: Analysis and design of analog integrated circuits. Bipolar, JFET, and MOS-FET devices. The technology of IC fabrication. Transistor connections, current sources, active loads, and output stages. Integrated amplifier and MOS circuit design.

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ECE 534. Integrated Circuit Design Laboratory1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ECE 333.

Corequisite(s): ECE 533.

Description: Laboratory to illustrate design principles in ECE 533.

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ECE 539. Industrial Software for Home Appliances4.5 Units

Description: This course provides electrical engineering graduate students working in the major home appliance industry with an understanding of industrial software engineering fundamentals and their application to technologies associated with the design, development, and production of major household appliances such as refridgerators, washers, dryers, cooking products and dishwashers.

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ECE 540. Fundamentals of Lasers3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 542 or ECE 473 and PHYS 355 or consent of instructor.

Description: Topics to be discussed include interaction of light with matter,optical amplifiers, laser resonators, Gaussian and higher order optical beams,non-linear optics, and ultra-fast laser pulses.

Note: Cross-listed with PHYS 547.

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ECE 541. Engineering Optics Laboratory1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): ECE 540 (or concurrent).

Description: Computer-aided design-oriented series of fundamental optics experiments ranging from thin lens experiments, diffraction, interference, laser coherence and birefringence. Abbe theory.

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ECE 542. Physical Electronics3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 300 (or concurrent).

Description: Semiconductor fundamentals, energy bands, carrier transport theory, continuity equations, PN junction diodes, Zener diodes, Schottky Barrier diodes, metal-semiconductor contacts, bipolar junction transistors, MOS capacitors, field effect transistors, microelectronic fabrication.

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ECE 543. Fundamentals of Microfabrication and MEMS3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

Description: Microfabrication techniques including cleanroom technology, lithography, thermal oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation, film deposition, etching, micromachining, wafer-level bonding/polishing, and packaging yield. Microtechnology measurement and analysis techniques. Process simulation. CAD device-layout. MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) and microelectric technology and applications. Material issues for MEMS/microelectronics.

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ECE 544. Microfabrications/MEMS Laboratory1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): ECE 543 (or concurrent).

Description: Laboratory to illustrate microfabrication processes, semiconductor measurement techniques, MEMS microstructure fabrication, and MEMS testing. Cleanroom activity required.

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ECE 545. Optical Signal Processing3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): ECE 420 or consent of instructor.

Description: Scalar diffraction theory and equivalence to linear filtering. Fourier transform properties of lenses. The modulation transfer function.

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ECE 546. Introduction to Medical Imaging3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): ECE 420.

Description: Focuses on the foundation of modern medical imaging at an introductory level with emphasis placed on concepts: X-ray, CT, MRI, PET, and Ultrasound will be discussed. Students interested in in-depth treatment of these topics should register for ECE 641.

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ECE 550. Communication and Modulation3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ECE 360 or IE 360, and ECE 420.

Corequisite(s): ECE 551.

Description: Modulations such as AM, FM, PAM, PPM, PDM, single sideband, vestigial sideband. Coherent and noncoherent detection, heterodyne action, performance and distortion, circuits for modulation and demodulation

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ECE 551. Communication Systems Laboratory1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ECE 420.

Corequisite(s): ECE 550.

Description: Laboratory exercises involving the design and analysis of electronic communication systems for the transmission of analog and digital data at radio frequencies.

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ECE 555. Digital Image Processing3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): ECE 520 and ECE 521, or ECE 420 and departmental consent.

Corequisite(s): ECE 556.

Description: Introduction to the theory and applications of 2-D signal and image processing: 2-D signals and systems analysis, 2-D sampling and quantization, 2-D signals and image transforms, 2-D FIR filter design; image formation; image enhancement; image restoration; image coding; image reconstruction from projections; image compression; color image processing; current applications.

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ECE 556. Digital Image Processing Laboratory1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Corequisite(s): ECE 555.

Description: Laboratory experiments in software are assigned to test the concepts covered in ECE 555, Digital Image Processing. Projects include: Image Representation and Transformation, Image Enhancement in the spatial and frequency domain and Image Restoration. Time permitting, projects on image compression and image segmentation will also be assigned.

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ECE 560. Control Systems Principles3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): ECE 420.

Corequisite(s): ECE 561.

Description: Basic concepts of linear control systems. Formulation of the linear control problem by classical and state space methods. Frequency response and time response analysis and synthesis techniques. Stability and system performance specifications.

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ECE 561. Control Systems Laboratory1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Corequisite(s): ECE 560.

Description: Laboratory exercises involving identification, analysis and design of closed-loop control systems.

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ECE 564. Fundamentals of Autonomous Robots3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, or permission of instructor.

Corequisite(s): ECE 565.

Description: Fundamentals of autonomous robots: sensors, path planning, machine perception, basic principles of AI, modeling, control and architecture. Case studies in industry and medicine will be discussed.

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ECE 565. Fundamentals of Autonomous Robots Lab1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, or permission of instructor.

Corequisite(s): ECE 564.

Description: An autonomous robots laboratory experience in which the student becomes familiar with designing and building autonomous robots, using sensors, applying robotic paradigms and controller design. A final robotic competition will be held at the end of the semester.

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ECE 569. Intermediate Electromagnetic Fields and Waves3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): ECE 473.

Description: General curvilinear coordinates. Electromagnetic energy transmission. The wave equation, Poynting theorem and plane wave propagation in media. Transmission lines and impedance matching.

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ECE 581. Electric Machines and Drives3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): ECE 473.

Description: Operating principles and characteristics of DC, induction, synchronous motors/generators. AC/DC electric-machine drives for speed/position control. Integrated discussion of electric machines, power electronics, and control systems. B and H in ferromagnetic materials. Magnetic circuits. Transformers. Dynamic equations of magnetic systems.

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ECE 582. Power System Analysis3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): ECE 473.

Description: Three-phase circuits. Inductance and capacitance of transmission lines. Circuit models. Per-unit representation. Network methods. Load-flow studies. Load-flow control. Economic dispatch. Symmetrical three-phase faults.

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ECE 593. Independent Study in Electrical Engineering1-6 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Approval of a faculty sponsor.

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ECE 595. Graduate/Professional Seminar in Electrical & Computer Engineering1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

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ECE 600. Special Topics in Electrical & Computer Engineering1-6 Units

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ECE 602. Graduate Internship in Electrical and Computer Engineering2 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Student must be admitted for Graduate Study, and be a sponsored member of the Graduate Intern Program.

Description: Supervised professional experience in industry at the graduate level. This course provides the structure and focus for the graduate intern field assignment to ensure that the assignment is appropriate and consistent with the intern's graduate course of study and professional development. May be repeated for credit. Does not count toward credit for a degree.

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ECE 605. Graduate Project in Electrical & Computer Engineering1-6 Units

Prerequisite(s): Approval of a faculty sponsor.

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ECE 611. Computer Architecture3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): Any of the following: CECS 510, CECS 525, ECE 510, ECE 516 or equivalent.

Description: This course will provide in-depth exposure to advanced topics in computer architecture. The emphasis is on studying and analyzing fundamental issues in computer architecture design and their impact on performance. Course topics include performance measurements; ISA; memory hierarchy design and cache memory; advanced pipelining; and advanced computer structures for instruction-Ievel parallelism, instruction scheduling, data-level parallelism, and thread-level parallelism.

Note: Cross-listed with CECS 611.

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ECE 613. Computational Intelligence Methods for Data Analysis3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing.

Description: Foundations of neural processing, fuzzy systems, genetic algorithms, and machine learning. Theory and application of Principal and Independent Component Analysis. Applications for classification, clustering, visualization, data mining, rule generation, and expert systems.

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ECE 614. Deep Learning3 Units

Description: Machine learning basics. Supervised and unsupervised learning. Feedforward neural networks, error back propagation algorithm, logistic and softmax regression, regularization. Auto-encoders, sparsity and feature learning under constraints Convolutional nets. Boltzmann machines.

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ECE 619. Computer Vision3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ECE 555 or ECE 618.

Corequisite(s): ECE 645.

Description: Introduction to the theory and applications of computer vision. Topics include: image representation, image segmentation, image analysis by mathematical morphology, texture, shape representation, shape analysis and 3D vision.

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ECE 620. Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): ECE 420 and ECE 360 or IE 360.

Corequisite(s): ECE 655.

Description: Fundamentals of statistical, structural, and syntactic pattern recognition approaches. Parametric and nonparametric classification, feature extraction, clustering, and formal languages representation. Applications include: Data classification, character recognition, speech recognition, and target tracking.

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ECE 631. Advanced Electromechanical System Design for Home Appliances4.5 Units

Description: Provides electrical engineering graduate students working in the major home appliance industry with an advanced, integrated summary of electrical engineering and computer engineering fundamentals presented in the context of technologies impacting appliance product lines and production methodologies. Curriculum materials and assignments emphasize the multi-disciplinary nature of these technologies, and critical role played by EE / CE in their realization. The course culminates in an end-of-semester project, which the students will work together to solve a real-world engineering problem from the major home appliance industry.

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ECE 632. Semiconductor Principles3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ECE 542 and ECE 473.

Description: Fundamental principles of semiconductors necessary for a detailed understanding of the operation of transistors,including energy bands,carrier statistics, recombination-generation, carrier transport, and Boltzmann equation.

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ECE 633. Microelectronics Design and Fabrication4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ECE 542, ECE 543 and ECE 544.

Description: Design, layout, simulation and verification, fabrication, characterization,and extraction of model parameters for microelectronic devices (e.g., MOSFETs) and circuits.

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ECE 636. MEMS Design and Fabrication4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ECE 543 and ECE 544.

Description: Design, layout, simulation and verification, fabrication, characterization, and extraction of model parameters of MEMS devices.

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ECE 638. The MOSFET3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ECE 542.

Description: Fundamentals of MOSFET operation and fabrication, including long-channel MOSFET's, short-channel MOSFET's, sub-100nm gate-length MOSFET's,and novel MOSFET structures.

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ECE 639. Advanced Industrial Software for Home Appliances4.5 Units

Description: ECE 639 provides electrical engineering graduate students working in the major home appliance industry with an understanding of industrial software engineering fundamentals and their application to technologies associated with the design, development, and production of major household appliances such as refridgerators, washers, dryers, cooking products and dishwashers.

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ECE 640. Introduction to Biomedical Engineering3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ECE 420.

Description: Engineering modeling and simulation of biological systems, quantitative physiology of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and circulation systems, fundamentals of biomechanics and human-machine interface, basics of medical instrumentation design, and artificial organs. Practical applications include biopotential amplifiers design, biological signal processing, and medical imaging.

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ECE 641. Medical Imaging Systems3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ECE 555 or ECE 618.

Description: Focuses on the foundations of; modern medical imaging. Topics include: X-ray generation and X-ray/tissue interactions, projection X-ray imaging, image reconstruction from projections, X-ray CT, MRI, nuclear medicine,SPECT, PET, and Ultrasound.

Note: Cross-listed with CECS 641.

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ECE 642. Fiber Optics and Integrated Optical Systems3 Units

Description: Propagation of electromagnetic waves in dielectric media. Phase and group velocity: Eikonal equation. Ray and wave theory of uniform and graded index planar and channel optical waveguides and optical fibers. Design and fabrication techniques for waveguides and integrated optical devices. Semiconductor laser and modulator design.

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ECE 643. Introduction to Biomedical Computing3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing.

Description: Covers various aspects of modern tools of biocomputing in its broad sense; hardware and software issues are covered. Topics include: Super and high performance computer architecture, high bandwidth networking, wireless computing, visualization, and software engineering in medicine. Topics also include computer-assisted interventions, imaging, parallel programming, and database design and query, as applied to life, medical and biomedical sciences.

Note: Formerly cross-listed with CECS 643.

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ECE 645. Computer Vision Laboratory1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ECE 555 or ECE 618.

Corequisite(s): ECE 619.

Description: Laboratory experiments in hardware and software forms are assigned to test the concepts covered in ECE 619, Computer Vision. Projects include: Image formation and camera calibration, stereo vision, 3D object reconstruction from the sequence of images, active vision applications, surface registration, and motion estimation.

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ECE 647. Fundamentals of Optoelectronics and Photonics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Introduction to fundamental properties, components, and theories used to build optical systems for broad bandwidth telecommunications, computing, sensing and information processing.

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ECE 651. Communication System Design3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ECE 550.

Description: Emphasis on the systems approach to digital communication systems design. Topics include communication link analysis, channel coding, modulation and coding trade-offs, synchronization, spread spectrum techniques, and data encryption and decryption.

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ECE 652. Information Theory and Coding3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ECE 550.

Description: Information theory, capacity, and measures of information; fixed and variable length block encoding, data compression; state transition and Markov source models for communication channels and methods of achieving maximum capacity; topics in abstract algebra including groups, rings and fields; block error correction codes such as Hamming codes, cyclic codes, BCH codes, Reed Soloman codes; convolutional codes and Viterbi decoding algorithm.

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ECE 653. Digital Communications3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ECE 550 and ECE 360 or IE 360.

Description: Review of random process theory, sampling and quantization, source coding, optimum receivers for AWGN channels, digital transmission through band-limited AWGN channels, inter-symbol interference, equalization, and spread spectrum systems.

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ECE 654. Advanced Voice/Data Networks3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ECE 518 or CECS 516 or permission of the instructor.

Description: This course extends topics covered in ECE 518 to address advanced networking technologies that are used in corporate intranets and the Internet. Topics covered include: packet-voice technologies, Ethernet switching, IP version 6, digital subscriber loop technologies,dynamic routing,tagged packet switching technologies, and Quality of Service (QoS).

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ECE 655. Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Laboratory1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Corequisite(s): ECE 620.

Description: Laboratory experiments in hardware and software forms are assigned to test concepts covered in ECE 620, Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence. Projects include: Stochastic simulation, design of Bayesian classifiers, clustering, hyperspectral classifiers, digital train mapping, automatic target recognition, and biomedical applications.

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ECE 660. Introduction to Robust Control3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ECE 560 and ECE 561.

Description: To provide students with the fundamentals of Robust Control Theory, with emphasis on stability and performance analysis in the time and frequency domains and design tools for robust performance and robust stability. It examines how a controller can be designed taking into account uncertainties in the model of the plant. The course will include a final design project which will be completed using MATLAB.

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ECE 661. Sampled-Data Control Systems3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ECE 560.

Description: Analysis and synthesis of closed-loop sampled-data control systems using Z-transforms and state-space methods. Sampling and data reconstruction. Modified Z-transform. Time response and steady state accuracy. Stability analysis. Lag, lead, and PID controllers. Pole assignment. State estimation. Discrete optimal control.

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ECE 662. Introduction to Optimum Control3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ECE 560.

Description: Calculus of variations, dynamic programming, the minimum principle, and numerical optimization techniques applied to discrete-time and continuous-time deterministic control systems.

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ECE 664. Modern Adaptive Control3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ECE 560 and ECE 625.

Description: Methods of modern adaptive control, including the indirect and direct approaches. Discrete- and continuous-time controllers. Behavior of controllers under nonideal conditions, including stochastic disturbances and unmodeled dynamics.

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ECE 665. Theory of Nonlinear Systems3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): ECE 560 and ECE 561.

Description: Modern theory of nonlinear systems including phase plane analysis, Lyapunov stability theory, perturbation theory, singular perturbations, describing functions, Lure problem, Popov circle criterion. Applications to closed-loop control systems.

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ECE 674. Nanotechnology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or instructor consent.

Description: A survey of the current state-of-the-art in Nanotechnology (e.g. nano-fabrication, electronics, self-assembly) through selected readings and special topic reports from the students.

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ECE 675. Nanostructure Self-Assembly3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or Instructor consent.

Description: Self-assembly results from energetically favorable thermodynamics and kinetics (e.g. phase transformations, nucleation, grain growth) will be covered and related to current local and world-wide research projects.

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ECE 676. Foundations of Polymer MEMS3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or instructor consent.

Description: An overview of the range of physical properties and applications of polymers, independent student readings and class reports on applications of polymers to the fabrication and operation of MEMS devices.

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ECE 682. Advanced Power System Analysis3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ECE 582.

Description: Symmetrical components. Unsymmetrical faults. Power system stability. Power system protection. Computer methods.

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ECE 687. Platform Engineering Project3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ME 530, ME 531 and ECE 532.

Description: Major product development project involving a multidiscliplinary team working on design and/or research problems associated with consumer appliance technologies.Concurrent topics on research methodologies, product realization, and project management. A proposal, activity reports and final report are required. Project results are presented for faculty and peer review.

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ECE 690. Master of Science Thesis or Paper in Electrical Engineering1-6 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate or Professional standing.

Description: Performance of an engineering project or research activity under the direction of a faculty member, resulting in a thesis that demonstrates both mastery of the subject matter and a high level of communication skills. A written thesis must be presented and defended orally before a faculty committee for approval and be submitted to a referred conference or referred journal for potential publication.

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ECE 692. Master of Science Advanced Level Independent Project3-4 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing, Approval of the Department Chair.

Description: Students enrolled in this course will engage in an engineering project or research activity and produce a report that demonstrates both mastery of the subject matter and a high level of communication skills. Oral presentation of the report is required.

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ECE 693. Independent Study in Electrical & Computer Engineering1-6 Units

Prerequisite(s): Approval of a faculty sponsor.

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ECE 695. Graduate Seminar in Electrical and Computer Engineering1 Unit

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ECE 696. Advanced Level Oral Presentation0 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Graduate or Professional Standing and approval of the Department Chair.

Corequisite(s): Enrollmrent in an approved ECE companion course for the Advanced-Level Project/Research/Communication requirement.

Description: Oral presentation before a faculty committee, of the results of an engineering project or research activity.

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ECE 697. Master of Engineering Thesis or Paper in Electrical Engineering1-6 Units

Prerequisite(s): ECE 497 and Graduate or Professional standing.

Description: Performance of a study, design, or investigation under the direction of a faculty member. A written thesis or technical paper must be presented and defended orally before a faculty committee for approval. A paper must be submitted to a referred conference or referred journal for potential publication.

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ECE 700. Dissertation Research in Electrical Engineering1-18 Units

Prerequisite(s): Completion of doctoral core program and consent of dissertation director.

Description: Original research activity in an appropriate electrical engineering discipline, under the direction of an Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate faculty member.

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