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Welcome to Graduate Studies
Ask the Department
Webinar

Presented by the Office of Graduate
Studies, International Affairs, and the
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department

About Our Campus


S&T’s 284
-
acre campus is located in Rolla, MO,
a town of 18,000 in the heart of the Ozarks.
The university is home to 46 research and
academic support centers. We enroll more
than 6,100 students, approximately 1600 of
which are graduate students.


The S&T campus is located within walking
distance of a grocery store, downtown shops,
and housing.

Fast Facts

Academic Portfolio


28 Master’s Programs offered


20 PhD programs offered


999 students from 50 countries

Enrollment


6815 total students


1610 Graduate Students

Faculty


400 faculty


Faculty Student Ratio: 14:1


99% of full
-
time tenured and tenure
-
track faculty have a PhD or the
highest degree in their field

Rankings


52nd among the nation’s best engineering schools (U.S. News
and World Report “America’s Best Colleges Guidebook 2008”)


5 of Missouri S&T’s graduate programs were ranked among
the top 50 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report for
2009.


No. 5 specialized STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,
Math) research university in the USA as rated by Academic
Analytics, LLC, 2008


S&T is one of American’s 30 safest college campuses (Reader’s
Digest 2008)



Admissions Process

Admissions


Process the
application
and send it
one when all
supporting
documents
are complete

App
Complete

Department


Reviews your
file and make
the decision
of whether or
not to admit.

Decision

Office of Graduate
Studies


Reviews the
file to ensure
accuracy and
fairness of
processing.

Reviewed

Admissions


Enters the
departmental
decision and
issues accept
or deny letter
and email

IMPORTANT:
If you have not already
done so, please fill out the brief
survey at:

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Ask the Department:

Electrical & Computer
Engineering

Presented by: Regina Kohout

Graduate Staff


Academic Portfolio:

Electrical Engineering:


Master’s of Science


Doctor of Philosophy


Doctor of Engineering

Computer Engineering:


Master’s of Science


Doctor of Philosophy


Doctor of Engineering




Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Masters Degree

PhD

Degree

BS in Engineering, applied
mathematics, computer
science or a physical
science






(B.S + M.S reqd)

Cumulative GPA

BS in Engineering

≥ 3.2

MS

in Engineering
≥ 3.5

GRE

Q ≥730

Q ≥730

TOFEL

(international applicants)

580/237/
92

580/237/92


Plan of Study for a Master’s Student

Non Thesis

Thesis

Graduate Research Course

0 credit hours

6 credit hours

Emphasis Area Course

30 credit

hours

24 credit hours

Total Credit Hours
Required

30 credit hours

30 credit hours


Plan of Study for a PhD Student

Credit Hour
Requirements

At least 72 hours

of

full
-
time work beyond the bachelor's degree

For those holding a master’s degree from Missouri S&T or
another institution, the requirement can be met by completing
the equivalent of two years (four semesters) of full time work
beyond the master’s degree.

Research

Spend at least two sequential semesters in full
-
time residence
at Missouri S&T and conduct original research under the
supervision of a doctoral advisor

Qualifying

Exam

Complete the written and oral Ph.D. Qualifying Exam before
becoming a candidate for the Ph.D. degree.


Specialization Tracks


Circuits and Electronics


Communications and Signal
Processing


Controls and Systems
Engineering


Electromagnetics, Devices,
and Optics


Power and machinery


Digital System Design


Embedded Computer
Systems


Systems, Intelligence,
Software Engineering



Funding


Funding

is

available

on

a

competitive

basis

for

M
.
S
.

thesis

and

Ph
.
D
.

students
.


Students

should

contact

faculty

in

their

area

of

interest

to

see

if

those

faculty

have

research

projects

to

work

on

with

them

and

funds

available

for

research

assistantships
.


If

a

faculty

member

decides

to

fund

a

student,

they

will

notify

the

department
.




86% of our students are funded



Research Proposals Awarded


A total of 82 proposals have
been awarded in the
financial year 2009 totaling
$11,530,672.


Some Recent Research Proposals

PI

Proposal Title

Total ($)

Agency

Crow,

Mariesa

Ferdowsi,
Mehdi

Crozine
, Keith

Chowdhury
,
Badrul

Kimball, Jonathan

Future Renewable Electric
Energy Delivery and
Management (FREEDM)
Center

378,049

North
Caroline
State
University

Beetner,

Daryl

Pommerenke
, David

Grant, Steven

Dubroff
, Richard

Fan, Jun

Drewniak, James

Improvised Explosive Device
(IED) Defeat Effort

1,103,675

General Dynamics

Xiao,
Chengshan

CIF: Small Signal Processing
for Multi
-
user
Communications Under Finite
Alphabet Constraints

$238,310

National Science
Foundation

Recent Research Proposals Cont.

PI

Proposal Title

Total ($)

Agency

Wunsch, Donald

Agarwal
,
Sanjeev

Venayagamoorthy, Ganesh

A GPU
-
Based High Performance
Computing Cluster for Multiple
Military Modeling Capabilities

$150,000

Air Force Office of
Scientific Research

Xiao,
Hai

Femtosecond

Laser Near
-
Field
Nanofabrication and
Spectroscopic
Nanoprofiling

System for
Potical
-
Chemical
Sensor and Tag Research

$262,371

Office of Naval Research

Xiao,
Chengshan

Zheng,
Yahong

Rosa

Improving Reliability and
Throughput via Linear Precoding
for Terrestrial Communications in
Difficult Propagation and
Multipath Environments

$181,000

Office of Naval Research

Zheng,
Yahong

Rosa

CAREER: Joint Power
-
Allocation
and Diversity (JPAD) Optimization
for Networked Underwater
Acoustic Transceivers

$400,000

National Science
Foundation


Department Research Labs

Research Labs


Applied Computational
Intelligence Laboratory


Applied Microwave
Nondestructive Testing
Laboratory


Ameren Power Electronics
Laboratory


Electromagnetic Compatibility
Laboratory


Embedded Control Systems and
Networking Laboratory


Intelligent
Microsystem

Laboratory


NSF I/UCRC on Intelligent
Maintenance Systems


Power and Energy Systems


Trustworthy Systems Laboratory


The Real Time Power and
Intelligent Systems (RTPIS)
Laboratory



Faculty List

Faculty

Research Interest

Dr.
Levent

Acar


Intelligent control of functional systems, neural networks
applied to control, hierarchical design and control of large
-
scale
systems, optimal and suboptimal control for interconnected
systems, distributed computational methods of optimal control
strategies

Dr.
Waleed

Al
-
Assadi

VLSI Design, Test, Design for Test, ASIC Design, CAD Tools, and
Computer Architecture.

Dr. Daryl Beetner

Computer Engineering, Chip Design, Electromagnetic
Compatibility, Skin Cancer Detection.

Dr.

Keith
Corzine

Power electronics, motor drives, naval ship propulsion systems,
and electric machinery analysis.


Faculty List

Faculty

Research Interest

Dr.
Minsu

Choi

Computer Architecture & VLSI, Embedded Systems, Fault
Tolerance, Testing, Quality Assurance, Reliability Modeling &
Analysis, Configurable Computing, Distributed Systems,
Dependable Instrumentation & Measurement.

Dr.
Badrul

Chowdhury

Power system modeling, analysis and control; power quality;
electricity markets in a deregulated era; power electronics; and
utility
-
integration of distributed energy resources.


Dr. Norman R. Cox

Image Processing, Power Electronics, Electric Vehicle Design,
Alternative Energy Applications RF and Advanced Electronic
Circuits, Applied Communication Theory

Dr. Richard E.
DuBroff

Wave Propagation, Signal Processing, Geophysics,
Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, Electromagnetic
Compatibility


Faculty List

Faculty

Research Interest

Dr.
Mariesa

L. Crow

Computer
-
aided analysis of power systems dynamics and
security analysis, voltage stability, computational algorithms
for analyzing stressed, non
-
linear, non
-
continuous systems.
Power
-
electronic applications in bulk power systems (FACTS),
and parameter estimation.

Dr. James L.
Drewniak

Investigation of coupling physics and numerical modeling for
electromagnetic compatibility in printed and integrated
circuits, power electronics and electric machinery;
electromagnetic packaging effects and signal integrity;
MEMS; numerical electromagnetic analysis; and RF and
microwave measurements.

Dr. Kelvin T. Erickson

Plant wide process control, model based predictive control,
digital control system stability, system identification, fuzzy
logic control, biochemical control, and control of
manufacturing systems.


Faculty List

Faculty

Research Interest

Dr. Donald C.
Wunsch

II

Adaptive critic designs, neural networks, fuzzy systems,
surety, nonlinear adaptive control, intelligent agents,
applications.

Dr.
Mehdi

Ferdowsi

Modeling, analysis, design, and control of power electronic
converters, Integrated power converters and their industrial
applications, Digital control of power electronic converters
and motor drives,

Adjustable speed drives, Brushless DC (BLDC) and switched
reluctance motor (SRM) drives,

Automotive/aerospace
power electronics and motor drives, Electric and hybrid
electric vehicles,

Uninterruptible power supplies and active filters


Faculty List

Faculty

Research Interest

Dr. Jun Fan

Intra
-
system electromagnetic interference, radio
-
frequency
interference,

issues for mixed digital/RF systems,

signal and
power integrity for high
-
speed digital circuits.


Dr. Steve Grant

Digital signal processing for acoustics, speech, and
communication. Echo cancellation, SONAR, nonlinear filtering,
speech coding.


Dr.
Sergiy

Kharkivskiy

Microwave and millimeter wave physics and engineering,
nondestructive testing and evaluation of composite structures,
measurement and instrumentation, material characterization,
dielectric resonators.


Dr. Chang
-
Soo

Kim

Solid
-
state devices, Micro/nanofabrication, Sensor engineering,
Nanotechnology applications, Biological
microdevices

and
systems.


Faculty List

Faculty

Research Interest

Dr. Jonathan W. Kimball

Energy harvesting, Switched
-
capacitor converters, Multi
-
phase converters,

Digital and nonlinear control methods for power converters


Dr. Kurt
Kosbar

Statistical communication theory, spread spectrum
systems, computer
-
aided design of communication
systems, stochastic process theory, digital signal processing.


Dr. Ann Miller

Computer engineering, in particular, computer and
network security; software engineering, in particular,
design and test of large
-
scale, networked systems, high
assurance systems, and process control systems.


Faculty List

Faculty

Research Interest

Dr. Randy H. Moss

Machine vision systems including medical and
industrial applications, pattern recognition, image
processing, digital systems, analog and digital circuits.

Dr. David J.
Pommerenke

Electromagnetic compatibility, electrostatic
discharge, high
-
voltage systems

Dr.
Jagannathan

Sarangapani

Computer/Communication/sensor networks,
Embedded Systems, MEMS/Robotics, Intelligent
Control

Dr.
Sahra

Sedigh

Embedded systems; environmental and structural
monitoring; wireless sensor networks; dependability
of critical infrastructures; system and information
quality assurance.

Dr. John E.
Seiffertt
, IV

Education,
Computational

Intelligence,
Computational

Social Science


Faculty List

Faculty

Research Interest

Dr.
Bijaya

Shrestha

Photon transport in semiconductors, Statistical Physics,
Monte Carlo Techniques, Neutral particle transport
algorithm development,
Neutronics

and Photonics, Medical
applications, Computer vision and Image processing,
Feature extraction and identification

Dr. R. Joe Stanley

Computer Engineering, image processing, pattern
recognition and automation.

Dr.

Theresa Swift

Smart Sensor Systems, Engineering Education and Pre
-
College Education


Dr.
Ganesh

Kumar
Venayagamoorthy

Computational Intelligence, Intelligent Control of Power and
Energy Systems, Intelligent Signal Processing

Dr. Steve E. Watkins

Smart Sensor Systems, Fiber Optics, Imaging, Engineering
Education and Pre
-
college Education.


Faculty List

Faculty

Research Interest

Dr. Cheng
-
Hsiao Wu

Quantum Resistor Network Theory,
mesoscopic

devices and
molecular electronics, optical/wave computing, simulation
of amorphous silicon thin
-
film transistors and solar cells,
dlts

and optical
dlts

measurements in
mos

devices,
algaas
/
gaas

quantum well lasers and
cds

diodes, conduction
in
heterojunctions
, measurement of radiation and high
temperature effects of
mosfets
, random walk theory and
applications, surface and interface properties of materials,
dielectric breakdown simulation, charge transport in
composite and disordered materials,
ic

fabrication and
processing for teaching purposes, dram and
sram

test
structures and failure mode analysis.

Dr.
Chengshan

Xiao

Multi
-
user MIMO Communications under Finite Alphabet
Constraints ,Idea
-
Proof Hardware Implementation for
Wireless Communications ,Underwater Acoustic
Communications with Undersea Experiments


Faculty List

Faculty

Research Interest

Dr.
Hai

Xiao

Functional integration of
nanomaterials

with photonic
devices to develop
microphotonic

sensors for applications
in defense, energy, environmental, and biomedical areas;
fiber optic sensors for applications in harsh
environments; characterization and modeling of optical
properties of
nanomaterials

and nanostructures; and
medical imaging.

Dr.
Yahong

Rosa
Zheng


Array signal processing, wireless communications, and
wireless sensor networks

Dr. Reza
Zoughi

Electromagnetics
, antenna design, microwave
engineering, microwave and millimeter wave
nondestructive testing, material characterization, near
-
field microwave measurements and modeling, modulated
scattering techniques, microwave material
characterization.


Placement Data

Electrical Engineering



Starting Salary

PhD: Approximately
$102,000 per year


Master's Degree:
Approximately
$95,000 per year



Computer Engineering

Starting Salary

PhD: Approximately
$120,000 per year

Master's Degree:
Approximately
$106,000 per year

Companies Hiring
Our Students


Demographic Data

Electrical Eng Masters Program



78 students


63 male/15 female


54 international students


Electrical Eng PhD Program


58 students


50 male/8 female


48 international students



Computer Eng Masters Program


22 students


17 male/5 female


15 international students


Computer Eng PhD Program


15 students


11 male/4 female


8 international students


In Fall 2009 we had a total of 136 students being enrolled to the Electrical Program
and 38 students have being enrolled to the computer Engineering Program.


Contact Information


Department Address

Electrical and Computer

Engineering

141 Emerson Electric

Co. Hall

301 W. 16th St.

Rolla, MO 65409
-
0040

(573) 341
-
4506


Department Website


http://ece.mst.edu/


Department Contacts

Graduate Staff


Regina Kohout


Email:
reginak@mst.edu


573
-
341
-
4506



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