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Course Descriptions

Computer and Electrical Engineering


Computer Engineering


CPEG 621: Compiler Design


Introduction to compiler design, syntax and semantics, code generation and
optimization.

Design of high performance computers together with high
performance optimizing compilers as an integral unit. Software/hardware
tradeoffs in pipelined computers, super
-
scaler computers and computers
embedded in other systems. PREREQ: CPEG323 and CISC361.


CPEG 622: Computer System Design II


Examines modern digital computer design methods using industry standard
electronic CAD synthesis tools. Topics include hardware design using VHDL,
logicsynthesis tools, simulation methods for synthesis, and efficient c
oding
techniques for synthesis. Includes experimental laboratory work to design and
evaluate FPGA
-
based digital computer hardware. PREREQ: CPEG324 and
CISC361.


CPEG 630: Neurons and Networks


See PSYC630 for course description. PREREQ: Senior standing or
graduate
student standing.


CPEG 640: Introduction to VLSI Systems


Study of CMOS VLSI devices, circuits and systems implemented in VLSI. CAD
tools for the design and simulation of VLSI. Topics include the performance and
limitations of VLSI systems, low l
evel circuit design and system design with an
emphasis on digital systems. Major chip design project required. PREREQ:
CPEG221 and ELEG312.


CPEG 810: Telecommunications and Networks I


T
echnology for technology management. Introduces concepts in data and
image
compression, digital audio and digital cellular telephony. Provides fundamental
knowledge of transmission and storage technology and a system
-
level
understanding of computer networks and the internet. May be cross
-
listed with
BUEC810. RESTRICTIONS: P
reference given to students in the M.S. in
Information Systems and Technology Management program.


CPEG 811: Telecommunications and Networks II


Considers technology trends and their impact on industry and the global
economy. Topics include the convergence of computation and communications;
emerging standards in high
-
capacity cellular telephony; the impact of global
positioning systems on business
applications; and the future capabilities of the
internet. May be cross
-
listed with BUEC811. COREQ: CPEG810. May also be
taken as prerequisite. RESTRICTIONS: Preference given to students in the M.S.
in Information Systems and Technology Management Program.



Electrical Engineering


ELEG 611: Linear Systems Theory


Reviews the fundamentals of matrix and linear algebra, introduces the
ideas around state
-
space representations of linear systems and
demonstrates application areas in signal processing including e
stimation
and control of dynamic systems.


ELEG 619: Multimedia Communications


The theory and principles of multimedia communications, including data
compression, CD
-
ROMs, multimedia networking and standards (JPEG, MPEG,
H261, H263, RTP, etc.).


ELEG 620:

Solar Electric Systems


Examines the issues critical to the deployment of photovoltaic systems. Focuses
on systems that have an electricity generating capacity of three kilowatts and
larger.


ELEG 621: Solid State Nanotechnology


Introduces the principles

of solid state physics for electronics and photonics.
Topics include material structure, the states and statistics of charge carriers, and
the properties of conductors, insulators, and semiconductors. Provides a
foundation for understanding nanotechnology

applications and nanophase
materials.


ELEG 622: Electronic Materials Processing


Theory and current technology of semiconductor fabrication processes, including
crystal growth, wafer preparation, lithography, liquid and vapor phase
epitaxy,molecular
-
beam

epitaxy of ultra
-
thin layers and superlattices, oxide
growth, thinfilm deposition, diffusion, ion implantation, etching and metallization.


ELEG 624: Fundamental Device Principles


Introduces fundamental principles of semiconductor devices and derives the
operating characteristics of several important device examples. Topics covered
include semiconductor basics, equilibrium and nonequilibrium properties, Fermi
levels, transport, inje
ction, generation, recombination, p
-
n junctions bias, Fermi
potentials, capacitance, I
-
V characteristics, bipolar transistors, junction field effect
transistors, MOS transistors, ideal MIS structure, microwave and optoelectronic
devices.


ELEG 625: Optical

Fiber Communications


Introduces the fundamental aspect of optical fiber communications as well as
some advanced topics, such as all optical communications and networks. Topics
include optical fiber structure, characteristics and fabrications, wave propag
ation
in dispersive medium, optical sources and coupling, optical detectors,
communication systems and advanced system techniques. RESTRICTIONS:
Undergraduate students require permission of instructor.


ELEG 626: Photonic Crystal Devices


Introduces design

and fabrication tools required for photonic crystal structures. It
begins with a working knowledge of their basic operation physics and then
introduces mathematical and computational methods for their design. Various
fabrication methods are discussed such

as lithographic and self
-
assembly
methods. PREREQ: ELEG648.


ELEG 627: Terahertz and Millimeter
-
wave Light Generation and Detection


Light is treated as an antenna phenomenon at radio wavelengths and a quantum
effect near the visible. At terahertz frequen
cies and millimeter
-
wavelengths,
these distinctions are blurred and both technologies exist. These technologies
are described and a unified view of their principles is described. PREREQ:
ELEG240 Physical Electronics.


ELEG 628: Solar Energy Technology and
Application


Introduces basics of solar cell techology, applications, and systems. Presents
critical issues in research, manufacturing, cost and performance. Compares Si
wafer and thin film solar technology. Analyzes off
-
grid, residential, building
integra
ted, centralized power systems. Discusses other solar energy concepts.


ELEG 630: Information Theory


Information theory establishes the theoretical limits that can be achieved in
communications systems, and provides insights about how to achieve these
lim
its in practical systems. Covers lossless and lossy compression, and studies
the maximum information rate achievable in communications over noisy
channels.


ELEG 631: Digital Signal Processing


Theory of discrete
-
time signals and systems with emphasis on
the frequency
domain description of digital filtering and discrete spectrum analysis, fast Fourier
transform, z
-
transform, digital filter design, relationship to analog signal
processing. PREREQ: ELEG305.


ELEG 632: Mathematical Methods for Signal Processi
ng


The application of mathematics to signal processing. Topics include,
among others, applications of linear and matrix algebra, iterative and
recursive methods, and optimization techniques. Example applications
include: Karhunen
-
Loeve approximation, subs
pace techniques, steepest
descent, expectation maximization and Hidden Markov Models, Viterbi
algorithm. PREREQ: Linear and matrix algebra and digital signal
processing. RESTRICTIONS: Undergraduates need permission of the
instructor.


ELEG 633: Image Proce
ssing


Review of concepts of linear systems and spectral analysis, human visual
response, scanning and display of images, Fourier optics, image
enhancement and feature extraction, design of digital filters for image
processing, 2D fast Fourier transform al
gorithms and computed
tomography. RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor.


ELEG 634: Signals and Systems


Reviews basic concepts of discrete and continuous time signals, control systems,
and linear algebra. Transforms, sampling, aliasing, linear a
lgebra and systems of
equations, matrix factorizations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, least squares,
and the Cayley
-
Hamilton theorem are studied. PREREQ: ELEG305 and
MATH342 or MATH349 or equivalents.




ELEG 635: Digital Communication


The theory and appl
ications of digital communications including modulation,
pulse shaping, and optimum receiver design for additive, white gaussian noise
and bandlimited channels. PREREQ: Undergraduate course in probability,
signals and linear systems.


ELEG 636: Statistical

Signal Processing


Introduction to random vectors and random processes and second
-
order moment
and spectral characterizations. Linear transformations of stationary processes.
Parameter estimation. Orthogonality principle and optimal linear filtering. Levi
son
recursion and lattice prediction filters. AR and ARMA models and their Yule
-
Walker characterizations. Classical and modern spectrum estimation. PREREQ:
Undergraduate courses in probability and signals and linear systems.


ELEG 638: Theory and Design of

Diffractive Optics


Applications of fourier analysis to diffraction, imaging, optical data processing
and holography. Major design project required. PREREQ: ELEG305, ELEG306
and ELEG320.


ELEG 640: Opto
-
Electronics


Provides an introduction to the operati
ng principles of optoelectronic devices
used in various digital transmission and information processing systems.
Emphasis is on the generation (via lasers) and detection of optical signals.


ELEG 641: Antenna Theory and Design


The radiation characteristic
s of antennas, numerical and analytical antenna
analysis methods and design techniques for many types of antenna. Topics
include wire antennas, antenna arrays, broadband antennas and microstrip
antennas. PREREQ: ELEG370 or ELEG413.


ELEG 642: Biomedical Na
notechnology


Applications of nanotechnology in biomedical engineering. Topics include
nanomedicine in medical diagnostics, molecular manufacturing and
transport, nano
-
scale manipulation, nanomaterials and nano
-
sensors for
medical applications.




ELEG 643
: Computational Methods for Electromagnetics


Develop and apply numerical techniques for solving Maxwell's equations as they
apply to radiation, propagation and scattering problems. Techniques such as the
finite
-
difference time and frequency
-
domain methods
, finite element method,
method of moments and the boundary element method are introduced.


ELEG 644: Micro
-
Electro
-
Mechanical Systems


Explores the world of silicon
-
based micromachines. Topics include lithography,
pattern transfer with etching and additiv
e techniques, bulk and surface
micromachining, LIGA, scaling laws and applications.


ELEG 645: Optical Communication Systems


Studies the components and system design issues of fiber optic based
communications systems. Topics include the propagation of
lightwaves in fibers,
the coupling of light into fibers, a review of sources and detectors used in
fiberbased systems, link analysis, and overall architecture issues. PREREQ:
ELEG640 or permission of instructor.


ELEG 646: Nanoelectronic Device Principles


Introduction to the operating principles of nanoscale optical and electronic
devices, with emphasis on how nanotechnology and quantum mechanics affect
devices with reduced sizes and dimensions. Develops the performance and
limitations of devices based on
quantum wells, wires, dots, and nanophase
materials.


ELEG 647: Optical Properties of Solids


Techniques for the design of optical filters and optoelectronic devices with thin
films and the fundamental electromagnetic and solid state physics that determine

the optical properties of solids. PREREQ: ELEG240 or equivalent.


ELEG 648: Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics


Development and application of Maxwell's equations as they apply to the
analysis of guided wave, radiation, and scattering problems. Topics
include wave
propagation, reflection and transmission, vector potentials, transmission lines
and cavities, and special emphasis on antennas and scattering structures.




ELEG 649: Nanomaterials and Applications


Introduction to various areas of nanomateria
ls with practical applications in
engineering and science. Includes details of processing and characterization of
materials for nanotechnology such as nanoparticles, carbon nanostructures,
nanostructured ferromagnetism, quantum wires, organic compounds and

polymers, and biological materials. PREREQ: PHYS207, PHYS208 or
equivalent.


ELEG 650: Semiconductor Device Design and Fabrication


Instruction in design and fabrication of simple bi
-
polar and MOS integrated
circuits. Specific topics include semiconductor

device and integrated circuit
design, photolithographic mask design and fabrication, photolithography, N
-
diffusion and P
-
diffusion, P
-
MOS, metallization, and device and integrated circuit
testing. PREREQ: ELEG340.


ELEG 651: Computer Networking
Communications


Presents basic concepts in computer network analysis and design. Emphasizes
generic principles developed over the last two decades in the specification,
implementation and evaluation of modern computer networks and networking
systems. RESTR
ICTIONS: Requires undergraduate mathematical maturity,
including calculus, analytical geometry and infinite series and courses in
operating systems and computer architecture.


ELEG 652: Principles of Parallel Computer Architectures


Provides an introductio
n to the principles of parallel computer architecture.
Begins at a level that assumes experience in introductory undergraduate
courses such as digital system design, computer architecture, and
microprocessor based systems.


ELEG 653: Computer System
Security


Surveys current topics in computer network security, including technology to
protect networks, protocols and applications from intrusion and theft. Topics
include techniques for authentication, privacy, denial of service and non
-
repudiation. PRER
EQ: ELEG651 or CISC650 or permission from the instructor.


ELEG 660: High Technology Entrepreneurship


Focuses on the critical financial, legal, scientific and engineering issues that must
be confronted during the initial planning stages of a start
-
up ente
rprise. Students
work in teams to develop a business plan for a real world/business product
offering.


ELEG 661: Materials and Devices Seminar


Lectures and discussions by faculty and students on specialized topics in
materials and devices.



ELEG 662: Dig
ital Systems Seminar


Lectures and discussions by faculty and students on specialized topics in digital
systems.


ELEG 663: Signal Processing Seminar


Lectures and discussions by faculty and students on specialized topics in signal
processing and
communications.


ELEG 664: Biomedical Engineering Seminar


Lectures and discussions by guest speakers, faculty, and students on
specialized topics in biomedical engineering.


ELEG 670: Biophysics of Excitable Membranes


Includes passive and active membrane

properties, temporal/spatial integration of
synaptic inputs, saltatory conduction, and the relationship between the molecular
structure and conduction properties of the major classes of voltage
-
gated and
ligand
-
gated ion channels PREREQ: ELEG471, or BISC3
06, or PSYC320, or
PSYC626, or instructor's permission. RESTRICTIONS: Open to all seniors and
graduate students.


ELEG 671: Introduction to Biomedical Engineering


Introduction to human physiology at all hierarchical levels including
molecular, biochemical
, cellular, tissue, organ, and integrated systems.
RESTRICTIONS: Seniors, graduate students only.


ELEG 672: Cell and Molecular Biology for Engineers


Overview of cell biology and molecular mechanisms. Covers some
intercellular interactions, but main focus

is on intracellular structure,
organization, and function. Emphasis placed on application of cell
properties to analysis of common biological data sets, including genomic,
proteomic data.


ELEG 673: Signal Processing in Neural Systems


Signal processing i
n real neural systems, with emphasis on
mammalian/human sensory systems. Stimulus transduction, complex
receptive fields, encoding, feature binding, and experimental techniques in
visual, somatosensory, auditory and olfactory systems. PREREQ:
ELEG471/671 o
r instructor's permission.


ELEG 674: Nonlinear Dynamics in Neural Systems


Introduction to the mathematical tools, theory, and experimental observations
that concern nonlinear dynamics of biological nervous systems.

Classical
methods employed to develop a unified approach to the study and understanding
of nonlinear dynamics, chaos, synchronicity, bifurcation, and self
-
organization.
PREREQ: MATH243.


ELEG 675: Image Processing with Biomdeical Applications


Fundamental
s of digital image processing, including image formation,
acquisition transforms, enhancement, restoration, coding, and
reconstruction from projections. Attention given to biomedical imaging
modalities, including X
-
ray, computed tomography (CT), magnetic
r
esonance (MR) imaging, and ultrasound. PREREQ: ELEG305 or equivalent.


ELEG 676: Bioinformatics and Biosystems Analysis


Examines basic principles and methodology in algorithm/system design
used in bioinformatics. Topics include: biological sequence compar
ison,
dynamic programming and heuristic methods, phylogenetic analysis,
hidden Markov models, Bayesian techniques, statistical methods,
microarray analysis and gene prediction.


ELEG 677: Biosignal Processing


Biomedical signal characteristics, biomedical
systems and models,
applications of Fourier transform, wavelet transforms, and joint
-
time
frequency analysis of biomedical signals. Systems studies include
ultrasounds, EKG's, CAT scans, MRI's, X
-
rays, and others. PREREQ:
ELEG305, ELEG310, or equivalent.



ELEG 681: Remote Sensing of Environment


See MAST681 for course description.


ELEG 809: Electomagnetic Theory


See PHYS809 for course description.


ELEG 810: Electromagnetic Theory



See PHYS810 for course description.


ELEG 811: Channel Coding Theory and

Practice


Standard and modern developments in channel coding. Reviews information
theory topics, then introduces convolutional codes and trellis
-
coded modulation,
iterative decoding, including turbo codes and low
-
density parity check codes.


ELEG 812: Wir
eless Digital Communications


Fundamentals and current techniques in wireless digital communications,
including propagation, modem design, fading countermeasures, and multiple
access techniques, such as FDMA, TDMA, and CDMA. PREREQ: Probability
and linear
systems.


ELEG 813: Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics


See PHYS813 for course description.


ELEG 819: Topics in Networking I


Examines standard routing protocols for wired networks such as OSPF and BGP,
protocols for wireless mesh and ad hoc network
s. Includes theoretical analysis of
protocols and examination of data collected from networks. Topics such as load
balancing, multicasting, and cross
-
layer interactions are covered. PREREQ:
CPEG419, CISC450, CISC650, or ELEG651.


ELEG 820: Topics in Networ
king II


Examines standard and recently proposed transport layer protocols for wired
single
-
hop wireless, and multi
-
hop wireless networks. Includes analysis of
transport layer protocols based on hybrid
-
systems models, stochastic models,
and utilitybased mo
dels. Examines contemporary active queue management
algorithms. Traffic analysis and network provisioning are covered. PREREQ:
CPEG419, CISC450, CISC650, or ELEG651.


ELEG 832: Wavelets and Fileter Banks


Systematically studies wavelets, wavelet transforms, multi rate filter bank theory
and their applications in digital communications and signal and image
processing. Applications considered include wavelet denoising and wavelet
subband image/video compressi
on. PREREQ: ELEG631 and linear algebra.


ELEG 833: Nonlinear Signal Processing


Fundamental theory and applications of nonlinear signal processing. Topics
include stable random processes, order statistics, fractional lower order statistics,
maximum likelih
ood estimation and the filtering problem, weighted order
-
statistic
filters, medianization of linear FIR filters, myriad filters and adaptive optimization
of nonlinear filters. Applications of nonlinear signal processing include digital
imaging and video, d
igital communications and time
-
frequency analysis.
PREREQ: Statistical digital signal processing.


ELEG 840: Advanced Computational Electromagnetics I


Studies the finite
-
difference time
-
domain (FDTD) method. Various properties for
electromagnetic modeling

such as the incorporation of symmetry aspects to
reduce computational costs are introduced. Also, several applications including
electromagnetic scattering, antenna design, micro
-
optical modeling are explored.
PREREQ: ELEG648.


ELEG 841: Advanced Computat
ional Electromagnetics II


Introduces the major modern computational methods for the analysis of
frequency domain electromagnetics problems. The finite element method and the
method of moments are covered. Students will apply these techniques to
radiation
and scattering problems involving metal and dielectrics. PREREQ:
ELEG648.


ELEG 842: Radio Frequency and Microwave Technology


Modern telecommunications and datacom systems operate at frequencies in the
radio frequency (RF) and microwave range. The basic c
oncepts and
technologies required to design RF and microwave devices and circuits are
explained. Examples of applications to wireless and lightwave systems are
discussed. RESTRICTIONS: Undergraduates require permission from the
instructor.


ELEG 843: Fouri
er Optics


Provides an understanding of the basic principles underlying the field of optical
information processing. Emphasis on coherent optical image processing based
on Fourier optics, holography, and acousto
-
optics. PREREQ: ELEG640 and
ELEG648 or permi
ssion of instructor.


ELEG 844: Nano
-
Electro
-
Mechnical Systems


Explores the world of quantum controlled nano
-
electro
-
mechanical
systems(NEMS). Topics such as quantum mechanics, scaling laws, principles for
NEMS, modeling of NEMS devices and structures,
nanoelectromagnetics,
nanomaterials and nanofabrication for NEMS sensors.


ELEG 845: High Speed Heterojunction Devices


Develops the operating principles of heterojunction devices and describes their
performance using microwave techniques.


ELEG 853: Integ
rated Optics


Discusses basic goals, principles and techniques of integrated optics. Topics
include optical wave guides, scattering and absorption, couplers, electro
-
optic
modulators, acousto
-
optic modulators, semiconductor lasers and optical
detectors. In
cludes applications of optical integrated circuits. PREREQ:
ELEG320 and ELEG340.


ELEG 855: Microwave and Millimeter
-
wave Technology


Describes principles of device operation and circuit characteristics for the
microwave FET, IMPATT, TRAPPATT, Gunn diode,
varactor diode, p
-
i
-
n diode,
tunnel diode and hot
-
electron devices. Covers both wave guide circuits and
microwave integrated circuits.