ECE - Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE 1 Hands-On Computer Engineering

Hands-on introduction to computer engineering practice and research, including computer hardware, robotics, and embedded systems. Encourages interaction with UCSC's School of Engineering community. Designed for students without previous background in computer engineering. (Formerly Computer Engineering 1.)

Credits

2

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to first-year students and sophomores.

ECE 8 Robot Automation: Intelligence through Feedback Control

Introduction to dynamical systems, feedback control, and robotics. Fundamental concepts in dynamical systems, modeling, stability analysis, robustness to uncertainty, feedback as it occurs naturally, and the design of feedback-control laws to engineer desirable static and dynamic response. Course includes an introduction to MATLAB and programming in MATLAB. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly CMPE 8.)

Credits

5

Instructor

M. Teodorescu, R. Sanfelice

Requirements

Priority enrollment restricted to first-year students and sophomores.

General Education Code

MF

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 9 Introduction to Statics, Dynamics, and Biomechanics

Theory and application of statics and mechanics of materials for mechanical and biomechanical systems. Covers statics of particles; equilibrium of rigid bodies; free-body diagrams; analysis of structure; friction; concepts of stress and strain; axial loading; torsion and bending; and failure criteria. (Formerly CMPE 9.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Mircea Teodorescu, Michael Wehner

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MATH 19A; and PHYS 5A and PHYS 5L or PHYS 6A and PHYS 6L; and AM 10 or MATH 21.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 10 Fundamentals of Robot Kinematics and Dynamics

Covers the theory and application of mathematical models to analyze the kinematics and dynamics of robot mechanisms or their components using vector algebra, differential equations, and computer simulations; also covers robot vehicle kinematics, robot arm kinematics, and robot dynamics with computational examples and problems. Some basic programming skills and familiarity with MATLAB are expected. (Formerly CMPE 10.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Dejan Milutinovic

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 9, and AM 20 or MATH 24.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 11 3D Prototyping

Introduces the basics of rapid prototyping for robotics design from limiting stresses to optimal design. Discusses fast prototyping methods, advantages, and disadvantages. Introduces CAD, CAD packages, 3D printing with different materials, and 3D scanning. (Formerly CMPE 11.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): previous or concurrent enrollment in ECE 9.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 80E Engineering Ethics

Ethical theories, analysis, and their application to issues in the practice of engineering, such as safety and liability, professional responsibility to clients and employers, codes of ethics, legal obligations, environmental issues, and social issues. Emphasis on developing independent ethical analysis through the use of case studies. (Formerly CMPE 80E.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Sri Kurniawan

General Education Code

PE-T

ECE 80J Renewable Energy Sources, Storage, and Smart Grids

Introduces energy sources and storage with special emphasis on renewables as part of smart grids. Fundamental energy-conversion limits based on physics and existing source properties are studied. Various sources, such as solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, tidal energy, and fuel cells are described. Electric vehicles, sustainable microgrids, and the integration to smart grids are studied. Finally, smart meters, demand response, the energy market, and policy are covered. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 81J. (Formerly EE 80J.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Y. Zhang

General Education Code

PE-E

Quarter offered

Spring, Summer

ECE 80S Sustainability Engineering and Practice

Topical introduction to principles and practices of sustainability engineering and ecological design with emphasis on implementation in society. Provides an understanding of basic scientific, engineering, and social principles in the design, deployment, and operation of resource-based human systems, and how they can be maintained for this and future generations. No specialized background in engineering, science, or social sciences is assumed. (Formerly EE 80S.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Katie Monsen

General Education Code

SR

Quarter offered

Fall, Summer

ECE 80T Modern Electronic Technology and How It Works

Basic knowledge of electricity and how things work, how technology evolves, its impact on society and history, and basic technical literacy for the non-specialist. Broad overview of professional aspects of engineering and introduction and overview of basic systems and components. Topics include electrical power, radio, television, radar, computers, robots, telecommunications, and the Internet. (Formerly EE 80T.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Kenneth Pedrotti

General Education Code

SI

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 94 Group Tutorial

A means for a small group of students to study a particular topic in consultation with a faculty sponsor. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 94F Group Tutorial

A means for a small group of students to study a particular topic in consultation with a faculty sponsor. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 99 Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 99F Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 101 Introduction to Electronic Circuits

Introduction to the physical basis and mathematical models of electrical components and circuits. Topics include circuit theorems (Thevenin and Norton Equivalents, Superposition), constant and sinusoidal inputs, natural and forced response of linear circuits. Introduction to circuit/network design, maximum power transfer, analog filters, and circuit analysis using Matlab. Topics in elementary electronics including amplifiers and feedback. (Formerly EE 101.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Sung Kang, Stephen Petersen, Joel Kubby, Sangho Shin, Marco Rolandi, Sara Abrahamsson

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5C and PHYS 5N; or PHYS 6C and PHYS 6N; and MATH 24 or previous or concurrent enrollment in AM 20. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 101L is required.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter

ECE 101L Introduction to Electronic Circuits Laboratory

Illustrates topics covered in course 101. One two-hour laboratory session per week. Students are billed for a materials fee. (Formerly EE 101L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Sung Kang, Stephen Petersen, Joel Kubby, Sangho Shin, Marco Rolandi, Sara Abrahamsson

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5C and PHYS 5N or PHYS 6C and PHYS 6N; and MATH 24 or previous or concurrent enrollment in AM 20. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 101 is required.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter

ECE 102 Properties of Materials

The fundamental electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of materials, with emphasis on metals and semiconductors: chemical bonds, crystal structures, elementary quantum mechanics, energy bands. Electrical and thermal conduction. Optical and magnetic properties. (Formerly EE 145.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Holger Schmidt, Nobuhiko Kobayashi

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5A and PHYS 5L, PHYS 5B and PHYS 5M, and PHYS 5C and 5N; or PHYS 6A and PHYS 6L, PHYS 6B and PHYS 6M, and PHYS 6C and PHYS 6N. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 102L is required.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 102L Properties of Materials Laboratory

Laboratory sequence illustrating topics covered in course 145. One two-hour laboratory per week. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly EE 145L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

N. Kobayashi, H. Schmidt

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5A and PHYS 5L, PHYS 5B and PHYS 5M, and PHYS 5C and 5N; or PHYS 6A and PHYS 6L, PHYS 6B and PHYS 6M, and PHYS 6C and PHYS 6N. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 102 is required.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 103 Signals and Systems

Course covers the following topics: characterization and analysis of continuous-time signals and linear systems, time domain analysis using convolution, frequency domain analysis using the Fourier series and the Fourier transform, the Laplace transform, transfer functions and block diagrams, continuous-time filters, sampling of continuous time signals, examples of applications to communications and control systems. (Formerly EE 103.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L; and AM 20 or MATH 24.

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

ECE 103L Signals and Systems Laboratory

Use and operation of spectrum analyzers; advanced signal analysis using oscilloscopes; measuring impulse response, step response, frequency response, and computer analysis of real signals. MATLAB programming is taught and used as a tool for signal analysis. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly EE 103L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Hamid Sadjadpour, Benjamin Friedlander, Sung Kang

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101and ECE 101L and AM 20. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 103 is required.

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

ECE 104 Bioelectronics

Covers selected case studies in interfacing electronic devices with biological systems. from Galvani to neuronal stimulation and electroceuticals. These studies include: the squid giant axon, the pace maker, deep brain stimulation, organic bioelectronics, bionanoelectronics and optogenetics, bioenergetics, and bioprotonics electroceuticals. Students are assessed through weekly student papers on case studies and through a final presentation. (Formerly EE 104.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Marco Rolandi

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 115 Introduction to Solid Mechanics

Introduces the solid mechanics of materials. Topics include: stress and strain, torsion, bending of beams, shearing stresses in beams, compound stresses, principal stresses, deflections of beams, and statically indeterminate members and columns. (Formerly CMPE 115.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Mircea Teodorescu

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 9 and MATH 19B, and AM 10 or MATH 21.

ECE 118 Introduction to Mechatronics

Technologies involved in mechatronics (intelligent electro-mechanical systems) and techniques necessary to integrate these technologies into mechatronic systems. Topics include electronics (A/D, D/A converters, opamps, filters, power devices), software program design (event-driven programming, state machine-based design), DC and stepper motors, basic sensing, and basic mechanical design (machine elements and mechanical CAD). Combines lab component of structured assignments with a large and open-ended team project. Cannot receive credit for this course and course 218. (Formerly CMPE 118.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Gabriel Elkaim, Maxwell Dunne, Michael Wehner

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L and CSE 12 and CSE 12L and CSE 100 and CSE 100L. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 118L is required.

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

ECE 118L Introduction to Mechatronics Laboratory

Laboratory sequence illustrating topics covered in course 118. Two 2-hour laboratory sessions per week. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 218L. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly CMPE 118L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Gabriel Elkaim, Maxwell Dunne, Michael Wehner

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in ECE 118 is required.

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

ECE 121 Microcontroller System Design

Focus is on the design and use of microcontroller-based systems. Covers microprocessor and microcontroller architecture, programming techniques, bus and memory organization, DMA, timing issues, interrupts, peripheral devices, serial and parallel communication, and interfacing to analog and digital systems. Enrollment is restricted to electrical engineering and robotics majors during first-pass enrollment and then open to all majors. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

7

Requirements

Prerequisites: CSE 12 and CSE 12L, CSE 13E. Corequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 122A Collaborative Sustainability Project Design

This course is the first quarter of a three quarter series of courses that together comprise the IDEASS Program (Impact Designs: Engineering and Sustainability through Student Service), which provides students with opportunities to plan, implement, and evaluate interdisciplinary sustainable design projects in the built environment for the Monterey Bay Region. In fall quarter students are introduced to project topics and background information. In collaboration with an outside mentor project teams design, revise, and complete a project plan including project goals and deliverables, timeline of key activities and major milestones, stakeholder map, evaluation plan, and budget (as applicable). Students apply online; selected applicants complete in-person interviews. (Formerly EE 122A.)

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

ECE 122B Collaborative Sustainability Project Implementation

The second of a three-quarter sequence that together comprise the IDEASS Program (Impact Designs: Engineering and Sustainability through Student Service) which provides opportunities for students to plan, implement, and evaluate interdisciplinary sustainable-design projects in the built environment for the Monterey Bay Region. In winter quarter, project teams work collaboratively to implement the project plans approved during the fall quarter. Students participate in a weekly seminary series that includes guest lectures and field trips as well as workshops in project management, public speaking, writing skills, and other professional development. Prerequisite(s): course 122A. Students apply online; selected applicants complete in-person interviews. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors. (Formerly EE 122B.)

Credits

5

ECE 122C Collaborative Sustainability Project Implementation

The third of a three-quarter sequence that together comprise the IDEASS Program (Impact Designs: Engineering and Sustainability through Student Service) which provides opportunities for students to plan, implement, and evaluate interdisciplinary sustainable-design projects in the built environment for the Monterey Bay Region. In spring quarter, project teams work collaboratively to continue implementation of project plans approved during the fall quarter, then evaluate projects impacts. Students participate in a weekly seminary series that includes guest lectures and field trips as well as workshops in project management, public speaking, writing skills, and other professional development. Students also work in the community on educational public outreach regarding project impacts. Prerequisite(s): course 122A. Students apply online; selected applicants complete in-person interviews. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors. (Formerly EE 122C.)

Credits

5

ECE 129A Capstone Project I

First of a three-course sequence in which students apply knowledge and skills gained in elective track to complete a major design project. In this first course, students complete the specification and planning for a substantial project. Topics covered: engineering design cycle, engineering teams, and professional practices. (Formerly EE 129A.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements and CSE 100; enrollment restricted to senior Electrical Engineering and Robotics Engineering majors. Electrical Engineering majors must complete ECE 171 and previous or concurrent enrollment in ECE 157 or ECE 118 or CSE 121. Robotics Engineering majors must complete ECE 118 and CSE 121.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 129B Capstone Project II

Second of a three-course sequence in which students apply knowledge and skills gained in elective track to complete a major design project. In this second course, students complete the training, research, and procurement for a substantial project and a preliminary implementation. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly EE 129B.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, John Vesecky, Stephen Petersen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements and ECE 129A. Enrollment is restricted to seniors.

General Education Code

PR-E

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 129C Capstone Project III

Third of a three-course sequence in which students apply knowledge and skills gained in this elective track to complete a major design project. In this third course, students work in teams to complete the project specified and advance on the results of the work in the first two courses. A formal written report, oral presentation, and demonstration of the successful project to a review panel of engineering faculty is required. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly EE 129C.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, David Munday, Stephen Petersen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements and ECE 129B. Enrollment is restricted to seniors.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 130 Introduction to Optoelectronics and Photonics

Introduction to optics, photonics and optoelectronics, fiber optic devices and communication systems: Topics include: ray optics, electromagnetic optics, resonator optics, interaction between photons and atoms, dielectric waveguides and fibers, semiconductor light sources and detectors, modulators, amplifiers, switches, and optical fiber communication systems. Taught in conjunction with course 230. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 230. (Formerly EE 130.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Ahmet Yanik

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): Physics 5B and 5C, or Physics 6B and 6C; concurrent enrollment in course 130L.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 130L Introduction to Optoelectronics Laboratory

Includes a series of projects to provide hands-on experience needed for basic concepts and laboratory techniques of optical fiber technology. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly EE 130L.)

Credits

1

Instructor

Ahmet Yanik

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5L, PHYS 5M, and PHYS 5N, or PHYS 6L, PHYS 6M, and PHYS 6N; concurrent enrollment in ECE 130.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 135 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves

Vector analysis. Electrostatic fields. Magnetostatic fields. Time-varying fields and Maxwell's equations. Plane waves. (Formerly EE 135.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Ahmet Yanik

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L; MATH 23B; and MATH 24 or AM 20. Students must concurrently enroll in ECE 135L.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 135L Electromagnetic Fields and Waves Laboratory

Laboratory sequence illustrating topics in course 135. One two-hour laboratory session per week. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly EE 135L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Ahmet Yanik

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L; MATH 23B; and MATH 24 or AM 20. Students must concurrently enroll in ECE 135.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 136 Engineering Electromagnetics

Course will cover electromagnetic wave propagation, transmission lines, waveguides, and antennas. (Formerly EE 136.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Nobuhiko Kobayashi, Keith Corzine

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 135 and ECE 135L. Enrollment is restricted to School of Engineering and Division of Physical and Biological Sciences majors or permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 141 Feedback Control Systems

Analysis and design of continuous linear feedback control systems. Essential principles and advantages of feedback. Design by root locus, frequency response, and state space methods and comparisons of these techniques. Applications. (Formerly CMPE 141 and EE 153.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Dejan Milutinovic

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 103. Enrollment is restricted to School of Engineering and Division of Physical and Biological Sciences majors, or by permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 145 Estimation and Introduction to Control of Stochastic Processes

Provides practical knowledge of Kalman filtering and introduces control theory for stochastic processes. Selected topics include: state-space modeling; discrete- and continuous-time Kalman filter; smoothing; and applications in feedback control. Students learn through hands-on experience. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 245. Enrollment by permission of instructor. (Formerly CMPE 145.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Dejan Milutinovic

General Education Code

SR

ECE 149 Introduction to Cyber-physical Systems

Presents the basic concepts and tools for the study of cyber-physical systems, including modeling and analysis tools for continuous-time and discrete-time systems, finite state machines, stateflow, timed and hybrid automata, concurrency, invariants, linear temporal logic, verification, and numerical simulation. Students are guided on methods for simulation and encouraged to apply them to several applications. The course is self-contained. Students are expected to have a basic background in logic circuits, programming, the mathematical modeling of dynamical systems (course 8 is recommended), differential equations, linear algebra, and basic calculus. Knowledge of MATLAB/Simulink is useful. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 249. (Formerly CMPE 149.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Ricardo Sanfelice

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 100 and ECE 100L or equivalent, and CSE 13E or equivalent.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 151 Communications Systems

An introduction to communication systems. Analysis and design of communication systems based on radio, transmission lines, and fiber optics. Topics include fundamentals of analog and digital signal transmission in the context of baseband communications, including concepts such as modulation and demodulation techniques, multiplexing and multiple access, channel loss, distortion, bandwidth, signal-to-noise ratios and error control. Digital communication concepts include an introduction to sampling and quantization, transmission coding and error control. (Formerly EE 151.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Hamid Sadjadpour, Benjamin Friedlander

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 103, ECE 101, and ECE 101L; and CSE 107 or STAT 131 or probability theory and random variables background. Enrollment is restricted to School of Engineering and Physical and Biological Sciences majors.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 152 Introduction to Wireless Communications

Introduction to the principles of wireless communications systems. Wireless propagation channels and their impact on digital communications. Modulation techniques for wireless systems and their performance. Multi-antenna systems and diversity. Multicarrier and spread spectrum. Multi-access methods: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA. The structure of cellular systems. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 252. (Formerly EE 152.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Benjamin Friedlander

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CSE 107 and ECE 151, or by consent of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 153 Digital Signal Processing

Introduction to the principles of signal processing, including discrete-time signals and systems, the z-transform, sampling of continuous-time signals, transform analysis of linear time-invariant systems, structures for discrete-time systems, the discrete Fourier transform, computation of the discrete Fourier transform, and filter design techniques. Taught in conjunction with Electrical Engineering 250. Students cannot receive credit for this course and Electrical Engineering 250. (Formerly EE 153 and CMPE 153.)

Credits

5

Instructor

B. Friedlander, P. Mantey, F. Dowla

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 103. Enrollment is restricted to School of Engineering and Division of Physical and Biological Sciences majors or permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 157 RF Hardware Design

Engineering design cycle for wireless and RF systems: design, practical hardware implementation, and prototype. (Formerly EE 157.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Stephen Petersen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L, ECE 103, and ECE 171, and ECE 174; or consent of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 157L is required.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 157L RF Hardware Design Laboratory

Laboratory to accompany course 157, emphasizing hardware-design practice and principles applies to RF apparatus. Students design and implement a substantial final project during the last half of the course. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly EE 157L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Stephen Petersen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L, ECE 103, and ECE 171, and ECE 174; or consent of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 157 is required.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 167 Sensing and Sensor Technologies

Introduces fundamental issues in sensing of temperature, motion, sound, light, position, etc. Sensors are integrated into a digital system using filtering, amplification, and analog-to-digital conversion. Advanced topics may include noise, temperature, and other sources of variability. (Formerly CMPE 167.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Matthew Guthaus

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CSE 13E and ECE 103 and ECE 103L. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 167L is required.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 167L Sensing and Sensor Technologies Lab

Introduces fundamental issues in sensing of temperature, motion, sound, light, position, etc. Sensors are integrated into a digital system using filtering, amplification, and analog-to-digital conversion. Advanced topics may include noise, temperature, and other sources of variability. (Formerly CMPE 167L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

The Staff, Matthew Guthaus

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CSE 13E and ECE 103 and ECE 103L. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 167 is required.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 171 Analog Electronics

Introduction to (semiconductor) electronic devices. Conduction of electric currents in semiconductors, the semiconductor p-n junction, the transistor. Analysis and synthesis of linear and nonlinear electronic circuits containing diodes and transistors. Biasing, small signal models, frequency response, and feedback. Operational amplifiers and integrated circuits. (Formerly EE 171.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Kenneth Pedrotti, Marco Rolandi

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L; previous or concurrent enrollment in ECE 171L is required.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 171L Analog Electronics Laboratory

Laboratory sequence illustrating topics covered in course 171. One two-hour laboratory session per week. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly EE 171L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Kenneth Pedrotti, Marco Rolandi

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L; previous or concurrent enrollment in ECE 171 is required.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 172 Advanced Analog Circuits

Analog circuit design covering the basic amplifier configurations, current mirrors, differential amplifiers, frequency response, feedback amplifiers, noise, bandgap references, one- and two-stage operational amplifier design, feedback amplifier stability, switched capacitor circuits and optionally the fundamentals of digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters. Emphasis throughout will be on the development of approximate and intuitive methods for understanding and designing circuits. Cannot receive credit for this course and course 221. (Formerly EE 172.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Kenneth Pedrotti

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 171.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 173 High-Speed Digital Design

Studies of analog circuit principles relevant to high-speed digital design: signal propagation, crosstalk, and electromagnetic interference. Topics include electrical characteristics of digital circuits, interfacing different logic families, measurement techniques, transmission lines, ground planes and grounding, terminations, power systems, connectors/ribbon cables, clock distribution, shielding, electromagnetic compatibility and noise suppression, and bus architectures. (Formerly EE 173.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Stephen Petersen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L and ECE174. Previous or concurrent enrollment in ECE 173L is required. ECE 171 and CSE 121 recommended..

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 173L High-Speed Digital Design Laboratory

Laboratory sequence illustrating topics covered in course 173. One two-hour laboratory session per week. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly EE 173L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Stephen Petersen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101, ECE 101L and ECE 174. Previous or concurrent enrollment in ECE 173 is required. ECE 171 and CSE 121 are recommended.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 174 Introduction to EDA Tools for PCB Design

Focus on EDA tools for design of printed-circuit boards. Elements of design flow covered: schematic capture and simulation to final PCB layout. Final project is required. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

3

Instructor

Stephen Petersen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L or consent of instructor.

ECE 175 Energy Generation and Control

Introduces electrical energy generation, sensing, and control, emphasizing the emerging smart grid. Topics include 3-phase AC power systems, voltage and transient stability, fault analysis, grid protection, power-flow analysis, economic dispatch, and high voltage DC distribution (HVDC). (Formerly EE 175.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, John Vesecky, Leila Parsa

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 175L is required.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 175L Energy Generation and Control Laboratory

Computer analysis and simulation of energy generation, components, power-flow analysis, systems, and control covering topics from course 195. Weekly computer simulations reinforce the concepts introduced in course 175. (Formerly EE 175L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

The Staff, John Vesecky, Leila Parsa

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 175 is required.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 176 Energy Conservation and Control

AC/DC electric-machine drives for speed/position control. Integrated discussion of electric machines, power electronics, and control systems. Computer simulations. Applications in electric transportation, hybrid-car technology, robotics, process control, and energy conservation. (Formerly EE 176.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Stephen Petersen, Leila Parsa

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 103 and ECE 171. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 176L is required.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 176L Energy Conversion and Control Laboratory

Simulink-based simulations of electric machines/drives in applications such as energy conservation and motion control in robotics and electric vehicles. (Formerly EE 176L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

The Staff, Stephen Petersen, Leila Parsa

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 103 and ECE 171. Concurrent enrollment in course 176 is required.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 177 Power Electronics

Switch-mode power converter design and analysis. Non-switching power supplies. Electronic power-factor correction. Soft switching. Power-semiconductor devices. Use in energy conservation, renewable energy, lighting, and power transmission. (Formerly EE 177.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Keith Corzine

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 103. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 177L is required.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 177L Power Electronics Laboratory

Buck, boost, buck-boost, flyback, and forward converter design and control. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly EE 177L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Keith Corzine

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 103. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 177 is required.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 178 Device Electronics

This course reviews the fundamental principles, device's materials, and design and introduces the operation of several semiconductor devices. Topics include the motion of charge carriers in solids, equilibrium statistics, the electronic structure of solids, doping, the pn junction, the junction transistor, the Schottky diode, the field-effect transistor, the light-emitting diode, and the photodiode. (Formerly EE 178.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Kenneth Pedrotti, Nobuhiko Kobayashi

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 102 and ECE 102L and ECE 171 and ECE 171L. Enrollment is restricted to School of Engineering and Division of Physical and Biological Sciences majors or permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 180J Advanced Renewable Energy Sources, Storage, and Smart Grids

Provides a comprehensive overview of renewable energy, storage, and smart grids. Fundamental energy-conversion limits based on physics and existing material properties are discussed. Various sources and facilities, such as solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, tidal energy, and fuel cells are described. Solar- and wind-site assessment, electric vehicles, as well as sustainable microgrids are also discussed. Finally, the latest research on smart grids and smart cities is introduced. Taught in conjunction with course 80J. (Formerly EE 180J.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Yi Zhang

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MATH 3 or AM 3 or AM 5 or AM 7.

General Education Code

PE-E

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 181J Renewable Energy Sources in Practice

Provides a fundamental understanding of renewable energies in practice by experiencing them in a functional context. Students visit and evaluate renewable-energy facilities, such as wind power, solar energy, hydrogen storage, biofuel production, waste-water testing facilities, biomass, biodiesel, and biogas. This intensive one-month program allows students to carry out applied research in a real-life, industrial-scale, renewable-energy context. Prerequisite(s): course 80J or equivalent. Enrollment restricted to junior, senior, and graduate students and by permission of instructor. (Formerly EE 181J.)

Credits

7

Instructor

Ali Shakouri

Quarter offered

Summer

ECE 183 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering

Topics vary with instructor. Sample topics include smart grids, bioelectronics, antennas, etc. Enrollment by instructor permission. Approval of undergraduate adviser required for credit as an upper-division elective. (Formerly EE 183.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Yi Zhang

Repeatable for credit

Yes

ECE 193 Field Study

Provides for individual programs of study with specific academic objectives carried out under the direction of a faculty member of the electrical engineering program and a willing sponsor at the field site and using resources not normally available on campus. Credit is based on the presentation of evidence of achieving the objectives by submitting a written and oral presentation. May not normally be repeated for credit.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 193F Field Study

Provides for individual programs of study with specific academic objectives carried out under the direction of a faculty member of the electrical engineering program and a willing sponsor at the field site and using resources not normally available on campus. Credit is based on the presentation of evidence of achieving the objectives by submitting a written and oral presentation. May not normally be repeated for credit.

Credits

2

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 195 Senior Thesis Research

Individual directed study for upper-division undergraduates. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. If using this course to replace the capstone design requirement (courses 129A,B,C), students must take course 129A, and take course 115 or 157 or Computer Engineering 118 to fulfill the ABET team design experience. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

Credits

5

Instructor

Stephen Petersen

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 195F Senior Thesis Research

Prerequisite(s): petition on file with sponsoring agency. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 198 Individual Study or Research

Provides for department-sponsored individual study program off campus, for which faculty supervision is not in person, but by correspondence. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 198F Independent Field Study

Provides for department-sponsored individual study program off campus for which faculty supervision is not in person, but by correspondence. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 199 Tutorial

Individual directed study for upper-division undergraduates. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 199F Tutorial

Individual directed study for upper-division undergraduates. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 200 Research and Teaching in Electrical Engineering

Basic teaching techniques for TAs: responsibilities and rights, resource materials, computer security, leading discussion or lab sessions, presentations techniques, maintaining class records, electronic handling of homework, and grading. Examines research and professional training: use of library and online databases, technical typesetting, writing journal and conference papers, publishing, giving talks, and ethical issues. (Formerly EE 200.)

Credits

3

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ECE 201 Introduction to Nanotechnology

Introduction to underlying principles of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Intended for multidisciplinary audience with a variety of backgrounds. Introduces scientific principles and laws relevant on the nanoscale. Discusses applications in engineering, physics, chemistry, and biology. (Formerly EE 211.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Holger Schmidt, Marco Rolandi

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 102 or consent of instructor.

ECE 203 Nanocharacterization of Materials

Covers the many characterization techniques used to characterize materials from volumes less than one cubic micrometer, including the basic physics of each method, the methodology used to get quantitative results, and the advantages and limitations of each technique. (Formerly EE 213.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to graduate students, or to undergraduates majoring in engineering or science by permission of instructor.

ECE 204 Bioelectronics

Covers selected case studies in interfacing electronic devices with biological systems from Galvani to neuronal stimulation and electroceuticals. Studies include: the squid giant axon, the pacemaker, deep-brain stimulation, organic bioelectronics, bionanoelectronics and optogenetics, bioenergetics, and bioprotonics electroceuticals. Students are assessed through weekly papers on case studies and through a final presentation. (Formerly EE 204.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Marco Rolandi

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ECE 205 Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics

Covers microscopic theory of electron transport in nanoelectronic devices and transistors. Topics include: ballistic transport; quantum conductance, NEGF-Landauer formalisms; molecular conductors; graphene and carbon nanotubes, quantum resonant tunneling devices; nanotransistors; and spintronics. (Formerly EE 218.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Ahmet Yanik

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 201 or ECE 207. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Students with background in basic matrix algebra and MATLAB programming may enroll with permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 207 Nanomaterials and Nanometer-Scale Devices

Materials controlled at nanometer-scale will revolutionize existing technologies. Course offers opportunities of learning materials that exhibit peculiar physical characteristics at the nanometer scales. Course also includes discussions of unique device architecture based on materials crafted at the nanometer scale. (Formerly EE 216.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Nobuhiko Kobayashi

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 215 Models of Robotic Manipulation

Theory and application of mathematical models to analyze, design, and program serial kinematic chains (robot arms). Covers models of arbitrary articulated robotic or biological arms and their application to realistic arms and tasks, including the homogeneous coordinate model of positioning tasks; the forward and inverse kinematic models; the Jacobian matrix; trajectory generation;and dynamic models, including Newton-Euler and Lagrangian formulations. (Formerly CMPE 215.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Mircea Teodorescu, Michael Wehner

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; and to seniors who have taken ECE 141, and AM 10 or MATH 21; or by permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 216 Bio-Inspired Locomotion

Presents the principles of biological locomotion and application to robotics problems. Students learn about effective movements in the biological world (slithering, walking, climbing, and flying); extract their underlying principles; and apply them creatively to robotics design. (Formerly CMPE 216.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Mircea Teodorescu

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 9 or equivalent. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students, and seniors by permission of instructor.

ECE 218 Mechatronics

Introduction to intelligent electro-mechanical systems, combining aspects of computer, electrical, mechanical, and software engineering. Students become proficient in all aspects of mechanical, electrical, computer system design, analysis, prototyping, presentation and team mentorship. Cannot receive credit for this course and course 118. (Formerly CMPE 218.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Gabriel Elkaim, Maxwell Dunne, Michael Wehner

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): concurrent enrollment in ECE 218L. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

ECE 218L Mechatronics Lab

Laboratory sequence illustrating topics covered in course 218. Two 2-hour laboratory sessions per week. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 118L. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly CMPE 218L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Gabriel Elkaim, Maxwell Dunne, Michael Wehner

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): concurrent enrollment in ECE 218. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

ECE 221 Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits

Analog integrated circuit design with emphasis on fundamentals of designing linear circuits using CMOS. Covers MOS devices and device modeling, current mirrors, op-amp design, op-amp compensation, comparators, multipliers, voltage references, sample-and-holds, noise, and an introduction to more complicated systems using these building blocks, such as phase locked loops and analog-to-digital converters. If time permits, integrated circuit layout issues and device/circuit fabrication. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 172. (Formerly EE 221.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Kenneth Pedrotti

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): course ECE 171 or equivalent; ECE 178 or equivalent recommended.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 222 High-Speed Low-Power Integrated Circuit Design

Digital integrated circuit design covered with an emphasis on high-speed and low-power applications. Covers signaling techniques and circuits including transmitters and receivers, with emphasis on on-chip interconnect, timing fundamentals and timing circuits. Theoretical fundamentals of phase locked loops and design issues of implementation addressed. Course has a project design component. Interview to assess technical skills of student. Enrollment is restricted to electrical engineering and computer engineering graduate students. (Formerly EE 222.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Sung Kang

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 223 Advanced Solid-State Devices

Solid-state devices advance rapidly by employing new materials, new architecture, and new functional principles. Class offers opportunities to learn the latest advancements in solid-state devices (e.g., electronic, optoelectronic, photonic devices, and smart sensors) viewed from various scientific, technological, and engineering aspects, such as energy conversion and computation. (Formerly EE 223.)

Credits

5

ECE 224 Device Electronics

Reviews the fundamentals of semiconductors and then explores the structure, design, and operation of the most important and widely used semiconductor devices. Topics include the motion of charge carriers in solids, equilibrium statistics, the electronic structure of solids, doping, the pn junction, the junction transistor, the Schottky diode, field-effect transistor, the light-emitting diode, and the photodiode.

Credits

5

Instructor

Kenneth Pedrotti, Nobuhiko Kobayashi

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 225 Semiconductor Processing and Bandgap Engineering

Addresses principles of semiconductor processing with applications for semiconductor materials engineering, research, and development. The materials fabrication and processing topics include preparation of silicon, III-V compounds, and dielectric thin films, including thin film deposition techniques, diffusion, ion implantation, and standard device fabrication sequences. Applications of these processing principles for semiconductor materials engineering and bandgap engineering in semiconductor heterostructures are discussed for devices, such as LEDs, lasers, photoreceptors, modulators, and high-speed transistors.

Credits

5

Instructor

Michael Oye

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 226 CMOS Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Design

Covers narrowband and high-frequency techniques, noise, distortion, nonlinearities, low-noise amplifiers, power amplifiers, mixers, receivers, and transmitters for wireless communications. Topics are presented in the context of integrated designs in CMOS, but topics are fundamental and widely applicable. (Formerly EE 226.)

Credits

5

Instructor

S. Kang, K. Pedrotti

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 172 or ECE 221 or permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 227 Fundamentals of Semiconductor Physics

Semiconductor physics is examined for advanced new materials and devices. Discusses how familiar concepts are extended to new electronics. Intended for students interested in electrical engineering, physics, and materials science applications. Good familiarity with basic electromagnetism and quantum physics is assumed. (Formerly EE 227.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 228 Engineering of Thin Film Deposition

Covers key processes to build a coherent picture of the deposition of thin films. Offers an opportunity to implement general computing resources in describing the formation of thin films. The deposition of thin films plays a key role in technology due to their unprecedented physical properties. Their deposition depends on such factors as thermodynamics in the deposition environment and kinetics on the solid surfaces where atoms are assembled; therefore, understanding the fundamental processes involved is important. (Formerly EE 217.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Nobuhiko Kobayashi

Requirements

Students should have a backgroundin solid-state materials that is equivalent to ECE 102. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 229 Quantum Electronics

Covers basic theory of interaction of electromagnetic radiation with resonant atomic transitions and density matrix treatment; and applications including Rabi oscillations, slow light; nonlinear optics; coherent radiation, and noise in photodetectors and lasers. (Formerly EE 232.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Toshishige Yamada

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 231 or equivalent.

ECE 230 Optical Fiber Communication

Components and system design of optical fiber communication. Topics include step-index fibers, graded-index fibers, fiber modes, single-mode fibers, multimode fibers, dispersion, loss mechanics, fiber fabrication, light-emission processes in semiconductors, light-emitting diodes, laser diodes, modulation response, source-fiber coupling, photodetectors, receivers, receiver noise and sensitivity, system design, power budget and rise-time budget, fiber-optic networks (FDDI, SONET, etc.), wavelength division multiplexing (WDM). Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 130. (Formerly EE 230.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Ahmet Yanik

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 231 Optical Electronics

Introduction to phenomena, devices, and applications of optoelectronics. Main emphasis is on optical properties of semiconductors and semiconductor lasers. (Formerly EE 231.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Holger Schmidt

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 102 and ECE 102L.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

ECE 232 Integrated Biophotonics

Covers use of integrated optics for study of biological material; fluorescence spectroscopy, single molecule detection, optical tweezers, layered dielectric media, hollow-core waveguides, photonic crystals, optofluidics, biophotonic systems, and applications. (Formerly EE 236.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Holger Schmidt

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 233 or equivalent. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ECE 236 Optics and Microscopy

Covers the basic principles of optics and microscopy. Topics include geometrical optics, simple ray tracing, diffraction, Fourier optics, image formation in the human eye, the photographic camera, and different types of microscopes. Hands-on experience is provided in laboratories. Requires basic mathematics. (Formerly EE 266.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Sara Abrahamsson

Requirements

Enrollment isrestricted to graduate students. Undergraduate students may enroll with permission of the instructor.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 237 Image Processing and Reconstruction

Fundamental concepts in digital image processing and reconstruction. Continuous and discrete images; image acquisition, sampling. Linear transformations of images, convolution and superposition. Image enhancement and restoration, spatial and spectral filtering. Temporal image processing: change detection, image registration, motion estimation. Image reconstruction from incomplete data. Applications. (Formerly EE 264.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Sara Abrahamsson

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 153 or permission of instructor.

ECE 240 Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems

Introduction to applied linear algebra and linear dynamical systems with applications to circuits, signal processing, communications, and control systems. Topics include the following: Least-squares approximations of over-determined equations and least-norm solutions of underdetermined equations. Symmetric matrices, matrix norm and singular value decomposition. Eigenvalues, left and right eigenvectors, and dynamical interpretation. Matrix exponential, stability, and asymptotic behavior. Multi-input multi-output systems, impulse and step matrices; convolution and transfer matrix descriptions. Control, reachability, state transfer, and least-norm inputs. Observability and least-squares state estimation. (Formerly CMPE 240.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Mircea Teodorescu

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; undergraduates may enroll if they have completed ECE 103 and AM 147.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 241 Introduction to Feedback Control Systems

Graduate-level introduction to control of continuous linear systems using classical feedback techniques. Design of feedback controllers for command-following error, disturbance rejection, stability, and dynamic response specifications. Root locus and frequency response design techniques. Extensive use of Matlab for computer-aided controller design. Course has concurrent lectures with ECE 141.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Ricardo Sanfelice, Dejan Milutinovic

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 242 Applied Feedback Control

Sequel to Electrical Engineering 154. After reviewing control design techniques examined in EE 154, this course explores state space control, discrete time control, and two case studies in control design. Students design and implement feedback controllers on an inverted pendulum experiment. (Formerly CMPE 242.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Ricardo Sanfelice, Gabriel Elkaim, Dejan Milutinovic

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 141 or ECE 241. Enrollment is restricted to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 243 System Identification

Course provides introduction to the construction of linear dynamical models from experimental data using parametric and non-parametric identification techniques. Theoretical and practical aspects of these techniques addressed. (Formerly CMPE 243.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 240, or by permission of instructor.

ECE 244 Digital Control

Teaches the design and analysis of digital control systems. The topics covered are discrete-time system modeling; z-transform; stability, controllability, and observability of discrete-time systems; various design approaches to control design in which sensor, computer hardware, actuation, communication, and user interface are part of the design. Note: knowledge of linear algebra, calculus, basic differential equations, Laplace transform, signals and systems, linear-system control theory, MATLAB, and the use of word-processing software are assumed. (Formerly CMPE 244.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Patrick Mantey, Dejan Milutinovic

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 141 or ECE 241. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students, or by permission of the instructor.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 245 Estimation and Introduction to Control of Stochastic Processes

Provides practical knowledge of Kalman filtering and introduces control theory for stochastic processes. Selected topics include: state-space modeling; discrete- and continuous-time Kalman filter; smoothing; and applications in feedback control. Students learn through hands-on experience. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 145. (Formerly CMPE 245.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Dejan Milutinovic

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 240 or ECE 241. Knowledge of Matlab is expected. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 246 Hybrid Dynamical Systems

Examines the modeling and analysis of hybrid dynamical systems, including the modeling of hybrid systems, the concept of solutions, Zeno behavior, equilibrium sets, stability, convergence, Lyapunov-based conditions, robustness, and simulation. Students are guided on methods for simulation and encouraged to apply them to several applications. (Formerly CMPE 246.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Ricardo Sanfelice

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 241. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 249 Introduction to Cyber-physical Systems

Presents the basic concepts and tools for the study of cyber-physical systems, including modeling and analysis tools for continuous-time and discrete-time systems, finite state machines, stateflow, timed and hybrid automata, concurrency, invariants, linear temporal logic, verification, and numerical simulation. Students are guided on methods for simulation and encouraged to apply them to several applications. The course is self-contained. Students are expected to have a basic background in logic circuits, programming, the mathematical modeling of dynamical systems (course 8 is recommended), differential equations, linear algebra, and basic calculus. Knowledge of MATLAB/Simulink is useful. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 149. (Formerly CMPE 249.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Ricardo Sanfelice

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CSE 100 and CSE 100L or equivalent, and CSE 13E or equivalent.

ECE 250 Digital Signal Processing

In-depth study of signal processing techniques, including discrete-time signals and systems, the z-transform, sampling of continuous-time signals, transform analysis of linear time-invariant systems, structures for discrete-time systems, the discrete Fourier transform, computation of the discrete Fourier transform, filter design techniques. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 153. (Formerly EE 250.)

Credits

5

Instructor

B. Friedlander, F. Dowla

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 251 Principles of Digital Communications

A core course on digital communications theory. Provides an introduction to digital communication, including source coding, characterization of communication signals and systems, modulation and demodulation for the additive Gaussian channel, digital signaling, and over bandwidth constrained linear filter channels and over fading multipath channels. (Formerly EE 251.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Benjamin Friedlander

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 151 and ECE 153 and CSE 107.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 252 Wireless Communications

In-depth study of the physical layer of wireless communications. Wireless propagation channels and their impact on digital communications. Modulation techniques for wireless systems and their performance. Multi-antenna systems and diversity. Multicarrier and spread spectrum. Multi-access methods: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA. The structure of cellular systems. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 152. (Formerly EE 252.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Benjamin Friedlander

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 251.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 253 Introduction to Information Theory

An introduction to information theory including topics such as entropy, relative entropy, mutual information, asymptotic equipartition property, channel capacity, differential entropy, rate distortion theory, and universal source coding. (Formerly EE 253 and CMPS 250.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Hamid Sadjadpour, Yi Zhang

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 254 Radar, Synthetic Aperture Radar, and ISAR

Introduces radar signal processing, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), and inverse SAR (ISAR). Focuses on the fundamentals and design principles of modern radar systems. Students use hands-on computer simulations to build a strong background in radar sensor systems that can be applied to a variety of problems, such as medical imaging, ground-penetrating radar imaging for geophysical exploration, and the use of radar sensor systems for satellite-based SAR. (Formerly EE 288.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Farid Dowla

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 153. Enrollment is restricted to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 255 Error Control Coding

Covers the following topics: introduction to algebra; linear block code; cyclic codes; BCH code; RS codes; spectral domain study of codes; CRC; and product codes. (Formerly EE 261.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Hamid Sadjadpour

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 256 Statistical Signal Processing

Covers fundamental approaches to designing optimal estimators and detectors of deterministic and random parameters and processes in noise, and includes analysis of their performance. Binary hypothesis testing: the Neyman-Pearson Theorem. Receiver operating characteristics. Deterministic versus random signals. Detection with unknown parameters. Optimal estimation of the unknown parameters: least square, maximum likelihood, Bayesian estimation. Will review the fundamental mathematical and statistical techniques employed. Many applications of the techniques are presented throughout the course. Note: While a review of probability and statistics is provided, this is not a basic course on this material. (Formerly EE 262.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Benjamin Friedlander

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 103 and CSE 107, or permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 258 Introduction to Inverse Problems

Fundamental approaches and techniques in solving inverse problems in engineering and applied sciences, particularly in imaging. Initial emphasis on fundamental mathematical, numerical, and statistical formulations and known solution methods. Sampling of applications presented from diverse set of areas (astronomical, medical and optical imaging, and geophysical exploration). (Formerly EE 265.)

Credits

3

Instructor

The Staff, Patrick Gill

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ECE 275 Techology Management in Network Industries

Introduces analytical tools (optimization and simulation) for modeling firms' technology choices and market behavior for an industry with a network structure. Examples of industries with a network include electric power, airline, natural gas, water supply systems, and transportation sectors. These models are useful for planning investments in infrastructure, such as network expansion (transmission lines), supply capacity (power plants, storage), and demand-side management, and for analysis of public policies. Students are encouraged to apply those tools to analyze other sectors in a class project. (Formerly Technology and Information Management 275.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Yihsu Chen

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 279 Optimization and Control for Electric Power Systems

Provides a comprehensive overview of power systems. Students learn how mathematical tools are used for the system planning and operation. Advanced topics include smart grids, electric vehicles and energy data analytics.

Credits

5

Instructor

Yu Zhang

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Undergraduates admitted with permission of the instructor.

ECE 280A Current Topics in Applied Microscopy and Neuronal Imaging

A weekly seminar to discuss current topics in applied microscopy and neuronal imaging. (Formerly EE 280A.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Sara Abrahamsson

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

ECE 280B Seminar on Integrated Bioelectronics

Weekly seminar covering current research in integrated bioelectronics. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor and is restricted to students who have research in bioelectronics. (Formerly EE 280B.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Marco Rolandi

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 280C Seminar on Control

Weekly seminar series covering topics of current research in theory and application of control to engineering systems. Current research work and literature in these areas discussed. (Formerly CMPE 280C.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Ricardo Sanfelice, Dejan Milutinovic, Mircea Teodorescu

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; undergraduates may enroll with permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 280D Graduate Research Seminar

Weekly seminar series in topics of current research in information systems and technology management. Enrollment by permission of instructor. (Formerly TIM 280A.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Yihsu Chen

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 280N Seminar on Nanophotonics and Lab-on-Chip Systems

Weekly series covering current research in nanophotonics and lab-on-chip systems including nanoplasmonic biosensors; nanospectroscopy (Raman and vibrational mid-infrared spectroscopy); nanofabrication; nanophotonics devices for energy conversion and thermoplasmonics; acoustic fluids; and microfluidic integration. Current research work and recent literature are discussed. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor and restricted to graduate students. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors may enroll by permission of instructor. (Formerly EE 280N.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Ahmet Yanik

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 280O Seminar on Applied Optics

Weekly seminar series covering topics of current research in applied optics, including integrated, quantum, nonlinear, and nano-optics. Current research work and literature in these areas are discussed. Enrollment by permission of instructor. (Formerly EE 280O.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Holger Schmidt

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 280Z Seminar on Smart Grids and Data Analytics

Weekly series covering state-of-the-art research in smart power grids, machine learning, communications, and signal processing. Current research works and recent literature are discussed. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor and is restricted to graduate students. Undergraduates may enroll by permission of the instructor. (Formerly EE 280Z.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Yu Zhang

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 283 Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Graduate seminar on a research topic in electrical engineering that varies with the particular instructor. Topics may include, but are not limited to, electromagnetics, antennas, electronics biotechnology, nanotechnology, signal processing, communications, VLSI, MEMS, and radio frequency. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students and consent of instructor. (Formerly EE 283.)

Credits

3

Instructor

Farid Dowla

Repeatable for credit

Yes

ECE 290 ECE Graduate Seminar

Leading speakers from academia and industry present their latest research.

Credits

2

Instructor

M. Wehner, Y. Zhang, S. Abrahamsson

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to computer engineering and electrical engineering graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 291 Tomorrow's Professor: Preparing for an Academic Career in Science and Engineering

The aim of this course is two-fold: (1) inform, motivate, and prepare graduate students for possible careers in academia and industry; (2) expose graduate students to the professional skills required for possible career options in engineering and science. Course is for Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade only. (Formerly EE 291, Tomorrow's Professors, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs.)

Credits

3

Instructor

Marco Rolandi

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 293 Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Graduate seminar on a research topic in electrical engineering that varies with the particular instructor. Typical topics include, but are not limited to, electromagnetics, antennas, electronics biotechnology, nanotechnology, signal processing, communications, VLSI, and MEMS. Prerequisite(s):Enrollment is by permission of the instructor and is restricted to graduate students. In some quarters course will be taught in conjunction with ECE 183. (Formerly EE 293.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Mehrdad Parsa, Yi Zhang, Michael Oye, Leila Parsa, Keith Corzine, Sara Abrahamsson

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Winter, Spring

ECE 296 Master Project

Master project conducted under faculty supervision. Petition on file with sponsor faculty.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 297A Independent Study or Research

Independent study or research under faculty supervision. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 297B Independent Study or Research

Independent study or research under faculty supervision. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

10

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 297C Independent Study or Research

Independent study or research under faculty supervision. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

15

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 297F Independent Study or Research

Independent study or research under faculty supervision. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

ECE 299A Thesis Research

Thesis research conducted under faculty supervision. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 299B Thesis Research

Thesis research conducted under faculty supervision. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

10

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 299C Thesis Research

Thesis research conducted under faculty supervision. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

15

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Spring