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Spring 2018 Course Descriptions

UNITE Distributed Learning provides access to live streaming video of class sessions plus same-day access to streaming video archives and downloadable video and audio files of course meetings to the students who enroll through UNITE in a UNITE section of the course.

SEMESTER SCHEDULE
The UNITE sections of a course follows that same semester schedule as the on-campus section(s) of the course. This includes exams (which are sychronous events - see below) and homework deadlines as well as University deadlines for adding. dropping, refunds, etc.

EXAMS ARE SYNCHRONOUS
Students enrolled through UNITE are expected to take exams on the same day/same time as the students enrolled in the on-campus sections of the course. UNITE will work with students to coordinate and verify their local proctor for exams. If you need to make other arrangements you will need to contact the instructor directly - work out these arrangements with the instructor before the 100% refund period ends.

Final Exams: Final exam dates are posted in the official University of Minnesota Class Schedule. UNITE will broadcast on Saturdays. If you choose to take the exam off campus, you will need to have a proctor administer the exam. If you need to make other arrangements you will need to contact the instructor directly.

HOMEWORK SUBMISSION AND RETURN
Homework may be submitted to UNITE via email or fax. Our office will record submissions and deliver to instructors and/or TAs for grading. Graded materials will be returned to your University email account when we receive it. Increasing, faculty and TAs are using Moodle or Canvas course sites for submission and return of homework.

For more information, see "Step Two: KnowHow UNITE Works" at New to UNITE? Follow these Steps to Success. Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window..

The courses offered are subject to change. UNITE may stop recording/streaming a course if there are no students enrolled in that course through UNITE.

Course descriptions taken from University Course Catalog site Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.. Courses topics may be revised per instructor. Contact instructor for more detailed and up-to-date information.

Grad 0999 – 51566 Call Number – UNITE students must register online themselves for this status. Graduate students registering for this status must register before the semester begins or they will be charged the normal late registration fees.

Undergraduate students taking classes on campus may only enroll in UNITE courses with instructor permission. See the UNITE Enrollment Policy for Undergraduate Students for full details.

Search for all University credit courses (online, face-to-face, etc.) using the University of Minnesota General Class Schedule Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window. or viewoverviews of all offerings by department.

Please note Important Spring Semester Dates Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window..


TENTATIVE SPRING SCHEDULE

(updated July 25, 2017)

See online tools to search all credit offerings:

Class Schedules by Department Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window. (hosted by Aerospace Engineering)
ClassInfo Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window. (hosted by Humphrey School of Public Affairs)
(Note: These list ALL offerings - on-campus, including UNITE offerings)

BIOC 5444- Muscle/PHSL 5444
Vincent Barnett Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window. David Thomas Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
TTh 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-210 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3021 or BIOL 3021 or 4331 or BIOL 4331 or PHSL 3061 or instr consent. Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: PHSL 5444t)
Muscle molecular structure/function and disease. Muscle regulation, ion transport, and force generation. Muscular dystrophy and heart disease.

BMEN 5041 - Tissue Engineering
Wei Shen Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets TTh 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
On-campus sections meet in Keller 3-125 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-This class is not eligible for freshman full year registration. CSE upper division or grad or med student or instructor consent)
Fundamentals of wound healing and tissue repair; characterization of cell-matrix interactions; case study of engineered tissues, including skin, bone marrow, liver, vessel, and cartilage; regulation of biomaterials and engineered tissues.

BMEN 5311 - Advanced Biomedical Transport Processes
Robert Tranquillo Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
MWF 9:05 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
On-campus sections meet in Keller 3-125 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; CSE upper div or grad student)
Fluid flow and mass transfer in the body, bioreactors, and medical devices. Pulsatile flows. Flows around curved and deformable vessels. Boundary layer flows. Blood rheology. Interstitial (porous media) flows. Oxygenation. Cell migration. Student critiques of published papers. 
Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: CHEN 5753, ME 5381

BMEN 5421 - Introduction to Biomedical Optics
Taner Akkin Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets TTh 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
On-campus lecture meets in Mechanical Engineering 108 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-CSE sr or grad student)
Biomedical optical imaging/sensing principles, laser-tissue interaction, detector design, noise analysis, interferometry, spectroscopy. Optical coherence tomography, polarization, birefringence, flow measurement, fluorescence, nonlinear microscopy. Tours of labs.

BMEN 8602 - Biomedical Engineering Seminar
Seminars and Colloquia taken for credit are offered only as live and archived streaming video - NO downloadable video or audio podcast versions are offered.
Casim Sarkar Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
Monday 3:35 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Hasselmo 2102 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(1.0 cr; S-N or Aud, spring, every year)
Lectures and demonstrations of university and industry research introducing students and faculty to methods and goals of biomedical engineering.


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CSCI 5103 - Operating Systems
Anand Tripathi Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets MW 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
On-campus lecture meets in Mechanical Engineering 212 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-4061 or instr consent)
Conceptual foundation of operating system designs and implementations. Relationships between operating system structures and machine architectures. UNIX implementation mechanisms as examples.

CSCI 5105 - Introduction to Distributed Systems
Jon Weissman Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets TTh 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-111 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[5103 or equiv] or instr consent)
Distributed system design and implementation. Distributed communication and synchronization, data replication and consistency, distributed file systems, fault tolerance, and distributed scheduling.

CSCI 5125 - Collaborative and Social Computing
Loren Terveen Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets MW 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-111 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq: 5115 or instr consent)
Introduction to computer-supported cooperative work, social computing. Technology, research methods, theory, case studies of group computing systems. Readings, hands-on experience

CSCI 5161 - Introduction to Compilers
Instructor TBA
On-campus sections meets MW 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
On-campus lecture meets in Mechanical Engineering 212 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq: [2021, 5106] or instr consent)
Techniques for translating modern programming languages to intermediate forms or machine-executable instructions/their organization into compiler. Lexical analysis, syntax analysis, semantic analysis, data flow analysis, code generation. Compiler project for prototypical language.

CSCI 5302 - Analysis of Numerical Algorithms
Dan Boley Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets TTh 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-111 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq: 2031 or 2033 or instr consent)
Additional topics in numerical analysis. Interpolation, approximation, extrapolation, numerical integration/differentiation, numerical solutions of ordinary differential equations. Introduction to optimization techniques.

CSCI 5421 - Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures
Carl Sturtivant Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets W 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-210 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq: 4041 or instr consent)
Fundamental paradigms of algorithm and data structure design. Divide-and-conquer, dynamic programming, greedy method, graph algorithms, amortization, priority queues and variants, search structures, disjoint-set structures. Theoretical underpinnings. Examples from various problem domains.

CSCI 5451 - Introduction to Parallel Computing: Architectures, Algorithms, and Programming
George Karypis Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets TTh 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-111 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq: 4041 or instr consent)
Parallel architectures design, embeddings, routing. Examples of parallel computers. Fundamental communication operations. Performance metrics. Parallel algorithms for sorting. Matrix problems, graph problems, dynamic load balancing, types of parallelisms. Parallel programming paradigms. Message passing programming in MPI. Shared-address space programming in openMP or threads.


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AEM 8421/EE 5235 - Robust Multivariable Control System Design
Peter Seiler Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets MW 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
On-campus lecture meets in Mechanical Engineering 102 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-CSE grad, 3015, 5231 or instruct consent)
Development of control system design ideas; frequency response techniques in design of single-input/single-output (and MI/MO) systems. Robust control concepts. CAD tools.

CSCI 5512 - Artificial Intelligence II
Paul Schrater Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets TTh 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
On-campus lecture meets in Mechanical Engineering 108 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq: [STAT 3021, 4041] or instr consent)
Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: CSCI 5512W
Uncertainty in artificial intelligence. Probability as a model of uncertainty, methods for reasoning/learning under uncertainty, utility theory, decision-theoretic methods.

CSCI 5521 - Introduction to Machine Learning
Rui Kuang Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets TTh 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
On-campus sections meets in Keller 3-111 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[2031 or 2033], STAT 3021 or instr consenty)
Problems of pattern recognition, feature selection, measurement techniques. Statistical decision theory, nonstatistical techniques. Automatic feature selection/data clustering. Syntactic pattern recognition. Mathematical pattern recognition/artificial intelligence.

CSCI 5523 - Introduction to Data Mining
Vipin Kumar Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets MW 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
On-campus sections meets in Keller 3-230 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq: 4041 or equiv or instr consent)
Data pre-processing techniques, data types, similarity measures, data visualization/exploration. Predictive models (e.g., decision trees, SVM, Bayes, K-nearest neighbors, bagging, boosting). Model evaluation techniques, Clustering (hierarchical, partitional, density-based), association analysis, anomaly detection. Case studies from areas such as earth science, the Web, network intrusion, and genomics. Hands-on projects.

CSCI 5552 - Sensing/Estimation in Robotics
Volkan Isler Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets MW 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
On-campus sections meets in Keller 3-125 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq: 5551, Stat 3021 or instr consent)
Bayesian estimation, maximum likelihood estimation, Kalman filtering, particle filtering. Sensor modeling and fusion. Mobile robot motion estimation (odometry, inertial,laser scan matching, vision-based) and path planning. Map representations, landmark-based localization, Markov localization, simultaneous localization/mapping (SLAM), multi-robot localization/mapping.

CSCI 5561 - Computer Vision
Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets TTh 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-115 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq: 5511 or instr consent)
Issues in perspective transformations, edge detection, image filtering, image segmentation, and feature tracking. Complex problems in shape recovery, stereo, active vision, autonomous navigation, shadows, and physics-based vision. Applications.

CSCI 5608 - Fundementals of Computer Graphics II
Gary Meyer Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets MW 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
On-campus sections meets in Keller 3-115 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq: 5607 or instr consent)
Advanced topics in image synthesis, modeling, rendering. Image processing, image warping, global illumination, non-photorealistic rendering, texture synthesis. Parametric cubic surfaces, subdivision surfaces, acceleration techniques, advanced texture mapping. Programming in C/C++.

CSCI 5611 - Animation & Planning in Games
This course has an ON-CAMPUS REQUIREMENT for UNITE-enrolled students of three on-class meetings (exact dates to be provided by the first week of class).

Stephen Guy Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets MW 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
On-campus lecture meets in Mechanical Engineering 108 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq: 4041 or 4611 or instr consent)
Theory behind algorithms used to bring virtual worlds to life. Computer animation topics. Real-time, interactive techniques used in modern games. Physically-based animation, motion planning, character animation, simulation in virtual worlds.

CSCI 5708 - Architecture and Implementation of Database Management Systems
Shashi Shekhar Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets TTh 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-111 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq: 4707 or 5707 or instr consent)
Techniques in commercial/research-oriented database systems. Catalogs. Physical storage techniques. Query processing/optimization. Transaction management. Mechanisms for concurrency control, disaster recovery, distribution, security, integrity, extended data types, triggers, and rules..

CSCI 5801 - Software Engineering I
Instructor TBD
On-campus sections meets MW 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-230 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq: 2041 or instr consent)
Advanced introduction to software engineering. Software life cycle, development models, software requirements analysis, software design, coding, maintenance.

CSCI 5802 - Software Engineering II
Sanjai Rayadurgam Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets MW 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-111 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq: 5801 or instr consent)
Introduction to software testing, software maturity models, cost specification models, bug estimation, software reliability models, software complexity, quality control, and experience report. Student groups specify, design, implement, and test partial software systems. Application of general software development methods and principles from 5801.

CSCI 8205/EE 8367 - Parallel Computer Organization
Pen-Chung Yew Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets TTh 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
On-campus lecture meets in Mechanical Engineering 108 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5204 or EE 5364 or  instr consent )
Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: EE 8367
Design/implementation of multiprocessor systems. Parallel machine organization, system design. Differences between parallel, unprocessed machines. Programming models. Synchronization/communication. Topologies, message routing strategies. Performance optimization techniques. Compiler, system software issues.

CSCI 8970/DSCI 8970 - Computer Science Colloquium
Seminars and Colloquia taken for credit are offered only as live and archived streaming video - NO downloadable video or audio podcast versions are offered.

Instructor TBD
On-campus sections meets Monday 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-125 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(1.0 cr)
Recent developments in computer science and related disciplines. Students must attend 13 of the 15 lectures.


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DSCI 8970/CSCI 8970 - Computer Science Colloquium
Seminars and Colloquia taken for credit are offered only as live and archived streaming video - NO downloadable video or audio podcast versions are offered.

Instructor TBD
On-campus sections meets Monday 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-125 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(1.0 cr)
Recent developments in computer science and related disciplines. Students must attend 13 of the 15 lectures.

EE 5164 - Semiconductor Properties and Devices II
Sarah Swisher Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets TTh 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-125 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq: 5163 or instr consent)
Principles/properties of semiconductor devices. Charge control in different FETs, transport, modeling. Bipolar transistor models (Ebers-Moll, Gummel-Poon), heterostructure bipolar transistors. Special devices.

EE 5235/AEM 8421 - Robust Multivariable Control System Design
Peter Seiler Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets MW 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
On-campus lecture meets in Mechanical Engineering 102 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-CSE grad, 3015, 5231 or instruct consent)
Development of control system design ideas; frequency response techniques in design of single-input/single-output (and MI/MO) systems. Robust control concepts. CAD tools.

EE 5302 - VLSI Design Automation II
Kia Bazargan Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets TTh 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
On-campus lecture meets in Mechanical Engineering 102 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5301, CSE grad student] or dept consent)
Basic algorithms, computational complexity. High-level synthesis. Test generation. Power estimation. Timing optimization. Current topics.

EE 5324 - VLSI Design II
This course requires software (Synopsys) which is available to students through CSELabs but requires on-campus use and cannot be accessed remotely per the software license. As such, this course requires students to come to the Twin Cities campus to use the software unless they have access to Synopsys where they are located.
Chris Kim Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets TTh 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-115 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[5323, CSE grad student] or dept consent)
CMOS arithmetic logic units, high-speed carry chains, fast CMOS multipliers. High-speed performance parallel shifters. CMOS memory cells, array structures, read/write circuits. Design for testability, including scan design and built-in self test. VLSI case studies.

EE 5371 - Computer Systems Performance Measurement and Evaluation
David Lilja Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets MW 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
On-campus lecture meets in Mechanical Engineering 102 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-4363 or 5361 or CSci 4203 or 5201], [CSE grad student] or dept consent)
Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: EE 5863
Tools/techniques for analyzing computer hardware, software, system performance. Benchmark programs, measurement tools, performance metrics. Deterministic/probabilistic simulation techniques, random number generation/testing. Bottleneck analysis.

EE 5393 - Circuits, Computation, and Biology
Marc Riedel Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets MW 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-210 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-MATH 2263 or dept consent)
Connections between digital circuit design and synthetic/computational biology. Probabilistic, discrete-event simulation. Timing analysis. Information-Theoretic Analysis. Feedback in digital circuits/genetic regulatory systems. Synthesizing stochastic logic and probabilistic biochemistry.

EE 5505 - Wireless Communication
Soheil Mohajer Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets MW 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-115 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq: [4501, CSE grad student] or dept consent; 5501 recommended)
Introduction to wireless communication systems. Propagation modeling, digital communication over fading channels, diversity and spread spectrum techniques, radio mobile cellular systems design, performance evaluation. Current European, North American, and Japanese wireless networks.

EE 5601 - Introduction to RF/Microwave Engineering
Rhonda Frankin Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets TTh 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-125 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq: [3601, CSE grad student] or dept consent)
Fundamentals of EM theory and transmission lines concepts. Transmission lines and network analysis. CAD tool. Lumped circuit component designs. Passive circuit components. Connectivity to central communication theme.

EE 5621 - Physical Optics
James Leger Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets TTh 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
On-campus lecture meets in Mechanical Engineering 102 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq: [3015, CSE grad student] or dept consent)
Physical optics principles, including Fourier analysis of optical systems/images, scalar diffraction theory, interferometry, and coherence theory. Diffractive optical elements, holography, astronomical imaging, optical information processing, microoptics.


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EE 8367/CSCI 8205 - Parallel Computer Organization
Pen-Chung Yew Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets TTh 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
On-campus lecture meets in Mechanical Engineering 108 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5204 or EE 5364 or  instr consent )
Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: EE 8367
Design/implementation of multiprocessor systems. Parallel machine organization, system design. Differences between parallel, unprocessed machines. Programming models. Synchronization/communication. Topologies, message routing strategies. Performance optimization techniques. Compiler, system software issues.

EE 8581 - Detection and Estimation Theory
Georgios Gianakis Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets TTh 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-125 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq: 5531 or instr consent)
Risk theory approach to detection and estimation, random process representation, signal parameter estimation. Waveform estimation; detection of phase, frequency, and delay in signals. Applications to communications and radar-sonar signal design and processing..

EE 8660 - Magnetics Seminar
Seminars and Colloquia taken for credit are offered only as live and archived streaming video - NO downloadable video or audio podcast versions are offered.

Jianping Wang Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets Friday 2:30 - 3:20
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-125 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(1.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-Instruct consent)
Current literature, individual assignments.

EE 8980 - Graduate Colloquium II
UNITE STUDENTS MAY NOT TAKE SEMINAR FOR CREDIT. 
However, UNITE offers this colloquium to students enrolled in other UNITE courses without charge to view as streaming video (no downloads).
Mo Li Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-230 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(1.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad Student)
Recent developments in electrical engineering, related disciplines.


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IE 3521 - Statistics, Quality and Reliability
Ankur Mani Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets TTh 1:25 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-230 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 c; Prereq: MATH 1372 or equivr)
Random variables/probability distributions, statistical sampling/measurement, statistical inferencing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, single/multivariate regression, design of experiments, statistical quality control, quality management, reliability, maintainability.

IE 5522 - Quality Engineering and Reliability
Instructor TBD
On-campus sections meets MW 1:25 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-111 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(4.0 cr; Prereq-[4521 or equiv], [upper div or grad student or CNR]) 
Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: IE 3522
Quality engineering/management, economics of quality, statistical process control design of experiments, reliability, maintainability, availability. 

IE 5553 - Simulation
Darin England Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets TTh 10:10 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-115 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(4 cr; Prereq: Upper div or grad student; familiarity with probability/statistics recommended)
Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: IE 3553
Discrete event simulation. Using integrated simulation/animation environment to create, analyze, and evaluate realistic models for various industry settings, including manufacturing/service operations and systems engineering. Experimental design for simulation. Selecting input distributions, evaluating simulation output.

ME 5241 - Computer-Aided Engineering
Frank Kelso Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus lecture meets MW 1:25 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-230 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3222, CSci 1113 or equiv, CSE upper div or grad)
Apply computer-aided engineering to mechanical design. Engineering design projects and case studies using computer-aided design and finite element analysis software; design optimization and computer graphical presentation of results.

ME 5286 - Robotics
This course has a REQUIRED ON-CAMPUS lab activity.
Students will be paired for the semester and are required to work as a pair in the Robotics lab for a two-hour activity each week of the semester. The lab has 24/7 access (requires current UMN Student ID Card). Scheduling for lab time for semester will occur in the first week of classes.
Max Donath Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets WF 11:15 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
On-campus lab: 24/7 with UMN Student ID in Mechanical Engineering 50A Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-115 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(4.0 cr; Prereq-[3281 or equiv], [upper div ME or AEM or CSci or grad student])
Manipulator forward/inverse kinematics, homogeneous transformations, coordinate frames, Jacobian/velocity control, task primitives/programming, computational issues. Determining path trajectories. Reaction forces, manipulator dynamics/control. Vehicle kinematics, dynamics, and guidance. Lab project demonstrates concepts using an actual robot.

ME 5341 - Case Studies in Thermal Engineering and Design
Ephraim Sparrow Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
On-campus sections meets T 6:10 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-230 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3333, CSE upper div or grad student)
Characteristics of applied heat transfer problems. Nature of problem specification, incompleteness of needed knowledge base, accuracy issues. Categories of applied heat transfer problems.

PHSL 5444/BIOC 5444- Muscle
Vincent Barnett Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window. David Thomas Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
TTh 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-210 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3021 or BIOL 3021 or 4331 or BIOL 4331 or PHSL 3061 or instr consent. Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: PHSL 5444t)
Muscle molecular structure/function and disease. Muscle regulation, ion transport, and force generation. Muscular dystrophy and heart disease.
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