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Spring 2012 Course Descriptions

ALL COURSES ARE STREAMING VIDEO ONLY AND PODCAST ONLY.

The courses offered are subject to change. They will be cancelled from UNITE if there are no registrations the week before classes start. Course descriptions taken from University Web site http://onestop2.umn.edu/courses/designators.jsp?campus=UMNTC 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.

View U 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..

Note about Final Exams: Final exam dates listed, as posted in the official University of Minnesota Class Schedule, or changed due to instructor's decision. UNITE will broadcast on Saturdays. If you choose to take the exam off site, 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.

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 in the event of a course conflict AND with instructors' permission. Seethe UNITE Enrollment Policy for Undergraduate Students for full details.

Evening courses are designated with "p.m." (for example, "Monday 6:30 - 9:00 p.m."). 

Note: UNITE call numbers will be filled in by the UNITE office once we receive your registration. We DO NOT use on-campus section numbers (i.e. 001) that you would find on the regular on-campus course listing.

Please note Important Spring Semester Dates.

SPRING SCHEDULE
(updated Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:43 AM)

AEM 8421/EE 5235 - Robust Multivariable Control System Design
TTh 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Peter J Seiler Jr 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 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-5321 or equiv; spring, offered periodically) Application of robust control theory to aerospace systems. Role of model uncertainty/modeling errors in design process. Control analysis and synthesis, including H[sub2] and H[infinity symbol] optimal control design and structural singular value [Greek letter mu] techniques.

BMEn 5101 - Advanced Bioelectricity and Instrumentation
TTh 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
On-campus section 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.
Alena Talkachova 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 upper div, grad student] or #; spring, offered periodically)
Instrumentation, computer systems, and processing requirements for clinical physiological signals. Electrode characteristics, signal processing, and interpretation of physiological events by ECG, EEG, and EMG. Measurement of respiration and blood volume/flow.

BMEn 5311 - Advanced Biomedical Transport Processes
Graduate students must enroll for 4 credits
MWF 9:05 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
On-campus section 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.
Victor H Barocas Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window. David J Odde Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; =[CHEN 5753, ME 5381]; Prereq-CSE upper div or grad student or #; [ChEn 5103 or ME 5342] recommended; spring, every year) Introduction to biological fluid, mass, and heat transport. Mass transfer across membranes. Fluid flow in vessels/interstitium. Heat transfer in cells, tissues, and body. Applications to blood oxygenation, respiration, drug delivery, and tissue engineering.

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.
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.
Chun Wang 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
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.
Jon B Weissman 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 #; fall, every year)
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
TTh 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
On-campus section 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.
Abhishek Chandra 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 #; fall, every year)
Conceptual foundation of operating system designs and implementations. Relationships between operating system structures and machine architectures. UNIX implementation mechanisms as examples.

CSCI 5108 - Fundamentals of Computer Graphics II
TTh 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
On-campus section 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.
Gary W Meyer Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5107 or #; spring, offered periodically)
Advanced topics in image synthesis, modeling, and rendering. Image processing, image warping, global illumination, non-photorealistic rendering, texture synthesis. Parametric cubic surfaces, subdivision surfaces, acceleration techniques, advanced texture mapping. Programming is in C/C++.

CSCI 5109 - Visualization
TTh 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
On-campus section 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.
Victoria Interrante Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1902, 4041 or equiv or #; fall, even years) Fundamental theory/practice in data visualization. Emphasizes programming applications. Volume visualization, vector field visualization, information visualization, multivariate visualization, visualization of large datasets, visualization in immersive virtual environments, and perceptual issues in effective data representation. Projects are implemented in C++ using VTK or similar visualization API.

CSCI 5161 - Introduction to Compilers
TTh 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.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.
Antonia B Zhai Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[2011, 5106] or #; spring, every year)
Techniques for translating modern programming languages to intermediate forms or machine-executable instructions, and their organization into compiler. Lexical analysis, syntax analysis, semantic analysis, data flow analysis, code generation. Compiler project for prototypical language.

CSCI 5221 - Foundations of Advanced Networking
MW 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.
David H Du Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-4211 or 5211 or equiv; intro course in computer networks recommended; spring, odd years)
Design principles, protocol mechanisms. Network algorithmics, implementation techniques. Advanced network architectures, state-of-art/emerging networking technologies/applications, network modeling. Simulation, experiments.

CSCI 5231 - Wireless and Sensor Networks
W 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
On-campus section 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.
Tian He Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-4211 or 5211 or #; spring, even years)
Enabling technologies, including hardware, embedded operating systems, programming environment, communication, networking, and middleware services. Hands-on experience in programming tiny communication devices.

CSCI 5302 - Analysis of Numerical Algorithms
MW 4:00 - 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.
Daniel L Boley 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 #; spring, every year)
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
M 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.
Carl Sturtivant 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 #; fall, spring, every year)
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
MW 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 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.
George Karypis 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 #; spring, every year)
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.

CSCI 5461 - Functional Geometrics, Systems Biology and Bioinformatics
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.
Chad Myers Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3003 or 4041 or #; spring, every year)
Computational methods for analyzing, integrating, and deriving predictions from genomic/proteomic data. Analyzing gene expression, proteomic data, and protein-protein interaction networks. Protein/gene function prediction, Integrating diverse data, visualizing genomic datasets.

CSCI 5512W - Artificial Intelligence II
MW 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 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.
Instructor not yet determined Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; =[CSCI 5519]; Prereq-[STAT 3021, 4041] or #; spring, every year)
Uncertainty in artificial intelligence. Probability as a model of uncertainty, methods for reasoning/learning under uncertainty, utility theory, decision-theoretic methods.

CSCI 5525 - Machine Learning
TTh 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
On-campus section 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.
Rui Kuang Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad student or #; fall, even years)
Models of learning. Supervised algorithms such as perceptrons, logistic regression, and large margin methods (SVMs, boosting). Hypothesis evaluation. Learning theory. Online algorithms such as winnow and weighted majority. Unsupervised algorithms, dimensionality reduction, spectral methods. Graphical models.

CSCI 5552 - Sensing and Estimation in Robotics
TTh 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
On-campus section 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.
Stergios Roumeliotis 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 #; spring, offered periodically) 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
TTh 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
On-campus section 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.
Nikolaos P Papanikolopoulos 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 #; spring, every year) 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 5708 - Architecture and Implementation of Database Management Systems
MW 2:30 p.m. - 3:35 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.
Jaideep Srivastava 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 #; spring, every year)
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
TTh 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
On-campus section 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.
Gary Meyer 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 #; spring, offered when feasible)
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 5802 - Software Engineering II
W 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
On-campus section 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.
Sanjai Rayadurgam 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 #; spring, offered when feasible)
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
MW 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
On-campus section 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.
Antonia Zhai Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; =[EE 8367]; Prereq-5204 or EE 5364 or #; fall, spring, offered when feasible)
Design/implementation of multiprocessor systems. Parallel machine organization, system design. Differences between parallel, uniprocessor machines. Programming models. Synchronization/communication. Topologies, message routing strategies. Performance optimization techniques. Compiler, system software issues.

CSCI 8314 - Sparse Matrix Computations
MW 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 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.
Yousef Saad Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5304 or numerical linear algebra course or #; spring, offered periodically)
Sparsity and sparse matrices. Data structures for sparse matrices. Direct methods for sparse linear systems. Reordering techniques to reduce fill-in such as minimal degree ordering and nested dissection ordering. Iterative methods. Preconditioning algorithms. Algorithms for sparse eigenvalue problems and sparse least-squares.

CSCI 8725 - Databases for Bioinformatics
TTh 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
On-campus section 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.
John V Carlis 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 #; spring, offered when feasible)
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 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.

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.
Abhishek Chandra 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]; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Recent developments in computer science and related disciplines. Students must attend 13 of the 15 lectures.

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EE 3015 - Signals and Systems
Required on-campus Discussion: Th 2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. in Keller 1-262 (section 004)
UNITE has five spaces reserved in the required on-campus discussion section
(5 spaces left as of Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:43 AM)
Lecture: MWF 10:10 - 11:00
On-campus lecture 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.
Discussion: Th 2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
On-campus discussion section meets in Keller 1-262 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
Niranjay Ravindran Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[2011, IT] or %; fall, spring, every year)
Basic techniques for analysis/design of signal processing, communications, and control systems. Time/frequency models, Fourier-domain representations, modulation. Discrete-time/digital signal/system analysis. Z transform. State models, stability, feedback.

EE 3025 - Statistical Methods in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Required on-campus Discussion: T 1:25 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. in Keller 1-262 (section 006)
UNITE has five spaces reserved in the required on-campus discussion section
(5 spaces available as of Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:43 AM)
MWF 10:10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
On-campus sections meet in Keller 3-210 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
Randall H Victora 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] or instr approval)
Notions of probability. Elementary statistical data analysis. Random variables, densities, expectation, correlation. Random processes, linear system response to random waveforms. Spectral analysis. Computer experiments for analysis and design in random environment.

EE 3115 - Analog and Digital Electronics
Required on-campus Discussion: F 12:20 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. in Keller 1-262 (section 005); UNITE has five spaces reserved in the required on-campus discussion section
(5 spaces available as of Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:43 AM)
Lecture: MWThF 3:25 - 4:25 a.m.
On-campus lecture 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.
Discussion: F 12:20 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
On-campus discussion section meets in Keller 1-262 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
Ted K Higman Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(4.0 cr; Prereq-[3015 or & 3015, IT] or %; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Feedback amplifiers. Stability and compensation. Oscillators. Internal structure of operational amplifiers. Switching active devices. BJT and FET logic gates. Sequential circuits. Designing complex digital circuits.

EE 3161 - Semiconductor Devices
Required Online Discussion: T 2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. in Keller 3-125 (section 003)
This is a required Discussion session for this course. However, students enrolled through UNITE may participate from a distance via UNITE.

Lecture: TTh 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
On-campus lecture 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.
Discussion: M 2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
On-campus discussion 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.
Sang-Hyun Oh Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Upper div CSE, 2011, Phys 1302, Phys 2303 or Chem 1022; fall, spring, every year)
Elementary semiconductor physics; physical description of pn junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors, field-effect transistors.

EE 4161W - Energy Conversion Storage
There is a group oral presentation as part of the course requirements. This is part of the writing intensive requirement and so it cannot be waived. UNITE students will need to be able to work with the others in the group. The presentation will be on campus, likely during regular class time. UNITE students might need to collaborate with other students on campus and not by email/web/phone. Arranging this is the responsibility of students.
TTh 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 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.
Philip Cohen Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3161 or #; spring, every year)
Fundamental physics/chemistry of selected energy conversion and energy storage devices. Connections with their electric power applications. Role of grid, application to electric vehicles. Lectures, lab, student presentations.

EE 4233 - State Space Control System
MWF 9:05 a.m. - 9:55 a.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.
Murti Salapaka 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, upper div CSE] or #; spring, every year) State space models, performance evaluation, numerical issues for feedback control. Stability, state estimation, quadratic performance. Implementation, computational issues.

EE 4607 - Wireless Hardware System Design
TTh 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.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.
Anand Gopinath 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, 3115, 3601, IT student] or %; fall, odd years)
Random processes, noise, modulation, error probabilities. Antenna opertaion, power transfer between antennas, rf propagation phenomena, transmitters/receivers, transmission lines, effect of antenna performance on system performance, rf/microwave device technologies, small-signal amplifiers, mixers, power amplifiers, rf oscillators.

EE 4701 - Electric Drives - added 11/3/11
MWF 2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
On-campus lecture 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.
Paul Imbertson 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; spring, every year)
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, robotics, process control, and energy conservation.

EE 5141 - Introduction to Microsystem Technology - cancelled by department 11/8/11
MWF 11:15 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.
Lab: Th 12:20 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
On-campus lab section meets in Keller 1-165 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
Joseph Talghader Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(4.0 cr; Prereq-[3161, 3601, CSE grad student] or %; spring, every year)
Microelectromechanical systems composed of microsensors, microactuators, and electronics integrated onto common substrate. Design, fabrication, and operation principles. Labs on micromachining, photolithography, etching, thin film deposition, metallization, packaging, and device characterization.

EE 5164 - Semiconductor Properties and Devices II
TTh 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
On-campus sections meet in Mechanical Engineering108 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
Steven Koester 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 #; spring, every year)
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
TTh 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Peter J Seiler Jr 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 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-CSE grad, 3015, 5231 or #; spring, every year)
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
TTh 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Sachin Sapatnekar 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.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[5301, IT grad student] or %; spring, every year)
Basic algorithms, computational complexity. High-level synthesis. Test generation. Power estimation. Timing optimization. Current topics.

EE 5324 - VLSI Design II
This course requires software which is available to students through CSELabs but requires on-campus use and cannot be accessed remotely per the software license. Students may use equivalent software, in which case the college cannot provide any support. Please contact the instructor for details regarding acceptable equivalent software.
TTh 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 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.
Kia Bazargan 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 %; spring, every year)
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 5329 - VLSI Digital Signal Processing Systems
MW 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.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.
Keshab K Parhi 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 or &5323], CSE grad student] or %; fall, spring, offered periodically) Programmable architectures for signal/media processing. Data-flow representation. Architecture transformations. Low-power design. Architectures for two's complement/redundant representation, carry-save, and canonic signed digit. Scheduling/allocation for high-level synthesis.

EE 5505 - Wireless Communication
TTh 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Mechanical Engineering102 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
Georgios B Giannakis 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 %; 5501 recommended; spring, every year)
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 5551 - Multiscale and Multirate Signal Processing
MW 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Mechanical Engineering108 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
Emad Ebbini Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[4541, 5531, CSE grad student] or %; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Multirate discrete-time systems. Bases, frames. Continuous wavelet transform. Scaling equations. Discrete wavelet transform. Applications in signal/image processing.

EE 5601 - Introduction to RF/Microwave Engineering
Students in this course software which is available for on-campus use in CSE Labs (no remote access or downloading available due to licensing). Students registering through UNITE may use other free, trial versions of alternative software - please contact the instructor for details.
TTh 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Mechanical Engineering108 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
Rhonda Franklin 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 %; fall, spring, offered when feasible)
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
TTh 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 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.
James Leger 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 %; spring, every year)
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.

EE 5627 - Optical Fiber Communication
MWF 11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
On-campus section 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.
Joseph J Talghader 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, 3601, CSE grad student] or %; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Components/systems aspects of optical fiber communication. Modes of optical fibers. Signal degradation/dispersion. Optical sources/detectors. Digital/analog transmissions systems. Direct/coherent detection. Optical amplifiers. Optical soliton propagation.

EE 5655 - Magnetic Recording
TTh 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
On-campus section 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.
Jianping Wang 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 student or %; spring, offered periodically)
Magnetic fundamentals, recording materials, idealized models of magnetic records/reproduction, analytic models of magnetic record heads, sinusoidal magnetic recording, digital magnetic recording, magnetic recording heads/media, digital recording systems.

EE 5705 - Electric Drives in Sustainable Energy Systems - moved to non-UNITE room by department 9/27/11
On-campus section meets in STSS 420B
Ned Mohan Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[4701, CSE grad student] or %; spring, offered periodically) Role of electric drives in wind-electric systems, inertial storage, elec/hybrid vehicles. AC machines for energy-efficient operation using d-q axis modeling. Vector-/direct-torque-controlled induction motor drives. Permanent-magnet and interior-permanent magnet ac motor drives. Sensorless drives. Voltage space-vector modulation technology.

EE 5940 - Special Topics: Power System Protection (Section 001) - added 9/29/30
MW 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.
Pratap Mysore
Mark Gutzmann
Ned Mohan Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window. Bruce Wollenberg Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window. (course organizers)
(3.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
The course covers the design and application of relaying schemes for the protection of power system equipment such as buses, transformers, Shunt VAR compensating elements, transmission lines and rotating equipment. Basic concepts of protection and associated mathematical tools will be introduced before discussing details of protection. Latest available technologies and future of the industry will also be discussed. On availability of time, several industry experts are expected to provide presentations on latest developments such as synchro-phasors, wide area protection. Course materials includes classical books on protection, available on the internet at no cost and a reference list of classical papers published in IEEE transactions and latest documents published by IEEE Standards association.

EE 5940 - Special Topics: CMOS Data Converter Design (Section 003) - added 10/31/11
This course requires software (Cadence) which is available to students through CSELabs but requires on-campus use and cannot be accessed remotely per the software license. Students may use their own software, in which case the college cannot provide any support. Please contact the instructor for details regarding acceptable equivalent software.
MWF 1:25 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
On-campus section 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.
Ramesh Harjani Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
The objective of this course is to provide the basic background to design CMOS analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters and special circuit design technqiues needed for low power designs. This course is intended for practicing engineers and students who are interested in understanding the basics of modern day data converter. It is assumed that thte audience will have a baisc understanding of a) analog CMOS design and b) probability and statistics at the level of an undergraduate in an engineering or scientific discipline.

EE 8161 - Physics of Semiconductors
TTh 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 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.
Paul Ruden Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Modern solid-state theory applied to specific semiconductor materials. Influence of band structure and scattering mechanisms upon semiconductor properties. Plasma effects in semiconductors. Mathematical treatments of generation-recombination kinetics, carrier injection, drift, and diffusion. Use of semiconductor properties in devices of current importance.

EE 8215 - Nonlinear Systems - cancelled by department 12/13/11
TTh 2:30 p.m. - 12:30 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.
Instructor Not Yet Assigned Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Current topics in stability analysis of nonlinear systems, design of controllers for nonlinear systems, discrete-time and stochastic nonlinear systems.

EE 8231 - Optimization Theory
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.
Zhi-Quan Luo Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; fall, offered periodically)
Introduction to optimization in engineering; approximation theory. Least squares estimation, optimal control theory, and computational approaches.

EE 8337 - Analog Circuits for Wire/Wireless Communications
MWF 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Mechanical Engineering102 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
Bodhisatwa Sadhu Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5333; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Basic background, advanced design concepts necessary to design integrated CMOS RF circuits. Emphasizes CMOS and RF. Where appropriate, mention is made of bipolar circuits and applications to other communications areas.

EE 8367/CSCI 8205 - Parallel Computer Organization
MW 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Mechanical Engineering108 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
Antonia Zhai Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(3.0 cr; =[EE 8367]; Prereq-5204 or EE 5364 or #; fall, spring, offered when feasible)
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
TTh 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
On-campus section 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.
Jarvis Haupt 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 #; spring, offered periodically)
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.
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.
Jianping Wang 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]; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
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.
Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Keller 3-180 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
Paul Ruden Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.

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IE 4521 - Statistics, Quality, and Reliability
M 6:10 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
On-campus section 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.
Sant Arora Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Upper div or grad student or CNR; fall, spring, summer, every year) Random variables/probability distributions, statistical sampling/measurement, statistical intervening, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, single/multivariate regression, design of experiments, statistical quality control, quality management, reliability, maintainability, availability.

IE 5113 - Systems Engineering II
Th 6:10 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
On-campus section 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.
Robert Monson 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]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Quality engineering/management, economics of quality, statistical process control design of experiments, reliability, maintainability, availability.

IE 5522 - Quality Engineering and Reliability
TTh 3:35 p.m. -5:20 p.m.
On-campus section 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.
Sant Arora 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]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Quality engineering/management, economics of quality, statistical process control design of experiments, reliability, maintainability, availability.

IE 5541 - Project Management
UNITE ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO 10
(0 spaces left as of Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:43 AM)
Tuesday 6:10 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
On-campus section 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.
Corrie Fiedler Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Upper div or grad student; fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to engineering project management. Analytical methods of selecting, organizing, budgeting, scheduling, and controlling projects, including risk management, team leadership, and program management.

MATH 4567 - Applied Fourier Analysis - added 11/29/11
MWF 1:25 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
On-campus section 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.
Ariel Barton Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2243 or 2373 or 2573; fall, spring, every year)
Fourier series, integral/transform. Convergence. Fourier series, transform in complex form. Solution of wave, heat, Laplace equations by separation of variables. Sturm-Liouville systems, finite Fourier, fast Fourier transform. Applications. Other topics as time permits.

MATH 5166 - Mathematical Logic II - added 9/14/11
MWF 2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
On-campus section 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.
Wayne Richter Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(4.0 cr; Prereq-5165; spring, every year) First-order logic: provability/truth in formal systems, models of axiom systems, Godel's completeness theorem. Godel's incompleteness theorem: decidable theories, representability of recursive functions in formal theories, undecidable theories, models of arithmetic.

MATH 5251 - Error-Correcting Codes, Finite Fields, Algebraic Curves - added 9/14/11
MW 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
On-campus section 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.
Andrew Odlyzko Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2 sems soph math; spring, every year) Information theory: channel models, transmission errors. Hamming weight/distance. Linear codes/fields, check bits. Error processing: linear codes, Hamming codes, binary Golay codes. Euclidean algorithm. Finite fields, Bose-Chaudhuri-Hocquenghem codes, polynomial codes, Goppa codes, codes from algebraic curves.

ME 5241 - Computer-Aided Engineering
Monday 3:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
On-campus section 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.
Frank Kelso Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(4.0 cr; Prereq-CSE upper div or grad, 3222, CSci 1113 or equiv; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
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 5341 - Case Studies in Thermal Engineering - added 11/9/11
Tuesday 6:10 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
On-campus section 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.
Ephraim Sparrow Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3331, 3332, 3333, CSE upper div or grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Characteristics of applied heat transfer problems: nature of problem specification, incompleteness of needed knowledge base, accuracy issues. Categories of applied heat transfer problems (e.g., materials processing, turbomachinery, cooling of electronic equipment, biomedical thermal therapeutic devices, heat exchangers, HVAC systems).

Phys 5402 - Radiological Physics
MWThF 2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
On-campus section meets in Mechanical Engineering102 Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
Instructor not yet determined Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1302 or 1402; spring, even years) Signal analysis, medical imaging, medical x-rays, tomography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, MRI, and similar topics.

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