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Spring 2020 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 follow the same semester schedule as the on-campus section 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 REQUIRED to take exams on the same day/same time as the students enrolled in the on-campus sections of the course. 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.

EXAMS MUST BE PROCTORED BY A PERSON
Students enrolled through UNITE will need to submit a proctoring plan for exams to UNITE early in the semester for UNITE approval. UNITE will contact all students enrolled through UNITE to initiate this process shortly after the semester begins.

Final Exams: Final exam dates are posted in the official University of Minnesota Class Schedule. UNITE will stream video on Saturdays. If you are enrolled in a UNITE section with an exam on a Saturday, 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 course sites for submission and return of homework.

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The courses offered are subject to change. For the summer semester, UNITE will 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 in the event of a course conflict AND with instructors' permission. See the UNITE Enrollment Policy for Undergraduate Students for full details.

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NOTE FOR ON-CAMPUS STUDENTS: See UNITE Streaming Video Access for On-Campus Students 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 3, 2019)

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)

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

AEM 8421/EE 5235- Robust Multivariable Control System Design (3.0 cr)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MW 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSE grad, 3015, 5231 or instruct consent
Description:
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.

BIOCHEMISTRY

BIOC 5444/PHSL 5444 - Muscle (3.0 cr)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
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 5444
Description:
Muscle molecular structure/function and disease. Muscle regulation, ion transport, and force generation. Muscular dystrophy and heart disease.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

BMEN 5041 - Tissue Engineering (3.0)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSE upper div or grad student or med student or instr consent
Description:

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 (3.0 cr)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MWF 9:05 a.m. - 9:55 a.m..
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSE upper div or grad student
Description:
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.

BMEN 8602 - Biomedical Engineering Seminar (1.0 cr)
Seminars and Colloquia taken for credit are offered only as live and archived streaming video - NO downloadable video or audio podcast versions are offered.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on Monday 3:35 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Description:
Lectures and demonstrations of university and industry research introducing students and faculty to methods and goals of biomedical engineering.


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COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

CSCI 5103 - Operating Systems (3.0 cr)
Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections onTTh 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
4061 or instr consent
Description:
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 (3.0 cr)
Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MW 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[5103 or equiv] or instr consent
Description:
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 (3.0 cr)
Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
5115 or instr consent
Description:
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 (3.0 cr)
Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[2021, 5106] or instr consent
Description:
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 (3.0 cr)
Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MW 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
2031 or 2033 or instr consent
Description:
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 (3.0 cr)
Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on Wednesday 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
4041 or instr consent
Description:
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 (3.0 cr)
Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MW 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
4041 or instr consent
Description:
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 Genomics, Systems Biology, and Bioinformatics (3.0 cr)
Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (6 seats available)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
3003 or 4041 or instr consent
Description:
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.


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CSCI 5512 - Artificial Intelligence II (3.0 cr)
Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (6 seats available)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[STAT 3021, 4041] or instr consent
Description:
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 (3.0 cr)
Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (NO seats available)

(UNITE will maintain a waitlist for the UNITE 883 section of the course; submit a UNITE Registration Form to be added to the waitlist)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[2031 or 2033], STAT 3021 or instr consenty
Description:
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 (3.0 cr)
Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available)

UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MW 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
4041 or equiv or instr consent
Description:
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 5551 - Introduction to Intelligent Robotic Systems (3.0)
Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on T 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
2031 or 2033 or instr consent
Description:
Transformations, kinematics/inverse kinematics, dynamics, control. Sensing (robot vision, force control, tactile sensing), applications of sensor-based robot control, robot programming, mobile robotics, microrobotics.

CSCI 5552 - Sensing and Estimation in Robotics (3.0)
Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTH 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[5551, Stat 3021] or instr consent
Description:
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 (3.0 cr)
Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
5511 or instr consent
Description:
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.


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CSCI 5611 - Animation & Planning in Games (3.0 cr)
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).

Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MW 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
4041 or 4611 or instr consent
Description:
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 (3.0 cr)
Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (8 seats available)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m..
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
4707 or 5707 or instr consent
Description:
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 (3.0 cr)
Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on Th 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
2041 or instr consent
Description:
Advanced introduction to software engineering. Software life cycle, development models, software requirements analysis, software design, coding, maintenance.

CSCI 5802 - Software Engineering II (3.0 cr)
Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MW 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
5801 or instr consent
Description:
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 (3.0 cr)
Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (9 seats available)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
5204 or EE 5364 or  instr consent
Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: EE 8367
Description:
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 (1.0 cr)
Seminars and Colloquia taken for credit are offered only as live and archived streaming video - NO downloadable video or audio podcast versions are offered.

UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on Monday 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Description:
Recent developments in computer science and related disciplines. Students must view 13 of the 15 lectures.

DATA SCIENCE

DSCI 8970/CSCI 8970 - Computer Science Colloquium (1.0 cr)
Seminars and Colloquia taken for credit are offered only as live and archived streaming video - NO downloadable video or audio podcast versions are offered.

UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on Monday 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Description:
Recent developments in computer science and related disciplines. Students must attend 13 of the 15 lectures.


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ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

EE 5164 - Semiconductor Properties and Devices II (3.0 cr)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MW 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
5163 or instr consent
Description:
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 (3.0 cr)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MW 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour

Prerequisites:
CSE grad, 3015, 5231 or instruct consent
Description:
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 5324 - VLSI Design II (3.0 cr)
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.

UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[5323, CSE grad student] or dept consent
Description:
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 5393 - Circuits, Computation, and Biology (3.0 cr)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MW 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
MATH 2263 or dept consent
Description:
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.


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EE 5505 - Wireless Communication (3.0 cr)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MW 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[4501, CSE grad student] or dept consent; 5501 recommended
Description:
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 5561 - Image Processing and Applications(3.0)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[4541, 5581, CSE grad student] or instr consent
Description:
Two-dimensional digital filtering/transforms. Application to image enhancement, restoration, compression, and segmentation.

EE 5601 - Introduction to RF/Microwave Engineering (3.0 cr)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[3601, CSE grad student] or dept consent
Description:
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 (3.0 cr)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[3015, CSE grad student] or dept consent
Description:
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 5649 - Infrared Devices and Technology (3.0)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MW 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSE grad student
Description:
One of the most economically and scientifically important but relatively unknown device technologies is infrared detection, sensing and imaging. Today the application space is much larger than traditional military applications and includes weather and climate satellites, industrial process control, petrochemical analysis, pollution sensing, astronomy, and biomedical clinical diagnostics. This class covers the basic physics of infrared emission and absorption in solid-state materials, molecules, and the atmosphere. It also discusses detector technology (with particular emphasis on types of semiconductor and quantum-dot photon detectors, microbolometers, and thermoelectric detectors) and the infrared spectroscopy of molecules to show why the infrared is so important in the study of chemical, biological, and atmospheric systems. The class will also examine types of commonly used spectrometers: cavity, dispersive, and FTIR and sampling of important applications: passive and active standoff detection, satellite climate and atmospheric monitoring, industrial and petrochemical analysis, and LIDAR. Other topics will be introduced as time allows.

EE 5657 - Physical Principles of Thin Film Technology(4.0)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSE grad student
Description:
Fabrication, characterization, and application of thin film and nanostructured materials and devices. Focuses on vacuum deposition. Materials science. Hands-on, team-based labs.

EE 5670 - Spintronic Devices (3.0)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MW 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSE grad student
Description:
Basic concepts and physical principles underlying spintronic devices; engineering designs and basic features of matured spintronic devices: GMR and MTJ sensor, MRAM, etc; new opportunities and engineering designs and challenges of spintronic devices: STT-RAM, spin torque oscillator and all spin logic, etc.

EE 5741 - Advanced Power Electronics
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSE grad student] or dept consent
Description:
Physics of solid-state power devices, passive components, magnetic optimization, advanced topologies. Unity power factor correction circuits, EMI issues, snubbers, soft switching in dc/ac converters. Practical considerations. Very low voltage output converters. Integrated computer simulations.

EE 8367/CSCI 8205 - Parallel Computer Organization (3.0 cr)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
5204 or EE 5364 or  instr consent
Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: EE 8367
Description:
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 8660 - Magnetics Seminar (1.0 cr)
Seminars and Colloquia taken for credit are offered only as live and archived streaming video - NO downloadable video or audio podcast versions are offered.

UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on Friday 2:30 - 3:20
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
Instruct consent
Description:
Current literature, individual assignments.

EE 8980 - Graduate Colloquium II (1.0 cr)
Enrollment through UNITE is not allowed.
However, UNITE offers this colloquium to students enrolled in other UNITE courses without charge to view as streaming video (no downloads).
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:

Grad Student
Description:
Recent developments in electrical engineering, related disciplines.


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INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

IE 3521 - Statistics, Quality and Reliability (3.0 cr)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 1:25 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
MATH 1372 or equiv
Description:
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 5113 - Systems Engineering II (4.0 cr)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on Th 6:10 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
IE 5111 or IE Grad Advisor Approval
Description:
Systems engineering thinking/techniques presented in 5111. Hands-on techniques applied to specific problems. Topics pertinent to effectiveness of design process. Practices and organizational/reward structure to support collaborative, globally distributed design team.

IE 5522 - Quality Engineering and Reliability (4.0 cr)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MW 1:25 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
4521 or equiv], [upper div or grad student or CNR]
Description:
Quality engineering/management, economics of quality. Statistical process control, reliability, maintain ability, availability.

IE 5551 - Production Planning and Inventory Control (3.0 cr)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 1:25 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CNR or upper div or grad student
Description:
Inventory control, supply chain management, demand forecasting, capacity planning, aggregate production and material requirement planning, operations scheduling, and shop floor control. Quantitative models used to support decisions. Implications of emerging information technologies and of electronic commerce for supply chain management and factory operation.

IE 5553 - Simulation (4.0)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
Upper div or grad student; familiarity with probability/statistics recommended
Description:
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.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

ME 5241 - Computer-Aided Engineering (4.0 cr)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MW 12:20 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
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Prerequisites:
3222, CSci 1113 or equiv, CSE upper div or grad
Description:
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 (4.0 cr)
This course has a REQUIRED ON-CAMPUS lab activity.
Students will be paired for the semester and are required to work as that pair in the Robotics lab for a two-hour activity for the 1st 8-9 weeks of the semester. The lab is located in Mechanical Engineering and has 24/7 access which requires a current UMN UCard (Student ID Card). Scheduling for lab time for the semester will occur during the first week of classes.
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On-campus lab: 24/7 in Mechanical Engineering Room 50B Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window. (UMN UCard required for access)
Prerequisites:
[3281 or equiv], [upper div ME or AEM or CSci or grad student]; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Recommended but not required:
ME 4231 (Motion Control Lab)
Computer programming expectations:
All students taking the course are expected to have taken a coding class or have knowledge of C/C++, Python, and MATLAB. Links to a number of programming tutorials are located on the course website at http://www.me.umn.edu/courses/me5286/robotlab/resources.shtml Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
Description:
The course deals with two major components: robot manipulators (more commonly known as the robot arm) and image processing. Lecture topics covered under robot manipulators include their forward and inverse kinematics, the mathematics of homogeneous transformations and coordinate frames, the Jacobian and velocity control, task programming, computational issues related to robot control, determining path trajectories, reaction forces, manipulator dynamics and control. Topics under computer vision include: image sensors, digitization, preprocessing, thresholding, edge detection, segmentation, feature extraction, and classification techniques. A weekly 2 hr. laboratory lasting for 8-9 weeks, will provide students with practical experience using and programming robots; students will work in pairs and perform a series of experiments using a collaborative robot.

ME 5341 - Case Studies in Thermal Engineering and Design (4.0)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MW 12:20 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
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Prerequisites:
3333, CSE upper div or grad student
Description:
Characteristics of applied heat transfer problems. Nature of problem specification, incompleteness of needed knowledge base, accuracy issues. Categories of applied heat transfer problems.

ME 5446 - Introduction to Combustion (4.0)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 8:00 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
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Prerequisites:
3331, 3332, 3333, CSE upper div or grad student
Description:
Thermodynamics, kinetics, energy and mass transport, pollutants in reacting systems. Reactors, laminar and turbulent flames. Ignition, quenching, and flame stability. Diffusion flames. Combustion in reciprocating engines, furnaces, and turbines, with emphasis on internal combustion engine performance and emissions.

ME 8285 - Advanced Control System Design, with Applications to Smart Vehicles (3.0 cr)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 9:45 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
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Prerequisites:
5281 or EE 5231 or equiv
Description:
This course focuses on a study of several advanced control design techniques and their applications to smart vehicles. The control system topics studied include lead and lag compensator design, loop shaping, analysis of system norms, H2-optimal control, feedback linearization, sliding surface control, and observer design. The vehicle application topics studied include cruise control, adaptive cruise control, automated lane keeping, automated highway systems, yaw stability control, active rollover prevention, engine control, and active and semi-active suspensions. In each application, a dynamic model is first developed that is simple enough for control system design, but at the same time, rich enough for capturing the essential features of the dynamics. The control design for each application is studied in-depth during lecture and further analyzed during hands-on homework.

PHYSIOLOGY

PHSL 5444/BIOC 5444 - Muscle (3.0 cr)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
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Prerequisites:
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 5444
Description:
Muscle molecular structure/function and disease. Muscle regulation, ion transport, and force generation. Muscular dystrophy and heart disease.

STATISTICS

STAT 5102 - Theory of Statistics II (4.0)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MWF 3:35 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.
UNITE streams live video of lab section on T 2;30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
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Prerequisites:
5101 or Math 5651
Description:
Sampling, sufficiency, estimation, test of hypotheses, size/power. Categorical data. Contingency tables. Linear models. Decision theory.

STAT 5401 - Applied Multivariate Methods (3.0)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MWF 11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
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Prerequisites:
3032 or 5302 or 4051 or 8051 or 5102 or 4102
Description:
Bivariate and multivariate distributions. Multivariate normal distributions. Analysis of multivariate linear models. Repeated measures, growth curve and profile analysis. Canonical correlation analysis. Principal components and factor analysis. Discrimination, classification, and clustering.

STAT 5511 - Time Series Analysis (3.0)
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MWF 2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
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Prerequisites:
Theoretical understanding, STAT 4102 or STAT 5102
Description:
Characteristics of time series. Stationarity. Second-order descriptions, time-domain representation, ARIMA/GARCH models. Frequency domain representation. Univariate/multivariate time series analysis. Periodograms, non parametric spectral estimation. State-space models.


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