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Spring 2021 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.

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. 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.

Please note Important Spring Semester Dates

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 May 14th, 2020)

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)

BIOCHEMISTRY

BIOC 5444/PHSL 5444 - Muscle (3.0 cr)
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.
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.

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

AEM 8421/EE 5235 - Robust Multivariable Control System Design (3.0 cr)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 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.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

BMEN 5101 - Advanced Bioelectricity and Instrumentation (3.0 cr)
Alena Talkachova Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
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 upper div, grad student] or instr consent
Description:

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 (3.0 cr)
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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 8601 - Biomedical Engineering Seminar (1.0 cr)
Sakar Casim Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
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 MW 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 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)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MWF 11:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.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)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 4:00 a.m. - 5:15 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)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 8:45 a.m. - 9:30 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)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)
Instructor TBA
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:
[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 5271 - Introduction to Computer Security (3.0 cr)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)
Instructor TBA
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:
4061 or equiv or instr consent
Description:
Concepts of computer, network, and information security. Risk analysis, authentication, access control, security evaluation, audit trails, cryptography, network/database/application security, viruses, firewalls.

CSCI 5302 - Analysis of Numerical Algorithms (3.0 cr)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)
Instructor TBA
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)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)
If Interested in this course through UNITE, please contact our office about the UNITE waitlist
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on Thursday 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)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)
Instructor TBA
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)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)
Instructor TBA
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:
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)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)
Instructor TBA
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:
[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)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)

Instructor TBA
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:
[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)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)

Instructor TBA
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 5525 - Machine Learning (3.0 cr)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
Grad student or #; fall, even years
Description:
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 5551 - Introduction to Intelligent Robotic Systems (3.0)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)
Instructor TBA
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 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 5561 - Computer Vision (3.0 cr)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on W 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 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 5607 - Computer Graphics I (3.0 cr)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)
Instructor TBA
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:
5511 or instr consent
Description:
Fundamental algorithms in computer graphics. Emphasizes programming projects in C/C++. Scan conversion, hidden surface removal, geometrical transformations, projection, illumination/shading, parametric cubic curves, texture mapping, antialising, ray tracing. Developing graphics software, graphics research.

CSCI 5609 (3.0)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)
Instructor TBA
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:
5607 or instr consent
Description:
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 5708 -Architecture and Implementation of Database Management Systems (3.0 cr)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)
Instructor TBA
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)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)
Instructor TBA
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:
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)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)
Instructor TBA
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:
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)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)
Instructor TBA
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:
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.

Rui Kuang Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
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.

Rui Kuang Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
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.


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ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

EE 5164 - Semiconductor Properties and Devices II (3.0 cr)
Sarah Swisher Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
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)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 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 5302 - VLSI Design Automation II (3.0 cr)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 9:45 - 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[5301, CSE grad student] or dept consent
Description:
Basic algorithms, computational complexity. High-level synthesis. Test generation. Power estimation. Timing optimization. Current topics.

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.

Kia Bazargan Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
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 5340 - Introduction to Quantum Computing and Physical Basics of Computing (3.0 cr)
Ulya Karpuzcu Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MW 11:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
A previous course in computer architecture is suggested but not required.
Description:
Physics of computation will explore how physical principles and limits have been shaping paradigms of computing. A key goal of this course is to understand how (and to what extent) a paradigm shift in computing can help with emerging energy problems. Topics include physical limits of computing, coding and information theoretical foundations, computing with beyond-CMOS devices, reversible computing, quantum computing, stochastic computing.

EE 5393 - Circuits, Computation, and Biology (3.0 cr)
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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)
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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 5545 - Digital Signal Processing Design (3.0 cr)
This course has a REQUIRED ON-CAMPUS LAB. Details to come.
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UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MW 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[4541, CSE grad student] or dept consent
Description:
Real-time implementation of digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms, including filtering, sample-rate conversion, and FFT-based spectral analysis. Implementation on a modern DSP Platform. Processor architecture. Arithmetic operations. Real-time processing issues. Processor limitations. Integral laboratory.

EE 5561 - Image Processing and Applications (3.0 cr)
Instructor TBA
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 5621 - Physical Optics (3.0 cr)
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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 5670 - Spintronic Devices (3.0)
Jiaping Wang Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
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
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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 5811 - Biological Instrumentation (3.0 cr)
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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:
TBA
Description:
This course will cover the physics and technology of biological instruments. The operating principles of optical, electrical, and mechanical biosensors will be discussed, followed by transport and delivery of biomolecules to the sensors. Techniques to manufacture these sensing devices, along with microfluidic packaging, will be covered. Lectures will be complemented by lab demo sessions to give students hands-on experiences in microfluidic chip fabrication, microscopy, and particle trapping experiments.

EE 8235 - Nonlinear Systems (3.0 cr)
Donatello Materassi Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on WF 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
Instructor Consent
Description:
Current topics in stability analysis of nonlinear systems, design of controllers for nonlinear systems, discrete-time and stochastic nonlinear systems.

EE 8337 - Analog Circuits for Wire/Wireless Communications(3.0 cr)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on WF 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
5333
Description:
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 (3.0 cr)
CSCI Department limits UNITE Section enrollment to 10 (10 seats available as of May 14th)
Antonia Zhai Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
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:
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 8581 - Detection and Estimation Theory (3.0 cr)
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UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
5531 or instr consent
Description:
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 (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.

Jianping Wang Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
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.


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INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

IE 3521 - Statistics, Quality and Reliability (3.0 cr)
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UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 9:05 a.m. - 11:00 a.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)
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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)
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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 5553 - Simulation (4.0)
Kevin Leder Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on WF 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
Instructor Consent
Description:
Current topics in stability analysis of nonlinear systems, design of controllers for nonlinear systems, discrete-time and stochastic nonlinear systems.

IE 5561 - (3.0 cr)
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UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 11:15 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
Instructor Consent
Description:
Current topics in stability analysis of nonlinear systems, design of controllers for nonlinear systems, discrete-time and stochastic nonlinear systems.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

ME 5241 - Computer-Aided Engineering (4.0 cr)
Instructor TBA
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MW 12:20 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
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 5446 - Introduction to Combustion (4.0)
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UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on TTh 8:00 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
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.

PHYSIOLOGY

PHSL 5444/BIOC 5444 - Muscle (3.0 cr)
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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.

STATISTICS

STAT 5102 - Theory of Statistics II (4.0)
This course has a required lab. UNITE is live streaming the Section 883/884 lab for UNITE-enrolled students. UNITE-enrolled students will be enrolled in Section 884.
Teifeng Jiang Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
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.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
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)
Xiaoou Li Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MWF 11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
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)
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UNITE streams live video of on-campus sections on MWF 2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
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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