Graduate Courses

EEC201 - Digital Signal Processing
Theory and design of digital filters. Classification of digital filters, linear phase systems, all-pass functions, FIR and IIR filter design methods and optimality measures, numerically robust structures for digital filters.
EEC202 - Advanced Digital Signal Processing
Multirate DSP theory and wavelets, optimal transform and subband coders in data compressions, advanced sampling theory and oversampled A/D converters, transmultiplexers and precoders in digital communication systems, genomic signal processing.
EEC206 - Digital Image Processing
Two-dimensional systems theory, image perception, sampling and quantization, transform theory and applications, enhancement, filtering and restoration, image analysis, and image processing systems.
EEC210 - Mos Analog Circuit Design
Analysis and design of MOS amplifiers, bias circuits, voltage references and other analog circuits. Stability and compensation of feedback amplifiers. Introduction to noise analysis in MOS circuits.
EEC211 - Advanced Analog Circuit Design
Noise and distortion in electronic circuits and systems. Application to communication circuits. Specific applications include mixers, low-noise amplifiers, power amplifiers, phase-locked loops, oscillators and receiver architectures.
EEC212 - Analog Mos Ic Design For Signal Processing
Analysis and design of analog MOS integrated circuits. Passive components, single-ended and fully differential op amps, sampled-data and continuous-time filters.
EEC213 - Data-Conversion Techniques and Circuits
Digital-to-analog and analog-to-digtal conversion; component characteristics and matching; sample-and-hold, comparator, amplifier, and reference circuits
EEC214 - Computer-Aided Circuit Analysis and Design
Network equation formulations. Nonlinear DC, linear AC, time-domain (both linear and nonlinear), steady-state (nonlinear) and harmonic analysis. DC, AC, and time-domain sensitivities of linear and nonlinear circuits. Gradient-based design optimization. Behavioral simulations. Extensive CAD projects.
EEC215 - Circuits For Digital Communications
Analog, digital, and mixed-signal CMOS implementations of communication-circuit blocks: gain control, adaptive, equalizers, sampling detectors, clock recovery.
EEC216 - Low Power Digital Integrated Circuit Design
IC Design for low power and energy consumption. Low power architectures, logic styles and circuit design. Variable supply and threshold voltages. Leakage management. Power estimation. Energy sources, power electronics and energy recovery. Applications in portable electronics and sensors. Thermodynamic limits.
EEC 217 - Biomedical Electronics
Circuit design for medical applications including weak inversion amplifiers; integrated ULF filters; chopper stabilitzation; electrochemical interfaces; neurostimulation pulse generation; wireless powering of and communication with implantable devices. Electrophysiological signaling and aspects of signal processing for biomedical systems.
EEC219 - Advanced Digital Circuit Design
Analysis and design of digital circuits. Both bipolar and MOS circuits are covered. Dynamic and static RAM cells and sense amplifiers. Advanced MOS families. Multivalued logic.
EEC221 - Analog Filter Design
Design of active and passive filters including filter specification and approximation theory. Passive LC filter design will cover doubly-terminated reactance two-port synthesis. Active filter design will include sensitivity, op-amp building blocks, cascade, multi-loop, ladder and active-R filter design
EEC222 - RF IC Design
Radio frequency (RF) solid-state devices, RF device modeling and design rules; nonlinear RF circuit design techniques; use of nonlinear computer-aided (CAD) tools; RF power amplifier design.
EEC228 - Advanced Microwave And Antenna Design Techniques
Theory, design, fabrication, analysis of advanced microwave devices, antennas. Wideband transformers, tapered networks, stripline and microstripline broadband couplers and hybrids. Lumped and distributed filter synthesis. Broadband matching theory applied to microwave devices. FET amplifiers. Antenna design, analysis of horns, microstrip, log periodic, arrays, spirals, and reflectors.
EEC230 - Electromagnetics
Maxwell's equations, plane waves, reflection and refraction, complex waves, waveguides, resonant cavities, and basic antennas.
EEC232A - Advanced Applied Electromagnetics I
The exact formulation of applied electromagnetic problems using Green's functions. Applications of these techniques to transmission circuits.
EEC232B - Advanced Applied Electromagnetics II
Advanced treatment of electromagnetics with applications to passive microwave devices and antennas.
EEC233 - High Speed Signal Integrity
Design and analysis of interconnects in high-speed circuits and sub-systems; understanding of high-speed signal propagation and signal integrity concepts; electromagnetic modeling tools and experimental techniques.
EEC235 - Photonics
Optical propagation of electromagnetic waves and beams in photonic components and the design of such devices using numerical techniques.
EEC236 - Nonlinear Optical Applications
Nonlinear optical interactions have important applications in optical information processing, telecommunications and integrated optics. Basic concepts underlying optical nonlinear interactions in materials and in guided media.
EEC237A - Lasers
Theoretical and practical description of lasers. Theory of population inversion, amplification and oscillation using semiclassical oscillator model and rate equations. Description and design of real laser systems.
EEC237B - Advanced Lasers
Quantum mechanical description of lasers and interactions of materials with laser light. Relationship to rate equation approach. Optical Bloch equations and coherent effects. Theory and practice of active and passive mode-locking of lasers. Injection locking.
EEC238 - Semiconductor Diode Lasers
Understanding of fundamental optical transitions in semiconductor and quantum-confined systems are applied to diode lasers and selected photonic devices. The importance of radiative and non-radiative recombination, simulated emission, excitons in quantum wells, and strained quantum layers are considered.
EEC239A - Optical Fiber Communications Technologies
Physical layer issues for component and system technologies in optical fiber networks. Sources of physical layer impairments and limitations in network scalability. Enabling technologies for wavelength-division-multiplexing and time-division-multiplexing networks. Optical amplifiers and their impact in optical networks (signal-to-noise ratio, gain-equalization, and cascadability).(Note: Students previously enrolled in course EEC239 may not receive credit for this course.)
EEC239B - Optical Fiber Communications Systems And Networking
Physical layer optical communications systems in network architectures and protocols. Optical systems design and integration using optical component technologies. Comparison of wavelength routed WDM, TDM, and NGI systems and networks. Case studies of next generation technologies. (Note: Students previously enrolled in course EEC239 may not receive credit for this course.)
EEC240 - Semiconductor Devices
Physical principles, characteristics and models of fundamental semiconductor device types, including P-N and Schottky diodes, MOSFETs and MESFETs Bipolar Junction Transistors, and light emitters/detectors.
EEC242 - Advanced Nanostructured Devices
Physics of nano-structured materials and device operation. Overview of new devices enabled by nanotechnology; fabrication and characterization methods; applications of nano-structures and devices.
EEC244A - Design Of Microelectromechanical Systems (Mems)
Theory and practice of MEMS design. Micromechanical fundamentals, CAD tools, and case studies. A MEMS design project is required. The designs will be fabricated in a commercial foundry and tested in course 244B.
EEC244B - Design Of Microelectromechanical Systems (Mems)
Testing of surface micromachines MEMS devices including post-processing, design of test fixtures and test methodology, measurements, and data analysis.
EEC246 - Advanced Projects In Ic Fabrication
Individualized projects in the fabrication of analog or digital integrated circuits.
EEC247 - Advanced Semiconductor Devices
Physics of various semiconductor devices, including metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs), IMPATT and related transit-time diodes, transferred-electron devices, light-emitting diodes, semiconductor lasers, photodetectors, and solar cells.
EEC 248 - Photovoltaics and Solar Cells
Physics and application of first, second, and third-generation photovoltaics and solar cells, including design, fabrication technology, and grid incorporation. Mono and microcrystalline silicon devices; thin-film technologies, heterojunction and organic-semiconductor technologies. Collectors, electrical inverters and infrastructure issues. Economics, politics and commercial changes, and environmental and aestheic concerns.
EEC249 - Nanofabrication
Theory and practices of several major technologies of microfabrication, used for producing integrated circuits, sensors, and microstructures. Major topics include sputtering, chemical vapor deposition, plasma processing, micromachining, and ion implantation. Same course as Biomedical Engineering 249.
EEC250 - Linear Systems And Signals
Mathematical description of systems. Selected topics in linear algebra. Solution of the state equations and an analysis of stability, controllability, observability, realizations, state feedback and state estimation. Discrete-time signals and systems, and the Z-transform.
EEC251 - Nonlinear Systems
Nonlinear differential equations, second-order systems, approximation methods, Lyapunov stability, absolute stability, Popov criterion, circle criterion, feedback linearization techniques.
EEC252 - Multivariable Control System Design
Review of single-loop feedback design. Stability, performance and robustness of multivariable control systems. LQG design. H-infinity design. Frequency response methods. Optimization-based design.
EEC254 - Optimization
Modeling optimization problems existing in engineering design and other applications; optimality conditions; unconstrained optimization (gradient, Newton, conjugate gradient and quasi-Newton methods); duality and Lagrangian relaxation constrained optimization (Primal method and an introduction to penalty and augmented Lagrangian methods).
EEC255 - Robotic Systems
Introduction to robotic systems. Mechanical manipulators, kinematics, manipulator positioning and path planning. Dynamics of manipulators. Robot motion programming, and control algorithm design.
EEC256 - Stochastic Optimization in Dynamic Systems
Markov Decision Processes (MDP), dynamic programming, multi-armed bandit and restless bandit, partially observable MDP, optimal stopping, stochastic scheduling, sequential detection and quickest change detection, competitive MDP and game theory, applications in dynamic systems such as queueing networks, communication networks, and social economic systems.
EEC260 - Random Signals And Noise
Random processes as probabilistic models for signals and noise. Review of probability, random variables, and expectation. Study of correlation function and spectral density, ergodicity and duality between time averages and expected values, filters and dynamical systems. Applications.
EEC261 - Signal Processing For Communications
Signal processing in wireless and wireline communication systems. Characterization and distortion of wireless and wireline channels. Channel equalization and maximum likelihood sequence estimation. Channel precoding and pre-equalization. OFDM and trasmit diversity. Array processing.
EEC262 - Multi-access Communications Theory
Maximum stable throughput of Poisson collision channels. Classic collision resolution algorithms. Carrier sensing multiple access and its performance analysis. System stability analysis. Joint design of the physical/medium access control layers. Capacity region of multi-access channels. Multi-access with correlated sources.
EEC263 - Optimal And Adaptive Filtering
Geometric foundation for least-square estimation problems. Theory and applications of optimum Wiener and Kalman filtering. MAP and maximum likelihood estimation of hidden Markov models, Viterbi algorithm. Adaptive filtering algorithms, properties and applications.
EEC264 - Estimation And Detection Of Signals In Noise
Introduction to parameter estimation and detection of signals in noise. Bayes and Neyman-Pearson likelihood-ratio tests for signal detection. Maximum-likelihood parameter estimation. Detection of known and Gaussian signals in white or colored noise. Applications to communications, radar, signal processing.
EEC265 - Principles Of Digital Communications
Introduction to digital communication. Coding for analog sources. Characterization of signals and systems. Modulation and demodulation for the additive Gaussian channel. Digital signaling over bandwidth constrained linear filter channels and over fading multipath channels. Spread specturm signals.
EEC266 - Information Theory And Coding
Information theory and coding. Measure of information. Redundancy reduction encoding of an information source. Capacity of a communication channel, error-free communications.
EEC269A - Error Correcting Codes I
Introduction to the theory and practice of block codes, linear block codes, cyclic codes, decoding algorithms, coding techniques.
EEC269B - Error Correcting Codes Ii
Introduction to convolutional codes, turbo codes, trellis and block coded modulation codes, soft-decision decoding algorithms, the Viterbi algorithm, reliability-based decoding, trellis-based decoding, multistage decoding.
EEC270 - Computer Architecture
Introduction to modern techniques for high-performance single and multiple processor systems. Topics include advanced pipeline design, advanced memory hierarchy design, optimizing pipeline and memory use, and memory sharing among multiprocessors. Case studies of recent single and multiple processor systems.
EEC272 - High-Performance Computer Architecture and Implementation
Architectural issues in achieving high-performance via concurrent execution of instructions and associated problems and limitations will be discussed. The course will also cover specialized architectures.
EEC273 - Networking Architecture and Resource Management (Cross-listed with ECS 258)
Design and implementation principles of networking architecture and protocols. Internet, ATM, and telephony case studies. Topics: Internet technology; application and services; resource management; Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning; traffic engineering; performance evaluation and future research issues.
EEC274 - Internet Measurements, Modeling, and Analysis
Advanced topics in the theoretical foundations of network measurements, modeling, and statistical inferencing. Applications to Internet engineering, routing optimization, load balancing, traffic engineering, fault tolerance, anomaly detection, and network security. Individual project requirement.
EEC276 - Fault-Tolerant Computer Systems:Design and Analysis
Introduces fault-tolerant digital system theory and practice. Covers recent and classic fault-tolerant techniques based on hardware redundancy, time redundancy, information redundancy, and software redundancy. Examines hardware and software reliability analysis, and example fault-tolerant designs.
EEC277 - Graphics Architecture
Design and analysis of the architecture of computer graphics systems. Topics include the graphics pipeline with a concentration on hardware techniques and algorithms, exploiting parallelism in graphics and case studies of noteworthy and modern graphs architectures.
EEC278 - Computer Arithmetic For Digital Implementation
The design and implementation of computer arithmetic logic units are studied with particular emphasis on high-speed performance requirements. Addition (subtraction), multiplication and division operations are covered, and fixed and floating-point representations are examined.
EEC281 - VLSI Digital Signal Processing
Digital signal processors, building blocks, and algorithms. Design and implementation of processor algorithms, architectures, control, functional units, and circuit topologies for increased performance and reduced circuit size and power dissipation.
EEC282 - Hardware Software Codesign
Specification and design of embedded systems, modeling and performance estimation; hardware/software partitioning; co-simulation; design re-use; paltform based design; reconfigurable computing.
EEC283 - Advanced Design Verification Of Digital Systems
Design verification techniques for digital systems; simulation-based design verification techniques; formal verification techniques, including equivalence checking, model checking, and theorem proving; timing analysis and verification; application of design verification techniques to microprocessors.
EEC284 - Design and Optimization of Embedded Computing Systems
Introduction to design and optimization of digital computing systems for embedded applications. Topics include combinatorial optimization techniques, performance and energy optimization in embedded systems, compilation and architecture-specific mapping, programmable and reconfigurable platforms; design automation and algorithmic improvements to design process.
EEC286 - Introduction To Digital System Testing
A review of several current techniques used to diagnose faults in both combinational and sequential circuits. Topics include path sensitization procedures, Boolean difference, D-algorithm random test generation, TC testing and an analysis of the effects of intermittent faults.
EEC289A-U - Special Topics In Electrical Engineering And Computer Science
May be repeated for credit when the topic is different.
EEC290 - Seminar In Electrical And Computer Engineering
Discussion and presentation of current research and development. May be repeated for credit.
EEC290C - Graduate Research Group Conference In Electrical And Computer Engineering
Research problems, progress, and techniques in electrical and computer engineering. (S/U grading only) May be repeated for credit.
EEC291 - Solid-State Circuit Research Laboratory Seminar
Lectures on solid-state circuit and system design by various visiting experts in the field. (S/U grading only) May be repeated for credit.
EEC292 - Seminar in Solid-State Technology
Lectures on solid-state technology by various visiting experts in the field. (S/U grading only) May be repeated for credit.
EEC293 - Computer Engineering Research Seminar
Lectures, tutorials, and seminars on topics in computer engineering. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only) May be repeated for credit.
EEC294 - Image, Video And Computer Vision
Lectures, tutorials, and seminars on image processing, video engineenng, and computer vision. (S/U grading only) May be repeated for credit.
EEC295 - Systems, Control And Robotics Seminar
Seminars on current research in systems and control by faculty and visiting experts. Technical presentations and lectures on current topics in robotics research and robotics technology. May be repeated for credit.
EEC296 - Photonics Research Seminar
Lectures on photonics and related areas by faculty and visiting experts. May be repeated for credit.
EEC298 - Group Study
(S/U grading only )
EEC299 - Research
(S/U grading only )
EEC390 - The Teaching Of Electrical And Computer Engineering
Participation as a Teaching Assistant or Associate-In in a designated engineering course. Methods of leading discussion groups or laboratory sections, writing and grading quizzes, use of laboratory equipment, and grading laboratory reports. (S/U grading only) May be repeated for credit.
EEC396 - Teaching Assistant Training Practicum
Active Teaching Assistants will be allowed to enroll in thie variable-unit course, allowing registration from one to four units of credit to fill out their unit requirements.