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EE 500: Computational Electromagnetics Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 301: Electromagnetic Theory This course covers the setting up of an electromagnetic problem (in a numerical context) and then solving it on a computer. The different techniques that will be covered include the Method of Moments (MoM), the Finite Element Method (FEM), and the Finite difference Time Domain (FDTD) method. In a typical course offering, the aim will be to cover one method in its entire depth and the rest of the time will be devoted to covering the essentials of the other two methods. Recommended Texts: Field Computation by Moment Methods by R. F. Harrington, IEEE Classics Series / John Wiley and Sons, Finite Element Method for Electromagnetics by J. L. Volakis, A. Chatterjee and L. C. Kempel, The IEEE/Oxford Press Series on Electromagnetic Wave Theory, Numerical Techniques in Electromagnetics by Matthew O. Sadiku, CRC Press: Taylor and Francis and The Finite difference Time Domain Method by Allan Taflove. EE 502: Advanced Power Systems Specialization: Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 452: Power System Analysis and EE 454: Power System Operation and Control The topics covered include: analysis and planning of power systems such as load flow studies, calculation of short circuit currents, stability calculations, determination of load growth, power generation and economics of locating stations, principles and limitations of AC transmission systems and development of HVDC systems. Recommended Text: Electric Power Systems by Syed A. Nasar and F.C. Trutt, CRC Press, 1998 and Modern Power Systems Analysis by Xi F. Wang, Yonghua Song and Malcolm Irving, Springer, 2008. EE 504: Advanced High Voltage Engineering Specialization: Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 450: High Voltage Engineering The topics covered include: fundamental process in electrical discharge in gases and applications of gaseous insulants, insulation designs for overhead transmission lines and high-voltage cables, High-voltage bushings, High-voltage measurement and testing techniques. Recommended Text: High Voltage Engineering and Testing by Hugh M. Ryan (Editor), Second Edition, Institution of Electrical Engineers, 2001 and Advances in High Voltage Engineering by A Haddad and D Warne (Editors), Institution of Electrical Engineers, 2004
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EE 505: Advanced Techniques of Engineering Analysis Specialization: Computer, Control, Electronics and Communications, Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: Graduate standing Topics to be selected by the Instructor (vary from term to term). Recommended Text: EE 506: Power Circuit Breakers and Substations Specialization: Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 455: Power System Protection The topics covered include: classification of circuit breakers and isolator, terminology, circuit breaker arcs, SF6 switch gear and circuit breakers, air blast, oil, special purpose and DC circuit breaks. The second half of the course will cover design, operation and safety issues of different types of sub stations. Recommended Text: Power Circuit Breaker Theory and Design by Charles H. Flurscheim (Editor), Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1985 and Electrical Power Substations Engineering by John D. McDonald, Second Edition, CRC Press, 2007 EE 507: Transients in Power Systems Specialization: Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 502: Advanced Power System and EE 450: High Voltage Engineering This course will cover the analysis of all types of transients produced in a power system. The course will start with the basic concepts of switching actions which are the major sources of abrupt voltage changes in power system. Afterwards, discussions will be made with respect to transients for 3 phase system and travelling waves. Study of HV circuit breakers, switching transients and discussion about transients recovery voltage will be covered in detail. Lightning induced transients will also be the part of the course. Numerical problems related to real power system analysis and faults are included in the course. Recommended Text: Transients in Power Systems by Lou van der Sluis, Wiley, 2001 and Electrical Transients in Power Systems by Allan Greenwood, John Wiley & Sons, 1991 EE 508: Power Transmission System Planning Specialization: Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 351: Power Transmission and Distribution This course provides in-depth coverage of modern power transmission engineering. The topic covered include transmission system planning, transmission line structures and equipment, overhead power transmission, underground power transmission and gas-insulated transmission
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lines, direct-current power transmission, transient overvoltage and insulation coordination, limiting factors for extra high and ultra-high voltage transmission: corona, radio noise and audible noise, symmetrical components and fault analysis, transmission system reliability, construction of overhead lines, sag and tension analysis. Recommended Text: Electric Power Transmission System Engineering: Analysis and Design by Turan Gonen, CRC Press, 2009. EE 509: Power Distribution System Planning Specialization: Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 351: Power Transmission and Distribution The topics covered include: general distribution/industrial system, selection of conductors and cables, capacities and calculation, substation design and location, voltage control, shunt capacitors, distribution economics, private power plants, distribution system protection and distribution system reliability. Recommended Text: Electric Power Distribution System Engineering by Turan Gonen, CRC Press, 2007, Power Distribution Planning Reference Book by H. Lee Willis, Marcel Dekker, 2004, Electricity Distribution Network Design by E. Lakervi and E.J. Holmes, Institution of Electrical Engineers, 2003 and Electric Power Distribution Equipment and Systems by Tom A. Short, CRC Press, 2006. EE 510: FPGA Based System Design Specialization: Computer, Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 430: Computer Architecture The topics covered include: digital system design, ASM charts, timing sequences, data path design, register transfer representation, microprocessor design, state table, use of VHDL/VERILOG for designing digital systems, internal architecture of FPGA and CPLD, synthesis and design implementation and application of FPGA Recommended Text: FPGA based System Design by Wane Wolf and selected research papers EE 511: Machine Learning Specialization: Computer Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: MA 210: Linear Algebra and EE 240: Stochastic Processes This course introduces the field of Machine Learning (ML) and includes discussions of some of the basic ML techniques employed to solve problems in the data mining, pattern recognition and other application areas. Topics include supervised and unsupervised learning, classification and regression, parametric and non-parametric methods, decision trees and linear discrimination. Recommended Text: Introduction to Machine Learning by Ethem Alpaydin, MIT Press, 2004
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EE 513: Array Signal Processing Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 500: Computational Electromagnetics and EE 622: Advanced Digital Signal Processing The topics to be covered include: analysis and synthesis of linear arrays, optimum and adaptive beamformers. Recommended Text: Optimum Array Processing by Harry L. Van Trees, Wiley EE 514: Adaptive Array Signal Processing Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 513: Array Signal Processing Recommended Text: EE 515: Information Theory Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 585: Random Processes in Physical Systems This course provides a detailed overview of various information theory concepts. The notions of entropy, relative entropy, mutual information and asymptotic equipartition property are discussed in detail. The entropy rates of stochastic processes will also be covered. The topics of data compression, channel capacity, Gaussian channel, differential entropy and network information theory are also analyzed. The entropy distortion rate, universal source coding and Kolmogrov Complexity will also be covered. Recommended Text: Elements of Information Theory by T.M. Cover and J. Thomas, 2nd edition, New York: Wiley, 1991 EE 516: Error Correcting Codes Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: MA 210: Linear Algebra The topics to be covered include: finite field theory and basic notions of error-correction; linear block codes and convolutional codes and their decoding techniques. Structure and decoding principle of Turbo codes is also discussed. Recommended Text: Error Control Coding Fundamentals and Applications by Shu Lin and Daniel J. Costello, Prentice Hall, 2nd Edition, 2004 EE 517: Passive Microwave Circuits Specialization: Electronics and Communications
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Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 482: Transmission Lines, Antennas and Propagation Introduction to transmission line theory, Microwave network analysis, small reflection theory, Multisession binomial and Chebyshev matching transformers, Tapered line, Bode-Fano criterion, Rectangular and circular waveguide Resonators, Dielectric resonators, Excitation, Cavity perturbation, T-Junction, Wilkinson divider, Quadrature, 180 degree hybrid, Coupled line, lange couplers, etc., Filters using periodic structure, Image parameter method, Filters using coupled line and other coupled resonators, MEMs technology based phase shifters, Filters and Oscillators. Recommended Text: Microwave Engineering by David M. Pozar, John Wiley and Sons, Inc EE 518: Data Compression Techniques Specialization: Computer Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: This course introduces data compression techniques vis--vis lossy and lossless compression scenarios. Different data compression algorithms such as Shannon, Fano, Huffman and adaptive Huffman coding are covered in detail. Statistical compression techniques (higher order and context based modeling), dictionary based compression, LZ coding, image data compression, smoothing techniques, transforms applicable to data compression (DCT, DWT), video compression and research papers regarding compression schemes are also discussed. Recommended Text: The Data Compression Book by Mark Nelson and Jean Loup Gailly, 2nd Edition, IDG Books Worldwide. EE 519: Advanced Linear Algebra Specialization: Computer, Control, Electronics and Communications, Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: None This course provides an in depth treatment of topics like Gaussian Elimination, Linear Subspaces, Orthogonality, Determinants, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, and Positive Definite Matrices and Singular Value Decomposition, and Computations with matrices. Recommended Text: Linear Algebra and its Applications by Gilbert Strang, Fourth Edition, Thomson, 2005 EE 520: Applied Stochastic Models Specialization: Computer, Control, Electronics and Communications, Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 300: Stochastic Processes The initial goal of this course is to familiarize the students with the advanced concepts related to random variables. The course will later introduce the students to the applications of stochastic
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models in engineering, queuing, and stochastic control. Practical examples will be discussed to elaborate the concepts. Recommended Text: Introduction to Probability Models by Sheldon M. Ross, 9th Edition, Academic Press and A First Course in Stochastic Models by Henk C. Tijms, John Wiley EE 521: Radar and Navigation Techniques Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 500: Computational Electromagnetics The topics covered include: general purposes theory of CW radar, primary and secondary radar, FM and bistatic radars, linear super directive and multiplicative arrays. Pattern synthetics reflectors and lens systems, noise and its probability distribution, different methods of detection information, bearing and range measurements, courses bearing fixing, examples of navigation aids instruments, radio altimeters, weather radar, operational errors and radar cross-section are also discussed. Recommended Text: EE 522: Communication Theory Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 585: Random Processes in Physical Systems This course emphasizes the mathematical design of digital modulation techniques and the evaluation of their performance in an AWGN channel. Receiver design for channels with memory is also investigated. Basic relationships between information rate, bandwidth, signal-tonoise ratio and channel capacity are studied and their importance in the design process is highlighted. Recommended Text: Digital Communications by John G. Proakis, 4th Edition, McGraw Hill EE 525: Biomedical Signal Processing Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 622: Advanced Digital Signal Processing The topics covered include: introduction, characteristics of some dynamic biomedical signal, random processor, review of digital signal processing, finite time averaging, review and application of frequency domain analysis, linear prediction, spectral estimation, adaptive filtration and wavelets detection. Recommended Text: EE 527: Biomedical Instrumentation Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three
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Pre-Requisite: EE 525: Biomedical Signal Processing The topics covered include: introduction, physiological systems of body, origin of bio-potential, bio-potential amplifier, cardiovascular system and its measurements, patient care and monitoring, measurements of respiratory system, nervous systems and instruments for sensory measurements, noise reduction techniques and introduction to biomedical imaging system. Recommended Text: Introduction to Biomedical Equipment Technology by Joseph J. Carr and John M. Brown, 4th Edition, Pearson Education EE 528: Antenna Theory and Design Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 500: Computational Electromagnetics The topics covered include: radiation by simple sources, antenna parameters and characterization properties, radiation pattern, radiation power density, radiation intensity, directivity, gain efficiency, beamwidth, bandwidth, polarization, input impedance, effective aperture, antenna temperature,. Fris transmission equation and radar equation, review of Maxwells, equations boundary conditions, Vector and Hertz potentials, radiation integral duality, reciprocity, elementary antennas; half-dipole, loop antennas, linear and planar arrays, phased arrays, phased arrays, endfire arrays, self and mutual impedance, broadband antennas, matching techniques traveling wave and aperture antennas, equivalence principle and horns. Recommended Text: EE 529: Remote Sensing Techniques Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 301: Electromagnetics, EE 440: Digital Signal Processing, EE 482: Transmission Lines, Antennas and Propagation This course presents theory and applications of active remote sensing and concentrates on imaging sensors. The topics that are covered include radar equation, radar cross section, polarimetry, synthetic aperture radar, principle of stationary phase, features of a complex scene, interferometry, surface scattering, scatterometers and altimeters. Recommended Texts: Introduction to the Physics and Techniques of Remote Sensing by Charles Elachi and Jakob J. van Zyl, Wiley, Scattering, Natural Surfaces, and Fractals by Giorgio Franceschetti and Daniele Riccio, Academic Press and Digital Signal Processing Techniques and Applications in Radar Image Processing by Bu-Chin Wang, Wiley EE 531: Power Electronics Devices Specialization: Electronics and Communication, Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 453: Power Electronics
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Review of semiconductor Device theory. Power bipolar diode: construction and static characteristics, dynamic behavior, modeling. Pin diode: construction and static characteristics, dynamic behavior, modeling. Schottky Barrier diode. Power Transistors: structure, operating regions, current gain, switch transitions, second breakdown and thermal instability. Power MOSFET: Structure, On-state resistance, dynamic performance, body diode and the parasitic bipolar transistor. Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor: Physical structure. Thyristors: SCR structure, operation, off-state, turn-on and turn-off processes. GTO structure. Magnetic Devices used in Power Electronics: Inductors, saturation, losses in magnetic components. Magnetic materials and their properties. Capacitors: Film capacitors, Electrolyte capacitors, Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors. Recommended Text: Principles of Power Electronics by Kassakian, Schlecht and Verghese EE 532: Power Electronics Converters Specialization: Electronics and Communications, Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 453: Power Electronics Introduction to AC/DC, DC/DC, DC/AC and AC/AC converters, half-wave and full-wave rectifier circuits, input and load characteristics with resistive and inductive loads, three phase rectifier circuits. Effect of overlap and the output voltage freewheeling current, three pulse, six pulse, twelve pulse and twenty four pulse circuits. Waveform quality, load voltage and current harmonics, displacement factor and power factor. Controlled converters, full cycle and half cycle control, PWM rectifiers, unity power factor and leading power factor control, current source rectifiers. Recommended Text: Power Electronics by Lander EE 533: Computer Graphics [Should be Taught by the CS Department] Specialization: Computer Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: The topics covered include: input/output devices, output primitives, attribute of output primitives, 3D concepts and representatives, plotting paramatics curves and surfaces, 3D transformations, windowing and clipping, 3D viewing and clipping, hidden lines and surfaces, visible surface determination, illumination and shading, surface rendering, animation and fractal based graphics. Recommended Text: EE 534: Object Oriented Analysis and Design [Should be Taught by the CS Department] Specialization: Computer Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: The topics covered include: introduction to O.O.D., plan and elaborate phase, defining requirements, analysis phase, requirement analysis, modeling, model associate, model attributes,
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system behavior, design phase, object interaction, collaboration diagram, issues in design construct phase, coding, programming in C++, refined analysis, modeling refinements, control state diagrams, design patterns, human computer interface, software maintenance and reuse. Recommended Text: EE 535: Control of DC Machines Drives Specialization: Control, Electronics and Communications, Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 250: Electrical Machines, EE 340: Control Systems and EE 532: Power Electronics Converters The topics covered include: DC machine fundamentals, torque and speed characteristics of DC machine, DC motor drive, four quadrant operation, speed control of DC motor, field weakening, traction drive, dynamic modeling of DC motor and drive, PID control, stability of DC motor control, phase lock loop control of DC motor, brushless motor fundamentals, types of brushless DC motors, control of brushless DC motors, construction and operation of SRM, and control of switched reluctance motor. Recommended Text: EE 536: Control of AC Machines Drives Specialization: Control, Electronics and Communications, Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 250: Electrical Machines, EE 340: Control Systems and EE 532: Power Electronics Converters This is an advanced level course on electric machine drives. Emphasis will be on the speed control of the induction motor, the most widely used electric machine in industrial and domestic applications. Amongst various control methods, a voltage-source-inverter fed pulse-widthmodulation induction motor drive will be discussed in detail through mathematical modeling, analysis and simulation Recommended Text: Electric Drives: An Integrated Approach by Ned Mohan, MNPERE Minneapolis, 2003 EE 537: Power Inverters Specialization: Electronics and Communication, Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 453: Power Electronics Introduction to DC/AC converters/Inverters. Inverter waveforms and Relationships, Fourier analysis of inverter waveforms. Harmonic calculations. Single and three phase Inverters circuits.6-step and 12-step voltage source Inverters. Current source Inverters. PWM Inverters. PWM Strategies. Natural sampling, Symmetric and asymmetric regular sampling Space Vector

Modulation. Dead time analysis. Losses and efficiency calculations. DC line Filter. Modulation Techniques. Design and Simulation of Inverters. Power devices driving circuits. Recommended Text: Power Electronics by Lander EE 538: Nonlinear Microwave Circuits Specialization: Electronics and Communication Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 517: Passive Microwave Circuits Introduction to nonlinear phenomena and approaches to analysis, solid state device modeling for Quasi-static analysis, Harmonic balance analysis, Volterra-Series and Power series analysis, Active/Passive mixers and multipliers, Small signal and power amplifiers and Transistor oscillators. Recommended Text: Nonlinear Microwave and RF Circuits by Stephen A Maas, 2nd Edition, Artech House EE 552: Graph Theory and Applications Specialization: Computer Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: This course introduces the student to graph theory and its applications. Graph and subgraphs, trees, connectivity, euler tours and Hamilton cycles, edge colouring, independent sets and cliques, vertex colouring, planar graphs, and bridges are discussed in this course. Recommended Text: Graph Theory with Applications by J A Bondy and U S R Murty, The Macmillan Press Limited EE 556: Database Systems [Should be Taught by the CS Department] Specialization: Computer Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: CS 4AB: Database Management This course is an in-depth study of relational, network and hierarchical approaches to database design. Recommended Text: EE 580: Advanced Control Systems Specialization: Control Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 680: Digital Control System The course covers advanced topics on linear control theory and analysis and design of non-linear controls. Recommended Text:
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EE 581: Optimization Techniques Specialization: Computer, Control, Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: The topics covered include: introduction, mathematical preliminaries, algebra analysis (basic concepts), conditions of optimality, minimum principle and Hamilton-Jacobi equation, structure and properties of optimal systems, design of time optimal systems, design of fuel optimal systems and design of linear systems with quadratic criterion. Recommended Text: EE 583: Dynamics of Robots Specialization: Control Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 340: Control Systems The topics covered include: system definitions, coordinate systems, degree and specification, analysis reference frame setup and specification position and orientation, rotation matrix, homogeneous transformation, orientation and spherical trigonometry, translation and spatial trigonometry, compilation and solution of trigonometric equations, displacement analysis, application to planar and spatial robotic arms, single-loop mechanisms, multi-loop mechanisms, multiple manipulators and end effectors systems. Recommended Text: EE 584: Optimal Control Theory Specialization: Control Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 581: Optimization Techniques The topics covered include: parameter optimization, unconstrained minimization, constrained minimization, equality constraints, inequality constraints, minimization using matrix notation, optimal control theory, introduction to optimal control theory, problems with fixed final time and free final state, Euler Lagrange equation, natural boundary constraints, first integral, Weierstrass condition, Lagendre-Clebsch condition, conjugated point condition, problems with fixed final time and fixed final state, linear quadratic problem, problems with free final time, Erdmann Weierstrass corner conditions, control variable inequality constraints and state-variable constraints. Recommended Text: EE 585: Random Processes in Physical Systems Specialization: Control, Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: MA 210: Linear Algebra and EE 220: Signal and Systems

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This is a graduate level course in probability and random variables that is a pre-requisite for almost all graduate level courses in communications, signal processing, controls and networks. The course will cover: axiomatic foundations of probability theory, random variables, distributions, and densities, functions of one and several random variables, moment generating functions, random vectors, sequences, linear transformations, second moment theory, spectral densities, stationary processes, correlation detection, linear minimum mean square error estimation, convergence and Markov chains or nonlinear systems. Recommended Text: Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes by Athanasios Papoulis and S. U. Pillai, 4th Edition, McGraw Hill EE 586: Introduction to Chaos Theory [No Expertise, Remove the Course] Specialization: Computer, Control, Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 585: Random Processes in Physical Systems Topics covered include: introduction to the chaos and fractals through elementary examples, functions, iterates of functions, families of functions, fixed points periodic points, bifurcations, dynamic of linear and nonlinear systems, one tow and three dimensional system, fundamentals of chaos theory, initial condition and Lyapunov exponents, behavior of chaotic systems from different areas of science, universality of chaos, Fiegembaum constant, function iterates, systems of differential equations and special topics or areas of research. Recommended Text: EE 587: Chaos Theory and Fractals [No Expertise, Remove the Course] Specialization: Computer, Control, Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 586: Introduction to Chaos Theory Topics covered include: introduction to the chaos and fractals through elementary examples, fractals, function iterates, Sierpinski triangle, Cantor set, space filling curves, self similarity, fractal dimension, fractal basic boundaries, Julia set and Mandelbrot set, fractals everywhere, systems of differential equations, functions, iterates of functions, families of functions, fixed points, periodic points, bifurcations, dynamics of linear and nonlinear systems, one, two and three dimensional systems, fundamentals of chaos theory, initial condition and Lyapunov exponents, examples of chaotic systems, chaos everywhere, universality of chaos, Fiegembaum constant and special topics or areas of research. Recommended Text: EE 602: Advanced Power System Protection Specialization: Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 480: Power System Protection
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The topics covered include protection methods and the application of relays, non-pilot overcurrent protection of transmission lines, non-pilot distance protection of transmission lines, pilot protection of transmission lines, rotating machinery protection, transformer protection, bus protection, reactor and capacitor protection, power system phenomena and relaying considerations, relaying for system performance, switching schemes and procedures and monitoring performance of power systems. Recommended Text: Power System Relaying by Stanley H. Horowitz and Arun G. Phadke, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, England, 2008 and Protective Relaying: Principles and Applications by J. Lewis Blackburn and Thomas J. Domin, Third Edition, CRC Press, 2006. EE 604: Insulation Coordination for Power Systems Specialization: Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 504: Advanced High Voltage Engineering The course aims to familiarize the student with the basic concepts of insulation coordination and then continues the study of insulation-coordination issues related to transmission lines, substations and distribution systems. Students will be introduced to the relevant international standards and are expected to be able to use them. The course is particularly suitable for practicing engineers. Latest developments in power system insulation coordination will be presented in the course. Recommended Text: Insulation Coordination for Power Systems by Andrew R Hileman, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, USA, 1999 EE 605: Power System Stability and Load Flow Analysis Specialization: Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 502: Advanced Power System The topics covered include: introduction, importance of load flow study, power systems stability, type of stability, numerical technique, methods of stability analysis, application of technique for power system stability, merit and demerit of different techniques used for power system stability and load flow analysis. Recommended Text: Power System Control and Stability by Paul M. Anderson and A.A. Fouad, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2002 and Power System Stability and Control by Prabha Kundur, Neal J. Balu and Mark G. Lauby, McGraw-Hill, 1994. EE 606: Advanced Power System Operation and Control Specialization: Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 502: Advanced Power System

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Topics covered include: economic dispatch of thermal unit and methods of solution, unit commitment, hydrothermal coordination, control of generation, interchange of power and energy, power system security analysis and power system state estimation. Recommended Text: Power Generation, Operation and Control by Allen J. Wood and Bruce F. Wollenberg, John Wiley & Sons, Second Edition, 2005. EE 607: Power System Quality Specialization: Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 507: Transients in Power System This is a graduate level course in power system quality will start with introduction and revision of contents about power system. Different calculations will be appended like transient, voltage variation issues, voltage imbalance, and fluctuations, etc. This course will make the professionals become familiar with power quality distribution planning. Topic of voltage sags and interpretation and principles of predictions will also be covered. Discussion on transient over voltage and Ferro resonance management is also a part of this course. Recommended Text: Electrical Power Systems Quality by Roger C. Dugan Mark F. Mc Granaghan, Surya Santoso and H. Wayne Beaty, Second Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2002 EE 608: Power Quality Monitoring Specialization: Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 507: Transients in Power System This graduate level course in power quality monitoring will start with introduction and revision of contents about power system. Different calculations will be appended like RMS voltage indices, power quality indices, power quality insurance, etc. This course will familiarize the professionals with the power quality distribution planning. Topic of distributed generation and power quality will also be covered. Information of wiring and grounding will also be the part of this course. Moreover, some relevant research papers will also be discussed in class. Recommended Text: Electrical Power Systems Quality by Roger C. Dugan Mark F. Mc Granaghan, Surya Santoso and H. Wayne Beaty, Second Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2002 EE 611: Advanced Machine Learning Specialization: Computer Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 511: Machine Learning This course covers machine learning techniques employed to solve problems in the data mining, pattern recognition and other application areas. Topics include decision trees, linear discriminants, support vector machines, local models including radial basis networks, multilayer perceptrons, and committees of classifiers.
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Recommended Text: Introduction to Machine Learning by Ethem Alpaydin, MIT Press, 2004, Pattern Recognition by Duda, Hart and Stork, 2006 and Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning by Bishop, 2006 EE 620: Integrated Circuit Engineering Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 410: Electronic System Design and EE 412: Integrated Electronics Topics covered include: field effects devices, passive elements, silicon, integrated circuit technology, physics and chemistry of processing thin film circuits, thick film circuits assembly techniques, measurement and testing of integrated circuits, analog/digital integrated circuit failure, reliability and yield of integrated circuit. Recommended Text: EE 621: Signal Detection and Parameter Estimation Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 300: Stochastic Processes This course emphasizes the mathematical analysis of Detection and Estimation Theory. It is an important subject for signal processing and control systems. Basic theory of Binary detection in the presence of noise would be considered with Bayes and Neymen Pearson criteria. Typical examples from radar would be considered. Performance analysis would be discussed. Problem would be extended to detection with bias along with noise. Estimation of parameters would be discussed with different weighting functions. Mean Squares criterion, Maximum Likelihood criterion and Bayes estimates would be discussed with performance analysis of these estimators. Recommended Text: Detection, Estimation and Modulation Theory by Harry L Van Trees, John Wiley and Sons EE 622: Advanced Digital Signal Processing Specialization: Computer, Control, Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 440: Digital Signal Processing This course covers advanced topics in digital signal processing. The course will concentrate on design of digital filters, multi-rate signal processing systems. Effects of fixed word length on design of various signal processing elements will also be covered. Recommended Text: Digital Signal Processing Principles, Algorithms and Applications by J. G. Proakis and D. G. Manolakis, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall EE5xx: Optical Fiber Communications Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 301: Electromagnetics and EE 321: Communications Systems
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The contents include: introduction, dielectric slab waveguide, optical fiber as waveguide, step index and graded index fibers, propagation modes in step-index fibers, single mode and multimode fibers, loss mechanism, dispersion, LEDs and lasers, pin photodiodes, avalanche photodiodes, direct modulation and detection, transmitter and receiver design, optical fiber communication system analysis and design. Recommended Text: Fiber Optic Communications, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2004 and FiberOptic Communication Systems by G. P Agrawal, John-Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2002 A 600 level course in optical communication should cover more advanced concepts, such as WDM effects and technology, amplification, dispersion compensation techniques, angle modulation, coherent detection, etc. EE 624: Optical Communications Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 585: Random Processes in Physical Systems The contents covered include: introduction, comparison with coaxial and microwave transmission, dielectric slab weave guide, optical fiber step-index, single mode and multimode fibers, double hetero-structure LEDs and lasers, avalanche photodiode, pin photodiode and optical fiber communication system. Recommended Text: EE 625: Satellite Communications Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 585: Random Processes in Physical Systems The topics to be covered include: introduction to satellite communications, active versus passive satellite, types of orbits, radio regulations, space environment, time delay, frequencies, baseband signal and quality of service, satellite link design, downlink and uplink design, communication systems for satellite links, analog and digital transmission, multiple access techniques, earth station technology, satellite launching, tracking, payload, antennas, INTELSAT, INMARSAT and domestic satellite systems. Recommended Text: Satellite Communication Systems by Gerard Maral, John Wiley & Sons, 4th Edition, 2006 EE 627: Electromagnetic Scattering Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: This is a graduate level course in electromagnetic scattering and its application in various systems. The aim will be to gain a physical understanding of the underlying mathematics. Topics
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covered include: Introduction to EM Scattering, Introduction to Waves, Theorems and Concepts, Plane Wave Functions, Cylindrical Wave Functions, Spherical Wave Functions, Scattering by planar surfaces, cylinders, conducting wedge, conducting and dielectric spheres, Solution by the Method of Moments and the Finite element method (FEM) and Applications of EM Scattering (in communication, biomedical, metrological, and nanotech systems). Recommended Texts: Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics by C. A. Balanis, 1st Edition, John Wiley and Sons, Field and Wave Electromagnetics by D. K. Cheng, 2nd Edition, AddisonWesley, Time Harmonic Electromagnetic Fields by R. F. Harrington, John Wiley and Sons and selected papers. EE 628: Microstrip Line Circuit Design Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 500: Computational Electromagnetics The topics covered include: planner transmission structure, micro strip field configuration, quasistatic analyses, dispersion models, full wave analysis of open and enclosed microstrip line, micro strip discontinuities, microstrip passive components, microwave amplifier and oscillator design using microstrip lines. Recommended Text: EE 629: Optical Signal Processing (Should this be Optical Image Processing or Fourier Optics?) This should also be a 500 level course. Pre-requisite may be an undergraduate Math course on Fourier transforms. Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 622: Advanced Digital Signal Processing The course covers: basic physical optics treated from the viewpoint of Fourier analysis, Fourier transform relations in optical systems, theory of image formation and Fourier transmission by lenses, frequency response of diffraction-limited and aberrated imaging systems, coherent and incoherent light, comparison of imagery with coherent and with incoherent light, resolution limitations and special matched filtering theory of image formation with holography applications of holography. An important related area is lens design or optical system design (good for student jobs). A number of popular softwares exist (e.g., Zeemax, etc) that can be used. Can these topics can be included? Recommended Text: Fourier Optics by Joseph W. Goodman, 3rd Edition, Roberts and Company Publishers, 2005 EE 630: Optical Radiation and Detector Technology Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three
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Pre-Requisite: EE 585: Random Processes in Physical Systems The course covers: theory and mechanism for sensing and measuring visible and infrared radiation, black body radiation radiometric concepts, radioactive (is this related to nuclear physics? I didnt get it.) transfer through the atmosphere, basic optics of semiconductors (I think we mean optical properties of semiconductors, not a big issue), photon detectors (photoconductive, photovoltaic, and photo emissive), (seems unnecessary and out of place), detector noise sources and figures of merit, imaging detectors (physical arrays and CCDs) laser, and diode laser sources. I would suggest following: Blackbody radiation, interaction of light with matter(spontaneous and stimulated emission), optical cavity analysis & design, resonant modes, laser design, singlemode & multimode lasers, gas, dye and solid-state lasers, properties of semiconductor materials, semiconductor laser diodes. Photodetection, Types of photodetectors, Solar cells, CCD, noise mechanisms in photodetection. Recommended Text: EE 631: Switch Mode Power Supplies Specialization: Electronics and Communications, Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 531: Power Electronic Devices Introduction to power supplies linear and switch mode technologies, comparison and their advantages and disadvantages. Fundamental switching regulators: Buck, Boost, and Inverter topologies. Push-pull converter topology. Forward converter topology. Half-Bridge converter topology. Full-Bridge converter topology. Flyback converter topology. Current mode and current-fed topologies. Control chips used in switching power supplies. Royer Oscillator based switch mode supplies Energy savers and high frequency ballasts. High Frequency transformers and Magnetic circuits designs for switch mode supplies. Switching losses and snubbers. Feedback loop stabilization. High frequency DC/DC Resonant converters. Recommended Text: Switching Power Supply Design by Abraham I. Pressman EE 633: Image and Video Processing [Pre-requisite and Course Outline do not match. Contents and Text are very basic] Specialization: Computer, Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 622: Advanced Digital Signal Processing The course provides an introduction to basic concepts and methodologies for digital image processing, and develops a foundation that can be used for further study and research in this field. Recommended Text: Digital Image Processing by Rafael C. Gonzales and Richard E. Woods and Simplified Approach to Image Processing by Randy Crane EE 634: Fundamentals of Quantum and Nano-Electronics
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Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: The topics covered include: electrical conduction, metals and conduction electrons, temperature dependence of resistively, the Hall effect and Hall devices, skin effect, quantum physics for electronic engineering: wave-particle duality, Schrodinger equation, infinite and finite well potentials, tunneling effect and devices based on tunneling, angular momentum and spin, building up the periodic table, lasers, band theory of solids: band description of semiconductors, Fermi energy, direct and indirect band gap semiconductors, superconductivity, SQUIDs and superconducting digital electronics, single electron devices, carbon nano-structures for data processing, molecular electronics, spintronics and quantum computing. Recommended Text: EE 635: Wireless and Mobile Networks Specialization: Computer, Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 585: Random Processes in Physical Systems The course covers: introduction, personal communication systems, handoff, mobility, paging, network signaling, CDPD, GSM, GPRS, SMS, international roaming, operation administration and maintenance, number portability, VoIP, WAP, heterogeneous PCS, 3G and 4G, wireless local loop, wireless local area networks, bluetooth, piconets, scatternets, broadband wireless access, wireless applications and future trends. Recommended Text: Selected papers EE 636: Mobile and Wireless Communications Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 585: Random Processes in Physical Systems The course covers: introduction to wireless communications, cellular networks, evolution of standards 2G, 2.5G, 3G, access techniques, power control, interference, channel planning, propagation models for outdoor and indoor communications, fading and multipath effects, modulation techniques, equalization, diversity and channel coding, wireless networks, adhoc networks, mobility and security of mobile networks. Recommended Text: Wireless Communications Principles and Practice by T S Rappaport, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall EE 650: VLSI System Design Specialization: Computer, Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 212: Digital Electronic Circuits The topics covered include: integrated circuit fabrication, circuit simulation, device physics, devices layout, structure chip design, timing, MOS logic, system design, silicon compilers,
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register transfer logic, programmable logic arrays design, structure design and testing architecture of data path and controller chips. Advanced topics covered include: highly concurrent systems, dynamic time wrap processor, self routing switching network, hierarchical layout and design of a single chip 32-bit CPU. Recommended Text: EE 651: Advanced Computer Architecture Specialization: Computer Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 430: Computer Architecture and Design The course covers: fundamentals of computer design, instructionl-level parallelism, advanced techniques for exploiting instruction-level parallelism, pipeline design techniques, multiprocessors and thread-level parallelism, memory hierarchy design, advanced topics in disk storage, designing and evaluating I/O systems. Recommended Text: Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, 4th Edition, MKP, 2006 EE 654: Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms Specialization: Computer Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: The course covers: unifying principles and underlying concepts of algorithm design and performance analysis, complexity measures, growth of funcitons, probabilistic analysis and randomized algorithms, analysis of sorting and order statistics, dynamic programming, greedy algorithms, graph algorithms, NP-completeness. Recommended Text: Introduction to Algorithms, by T H Cormen, C E Leiserson, R L Rivest and C O Stein, 3nd Edition, 2009 EE 658: Advanced Operating Systems Specialization: Computer Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: CS 4EF: Operating Systems The topics covered in-depth include: processes, input/output programming, inter-process synchronization and communication, memory management, file system management. Students will be particularly given an experimental operating system (such as MINIX or LINUX) to study, analyze and modify. Recommended Text: Operating Systems: Design and Implementation (MINIX Book), by Tannenbaum and Woodhul, PH, 3nd Edition, 2006 EE 659: Advanced Computer Networks Specialization: Computer, Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 431: Computer Networks The topics covered include: major design and implementations issues, communication protocols, protocol testing, network performance (QoS), wireless and mobile networks, multimedia networking, security in computer networks, network management, distributed operating systems.
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Recommended Text: Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach by J F Kurose and K W Ross, 5th Edition, 2009 EE 660: Parallel and Distributed Computing Specialization: Computer Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 651: Advanced Computer Architecture The course covers: design, analysis, and implementation of multiple-processor and networked systems; impact of VLSI on system design; interprocessor communications; parallel languages and compilers; scheduling and task partitioning; databases, operating systems, and programming environments for multiple-processor systems; analysis and design of parallel/distributed algorithms; performance measurement, evaluation, modeling and simulation of multipleprocessor systems; mobile computing; global computing; distributed multimedia. Recommended Text: Selected papers EE 662: Simulation and Testable Design of Digital Systems Specialization: Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: The topics covered include: faults in digital system stuck-at, stuck-open and bridging faults, test generation for single and multiple fault model, random test generation and transition count and signature analysis techniques, logic simulation system, basic simulator structure, compiler driven, event directed and event scheduling simulation techniques, fault tolerant and reliable design of memory system using error-correcting codes for VLSI chips, self checking and failsafe logic combination PAL design and design for testability. Recommended Text: EE 663: Advanced Numerical Techniques Specialization: Computer, Control, Electronics and Communications, Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: Graduate standing The course covers: computational methods for the solution of polynomials (roots finding), linear algebraic equations, optimization, curve fitting, integration, ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations and finite difference. MATLAB will be extensively used to solve problems chosen from the field of electrical engineering. Recommended Text: Numerical Methods for Engineers by S.C. Chapra and R.P. Canale, McGraw-Hill, 2006. EE 664: Introduction to Cryptography Specialization: Electronics and Communications, Computers Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: None
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The topics covered include: introduction and historical background, basic techniques of encryption, private key encryption and public key encryption, prime number generation, Cryptographic standards, Symmetric Ciphers and Encryption Schemes, Hash Functions, DES,AES and RSA algorithm, Authentication, Signature schemes, Elliptical Curve Cryptography, chaos masking method and chaos shift keying. Information rate and construction of efficient cryptoschemes. Recommended Text: William Stallings , Cryptography and Network Security, Pearson , 4th ed., 2007, Richard A. Mollin, An Introduction to Cryptography, Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2001 and Douglas R. Stinson, Cryptography Theory and Practice 3rd Edition, Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2003 EE 665: Distributed Database Management Specialization: Computer Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 556: Database Systems This course is an in-depth study of the classical distributed database management, distribution architectures, distributed database design, distributed query processing and optimization, different distribution models (push versus pull), distributed transaction management, current distributed database management topics such as pervasive computing, web data management, and data mining on the web. Interoperability and componentization, distributed concurrency control, distributed reliability protocols, pervasive and mobile distributed database management, web data management, interoperability and componentization are also covered. Recommended Text: EE 667: Embedded Engineering Specialization: Computer, Control, Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE Computer architecture The contents covered include: microcontroller architecture, timers, serial port, parallel port, memory interfacing, assembly, C-language and RTOS. Recommended Text: 8051 Micro-Controller and Embedded Systems by Muhammad Ali Mazidi, The 8051 Microcontroller by Scott Mackenzie and consult other books related to other microcontrollers and RTOS and selected research papers.

EE 669: Advanced Database Systems Specialization: Computer Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 556: Database Systems This course emphasizes emerging topics on the edge of database engineering and how database research is poised to change future information systems. The topics include: object and objectrelational database systems, cyber infrastructure, XML and Internet databases, spatial and spatio22

temporal data management, real-time GIS, location services, and adaptive spatial query processing, data mining, OLAP, and decision support systems, genomic databases and bioinformatics, data mining; distributed data management in the Internet age, web data management problems and web querying and searching. Recommended Text: Fundamentals of Database Systems, by Ramez Elmasri and Shamkant Navathe, 5th Edition, AW, 2006 and selected papers EE 670: Bioinformatics Algorithms Specialization: Computer Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 6AB: Introduction to Bioinformatics The topics covered include: introduction to molecular biology, overview of algorithmic complexity, algorithms for DNA assembly, sequencing and alignment (using dynamic programming, graph theoretic and greedy approaches), evolutionary trees and related algorithms, devices for sequencing (such as DNA arrays), special purpose computers for bioinformatics analysis and database applications to bioinformatics. Recommended Text: An Introduction to Bioinformatics Algorithms, by Jones and Pevzner, MIT Press, 2004 EE 672: Advanced Computer and Wireless Networks Specialization: Computer, Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 431: Computer Networks The course covers: introduction, personal communication systems, handoff, mobility, paging, network signaling, CDPD, GSM, GPRS, SMS, international roaming, operation administration and maintenance, number portability, VoIP, WAP, heterogeneous PCS, 3G and 4G, wireless local loop, wireless local area networks, bluetooth, piconets, scatternets, broadband wireless access, wireless applications and future trends. Recommended Text: Computer Networking by James F. Kurose and Keith M. Ross, Data Communication and Networking by Behrouz A. Forouzan 2001, Principles of Wireless Networks by Kaveh and Prashant 2008, Wireless Communication and Networks by William Stalling 2008 and Selected papers EE 672: Advanced Computer and Wireless Networks Specialization: Computer, Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 659: Advanced Computer Networks In this course advanced topics related to the area of computer and wireless networks will be covered. Recommended Text: Computer Networking by J F Kurose and K M Ross EE 680: Digital Control System Specialization: Control Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 340: Control Systems
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The course gives an introduction to Digital Control Systems, z-plane analysis, time-response characteristics, stability analysis, state-space analysis, digital controller design and selected design examples. Recommended Text: Digital Control System Analysis and Design by Charles L. Phillips, H. Troy Nagle, Prentice-Hall EE 683: Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Specialization: Control Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 580: Advanced Control Systems and EE 585: Random Process in Physical Systems The topics to be covered include: physical examples, forced pendulum with dissipation, Van der Pol equation, duffing equation, Lorentz attractor, elementary notices, critical points, fixed points orbits, periodic orbits, limit cycles invariant manifolds near a fixed point, the poincare Bendixon theorem, perturbation theory, behavior near fixed points, normal forms near fixed points, average methods, elementary local bifurcation, Fip Saddle node, Hopf global bifurcation, homoclinic points, Melnikov methods, Introduction to chaos, Lorentz equation, diffing equation, dynamics of a bouncing ball and strange attractors. Recommended Text: EE 684: Adaptive Control Systems Specialization: Control Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 580: Advanced Control Systems The course covers: mathematical preliminaries, review of linear system theory, discrete time systems, Z-transform, introduction to adaptive control systems, recursive parameter estimation, model reference adaptive systems, self tuning regulators, stability convergence, robustness, stochastic alternatives to adaptation, practical aspects and applications. Recommended Text: EE 685: Distributed Control Systems Specialization: Control Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 680: Digital Control System Recommended Text: EE 689: System Programming Specialization: Computer, Control, Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite:
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Recommended Text: EE 690: Internet Systems Programming Specialization: Computer, Electronics and Communications Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 431: Computer Networks Students will learn to develop complex system-level software in C for Internet applications while gaining an intimate understanding of the UNIX operating system, its system calls, and its programming environment. Topics covered include user/kernel interface, basic and advanced file I/O, process control, signals, thread control, interprocess communication, TCP and UDP protocols, TCP and UDP sockets, daemon processes, multicasting, and p-threads etc. Recommended Text: (1) Advanced Programming in Unix Environment, by Richard Stevens, 2nd Edition, PH, 2005. (2) Unix Network Programming, by Richard Stevens, Prentice Hall, 3/E, 2003 EE 691: Statistical Pattern Recognition Specialization: Computer Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: MA 210: Linear Algebra and EE 240: Stochastic Processes The course covers: unsupervised learning, K-means, fuzzy K-means, expectation maximization, clustering, hierarchical clustering and similarity measures, entropy measures and KullbackLeibler divergence. Recommended Texts: Pattern Classification by Duda, Hart, Stork, Wiley, 2006 and Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition by C. Bishop, Springer, 2006 EE 692: Topics in Pattern Recognition Specialization: Computer Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 691: Statistical Pattern Recognition The topics to be covered include: linear feature extraction, components analysis methods, linear discriminant analysis for dimensionality reduction, nonlinear dimensionality reduction, neighborhood preserving embeddings, clustering and dimensionality reduction. Recommended Test: Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition by C. Bishop, Springer, 2006 EE 693: Applications of FACTS Devices Specialization: Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: EE 452: Power System Analysis and EE 532: Power Electronics Converters The course covers the role of power electronics in electrical power transmission and distribution networks. The applications of FACTS include power flow control, increase in the transmission capability, reactive power compensation, voltage control, stability and power quality improvement, and power conditioning. Operation of the devices and their modeling will be studies.
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Recommended Text: Flexible AC Transmission Systems: Modelling and Control by Xiao-Ping Zhang, Christian Rehtanz and Bikash Pal, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg , Germany, 2006, M. Mathur and R.K. Varma, Thyristor-Based FACTS Controllers for Electrical Transmission Systems. Wiley-IEEE Press, 2002, Power Quality Enhancement using Custom Power Devices by Aridam Ghosh and Gerard Ledwich, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002 and Understanding FACTS: Concepts and Technology of Flexible AC Transmission Systems by Narain G. Hingorani and Laszlo Gyugyi, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2000 EE 694: Renewable Energy Resources Specialization: Power Credits: Three Pre-Requisite: Graduate standing The course covers topics such as distributed generation and its interconnection issues, photovoltaics, solar-thermal energy, hydro power, fuel cells, wave energy and wind turbines. Social, economic and environmental issues related with the renewable-energy technologies will also be discussed. Recommended Text: Renewable Energy Resources by John Twidell and Tony Weir, Second Edition, Taylor & Francis, 2006, Renewable Energy by Bent Sorensen, Third Edition, Elsevier, 2004 and Understanding Renewable Energy Systems by Volker Quaschning, Earthscan Publications, 2005.

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