EECE 5698. Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Design. Fundamentals of Computer Networks. An ECE education prepares students for any technical career, a career in a related field, or graduate study. Early Childhood Education (MA or MEd) Graduate Master's College of Education. 4 Hours. Official curriculum can be found within the course catalog. Examines control system objectives, modeling and mathematical description, transfer function and state-variable representations, feedback control system characteristics, system responses, and stability of feedback systems. Integrated Circuits for Mixed Signals and Data Communication. Covers sampling and analysis tools for linear discrete-time dynamic systems, including the design of digital control systems using transform techniques by discrete equivalent and direct design methods; root locus, Bode and Nyquist diagrams, and Nichols charts; controller implementation issues, such as digital filter realizations, nonlinear effects due to quantization, round off, dead band, and limit cycles; and selection of the sampling rate. 2020-21 Undergraduate PDF 2020-21 College of Professional … ; and different thin film characterization technologies, in particular the magnetic thin film characterization technologies, including VSM, PPMS, FMR, MOKE, etc. 4 Hours. Wireless Sensor Networks and the Internet of Things. 4 Hours. Emphasizes those fundamental computational problems and related algorithms whose solution can be obtained in polynomial time. Covers fundamental algebraic concepts and algebraic structures. 4 Hours. May be repeated once. Requires an undergraduate course in communications systems. Wireless Communication Systems. EECE 5161. Presents computer modeling of linear and nonlinear power system components to be used in transient studies. 2020-21 Graduate PDF Electromagnetic Theory 1. 4 Hours. Discusses phase plane analysis for nonlinear systems. EECE 5606. Employs microwave CAD tools in design projects as well as in-class case-study examples. 4 Hours. High-Level Design of Hardware-Software Systems. 4 Hours. Covers methods of digital simulation of power systems operating in the steady-state and transient conditions. Presents power management circuits with a focus on modern system on a chip (SoC). Studies simulation and performance evaluation in computer systems. The first part of the course covers general aspects of wireless sensor networking, including protocol design, modeling, and simulation at all layers of the communication stack. The goal here is to build drones that are energy efficient and safe to operate around humans. EECE 7337. Adaptive control, then, is the means by which a system that is poorly modeled is controlled adequately. Provides ample examples to ensure participants are given an opportunity to fully appreciate the power of the techniques described and to gain extensive experience in the area of high-frequency circuits, from theory formulation to novel engineering designs. Studies cutoff rate and its communication system design. EECE 5115. Emphasis is on the interaction of electromagnetic waves and the crystal lattice. Statistical Inference: An Introduction for Engineers and Data Analysts. Introduces fundamental techniques in computer engineering used throughout the graduate curriculum. Provides a broad overview of power system operation and the role of state estimation in overall energy management. For basic computational problems such as sorting, searching, elementary graph algorithms, shortest-paths problems, as well as flow problems in networks, many different algorithms and data structures are described and analyzed, implemented, and compared both from a theoretical and from an experimental point of view. 4 Hours. Analysis methods include the evaluation of linearity, noise, stability, and device mismatches from process variations. Thin films are fundamental building blocks for integrated circuits chips, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices, and nanoelectromechanical system devices (NEMS), etc., and play critical roles in determining the performance of IC circuits, MEMS, and NEMS devices. The first part of the course emphasizes understanding and modeling of such circuits, and provides a background for engineering evaluation of power converters. Image Processing and Pattern Recognition. Introduces fundamental theoretical and algorithmic concepts behind numerical optimization theory for objective functions with finite numbers of parameters. 2001–2003 Catalog and Course Descriptions . EECE 7297. 4 Hours. Dissertation Term 1. Covers theoretical analysis, practical design, and simulation of analog integrated circuits implemented in complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) fabrication process technologies. ECE 115. Early Childhood Education (ECE) ECE 530 Preschool Curriculum/Methods 3 Credit hours Historical and contemporary curriculum and methods for preschool children with emphasis on current best practices. 4 Hours. Reviews communication system basics, modulation and demodulation, architectures of receivers and transmitters, and system performance. 2000–2001 Catalog and Course Descriptions . Topics include difference and differential equation models, with basic theory including nondimensionalization, steady states, linearization, stability, eigenvalues, global behavior, singular perturbations, multistability, hysteresis, cooperativity, periodic solutions, excitable systems, bifurcations, and an introduction to spatial (PDE) models. Dissertation Continuation. Covers common programming, configuration, and design mistakes and examines possible protection and detection techniques.Uses examples to highlight general error classes. So far he’s had a co-op at Starry, an internet startup, and Amazon Robotics as a firmware engineer, and feels this experience will give him a decent leg up. Develops series solutions of ordinary differential equations of second order using the tools of complex variable theory. Studies various control methods, design trade-offs, and performance metrics in the context of an SoC. 4 Hours. Presents the fundamental theory and properties of antennas. Introduces microelectromechanical systems, including principles of sensing and actuation, microfabrication technology for MEMS, noise concepts, and packaging techniques. The second part deconstructs a compiler back end, based on structural analysis, multistage optimizations, and assembly code generation. 4 Hours. Reviews phasor diagrams and three-phase circuits; the magnetic aspects including magnetic circuits and permanent magnets; transformers, their equivalent circuits, and performance; principles of electromechanical energy conversion; elementary concepts of rotating machines including rotating magnetic fields; and steady-state theory and performance of induction machines, synchronous machines, and direct current machines. Topics include equivalence, reciprocity, uniqueness, Huygen’s principle, antenna impedance, and diffraction; linear, loop, array, and aperture antennas including horns, reflectors, lenses, and microstrip; transmitting and receiving antennas and transmission formulas; and numerical antenna analysis methods. Please note that the COE / ECE mail system will reject any messages with a From: address ending in @ece.neu.edu or @coe.neu.edu, unless they actually originate from the COE SMTP server smtp.coe.neu.edu. Topics include random variables and their functions; PDF, PMF, and CDF notions; statistical averages; moments and characteristic functions; multiple random variables; joint and conditional PDF and PMF; multiple functions of random variables; correlation and covariance; mean squared estimation of random variables; Markov, Chebychev, and Chernov inequalities; various notions of convergence of random variable sequences; laws of large numbers; central limit theorem; and large deviation theory. See the current course offerings page for courses offered this semester. Indicates successful completion of program requirements for PhD candidacy. Dimitrios Koutsonikolas joins the Electrical and Computer Engineering department in January 2021 as an Associate Professor. EECE 7311. Presents solutions to problems in electromagnetics using a wide variety of numerical and computational methods. Covers the language and practices of computer networking at all levels of various network protocol stacks. EECE 5627. Topics encompass the state-of-the-art research fronts such as hardware support for system security, hardware implementations of security primitives, physical attacks and tamper resistance, analysis and practices of side-channel attacks and countermeasures, security for RFID tags, physically unclonable functions, design for hardware trust, hardware Trojan detection and localization, etc. 4 Hours. Topics include modeling of information sources; entropy; rate distortion function; lossless and lossy source coding theorems; Huffman coding; Lempel-Ziv algorithm; scalar and vector quantization; digital modulation schemes and their spectral characterization including PAM, MPSK, QAM, OQPSK, MSK, pi/4-QPSK, CPFSK, CPM, and GMSK; and orthogonal, biortogonal, and simplex signaling. EECE 7228. Reviews applications of complex variable theory drawn from optics and electromagnetic theory and from digital signal processing and digital communications. Information Theory. Primarily covers both classic and timely techniques in the area of performance evaluation, including capacity planning to predict system performance, scheduling, and resource allocation in computer systems. EECE 7150. Micro- and Nanofabrication. 4 Hours. May be repeated without limit. Topics include general theory of wave-guides and resonators with application to the cylindrical geometry; dielectric rod wave-guide; optical fibers; radiation; linear antennas; loop antenna; linear arrays; ray optics; scattering and diffraction of waves for planar, cylindrical, and spherical geometries; and effects of random media. Provide tools and techniques needed to analyze and design power conversion circuits that contain switches. Offers analytical and/or experimental work leading to a written report and a final short presentation by the end of the semester. EECE 7364. Using system-level design languages (e.g., SpecC, SystemC), offers students an opportunity to specify, simulate, analyze, model, and design hardware-software systems based on examples of typical embedded applications. Emphasizes the connection between architecture and the underlying software that drives it. 4 Hours. EECE 7214. ECE … Explores state-space, time-domain techniques for analyzing and designing optimal and robust linear control systems. Students enrolled in a master's degree have the opportunity to also pursue one of the many engineering graduate certificate options in addition to or in combination with the MS degree. Emphasizes practical robot applications ranging from disaster response to healthcare to space exploration. Covers the foundations of algorithm analysis, including asymptotic notation and complexity theory, and a range of optimization techniques, including divide and conquer, local optimization, dynamic programming, branch and bound, simulated annealing, genetic algorithms, approximation algorithms, integer and linear programming, matroid theory, and greedy algorithms. Covers transmission lines, impedance matching, S-parameters, high-frequency circuit analysis, power dividers, resonators, and filters. The course relies on the use of Matlab in projects. ); quantum mechanics; and typical nanofabrication and characterization techniques. Basic concepts include general definitions and network organization. EECE 5645. Topics include practical examples based on LLVM, a popular intermediate language specification and tool chain. ECE 4103. Human Sensing and Recognition. Discusses in detail the finite difference approximations of partial differential equations and the finite difference time-domain method of simulating electromagnetic wave propagation and scattering. Covers design and modeling of architectures, communication protocols, and algorithms for wireless sensor networks. 4 Hours. Emergency Information • Topics include sources of the electromagnetic field, Lorentz force equation, integral form of Maxwell’s equations and point relations (differential equations and boundary conditions), electromagnetic energy and power, propagation of uniform and nonuniform plane waves in homogeneous media, reflection and refraction, scalar and vector potentials, solutions in the absence of boundaries for static and dynamic problems, solutions to boundary value problems, duality, uniqueness, images, physical theory of diffraction, and general theory of metal and dielectric wave-guides and resonators for Cartesian and cylindrical systems. 4 Hours. Introduces the fundamental techniques and protocols in first- and second-generation, and emerging third-generation, wireless systems. Topics include vacuum technologies; vacuum pumps; vacuum system design and analysis; different thin film deposition technologies, including sputtering, chemical vapor deposition, electrochemical deposition, atomic layer deposition, etc. Considers the efficient generation of optimal solutions, the development and evaluation of heuristics, and the computation of tight upper and lower bounds. Discusses basic properties of entropy and mutual information, Shannon’s fundamental theorems on data compression and data transmission in the single-user case, binning, and covering lemmas. Classical Control Systems. Covers special topics in electrical and computer engineering. Students have the option to participate in a hands-on co-op experience through the Master of Science in Information Systems. 0 Hours. Covers various levels of system design, from modulation/detection to traffic analysis. At Northeastern, the Master of Science, MS, degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering can be pursued full-time or part-time. 2020-21 Undergraduate PDF 4 Hours. May be repeated without limit. Starts with a detailed description of three-phase modeling of basic power system elements such as transmission lines, transformers, and generators. Focuses on the physics, chemistry, and technology of integrated circuit fabrication in the lecture portion of the course, while students fabricate and test novel devices (an electrohydrodynamic micropump and three-dimensional carbon nanotube interconnects) in integrated lab sessions. 4 Hours. Offers students an opportunity to conduct full-time research under faculty supervision. Addresses some advanced design techniques, such as linearity improvement methods, frequency compensation, and digitally assisted performance tuning. Covers the fundamentals of vacuum technology, thin film deposition technologies, characterization technologies, their applications in different industries, and the frontiers of research activities on thin film deposition technologies. Linear Systems Analysis. Focuses on the theory of ordinary and partial differential equations of mathematical physics. ECE Assistant Professor Alireza Ramezani showcases his latest research on the development of Aerobat: a bioinspired bat with articulated wings. Offers theoretical and/or experimental work conducted under the auspices of the department. Robotics Sensing and Navigation. Topics include tools and techniques for practical visualization and elements of related fields, including computer graphics, human perception, computer vision, imaging science, multimedia, human-computer interaction, computational science, and information theory. Achieving this goal requires obtaining and using descriptions (models) of the sensors and the world. Mobility of devices and end-users has behavioral implications at all layers of the Internet protocol stack, from the MAC layer up through the application layer. Topics may include modeling continuous and discrete dynamics, heterogeneous models, hybrid systems, stochastic models, models of computation, analysis and design of embedded control systems with applications in assistive robotics, system simulation, and validation and verification techniques. Investigates the what (modeling), how (design), and why (analysis) of assistive robotics through the use of model-based design process. Introduction to Multiferroics Materials and Systems. Classical crystal optics are extended to nonlinear effects observed with very intense electric and magnetic fields. This is the list of courses that the department may offer in a given year. PhD Candidacy Achieved. EECE 5642. 4 Hours. Embedded Design: Enabling Robotics. Office of the University Registrar. Introduces emerging energy-harvesting techniques for IC design. Compilers for Modern Computer Architectures. 4 Hours. NEU 201 or PSY 377 or BIO 339 or NEU 339 or BIO 340 or instructor consent is a prerequisite for this class. His work on the bioinspired robot was heavily influenced by the complex and agile locomotive capabilities of biological bats. Computer security problems have a significant impact on practical aspects of our lives. 4 Hours. System Identification and Adaptive Control. ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang received multiple funding and gift awards from industry, including DiDi USA, Kwai USA, Snap Inc., Perception Inc., and Tencent USA. EECE 5612. Autonomous Field Robotics. May be repeated without limit. EECE 5610. EECE 7400. Requires good programming experience in Matlab or C++. EECE 9991. In addition, students have the opportunity to pursue the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program in combination with the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Based on an integrative approach that requires minimal prerequisites: a junior-level course in signals and systems and some knowledge of electromagnetic field theory (possibly from physics classes), and does not require separate courses in electric machines, controls, or power electronics. myNortheastern • Computer vision is an exciting but disorganized field that builds on very diverse disciplines such as image processing, statistics, pattern recognition, control theory, system identification, physics, geometry, computer graphics, and learning theory. Find Faculty & Staff • Introduces basic computational and mathematical techniques for modeling, simulating, and analyzing the performance by using simulation, including models, random-number generation, statistics, and discrete event-driven simulation. Fundamentals of Computer Engineering. EECE 5666. Presents applications of nonlinear optics, such as second- and third-harmonic generation, optical mixing, optical parametric oscillation, multiple photon interaction, and linear and nonlinear scattering. Site Menu DPU Shortcuts Programs; Undergraduate Core. Computer vision is an exciting field that builds on very diverse disciplines such as image processing, statistics, pattern recognition, control theory and system identification, physics, geometry, computer graphics, and machine learning. Includes basic laws of probability, conditioning, and Bayes rule. 4 Hours. Topics include basic computer arithmetic, approximation criteria, error analysis, nanoscale CMOS principles (PTMs), case studies, and experimental assessment. Requires a knowledge of electronics and digital systems design. EECE 7244. fkamrank, amoharrer, ioannidis, eyehg@ece.neu.edu Abstract—We introduce the problem of optimal congestion control in cache networks, whereby both rate allocations and content placements are optimized jointly. EECE 5652. Introduces combinatorial optimization, an emerging field that combines techniques from applied mathematics, operations research, and computer science to solve optimization problems over discrete structures. Review your curriculum. Accompanies EECE 5580. Illustrates how these modeling techniques can be applied in modeling real systems and adaptive algorithms, including queueing systems, distributed systems, and online learning algorithms like stochastic gradient descent. 4 Hours. 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