Courses

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Introduction to linear dynamical systems and differential equations, state space analysis and applications to feedback control, functional analytic methods, realization theory, stability theory, and elements of optimal control.

Various topics of Computer Systems in Engineering

Various Topics in System Theory

Probability spaces, random variables, expectation, conditional expectation, stochastic convergence, characteristic functions, and limit theorems.

Various topics in Communication Theory and Signal Processing

Digital implementation of higher-order spectra and other techniques useful in analyzing, interpreting, and modeling random time series data from linear and nonlinear physical systems.

Random walk and Brownian motion; renewal and regenerative processes; Markov processes; ergodic theory; continuous parameter martingales; stochastic differential equations; diffusions; stochastic control; multidimensional stochastic models.

Wireless channel models; performance of digital communication in fading channels; fading channel capacity; selection and maximal ratio combining; space-time codes and transmit diversity; introduction to multi-antenna systems; adaptive modulation; code division multiple access (CDMA) and spread spectrum; orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA); introduction to multiuser information theory; multiuser diversity and opportunistic scheduling; cooperative communications; and capacity of ad hoc networks.

Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) wireless communication, including discrete-time signal models, equalization, and channel estimation; channel models; channel capacity; average probability of error in fading channels; channel coding; transmit and receive diversity; space-time codes; spatial multiplexing; precoding and limited feedback; space-time adaptation; multiuser communication; multiuser information theory; practical multiuser algorithms; and applications in recent standards.

Various Topics in Communications, Networks, and Systems

Various topics in Computer Engineering

Topic: 1 - Switching Theory General theory and realization algorithms for combinational, sequential, and array logic. Topic: 2 - Graph Theory and Applications Elementary graph theory concepts; graph theory algorithms and applications in multicomputer architecture, switching and coding theory, data structures, computer networks, programming, algorithm analysis, diagnosis and fault tolerance.

Various topics in Design of Digital Systems

Various topics in Computer Systems and Networks

Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required by the topic May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Various Topics in Computer Engineering

Vector space, Green's function; equivalence theorem; vector potentials; plane, cylindrical, and spherical waves; radiation and scattering.

Guided waves in cylindrical waveguides, microstrip lines, dielectric and optical waveguides; integrated circuits; periodic structures.

Intermediate electromagnetic field theory, with emphasis on the interaction of fields and material media, including anisotropic media.

Various Topics in Optical Processing and Laser Communications

Topic: 1 - Electromagnetic Metamaterials
Topic: 2 - Nonlinear Optics
Topic: 3 - Computational Electromagnetics
Topic: 4 - Radar Principles

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Clinical Cardiology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required by the topic.

The interpretation of data from designed experiments and production processes. Topics include probability distributions, confidence intervals, analysis of variance, hypothesis testing, factorial designs, and quality control data.

Texas Venture Labs Practicum. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required by the topic.

Introduction to the technology-based company: entrepreneurship, intrepreneurship, strategic planning, finance, marketing, sales, operations, research and development, manufacturing, and management. Student teams form hypothetical companies and simulate their ventures over an extended period.

Modern antenna systems for receiving and transmitting, including driven and parasitic arrays, horns, parabolic and other antennas.

Fundamentals of radar, with an emphasis on electromagnetics and signal processing.

Introduction to Plasma Dynamics Plasma properties, including collective effects, Debye shielding, quasineutrality, the plasma frequency, collisions. Single particle motions in electric and magnetic fields. Particle drifts, adiabatic invariants, cyclotron resonance.

Steady-state and transient analysis; symmetrical components, stability, protection, relaying.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Fundamentals of power systems emphasized through laboratory experiments. Includes complex power, three-phase circuits, per-unit system, transformers, synchronous machines, transmission line models, steady-state analysis, induction machines, capacitor banks, protective relaying, surge arrestors, and instrumentation.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required by the topic.

Theory of electron, magnetic, and electro-optic devices.

Quantum mechanical principles as applied to electron devices, lasers, and electro-optics; material properties and interaction of radiation and material.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required by the topic.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required by the topic.

Selection of topics based on needs of an adequate number of students.