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2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering
   
 
    
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


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Head: H. Shivendra Panwar

Mission Statement

The department’s mission is to engage students who seek educational achievement as the nation enters a new age with new demands and opportunities. The goal is to provide students with a broad based education for electrical- and computer-engineering careers. School of Engineering students gain the skills to become creative leaders in their professional careers with the passion and desire to discover, invent, innovate, apply and advance new science and technology to solve the world’s most critical problems.

The Department

Electrical and computer engineers-whose technical skills have produced innovations in telephones, electric power systems, rapid transit, radio, television, medical electronics, computers,
microelectronics, the Internet and wireless communications-have contributed more to the quality of 20th-century life than any other profession. Twenty-first century engineering innovation will be equally exciting.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is well respected worldwide for its major contributions to the profession and its tradition of teaching and research excellence. Polytechnic electrical and computer engineering graduates are prominent in university faculties, industrial labs and company boardrooms, spanning the range of the electrical, electronic and information-technology industries.

The department enters the 21st century with strong teaching and research programs in the most exciting digital-age fields: the Internet, wireless communications, computers, multimedia signal processing, robotics, automatic control and electric-power generation and distribution.

In the intimate Polytechnic environment, students benefit from frequent access to faculty members and laboratories at the forefront of innovation. In the spirit of entrepreneurship, Polytechnic’s infrastructure encourages faculty and students to transfer their inventions to industry and to start their own companies.

The department hosts the Center for Advanced Technologies in Telecommunications (CATT), a New York State-sponsored research center, and the Wireless Internet Center of Advanced Technology (WICAT), a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center. Together, these centers greatly strengthen the department in telecommunication networks and in wireless-communications research and education.

Contact

Polytechnic School of Engineering
Five MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (718) 260-3590
Fax: (718) 260-3906
E-mail: eceinfo@poly.edu
Web: http://engineering.nyu.edu/academics/departments/electrical

The Profession

The rapidly growing profession of electrical engineering has evolved from its early beginnings in electric- power generation and distribution through the development of radio, television, control and materials to computers, telecommunications and health care. In the last century, electrical engineers have created advances in power distribution, computers and communications that have changed the world. Their inventions have made the world a smaller, safer place and allow for immediate reporting and images from distant places that make world events part of daily life.

While electrical engineering undergraduate and graduate students concentrate on areas of electrical science, graduates apply their training to diversified fields such as electronic design, bioengineering, city planning, astronautics, radio astronomy, system engineering, image processing, telemetry, the Internet, computer design, management and patent law. As students mature and realize their abilities, they may choose professional lives in engineering, government, or education.

The expertise of Polytechnic’s electrical engineering faculty covers a wide range of fields. Principal areas of teaching and research are microelectronic devices and systems; computer engineering; telecommunications; speech and image processing; electro-optics and electroacoustics; microwave engineering; wireless communications; power systems and energy conversion; plasma science and engineering; and systems and control engineering.

Additional information about electrical engineering careers can be found online at www.ieee.org/organizations/eab/student careers.htm.

Degrees Offered

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers the following degree and certificate programs. Separate sections of this catalog present the objectives, requirements, advising resources and courses for individual programs.

Bachelor of Science*

Master of Science

Doctor of Philosophy

Graduate Certificates

  • Computer Engineering Graduate Certificate **
  • Image Processing Graduate Certificate  
  • Telecommunication Network Management Graduate Certificate  
  • Wireless Communication Graduate Certificate  
  • Power Electronics and Systems Graduate Certificate  
  • Power Systems Management Graduate Certificate  

*Accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
**Offered in cooperation with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
***Offered in cooperation with the Department of Management and the Department of Computer and Science and Engineering.

Graduate Certificate Programs

The department offers advanced certificate programs on current themes. Programs recognize students for successful completion of four graduate courses (12 credits) in areas of interest to working engineers. More details are available below in sections about related certificate programs. Courses completed for an advanced certificate apply toward a master’s degree in a related field. Students should consult the department’s graduate manual and website for the latest program list, which emphasizes current technology trends.

Special Undergraduate Options

The BS/MS Option: This program is available to exceptional undergraduate students, enabling them to earn both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as little as four years.

Possible BS/MS combinations include BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering with a MS in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications Networks, Computer Engineering or Computer Science.

Electrical and Computer Engineering (dual degree), B.S. : A student can earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering by completing 144 credits.

Minors: Electrical Engineering Minor  or Computer Engineering Minor .

Student Organizations

Polytechnic students may join student chapters of these professional organizations: the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Eta Kappa Nu, the Electrical Engineering Honor Society.

Speciality Labs

The department keeps pace with dynamic advances in electrical and computer engineering by maintaining state-of-the-art laboratories for instruction and experimentation. Laboratory courses combine lectures, experiments and project work. These courses also provide students with a rich set of elective choices, opportunities to work on senior projects with faculty researchers, valuable hands-on experience to enhance and supplement material taught in lecture classes, and forums to practice their oral and written communication skills.

The Wireless Lab provides formal experiments, lectures and project work on state-of-the-art, commercial spread-spectrum wireless access systems, including bit-error rate analysis and UHF channel propagation measurements.

The Multimedia Lab offers students hands-on experience to acquire, process and transmit voice, audio, image and video signals to create multimedia documents and to configure networked multimedia applications.

The Local Area Networks Lab includes a set of weekly experiments using Linux-based terminals, Ethernet LANs, routers and bridges and associated software with which to conduct a variety of LAN/WAN experiments and projects.

The High-Speed Networking Lab, equipped with various equipment and tools, allows faculty and students to build hardware prototypes (VLSI/FPGA chips and PCB) and software test bed to demonstrate their research concepts in high-performance routers, network security and network on chip.

The VLSI Design Lab treats Very Large-Scale Integrated-circuit design, performance analysis and circuit characterization, using industry-standard VLSI CAD tools and hardware-description languages such as VHDL. Students study the design of CMOS logic, standard cells, gate arrays and mixed-signal (analog/digital) circuits.

The Electric Power Laboratory fosters education and research for undergraduate and graduate studies. Equipment includes modern data-acquisition equipment, smart-power supplies and loads, digital meters, computers, power transformers and classical rotating machine pairs for dynamic testing and loading. In addition, static converters are available for experiments on Smart Grid and Distributed Resources, such as solar and fuel cells, wind power and variable-speed drives.

The Control/Robotics Lab provides a variety of experiments and project work focusing on feedback control, data acquisition and computer control.

The Microwave Lab treats the design, fabrication and testing of passive and active circuits and antennas using modern CAD and measurement software and hardware.

Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications

Through the New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (CATT), electrical and computer engineering faculty collaborate with industry in research, education and technology transfer in telecommunications and information systems. CATT is distinguished for its innovations in many fast-moving areas, including broadband networks, peer-to-peer networking, switch design and implementation, security hardware, ad-hoc wireless networks, cellular networks, wireless local area networks, software design and reliability, search engine technology, network design tools, traffic planning and capacity engineering, image and video coding and transport.

Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology

The Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology (WICAT) is a National Science Foundation center organized under its Industry/University Cooperative Research program. Polytechnic School of Engineering is the lead site for WICAT, which includes sites at the University of Virginia, Auburn University and Virginia Tech. WICAT collaborates with more than 30 industry partners to overcome technical challenges and create new applications for the future Internet. In the future, the majority of devices will be mobiles that connect wirelessly. Institute research gives companies a crystal ball with a view of the future. Industry collaboration maximizes the practical value of new knowledge created at the WICAT universities.

Faculty

Professors

Steve Arnold, University and Thomas Potts Professor of Physics (Joint appointment with Department of Applied Physics)
PhD, City University of New York
Microparticle photophysics, photonic atom biosensors

Frank A. Cassara, Professor of Electrical and Computer EngineeringDirector of Long Island Graduate Center
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
Electronic circuits, wireless communication systems

David C. Chang, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chancellor
PhD, Harvard University
Electromagnetics, microwave integrated circuits

H. Jonathan Chao, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department Head
PhD, The Ohio State University
Network security, high-performance routers, network on chip

Zhong-Ping Jiang, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, École des Mines de Paris (France)
Control systems, complex networks

Ramesh Karri, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, University of California, San Diego
VLSI, CAD, computer engineering

Farshad Khorrami, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, The Ohio State University
Robotics, control systems

Spencer P. Kuo, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn Plasmas and electromagnetics

I-Tai Lu, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
Electromagnetics, acoustics, wireless communication

Shivendra S. Panwar, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of the New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications, Director of Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology
PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Communication networks

S. Unnikrishna Pillai, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Signal processing and communications

Yao Wang, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
Image and video processing, computer vision, medical imaging

Zivan Zabar, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sc.D., Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Electric power systems, electric drives, power electronics

Associate Professors

Dariusz Czarkowski, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, University of Florida
Power electronics and systems, electric drives

Nirod K. Das, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, University of Massachusetts
Electromagnetics, antennas, microwave integrated circuits

Francisco de Leon, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, University of Toronto (Canada)
Power-system analysis, distributed generation systems, smart grid

Elza Erkip, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Stanford University
Wireless communication, communication theory, information theory

Sundeep Rangan, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Wireless communication, signal processing and estimation, information theory

Ivan W. Selesnick, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Rice University
Signal processing

Peter Voltz, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of New York
Communications and signal processing

Assistant Professors

Helen Li, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Purdue University
VLSI and circuit design, computer architecture, memory technology and design, microelectronics and nanotechnology

Yong Liu, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Communication networks

Garrett S. Rose, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, University of Virginia
VLSI, Nanoelectronics, low-power circuit design

Industry Faculty

N. Sertac Artan, Industry Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Istanbul Tech. University (Turkey)
High-speed network security

Matthew Campisi, Industry Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
MS, Polytechnic University
Signal processing, medical imaging

Michael Knox, Industry Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic University
Wireless communications, RF and microwave components, analog-circuit design

Kang Xi, Industry Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Tsinghua University (China)
High-speed networking

Research Faculty

Thanasis Korakis, Research Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Thessaly (Greece)
Wireless networks

Pei Liu, Research Assistant Professor
PhD, Polytechnic University
Wireless Communications and Networks

Mohamed Zahran, Research Associate Professor
PhD, University of Maryland at College Park
Computer architecture, memory-hierarchy for multicore/manycore processors

Yang Xu, Research Assistant Professor
PhD, Tsinghua University (China)
High-speed networking

Adjunct Faculty

Walid Ahmed, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Queens University (Canada)

Barbaros Aslan, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Cornell University

Eric Brendel, Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Pennsylvania State University

Mark Cavallaro, Adjunct Lecturer
MBA, Iona College

Tapan Chakraborty, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Rutgers University

Robert DiFazio, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Polytechnic University

Gusteau Duclos, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Polytechnic University

Barbara Gates-Karnik, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Fletcher School of Tufts University

Jalal Gohari, Adjunct Lecturer
BS, The City University of New York

Donald Grieco, Adjunct Lecturer
MBA, Long Island University, CW Post
MS, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Ian Harris, Adjunct Lecturer
M.Sc, Herriot-Watt University (Scotland)

Noah Jacobsen, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

Lurng-Kuo Liu, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, University of Maryland

Xiaoqiao Meng, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Paul Moon, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, University of Manitoba (Canada)

Hyung Myung, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Polytechnic University

Charles Perng, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Richard Stern, Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Polytechnic University

George Sullivan, Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Polytechnic University

Dong Sun, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Stevens Institute of Technology

Sindhu Suresh, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of NYU

Chin-Tuan Tan, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Gerald Volpe, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, New York University

David Wang, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Polytechnic University

Fred Winter, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Polytechnic University

Catherine Zhang, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Harvard University

Li Zhang, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Columbia University

Zhenqxue Zhao, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Polytechnic University

Faculty Emeriti

David J. Goodman, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Imperial College, University of London (England)

Leonard Bergstein, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Henry L. Bertoni, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Leo Birenbaum, Associate Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Electrophysics
MS, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Donald Bolle, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, Emeritus Provost
PhD, Purdue University

Joseph J. Bongiorno, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
DEE, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Robert Boorstyn, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Edward S. Cassedy, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
DrEng, Johns Hopkins University

Bernard R. S. Cheo, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
PhD, University of California at Berkeley

Douglas A. Davids, Associate Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Rudolf F. Drenick, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
PhD, University of Vienna (Austria)

Herman Farber, Associate Emeritus Professor of Electrophysics
MEE, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Richard A. Haddad, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Donald F. Hunt, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
BS, University of Pennsylvania

Ludwik Kurz, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
EngScD, New York University

James T. LaTourette, Professor Emeritus of Electrophysics
PhD, Harvard University

Nathan Marcuvitz, University Professor Emeritus
DEE, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Maurice C. Newstein, Professor Emeritus of Electrophysics
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Arthur A. Oliner, Professor Emeritus of Electrophysics
PhD, Cornell University

Istvan Palocz, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Electrophysics
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Philip E. Sarachik, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
PhD, Columbia University

Harry Schachter, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Benjamin Senitzky, Professor Emeritus of Electrophysics
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Sidney S. Shamis, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
MS, Stevens Institute of Technology

Leonard G. Shaw, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
PhD, Stanford University

Jerry Shmoys, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
PhD, New York University

Theodore Tamir, University Professor Emeritus
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Wen-Chung Wang, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Electrophysics
PhD, Northwestern University

Gerald Weiss, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
DEE, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Dante C. Youla, University Professor Emeritus
MS, New York University

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