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Control System Design

Design of control algorithms using state-space methods, microcontroller implementation of control algorithms, and laboratory projects emphasizing motion control applications.

Introduction to Automation and Robotics

Fundamental disciplines of modern robotics: mechanics, control, and computing. Analysis, design, and control of mobile robots and manipulators. Course may contain team projects and hands-on labs.

System Theory for Communication and Control

Study of the basic concepts in linear system theory and numerical linear
algebra with applications to communication, compution, control and signal
processing. A unified treatment.

Numerical Methods for Optimization and Optimal Control

Algorithms for numerical optimization and optimal control, Gradient-descent techniques, linear programming, numerical linear system solvers, second-order methods for optimizing performance of dynamical systems.

Computatonal Computer Vision

Computational and theoretical aspects of computer vision. Application areas include robotics, autonomous vehicles, tracking, and image-guided surgery. Includes major project.

Communication Systems

To present the fundamentals of modern digital communication systems and
evaluate their performance with realistic channel models.

Advanced Internetworking

Reviews on networking fundamentals. Latest networking technologies in wireless and wireline networks. Machine learning and data science in networks or other emerging topics. Projects included.

Wireless Communications

Cellular concept, wireless propagation modeling, types of digital modulation used in wireless systems, diversity combining, performance over fading channels, and multiple access techniques.

Mobile and Wireless Networks

Basics of mobile and wireless networking. Architectures and communication protocols for wireless sensor networks, wireless local area networks, ad-hoc networks, cellular systems, WiMAX, and Wireless Mesh Networks.

Telecommunications Systems Laboratory

Basic digital telecommunications systems are examined in a laboratory setting using electronic modules, covering concepts such as modulation, channel coding, AWGN, eye diagrams, and BER.

Research Assistantship

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

Undergraduate Research

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

Laser Theory and Applications

Provides an introduction to the theory and applications of laser
principles and related instrumentation. Emphasis is on the fundamental
principles underlying laser action. Crosslisted with PHYS 4751.

Topics in Engineering Practice

Topics of current importance offered in collaboration with an approved partner of Georgia Tech's Distance Learning Program. Crosslisted with ME 4753.

Electronics Packaging Assembly, Reliability, Thermal Management, and Test

The course provides hands-on instruction in electronics packaging,
including assembly, reliability, thermal management, and test of
next-generation microsystems. Crosslisted with ME and MSE 4754.

Electronic Packaging Substrate Fabrication

Hands-on instruction in interconnect design, substrate material selection and properties, photodielectric deposition, via formation and photolithography, copper metallization, and substrate testing. Crosslisted with CHE 4755.

Industrial Controls and Manufacturing

Students are introduced to industrial controls and the fundamentals of
manufacturing with hands-on experience based on lab projects using
industry software and hardware for communications and control.
Crosslisted with TFE 4761.

Biomedical Instrumentation

A study of physiological sensing topics from a systems viewpoint. Pertinent physiological and electro-physiological concepts will be covered. Crosslisted with CHE and ME 4781

Biosystems Analysis

Signal processing and modeling tools are presented for analyzing biomedical signals, with a particular focus on physiologic monitoring for human health and performance. Crosslisted with CHE and ME 4782.

Introduction to Medical Image Processing

A study of mathematical methods used in medical acquisition and processing. Concepts, algorithms, and methods associated with acquisition, processing, and display of two- and three-dimensional medical images are studied. Crosslisted with BMED 4783.
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