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Digital Processing of Speech Signals

The application of digital signal processing to problems in speech
communication. Part of this goal requires a laboratory project.

Digital Image Processing

An introduction to the fundamentals and the theory of multidimensional signal processing and digital image processing, including key applications in multimedia products and services including machine learning

Data Compression and Modeling

Theory and algorithms of signal encoding and decoding for data compression. Applications in information systems, digital telephony, digital television, and multimedia Internet.

Adaptive Filtering

Basic theory of adaptive filter design and implementation.
Steepest descent, LMS algorithm, nonlinear adaptive filters, and
neural networks. Analysis of performance and applications.

Fundamentals of Radar Signal Processing

Signal modeling including radar cross section, multipath, and
clutter. Properties of the ambiguity function and coded waveforms.
Algorithms for doppler processing, detection, and radar imaging.

Methods of Pattern Recognition with Application to Voice

Theory and application of pattern recognition with a special
application section for automatic speech recognition and related
signal processing.

DSP Hardware Systems Design

A study of theory and practice in the design and implementation of
DSP algorithms on programmable processors, multiprocessors, and

DSP Software Systems Design

Specification, evaluation, and implementation of realtime DSP applications
on embedded DSP-based environments.

Spatial Array Processing

Introduce application areas where signals are sampled over space and time.
Transfer knowledge of time-based techniques to spatial processing.
Develop algorithms unique to spatial processing.

Cryptography and Security

Algebraic and number theory approaches to cryptographic techniques, information security, secret key and public key encryption, signature schemes, hash functions, message authentication, and key distribution. Credit not allowed for both ECE 6280 and CS 6260.

Radar Imaging

An in depth study of digital signal processing methods for Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image formation. Methods are also applicable to sonar.

Power Systems Control and Operation

Introduction to methods used in the real time operation and control of
power systems as well as to the hardware and software technology of
energy management systems (EMS).

Power System Stability

Techniques for stability analysis of electric power systems and
applications of these methods.

Power System Planning and Reliability

To introduce basic concepts as well as analysis and optimization techniques
underlying reliability assessment of electric power systems and
planning techniques.

Power System Protection

The theory and practice of modern power system protection

Power Electronic Circuits

The analysis, control and design of switching power converters:
rectifiers, cycloconverters, voltage-sourced and current-source
inverters, dc-dc converters, pfc and resonant converters.

Electric Machinery Analysis

An introduction to the analysis and basic construction principles of
rotating electric machines and transformers, including ac synchronous
and induction machines and dc machines. Credit is not allowed for both ECE 4335 and ECE 6335.

Dynamics and Control of Electric Machine Drives

A study of the dynamics and control of electric machinery and variable
speed machine drive systems.

Applied Electromagnetics

The methodology and application of advanced electromagnetic theory.

Microwave Design

Applications of electromagnetic theory to microwave components and systems.
Introduction to the latest characterization and design techniques
including monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) technology.
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