UVA Courses

Fall 2008

  • ECE 611: Probability and Stochastic Processes: Topics include probability spaces (samples spaces, event spaces, probability measures); random variables and vectors (distribution functions, expectation, generating functions); and random sequences and processes; especially specification and classification. Includes detailed discussion of second-order stationary processes and Markov processes; inequalities, convergence, laws of large numbers, central limit theorem, ergodic, theorems; and MS estimation, Linear MS estimation, and the Orthogonality Principle.
  • ECE 999: PhD Dissertation (9 hours): Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor.

Summer 2008

  • CE 999: PhD Dissertation (6 hours): Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor.

Spring 2008

  • ECE 687: Body Area Networks: Survey course of the emerging field of Body Area Networks (BANs). Course based heavily on a team research project.
  • ECE 898: Masters Thesis Research (9 hours): Formal record of student commitment to master’s thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor.

Fall 2007

  • ECE 432: Introduction to VLSI Design: Digital CMOS circuit design and analysis: combinational circuits, sequential circuits, and memory. Second order circuit issues. Global design issues: clocking and interconnect. Use of Cadence CAD tools. Team design of a significant VLSI chip including layout and implementation.
  • ECE 686: Algorithms To Implementations: One of the biggest challenges in modern digital system design is understanding the relationships between algorithms and the hardware/software implementations of those algorithms. It is difficult to go from one to the other and, as a result, to understand how changes in one affect the other. Given that weighing tradeoffs of system and application metrics is essential for designing efficient systems, the challenge of considering tradeoffs across the algorithm/implementation boundary poses a tremendous limitation for designers.
  • ECE 696: Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminars: This one-hour weekly seminar course features presentations given by ECE faculty members, to introduce various research areas, topics, and advances in Electrical and Computer Engineering. It is a one-credit course required for all first-year ECE graduate students.
  • ECE 999: PhD Dissertation (5 hours): Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor.

Summer 2007

  • ECE 999: PhD Dissertation (6 hours): Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor.