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1 DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING Dr. Benjamin C. Flores Professor and Division Director, Computing & Electrical Engineering Dr. Patricia A. Nava Assoc. Professor and Head

2 STUDENT FACTS 377 undergraduate students 66 female 311 male 248 Hispanic 120 MS students 27 Ph.D. students

3 ECE Faculty 7 Professors Flores, Liu, Pierluissi, Riter, Schroder, Starks, Williams 7 Associate Professors Cabrera, Lush, Nava, Nazeran, Moussavi, Sarkodie- Gyan, Usevitch 6 Assistant Professors Gonzalez, MacDonald, Moya, Quinones, Rosiles, von Borries, Yao, Zubia 4 Lecturers Myers, Rodriguez, Rubio, Woo

4 ECE Programs BS Electrical Engineering (128 credits) Concentrations: Computer Engineering Fields and Devices Systems and Communications MS Computer Engineering (30 credits) MS Electrical Engineering (30 credits) Ph.D. Computer Engineering (60 credits)

5 BSEE Program *ABET Accredited * 60 Non-major credits (including core) University Studies Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) English Comp. and Prof. Communications Math (Calculus, Diff. Eq., Matrix Algebra) History and Political Science Art, Economics, Humanities * 68 EE credits

6 EE Lower Division Freshman Intro to EE Measurements Lab Sophomore Digital System Design I Software Design I Basic EE Lab Networks

7 EE Upper Division Junior Year —Electronic Networks —Electronic Devices —Linear Integrated Circuits —Signals and Systems —Probability —Microprocessor Instrumentation —Electromagnetic Theory —Electronics Lab

8 EE Upper Division Senior Year —12 concentration credits in: Computer Engineering Fields and Devices Systems and Communications General (a sampling of all the concentrations above) —Senior Professional Orientation —Senior Project I and II

9 Senior Project I and II: Capstone Design Course Team based (4 members) Proposal —Faculty reviewed Hardware and software requirements Reports —Monthly End of semester —Written report —PowerPoint presentation

10 Student Organizations Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) – EE Honor Society Tau Beta Pi (TBΠ)– Engineering Honor Society Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Mexican-American Engineering Society (MAES)

11 Research

12 Pan American Center for Earth and Environmental Studies Remote Sensing, Global Information Systems, Geoscience Applications Computational facilities consist of three separate computer training laboratories with a total of approximately 40 desktop PC's, 8 workstation class PC's, 6 SGI IRIX workstations, and 2 HP UNIX workstations. Faculty: Dr. Scott Starks (ECE), Dr. Randy Keller (GS), Dr. Ann Gates (CS), Dr. Vladik Kreinovich (CS)

13 DCL serves as a hub for educational, research and outreach activities. NSF Creates a pipeline of students from high school through graduate school that are trained in the design, operation and applications of high-performance computers. UTEP Distributed Computing Lab Faculty: Dr. Nava (ECE), Dr. Williams (ECE), Dr. Pierluissi (ECE) NSF

14 VLSI/Chip Design Ultra Low Power VLSI (chip) Design, VLSI test, Reconfigurable Electronics, Integrated Circuits for Extreme En- vironment Faculty: Dr. Eric MacDonald (ECE), Dr. John Moya (ECE), IBM’s copper interconnect Small lines are ~100 times thinner than human hair. IBM’s PPC405LP Ultra-low power chip. Size - 7mm x 7mm 6 million transistor shown.

15 NanoMaterials Integration Laboratory Fabrication, characterization and simulation of semiconductor thin films for advanced photovoltaic and infrared detector applications. Faculty: Dr. David Zubia (ECE), Dr. Stella Quinones (ECE), Dr. Greg Lush, Ph.D. (ECE), Dr. John McClure (MME), Dr. William Durrer (Physics)

16 Biomedical Engineering Areas of Research: Development of Intelligent Biomedical Instrumentation Systems and Assistive Technologies; Modeling of Physiological Systems; Biomedical Signal Processing; Neuro-rehabilitation Engineering; Telemedicine. Current Work: Development of intelligent phonocardiographs; Investigations into human motor learning under uncertainty; Impulse oscillometric evaluation of lung function in asthmatic children; Respiratory system modeling and lung sound analysis; Heart rate variability and sleep disordered breathing; Automatic sleep staging; Development of telemonitoring systems for asthma triggers, etc. Faculty: Dr. Homer Nazeran (ECE), Dr. Zahra Moussavi (ECE), Dr. Thompson Sarkodie-Gyan (ECE)

17 More Information A 301Dr. Benjamin C. Flores A 315Dr. Patricia A. Nava Socorro Quezada Administrative Assistant On the web:www.utep.edu/academics/ee


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