Computer Science Courses
The Ph.D. degree is a certification of critical aptitude in scholarship, imagination, knowledge in the discipline, enterprise in research, and proficiency and style in communication. A candidate obtaining a Ph.D. degree must display a thorough understanding in the major areas of computer science and engineering and must master the necessary tools and techniques so as to be able to make original contributions to the field of computer science and engineering.
An equally important aspect is that of proficiency in oral and written communication skills. A summary of steps, NOT necessarily ordered, through which a student will proceed is as follows:
- Admission to the Ph.D. program of computer science and engineering on a ‘provisional status,’ if needed.
- Completing prerequisites.
- Completing the course work requirement for the Ph.D.
- Passing the written comprehensive examination.
- Admission to “Candidacy.”
- Selection of a dissertation advisor.
- Writing a dissertation proposal.
- Completion of the seminar requirement and working on the proposed research topic.
- Formation of dissertation committee.
- Approval of the dssertation by the dissertation committee.
- Successful completion of the dissertation defense.
- Submission of dissertation to the School of Engineering.
- Graduation with a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering.
Computation, Intelligence and Robotics
|CPEG 460||Introduction to Robotics|
|CPEG 560||Advanced Robotics|
|CPSC 504||Artificial Intelligence|
|CPSC 509||Automata Theory|
|CPSC 580||Introduction to Neural Networks|
|ELEG 405||Statistics for Engineers|
|ELEG 453||Pattern Recognition|
|ELEG 454||Introduction To Signal Processing|
|ELEG 456||Adaptive Signal Processing|
|ELEG 457||Speech Coding|
|ELEG 459||Audio Processing Lab|
|ELEG 513||Biomedical image processing|
|ELEG 542||Advanced DSP|
|ELEG 544||Wavelets and Filter Banks|
|ELEG 546||Biomedical and Biometric signal Processing|
|MATH 402||Advanced Analysis for Scientists and Engineers II|
Parallel Processing and Networks
|CPEG 572||Data and Computer Communication|
|CPEG 472||Computer Networks|
|CPEG 473||Local Area Networks|
|CPEG 481||Mobile Communications|
|CPEG 482||Network Administration|
|CPEG 561||Network Security|
|CPSC 590||Parallel and Distributed Processing|
|ELEG 415||Fiber Optics|
|ELEG 430||Satellites/Wireless communication Systems|
|ELEG 439||Radar Theory and Communication|
|ELEG 442||Digital communications|
|ELEG 443||Digital Signal Processing|
Information Technology Globalization Track
(Classes taken from TMCG satisfies this requirement)
This track emphasizes:
- The study of contemporary issues in the fields of global technology ventures
- Economics and management of the 21st century global engineering and computing enterprise
- Global/societal and economical impact of emerging technologies
- Managing the global research enterprise in the 21st century
- Global intellectual property management
- IP implications on technology and computing advances
- Case studies in technology management across national borders
In this track students must choose two courses from the TCMG department.
Languages and Systems
|CPEG 489||Software Engineering|
|CPSC 410||Java Programming|
|CPSC 411||Advanced Object Oriented Programming with JAVA|
|CPSC 435||Unix System Programming|
|CPSC 440||Windows Programming|
|CPSC 445||Advanced Windows Programming|
|CPSC 501||Object Oriented Programming with Software Design Patterns|
|CPSC 502||Analysis of Algorithms|
|CPSC 503||Operating Systems|
|CPSC 545||Component Based Software Design|
|CPSC 551||Advanced Databases|
|CPSC 552||Data Mining|
|CPSC 555||Web-Based Application Development|
Computer Architecture and VLSI
|CPEG 447||Field Programmable Gate Arrays|
|CPEG 448D||Introduction to VLSI Design|
|CPEG 458||Analog VLSI|
|CPEG 540||Image Processing|
|CPEG 548||Low Power VLSI Circuit Design|
|CPEG 550||Advanced VLSI Design|
|ELEG 404||Digital VLSI|
|ELEG 443||Digital Signal Processing|
|ELEG 458||Analog VLSI|
|ELEG 482||Analog Integrated Circuits|
|ELEG 483||Digital Integrated Circuits|
|ELEG 548||Low Power VLSI Circuit Design|
|ELEG 549||VLSI testing|
|ELEG 550||VLSI: Digital System design|
This subsection mentions a number of additional courses that do not belong to any of the previous areas of specialization.
|CPSE 692||Special Topics in Computer Science|
|CPSE 693||Special Topics in Computer Engineering|
|CPSE 694||Written Comprehensive Examinations|
|CPSE 698||Teaching requirement|
|CPSE 699||Seminar (Oral Exam)|
|CPSE 710||Ph.D. dissertation|
The graduate from the Ph.D. program in Computer Science and Engineering program will:
- use advanced mathematical proof methodologies in computer science and engineering.
- demonstrate a strong and in depth background in hardware and software issues in computer science.
- posses a strong background in implementing software systems and/or hardware systems.
- posses a strong background in designing diverse and integrated software/ hardware systems solutions.
- critically analyze problems and thoroughly evaluate potential benefits of alternative solution in designing software and/or hardware systems.
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