Courses

  • ENG SE 741: Randomized Network Algorithms
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENG EK 500 or ENG EC 505 or ENG EC 541.
    Probabilistic techniques and paradigms in the design and evaluation of network algorithms. Review of basic concepts in probability, graph theory, and algorithms. Tail inequalities and Chernoff bounds. Ball and bins and random graph models. Markov chains and random walks. The probabilistic method. Monte Carlo methods. Introduction to martingales, networking applications: distributed content storage and look-up in P2P networks, IP traceback, fountain codes, universal hash functions, packet routing. Same as EC 741. Students may not receive credit for both.
  • ENG SE 755: Communication Networks Control
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENG ME 714; or consent of instructor.
    Systems and control perspective into communication networks research. Fundamental systems issues in networking. Survey of a variety of techniques that have recently been used to address networking issues, including queueing theory, optimization, large deviations, Markov decision theory, stochastic approximation, and game theory. Topics will vary from year to year, depending on recent developments in the field. Illustrative topics include: network services and layered architectures, performance analysis in networks, traffic management and congestion control, traffic modeling, admission control, flow control and TCP/IP, routing, network economics and pricing. Meets with ENGME755. Students may not receive credit for both.
  • ENG SE 762: Nonlinear Systems and Control
    Graduate Prerequisites: ENG ME 501 or ENG EC 501; or consent of instructor
    Introduction to the theory and design methods of non-linear control systems. Application to robotics, vibration and noise control, fluid control, manufacturing processes, and biomedical systems. Mathematical methods based on the theory of differentiable manifolds; non-linear control techniques include feedback linearization, back-stepping, forwarding, and sliding mode control. Additional course topics will include controllability and observability, Lyapunov stability and its applications, limit cycles, input-output stability, zero dynamics, center manifold theory, perturbation theory, and averaging.
  • ENG SE 765: Production Systems Design
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENG ME 510; or ENGME501/ENGEC501
    Theory and applications related to the design of complex production systems. Simulation theory, stochastic modeling and control, and mathematical decomposition techniques are developed and applied hierarchically to combine production statistics estimation, operations protocol design, and capacity selections in an integrated design of complex manufacturing systems. Meets with ENGME765. Students may nor receive credit for both.
  • ENG SE 766: Advanced Scheduling Models and Methods
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENG EK 500 and ENG ME 510.
    Emphasizes basic methodological tools and recent advances for the solution of scheduling problems in both deterministic and stochastic settings. Models considered include classical scheduling models, DEDS, neural nets, queueing models, flow control models, and linear programming models. Methods of control and analysis include optimal control, dynamic programming, fuzzy control, adaptive control, hierarchical control, genetic algorithms, simulated annealing, Lagrangian relaxation, and heavy traffic approximations. Examples and case studies focus on applications from manufacturing systems, computer and communication networks, and transportation systems. Meets with ENGME766. Students may not receive credit for both.
  • ENG SE 801: Teaching Practicum I
    This course cannot be used to meet the structured course requirements. Practical teaching experience for an assigned course, includes some combination of running discussion sections, managing laboratory sections, providing some lectures, preparing homework and solution sets, exams, and grading. Attend lectures/seminars on best teaching practices. Total time commitment: up to 20 hours/week for one semester. This is a 4 credit course.
  • ENG SE 802: Teaching Practicum II
    This course cannot be used to meet the structured course requirements. Practical teaching experience for an assigned course, including some combination of running discussion sections, managing laboratory sections, providing some lectures, preparing homework and solution sets, exams, and grading. Attend lectures/seminars on best teaching practices. Total Time commitment: up to 20 hours/week for one semester. This is a 4 credit course.
  • ENG SE 803: Teaching Practicum I
    This course cannot be used to meet the structured course requirements. Practical teaching experience for an assigned course, including some combination of running discussion sections, managing laboratory sections, providing some lectures, preparing homework and solution sets, exams, and grading. Attend lectures/seminars on best teaching practices. Total time commitment: up to 20 hours/week for one semester. This is a 0 credit course.
  • ENG SE 804: Teaching Practicum II
    This course cannot be used to meet the structured course requirements. Practical teaching experience for an assigned course, including some combination of running discussion sections, managing laboratory sections, providing some lectures, preparing homework and solution sets, exams, and grading. Attend lectures/seminars on best teaching practices. Total Time commitment: up to 20 hours/week for one semester. This is a 0 credit course.
  • ENG SE 900: PhD Research
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
    Graduate Prerequisites: Restricted to pre-prospectus PhD students.
    Participation in a research project under the direction of a faculty advisor leading to the preparation and defense of a PhD prospectus.
  • ENG SE 901: Thesis
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: By petition only.
    Preparation of an original thesis under the guidance of a faculty member.
  • ENG SE 925: Grad Project
  • ENG SE 951: Independent Study
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: By petition only
    Graduate students may study, under a faculty member's supervision, subjects not covered in a regularly offered course. Final report and/or written examination normally required.
  • ENG SE 954: MS Thesis
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
    Graduate Prerequisites: Restricted to MS students by petition only.
    Participation in a research project under the direction of a faculty advisor leading to the preparation of an original MS thesis. For students pursuing an MS thesis to satisfy the practicum requirement for the MS degree.
  • ENG SE 991: PhD Dissertation
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
    Graduate Prerequisites: SE 900; restricted to post-prospectus PhD students.
    Participation in a research project under the direction of a faculty advisor leading to the preparation and defense of an original PhD dissertation.