Special Topics

Special Topics

Undergraduate EEC 193 Courses

Winter 2022 - Spring 2022

EEC 193AB - Internet of Things

  • CRN: 62474, Units: 6 (3 for EEC 193A, 3 for EEC 193B)
  • Professor Avesta Sasan
  • Date/Time: TR 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
  • Prerequisites: EEC18 and (either EEC 110A or EEC 111)
  • Course Description: This course introduces the principles, technologies, challenges, and required expertise needed for building the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.  Topics covered in this course include analog and digital sensing, interfacing sensors with microcontrollers, digital communication protocols, microcontroller choices and capabilities, gateways, fog computing, networking, cloud computing, need and challenges for cryptography and compression, security issues, and low power/energy challenges.

Fall 2022

EEC 189U - Quantum Mechanics for Engineers

  • CRN: 52819, Units: 4
  • Professor Jeremy Munday
  • Day/Time: MW 12:10 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Prerequisites: MAT 21B, MAT 22A, PHY 9A
  • Course Description: This course aims to provide engineering students with a basic background in quantum mechanics, enabling them to understand the fundamental concepts necessary in many cutting-edge areas of research involving nanotechnology, materials science, nanoscale devices, quantum information and computation, etc. Quantum mechanics describes the fascinating and bizarre world in which we live, where particles take on wave-like behavior and measurements affect what is observed. Students will be introduced to quantum mechanical wave functions and their associated mathematics and will learn how to apply these concepts to practical problems faced by engineers and scientists studying nanoscale phenomena.

Fall 2022 - Winter 2023

EEC 193AB - Internet of Things

  • CRN: 31179, Units: 6 (3 for EEC 193A, 3 for EEC 193B)
  • Professor Avesta Sasan
  • Date/Time: TR 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
  • Prerequisites: EEC 18 and (either EEC 110A or EEC 111)
  • Course Description: This course introduces the principles, technologies, challenges, and required expertise needed for building the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.  Topics covered in this course include analog and digital sensing, interfacing sensors with microcontrollers, digital communication protocols, microcontroller choices and capabilities, gateways, fog computing, networking, cloud computing, need and challenges for cryptography and compression, security issues, and low power/energy challenges.

Winter 2023

EEC 189L - Quantum Computing

  • CRN: 22446, Units: 4
  • Professor: Marina Radulaski
  • Date/Time: TBA
  • Prerequisites: PHY 9A, MAT 021B, completed or concurrent MAT 022A (Linear Algebra), completed ENG6 (Engineering Problem Solving) or another programming course
  • Course Description: Learn the principles of and get hands-on experience with quantum computing! This course is aimed at sophomore and junior students with interest in quantum computing who are familiar with the basics of linear algebra such as vector spaces and matrix manipulations. The course learning goals aim for students to:
    • Understand how quantum information is represented and how it differs from classical information,
    • Become familiar with the unintuitive concepts of quantum mechanics such as the superposition and entanglement,
    • Become familiar with the physical implementations of quantum hardware,
    • Learn to design a quantum circuit,
    • Learn to program in Qiskit open-source quantum computing software development framework,
    • Learn basics of quantum algorithms,
    • Develop interdisciplinary communication and presentation skills.

Graduate EEC 289 Courses

Note: Register for the number of units based on what is stated on the syllabus for the course.

Spring 2022

EEC 289L - Quantum Information Technologies

EEC 289L - Solid-State Devices and Physical Electronics

  • CRN: TBA, Units: 4
  • Professor Jeremy Munday
  • Day/Time: TR 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
  • Course Description: This course covers a variety of photonic technologies with applications to power generation and sustainability. The beginning of the course will focus on traditional topics including photovoltaic solar cells and the thermodynamic limits, device physics, and the optics of such devices. The latter part course will focus on future techniques that may enable solar energy production at efficiencies far above what is possible today. We will also discuss very recent developments including optical materials that can be used for passive cooling and smart windows that can reduce power consumption and produce their own power.

EEC 289Q - Introduction to Hardware Security

  • CRN: TBA, Units: 4
  • Professor Avesta Sasan
  • Date/Time: TR 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
  • Course Description: This course will cover topics related to hardware security including: Cryptographic processing and the analysis of its overhead, physical attacks, side-channel attacks and counter measures, physically unclonable functions, hardware-based random number generators, watermarking of Intellectual Property (IP) blocks, FPGA security, PCB security, passive and active metering for prevention of piracy, and access control. Background on digital design is needed. Introductory lectures will cover basic background on cryptography, authentication, secret sharing, and VLSI design. The main goals for this course are: learning the state-of-the-art security methods and primitives; integration of security as a design metric, not as an afterthought; better understanding of attacks and providing countermeasures against them; and hands-on learning approach, via projects, homework’s, and review assignments.

Fall 2022

EEC 289U - The Fourier Transform and Its Applications in Imaging

Winter 2023

EEC 289K - Ultrafast Photonics

  • CRN: 22685, Units: 4
  • Professor William Putnam
  • Day/Time: TBA
  • Course Description: Ultrafast lasers are rapidly finding their way into laboratories all over the world. In this course, we will explore what makes these short-pulse lasers useful for applications ranging from bio-imaging to x-ray generation. Specifically, we will cover the essentials of ultrafast photonics, including the basic science of ultrashort laser pulses, the technology to generate and manipulate these pulses, and a few of the numerous applications of ultrafast photonic systems.

Spring 2023

EEC 289L - Quantum Information Technologies