ECON 550 / SELECTED TOPICS IN ECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2017Units 3Days: MONTimes: 16:00-18:45

Topics will be announced before the semester.

ECON 550 / SELECTED TOPICS IN ECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2017Units 3Days: WEDTimes: 13:15-16:00

Topics will be announced before the semester.

ECON 555 / SELECTED TOPICS IN ECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2017Units 3Days: WEDTimes: 10:00-12:45

Topics will be announced before the semester.

ECON 580 / THE ECONOMICS OF INSTITUTIONS
Term: Spring 2017Units 3Days: TUES THURSTimes: 08:30-09:45

This course will examine the role played by institutions and political economy considerations in determining overall economic performance. The course aims to describe the role and evolution of institutions in economic growth, to understand basic models of politics, and to provide an introduction to the dynamic effects of fiscal and monetary policy. By the end of the course, students should be able to understand the the role of institutional failure, models of governance and mis-governance, optimal fiscal policy, and the concepts of reputation, credibility, and time inconsistency.

ECON 590 / SEMINAR IN ECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2017Units 0Days: WEDTimes: 16:00-17:30

Participation in weekly seminar is required.

EFIN 301 / CORPORATE FINANCE
Term: Spring 2017Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 11:30-12:45

Analysis of special corporate finance topics including dividend policy, capital structure, leasing, option valuation, risk management, mergers, and acquisitions.

EFIN 301 / CORPORATE FINANCE
Term: Spring 2017Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 10:00-11:15

Analysis of special corporate finance topics including dividend policy, capital structure, leasing, option valuation, risk management, mergers, and acquisitions.

EFIN 304 / INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Term: Spring 2017Units 3Days: TUES THURSTimes: 17:30-18:45

Introduction to the process of investing in financial securities; overview of the investment decision-making process; analysis of securities markets and trading practices; asset pricing under the capital asset pricing and the arbitrage pricing models; principles of modern portfolio theory; performance measurement techniques; asset allocation strategies; introduction to fixed income and derivative securites, risk management strategies.

EFIN 450 / SELECTED TOPICS IN FINANCE
Term: Spring 2017Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 08:30-09:45

Topics will be announced when offered.

ELEC 100 / INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
Term: Spring 2017Units 3Days: TUES THURSTimes: 16:00-17:15

A Brief History of Electrical and Electronics (EE) Engineering, overview of EE curriculum and tracks, overlaps of tyracks and current applications, description of signals and frequencies, presentation of some subjects by experts such as Signal Processing, Electronics, Communications, Electromagnetism, Optics and their natural extensions Micro-Electro-Mechanical systems, Networks, Vision and Video Processing, Lasers and Photonic systems,Biomedical, MATLAB Programming Language.

ELEC 201 / SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS
Term: Spring 2017Units 4Days: TUES THURSTimes: 11:30-12:45

Introduction to discrete and continuous time signals and systems. Time-domain signal representations, impulse response of linear time-invariant (LTI) systems, and convolution. Frequency domain signal representations, frequency response of LTI systems, and Fourier analysis. Filtering of continuous and discrete time signals. Sampling and discrete time processing of analog signals. Laplace-transform domain analysis of continuous-time LTI systems. Exercises using MATLAB.

ELEC 202 / CIRCUITS
Term: Spring 2017Units 4Days: MON WEDTimes: 14:30-15:45

DC Circuits, Basic Concepts, Basic Laws, Methods of Analysis, Circuit Theorems, Operational Amplifiers, Capacitors and Inductors, First-Order Circuits. AC Circuits: Sinusoids and Phasors, Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis, AC Power Analysis, , Magnetically Coupled Circuits, Applications of the Laplace Transform, Frequency Response, Bode plots

ELEC 204 / DIGITAL DESIGN
Term: Spring 2017Units 4Days: TUES THURSTimes: 10:00-11:15

Computer technology, digital hardware, boolean algebra, logic functions and gates, canonical forms, simplification of boolean functions, Karnaugh maps, number systems, conversions, complement arithmetic, adders, multiplexers, tri-state outputs, decoders, encoders, sequential logic, flip-flops, sequential circuit analysis, sequential circuit design, registers and counters, memory and programmable logic, central processing unit. A design project.

ELEC 206 / ELECTROMAGNETISM
Term: Spring 2017Units 3Days: TUES THURSTimes: 08:30-09:45

Review of vector calculus; electrostatics, Gauss' law, Poisson's equation, dielectric materials, electrostatic energy, boundary-value problems; magnetostatics, law of Biot and Savart, Ampere's law, magnetic forces and materials, magnetic energy; electromagnetic induction; Faraday's law; Maxwell's equations, Poynting's theorem.

ELEC 230 / PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERS
Term: Spring 2017Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 17:30-18:45

Engineering problem solving and design using C/C++ programming languages. The course will cover concepts of C/C++ programming languages, including variables and functions, pointers and memory addressing, arrays, objects and classes, followed by examples in numerical methods, engineering analysis and design problems.

ELEC 303 / DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
Term: Spring 2017Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 16:00-17:15

Review of discrete-time Fourier transform and sampling theory. Interpolation and decimation. Sampling in the frequency domain. The discrete Fourier transform and FFT, computation of FFT, Fourier analysis of signals using the FFT, spectral estimation and windows. The Z-transform, digital filtering, minimum-phase and generalized linear phase systems, structures for digital filters, FIR filter design methods, IIR filter design methods.

ELEC 311 / DIGITAL INTEGRATED CIRCUITS & VLSI DESIGN
Term: Spring 2017Units 3Days: TUES THURSTimes: 08:30-09:45

Introduction to digital integrated circuits and VLSI design. CMOS devices and manufacturing technology. CMOS inverters, combinational logic gates and logic styles, sequential logic circuits at the transistor-level. On-chip interconnect. Analysis, design and optimization of digital integrated circuits with respect to design metrics such as cost, reliability, power consumption and speed. Computer-aided design tools for integrated circuits.

ELEC 315 / ELECTRONIC DESIGN
Term: Spring 2017Units 3Days: FRITimes: 08:30-11:15

Review of the active and passive circuit components: design and construction of various electrical and electronic devices such as power supplies, audio amplifiers, radio receivers, temperature controllers, and motion detectors. Practical aspects of electronic circuit design. Familiarity with basic electronics at the level of Physics 102 is required.

ELEC 316 / ANALOG AND DIGITAL COMMUNICATION LAB
Term: Spring 2017Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 10:00-11:15

Overview of Communication Systems, Double Side Band Suppressed Carrier Modulation Based Transceivers, Hilbert Transform, Single Side Band Suppressed Carrier Modulation Based Transceivers, Analog Quadrature Amplitude Modulation, Baseband Equivalent Model, Phase and Frequency Modulation, Super Heterodyne Receiver, Digital Modulation, Binary Phase Shift Keying Modulation, Quadrature Phase Shift Keying Modulation, Phase Distortion and Differential Modulation, Digital Quadrature Amplitude Modulation.

ELEC 403 / SOLID STATE PHYSICS
Term: Spring 2017Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 10:00-11:15

Elementary crystal structure; the reciprocal lattice; lattice dynamics and phonons; thermal properties of materials; electron gas; Fermi-Dirac statistics and the Fermi surface; band theory, semiconductor physics and properties, semiconductor devices.

ELEC 404 / DIGITAL SPEECH AND AUDIO PROCESSING
Term: Spring 2017Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 11:30-12:45

Sound and human speech systems, phonetics and phonology, speech signal representations, role of pitch and formants, pitch-scale and time-scale modifications, basics of speech coding and VoIP systems, fundamentals of pattern and speech recognition, search algorithms for speech recognition.

ELEC 406 / DIGITAL IMAGE AND VIDEO PROCESSING
Term: Spring 2017Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 17:30-18:45

Review of multi-dimensional sampling theory, aliasing, and quantization, fundamentals of color, human visual system, 2-D Block transforms, DFT, DCT and wavelets. Image filtering, edge detection, enhancement, and restoration. Basic video file formats, resolutions, and bit rates for various digital video applications. Motion analysis and estimation using 2D and 3D models. Motion-compensated filtering methods for noise removal, de-interlacing, and resolution enhancement. Digital image and video compression methods and standards, including JPEG/JPEG2000 and MPEG-1/2 and 4. Content-based image and video indexing and MPEG-7.

ELEC 435 / OPTOELECTRONICS
Term: Spring 2017Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 16:00-17:15

The optoelectronic devices such as light-emitting diodes, lasers, photodetectors, etc. are widely used in modern lighting, information and telecommunication technologies. We will discuss the following topics with mathematical derivations and exciting practical examples: wave nature of light, dielectric waveguides and optical fibers, semiconductor science and light-emitting diodes, stimulated emission devices: optical amplifiers and lasers, photodetectors and image sensors, and polarization and modulation of light.

ELEC 437 / BIOMEDICAL OPTICS
Term: Spring 2017Units 3Days: TUES THURSTimes: 11:30-12:45

Basic principles, techniques, and instruments used in biomedical optical research. Scattering, absorption, fluorescence and polarization, and how these properties can be utilized in biomedical diagnostics and imaging. Modelling of light-tissue interactions. Ballistic imaging and microscopy. Optical coherence tomography. Optical biosensors