EE 25N: Science of Information
We live in the Information Age, but what is information, anyway? In 1948, Claude Shannon published a seminal paper formalizing our modern notion of information. Through lectures and lab visits, we'll learn how information can be measured and represented, why bits are the universal currency for information exchange, and how these ideas led to smartphones, the Internet, and more. We¿ll get a glimpse of information elements in other domains, including neural codes of the brain, cryptographic codes, genetic code, quantum information, and even entertainment. As a final project, students will create podcast episodes on one of the topics explored in the course.
Terms: Aut

Units: 4

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Ozgur Aydin, A. (PI)
;
Weissman, T. (PI)
EE 65: Modern Physics for Engineers
This course introduces the core ideas of modern physics that enable applications ranging from solar energy and efficient lighting to the modern electronic and optical devices and nanotechnologies that sense, process, store, communicate and display all our information. Though the ideas have broad impact, the course is widely accessible to engineering and science students with only basic linear algebra and calculus through simple ordinary differential equations as mathematics background. Topics include the quantum mechanics of electrons and photons (Schrödinger's equation, atoms, electrons, energy levels and energy bands; absorption and emission of photons; quantum confinement in nanostructures), the statistical mechanics of particles (entropy, the Boltzmann factor, thermal distributions), the thermodynamics of light (thermal radiation, limits to light concentration, spontaneous and stimulated emission), and the physics of information (Maxwell¿s demon, reversibility, entropy and noise in physics and information theory). Prerequisite:
Physics 41. Pre or corequisite:
Math 53 or
CME 102.
Terms: Spr

Units: 4

UG Reqs: GER: DBNatSci, GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Miller, D. (PI)
EE 101B: Circuits II
Continuation of
EE101A. Introduction to circuit design for modern electronic systems. Modeling and analysis of analog gain stages, frequency response, feedback. Filtering and analog¿to¿digital conversion. Fundamentals of circuit simulation. Prerequisites:
EE101A,
EE102A. Recommended:
CME102.
Terms: Spr

Units: 4

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Murmann, B. (PI)
;
Wong, S. (PI)
EE 102B: Signal Processing and Linear Systems II
Continuation of
EE 102A. Concepts and tools for continuous and discretetime signal and system analysis with applications in communications, signal processing and control. Analog and digital modulation and demodulation. Sampling, reconstruction, decimation and interpolation. Finite impulse response filter design. Discrete Fourier transforms, applications in convolution and spectral analysis. Laplace transforms, applications in circuits and feedback control. Z transforms, applications in infinite impulse response filter design. Prerequisite:
EE 102A.
Terms: Spr

Units: 4

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYAQR, WAYFR

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Pauly, J. (PI)
EE 104: Introduction to Machine Learning
Introduction to machine learning. Formulation of supervised and unsupervised learning problems. Regression and classification. Data standardization and feature engineering. Loss function selection and its effect on learning. Regularization and its role in controlling complexity. Validation and overfitting. Robustness to outliers. Simple numerical implementation. Experiments on data from a wide variety of engineering and other disciplines. Undergraduate students should enroll for 5 units, and graduate students should enroll for 3 units. Prerequisites:
EE 103;
EE 178 or
CS 109; CS106A or equivalent.
Terms: Spr

Units: 35

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Lall, S. (PI)
EE 109: Digital Systems Design Lab
The design of integrated digital systems encompassing both customized software and hardware. Software/hardware design tradeoffs. Algorithm design for pipelining and parallelism. System latency and throughput tradeoffs. FPGA optimization techniques. Integration with external systems and smart devices. Firmware configuration and embedded system considerations. Enrollment limited to 25; preference to graduating seniors. Prerequisites: 108B, and
CS 106B or X.
Terms: Spr

Units: 4

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Olukotun, O. (PI)
EE 116: Semiconductor Devices for Energy and Electronics
The underpinnings of modern technology are the transistor (circuits), the capacitor (memory), and the solar cell (energy).
EE 116 introduces the physics of their operation, their historical origins (including Nobel prize breakthroughs), and how they can be optimized for future applications. The class covers physical principles of semiconductors, including silicon and new material discoveries, quantum effects, band theory, operating principles, and device equations. Recommended (but not required) corequisite:
EE 65 or equivalent.
Terms: Spr

Units: 3

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Pop, E. (PI)
EE 142: Engineering Electromagnetics
Introduction to electromagnetism and Maxwell's equations in static and dynamic regimes. Electrostatics and magnetostatics: Gauss's, Coulomb's, Faraday's, Ampere's, BiotSavart's laws. Electric and magnetic potentials. Boundary conditions. Electric and magnetic field energy. Electrodynamics: Wave equation; Electromagnetic waves; Phasor form of Maxwell's equations.nSolution of the wave equation in 1D free space: Wavelength, wavevector, forward and backward propagating plane waves.Poynting's theorem. Propagation in lossy media, skin depth. Reflection and refraction at planar boundaries, total internal reflection. Solutions of wave equation for various 1D3D problems: Electromagnetic resonators, waveguides periodic media, transmission lines. Formerly
EE 141. Prerequisites: Phys 43 or
EE 42,
CME 100,
CME 102 (recommended)
Terms: Spr

Units: 3

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYFR, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Fan, J. (PI)
EE 153: Power Electronics (EE 253)
Addressing the energy challenges of today and the environmental challenges of the future will require efficient energy conversion techniques. This course will discuss the circuits used to efficiently convert ac power to dc power, dc power from one voltage level to another, and dc power to ac power. The components used in these circuits (e.g., diodes, transistors, capacitors, inductors) will also be covered in detail to highlight their behavior in a practical implementation. A lab will be held with the class where students will obtain hands on experience with power electronic circuits. For WIM credit, students must enroll in
EE 153 for 4 units. No exceptions. Formerly
EE 292J. Prerequisite:
EE 101B.
Terms: Spr

Units: 34

UG Reqs: WAYSMA

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
RivasDavila, J. (PI)
EE 178: Probabilistic Systems Analysis
Introduction to probability and statistics and their role in modeling and analyzing real world phenomena. Events, sample space, and probability. Discrete random variables, probability mass functions, independence and conditional probability, expectation and conditional expectation. Continuous random variables, probability density functions, independence and expectation, derived densities. Transforms, moments, sums of independent random variables. Simple random processes. Limit theorems. Introduction to statistics: significance, estimation and detection. Prerequisites: basic calculus.
Terms: Spr

Units: 4

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Ozgur Aydin, A. (PI)
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