2016-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    
    Nov 19, 2018  
2016-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


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Head: Ivan Selesnick

Mission Statement

The department’s mission is to engage students who seek educational achievement as the nation enters a new age with new demands and opportunities. The goal is to provide students with a broad based education for electrical- and computer-engineering careers. NYU Tandon School of Engineering students gain the skills to become creative leaders in their professional careers with the passion and desire to discover, invent, innovate, apply and advance new science and technology to solve the world’s most critical problems.

The Department

Electrical and computer engineers-whose technical skills have produced innovations in telephones, electric power systems, rapid transit, radio, television, medical electronics, computers, microelectronics, the Internet and wireless communications-have contributed more to the quality of 20th-century life than any other profession. Twenty-first century engineering innovation will be equally exciting.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is well respected worldwide for its major contributions to the profession and its tradition of teaching and research excellence. NYU Tandon electrical and computer engineering graduates are prominent in university faculties, industrial labs and company boardrooms, spanning the range of the electrical, electronic and information-technology industries.

The department enters the 21st century with strong teaching and research programs in the most exciting digital-age fields: the Internet, wireless communications, computers, multimedia signal processing, robotics, automatic control and electric-power generation and distribution.

In the intimate NYU Tandon environment, students benefit from frequent access to faculty members and laboratories at the forefront of innovation. In the spirit of entrepreneurship, NYU Tandon’s infrastructure encourages faculty and students to transfer their inventions to industry and to start their own companies.

The department hosts the Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (CATT), a New York State-sponsored research center, and NYU Wireless, the world’s first academic research center combining Wireless, Computing, and Medical applications. Together, these centers greatly strengthen the department in telecommunication networks and in wireless-communications research and education.

Contact

NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Five MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (646) 997-3590
Fax: (646) 997-3906
Web: https://engineering.nyu.edu/ece/

The Profession

The rapidly growing profession of electrical engineering has evolved from its early beginnings in electric- power generation and distribution through the development of radio, television, control and materials to computers, telecommunications and health care. In the last century, electrical engineers have created advances in power distribution, computers and communications that have changed the world. Their inventions have made the world a smaller, safer place and allow for immediate reporting and images from distant places that make world events part of daily life.

While electrical engineering undergraduate and graduate students concentrate on areas of electrical science, graduates apply their training to diversified fields such as electronic design, bioengineering, city planning, astronautics, radio astronomy, system engineering, image processing, telemetry, the Internet, computer design, management and patent law. As students mature and realize their abilities, they may choose professional lives in engineering, government, or education.

The expertise of NYU Tandon’s electrical engineering faculty covers a wide range of fields. Principal areas of teaching and research are microelectronic devices and systems; computer engineering; telecommunication networks; signal, image, and video processing; microwave engineering; wireless communications; power systems and energy conversion; plasma science and engineering; systems and control engineering; robotics; and nano-electronics.

Degrees Offered

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers the following degree and certificate programs. Separate sections of this catalog present the objectives, requirements, advising resources and courses for individual programs.

Bachelor of Science

Master of Science

Doctor of Philosophy

Special Undergraduate Options

The BS/MS Option: This program is available to exceptional undergraduate students, enabling them to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree.

Possible BS/MS combinations include BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering with a MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering (dual major), B.S. : A student can earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering by completing 141 credits.

Minors: Electrical Engineering Minor  or Computer Engineering Minor .

Student Organizations

NYU Tandon students may join student chapters of these professional organizations: the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Eta Kappa Nu, the Electrical Engineering Honor Society.

Speciality Labs

The department keeps pace with dynamic advances in electrical and computer engineering by maintaining state-of-the-art laboratories for instruction and experimentation. Laboratory courses combine lectures, experiments and project work. These courses also provide students with a rich set of elective choices, opportunities to work on senior projects with faculty researchers, valuable hands-on experience to enhance and supplement material taught in lecture classes, and forums to practice their oral and written communication skills.

The Wireless Lab provides formal experiments, lectures and project work on state-of-the-art, commercial spread-spectrum wireless access systems, including bit-error rate analysis and UHF channel propagation measurements.

The Multimedia Lab offers students hands-on experience to acquire, process and transmit voice, audio, image and video signals to create multimedia documents and to configure networked multimedia applications.

The Local Area Networks Lab includes a set of weekly experiments using Linux-based terminals, Ethernet LANs, routers and bridges and associated software with which to conduct a variety of LAN/WAN experiments and projects.

The High-Speed Networking Lab, equipped with various equipment and tools, allows faculty and students to build hardware prototypes (VLSI/FPGA chips and PCB) and software test bed to demonstrate their research concepts in high-performance routers, network security and network on chip.

The VLSI Design Lab treats Very Large-Scale Integrated-circuit design, performance analysis and circuit characterization, using industry-standard VLSI CAD tools and hardware-description languages such as VHDL. Students study the design of CMOS logic, standard cells, gate arrays and mixed-signal (analog/digital) circuits.

The Electric Power Laboratory fosters education and research for undergraduate and graduate studies. Equipment includes modern data-acquisition equipment, smart-power supplies and loads, digital meters, high-performance computing facility for data-driven and computationally-intensive tasks, power transformers and classical rotating machine pairs for dynamic testing and loading. In addition, static converters are available for experiments on Smart Grid and Distributed Resources, such as solar and fuel cells, energy storage, demand-side management, wind power and variable-speed drives.

The Control/Robotics Lab provides a variety of experiments and project work focusing on feedback control, data acquisition and computer control.

The Microwave Lab treats the design, fabrication and testing of passive and active circuits and antennas using modern CAD and measurement software and hardware.

Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications

Through the New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (CATT), electrical and computer engineering faculty collaborate with industry in research, education and technology transfer in telecommunications and information systems. CATT is distinguished for its innovations in many fast-moving areas, including broadband networks, peer-to-peer networking, switch design and implementation, security hardware, ad-hoc wireless networks, cellular networks, wireless local area networks, software design and reliability, search engine technology, network design tools, traffic planning and capacity engineering, image and video coding and transport.

NYU Wireless

NYU WIRELESS is a multi-disciplinary academic research center that offers an unprecedented and unique set of skills.

Centered at New York University’s Brooklyn engineering location and involving faculty and students throughout the entire NYU community, NYU WIRELESS offers its industrial-affiliate sponsors, faculty members, and students a world-class research environment that is creating the fundamental theories and techniques for next-generation mass-deployable wireless devices across a wide range of applications and markets.

This center combines NYU Tandon’s School of Engineering program with NYU’s School of Medicine and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and offers a depth of expertise with unparalleled capabilities for the creation of new wireless net.

Faculty

Professors

H. Jonathan Chao, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, The Ohio State University
Network security, high-performance routers, network on chip

Dariusz Czarkowski, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, University of Florida
Power electronics and systems, electric drives

Elza Erkip, Institute Professor and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Stanford University
Wireless communication, communication theory, information theory

Zhong-Ping Jiang, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, École des Mines de Paris (France)
Control systems, complex networks

Ramesh Karri, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, University of California, San Diego
VLSI, CAD, computer engineering

Farshad Khorrami, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, The Ohio State University
Robotics, control systems

Jelena Kovačević, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dean of NYU Tandon School of Engineering
PhD, Columbia University
Signal processing, biomedical image analysis

Spencer P. Kuo, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn Plasmas and electromagnetics

Yong Liu, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Communication networks

I-Tai Lu, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
Electromagnetics, acoustics, wireless communication

Shivendra S. Panwar, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of the New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications
PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Communication networks

S. Unnikrishna Pillai, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Signal processing and communications

Sundeep Rangan, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Wireless communication, signal processing and estimation, information theory

Theodore Rappaport, David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of Electrical Engineering
PhD, Purdue University
Wireless communications

Ivan Selesnick, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Rice University
Signal processing

Yao Wang, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
Image and video processing, computer vision, medical imaging

Zivan Zabar, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sc.D., Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Electric power systems, electric drives, power electronics

Associate Professors

Nirod K. Das, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, University of Massachusetts
Electromagnetics, antennas, microwave integrated circuits

Francisco de Leon, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, University of Toronto (Canada)
Power-system analysis, distributed generation systems, smart grid

Ludovic Righetti, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) 
Robotics

Peter Voltz, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Academics
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of New York
Communications and signal processing

Assistant Professors

Anna Choromanska, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Columbia University
Machine learning

Yury Dvorkin, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, University of Washington
Smart grids 

Siddharth Garg, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
Computer engineering

Giuseppe Loianno, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, University of Naples Federico II
Robotics

Shaloo Rakheja, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology
Nanoscale electronics

Davood Shahrjerdi, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Electronic materials, device structures and circuits

Quanyan Zhu, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mathematics
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Game theory and applications, optimization

Associated and Affiliated Faculty

Steve Arnold, University and Thomas Potts Professor of Physics (Joint appointment with Department of Applied Physics)
PhD, City University of New York
Microparticle photophysics, photonic atom biosensors

Juan Bello, Associate Professor of Music Technology and Computer Science & Engineering at New York University
PhD, Queen Mary University of London (UK)
Machine listening, music informatics

Leslie Greengard, Silver Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
PhD, Yale University
Scientific computing, fast algorithms

Yann LeCun, Silver Professor of Computer Science, Neural Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering,
PhD, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
Machine learning, computer vision

Joel S. Schuman, Professor, Ophthalmology; Professor, Neuroscience and Physiology; Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Ophthalmology, optical coherence tomographyDaniel Sodickson, Professor, Radiology; Professor, Neuroscience and Physiology; Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Biomedical imaging, magnetic resonance imaging

Research Faculty

David Chudnovsky, Distinguished Research Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences
VLSI, computer engineering, field theory, number theory

Gregory Chudnovsky, Distinguished Research Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences
VLSI, computer engineering, field theory, number theory

Thanasis Korakis, Research Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Thessaly (Greece)
Wireless networks

Pei Liu, Research Assistant Professor
PhD, Polytechnic University
Wireless Communications and Networks

Yang Xu, Research Assistant Professor
PhD, Tsinghua University (China)
High-speed networking

Industry Faculty

Matthew Campisi, Industry Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
MS, Polytechnic University
Signal processing, medical imaging

Michael Knox, Industry Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic University
Wireless communications, RF and microwave components, analog-circuit design

Thomas Marzetta, Distinguished Industry Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wireless communication

Adjunct Faculty

Zdzislaw Bochynski, Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Warsaw University of Technology

John Carter, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, New York University

Xiao-Kang Chen, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Polytechnic University

Robert DiFazio, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Polytechnic University

Fraida Fund, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, New York University

Nina Krikorian, Adjunct Lecturer
MS, New York University

Prashanth Krishnamurthy, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Polytechnic University

Jonathan Mamou, Adjunct Lecturer
Phd, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Richard Stern, Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Polytechnic University

David Wang, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Polytechnic University

Zhengxue Zhao, Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Polytechnic University

Presidential Fellows

David J. Goodman, NYU School of Engineering Presidential Fellow
PhD, Imperial College, University of London (England)

Dante C. Youla, NYU School of Engineering Presidential Fellow
MS, New York University

Faculty Emeriti

Henry L. Bertoni, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Leo Birenbaum, Associate Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Electrophysics
MS, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Joseph J. Bongiorno, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
DEE, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Robert Boorstyn, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Frank A. Cassara, Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic University

David Chang, Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD, Harvard University

Douglas A. Davids, Associate Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Istvan Palocz, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Electrophysics
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Philip E. Sarachik, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
PhD, Columbia University

Harry Schachter, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Benjamin Senitzky, Professor Emeritus of Electrophysics
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Sidney S. Shamis, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
MS, Stevens Institute of Technology

Theodore Tamir, University Professor Emeritus
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Wen-Chung Wang, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Electrophysics
PhD, Northwestern University

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