2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
    
    May 25, 2018  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


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Leon M. Tolbert, Head
Jens Gregor, Director of Graduate Studies

Professors
Abidi, M.A., PhD – Tennessee
Berry, M.W., PhD – Illinois
Blalock, B.J. (Blalock-Kennedy-Pierce Professor), PhD – Georgia Tech
Dean, M.A. (John Fisher Distinguished Professor), PhD – Stanford
Djouadi, S.M., PhD – McGill (Canada)
Dongarra, J.J. (University Distinguished Professor), PhD – New Mexico
Fathy, A.E. (McConnell Professor), PhD – Polytechnic Institute of New York
Gregor, J., PhD – Aalborg (Denmark)
Huang, J., PhD – Ohio State
Islam, S.K. (McConnell Professor), PhD – Connecticut
Langston, M.A., PhD – Texas A&M
Liu, Y. (Governor's Chair Professor), PhD – Ohio State
Mockus, A. (Ericsson-Harlan D. Mills Chair Professor), PhD – Carnegie Mellon
Parker, L.E., PhD – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Peterson, G.D., DSc – Washington (St. Louis)
Plank, J.S., PhD – Princeton
Qi, H. (Gonzalez Family Professor), PhD – North Carolina State
Tolbert, L.M. (Min H. Kao Professor), PhD, PE – Georgia Tech
Tomsovic, K.L. (CTI Professor), PhD – Washington
Vander Zanden, B.T., PhD – Cornell
Wang, F. (Condra Chair of Excellence Professor), PhD – Southern California

Associate Professors
Arel, I., PhD – Ben-Gurion (Israel)
Banks, D.C., PhD – North Carolina
Beck, M., PhD – Cornell
Cao, Q., PhD – Illinois
Gu, G., PhD – Princeton
Holleman, J.H., PhD – Washington
Li, F., PhD, PE – Virginia Tech
Li, H., PhD – Princeton
MacLennan, B.J., PhD – Purdue
Rose, G.S., PhD – Virginia
Tian, C., PhD - Cornell
Vose, M.D., PhD – Texas
Wu, J., PhD – Notre Dame

Assistant Professors
Costinett, D., PhD – Colorado
Day, J., PhD – University of Pittsburgh
Gao, W., PhD – Penn State
Jantz, M., PhD – Kansas
Materassi, D., PhD – Florence (Italy)
McFarlane, N., PhD – Maryland
Pulgar, H., PhD – Illinois
Sun, J.S., PhD – Florida
Sun, K., PhD – Tsinghua (China)

Professors of Practice and Lecturers
Arel, O. (Senior Lecturer), PhD – Tennessee
Icove, D. (UL Professor of Practice), PhD – Tennessee
Koschan, A. (Professor of Practice), PhD – Technical University Berlin (Germany)
Xu, Y. (Eastman Professor of Practice), PhD – Tennessee

Emeriti Faculty
Birdwell, J.D., PhD – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bose, B.K., PhD – Calcutta
Bouldin, D.W., PhD – Vanderbilt
Gonzalez, R.C., PhD – Florida
Green, W.L., PhD – Texas A&M
Lawler, J.S., PhD – Michigan State
Pace, M.O., PhD – Georgia Tech
Roberts, M.J., PhD – Tennessee
Straight, D.W., PhD – Texas
Thomason, M.G., PhD – Duke
Ward, R.C., PhD – Virginia

MAJORS    DEGREES
Computer Engineering   MS, PhD
    Computer Architecture concentration    
  Computer Networks concentration    
  Computer Vision concentration    
  Data Fusion concentration    
  Data Structures concentration    
  Data Visualization concentration    
  Embedded Systems concentration    
  Energy Science and Engineering concentration   PhD only
  Image Processing concentration    
  Information Systems concentration    
  VLSI System Design concentration    
Computer Engineering   MS-MBA
     
Computer Science   MS, PhD
  Energy Science and Engineering concentration   PhD only
Computer Science   MS-MBA
     
Electrical Engineering   MS, PhD
  Circuit Theory concentration    
  Communication Theory concentration    
  Computers concentration    
  Control Systems concentration    
  Electro-optics concentration    
  Electromagnetic Theory concentration    
  Energy Science and Engineering concentration   PhD only
  Plasma Engineering concentration    
  Power Electronics concentration    
  Power Systems concentration    
  Solid-state Electronics concentration    
Electrical Engineering   MS-MBA
     
Reliability and Maintainability Engineering   MS
  Computer Engineering concentration    
  Electrical Engineering concentration    
       
Graduate Certificate Programs    
  Fire Protection Engineering certificate    
  Power and Energy Systems certificate    
  Reliability and Maintainability Engineering certificate    
      Computer Engineering concentration    
      Electrical Engineering concentration    
       

 The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was formed after the merger of the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2007. The department offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy with majors in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science.

Graduate work leading to the Master of Science with a major in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science may be completed during three semesters of full-time study or two to three years of part-time study.

The departmental graduate committee is responsible for administering, promoting, and advancing the general well-being of the graduate program. Departmental actions regarding a graduate student may be appealed in writing, first to the departmental graduate committee and then to the department faculty. The requirements outlined below provide additional details regarding the graduate program requirements.

 

Five-Year BS-MS Program

Computer Engineering (BS)
Computer Engineering (MS)

Computer Science (BS)
Computer Science (MS)

Electrical Engineering (BS)
Electrical Engineering (MS)

The department offers a 5 year BS-MS program for qualified students. The primary component of the program is that qualified students may take up to 6 hours of approved graduate courses for their senior undergraduate electives and have them count toward both their bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Tennessee. This program is designed for students attending the University of Tennessee for their Master of Science degree because other universities may not accept these courses for graduate credit since they were used to satisfy requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree.

Significant components of the program are:

  • Students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.4 to be admitted to the program. Conditional admission may be granted after completing 64 hours of required course work while full admission is granted after completing 96 hours of required course work with a minimum overall GPA of 3.4 in required course work.
  • Students must at least have conditional admission before taking graduate courses for both their bachelor's and master's degrees. All courses taken for graduate credit must be approved by the departmental chair of the program. Students admitted to the program must request permission from the Graduate School to take approved courses for graduate credit.
  • Students admitted to the program must also follow the normal procedure for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Admission of students into this program must be approved by the department and the Graduate School.
  • Students will not be eligible for graduate assistantships until they are enrolled as graduate-level students in the Graduate School.

 

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