May 30, 2024  
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Kevin Tomsovic, Head
Leon Tolbert,
Director of Graduate Studies

Abidi, M., PhD - Tennessee
Berry, M.W., PhD - Illinois
Birdwell, J.D., PhD - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bomar, B.W. (UTSI), PhD - Tennessee
Dongarra, J.J., PhD - New Mexico
Fathy, A., PhD - Polytechnic Institute of New York
Gregor, J., PhD - Aalborg (Denmark)
Islam, S.K., PhD - Connecticut
Langston, M.A., PhD - Texas A&M
Lawler, J.S., PhD - Michigan State
Liu, Y., PhD - Ohio
Parker, L.E., PhD - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Plank, J.S., PhD - Princeton
Poore, J.H., PhD - Georgia Tech
Pujol, A., (UTSI), PhD - Vanderbilt
Roberts, M.J., PhD - Tennessee
Thomason, M.G., PhD - Duke
Tomsovic, K., PhD - Washington
Vander Zanden, B.T., PhD - Cornell
Wang, F., PhD - Southern California, Los Angeles
Ward, R.C., PhD - Virginia
Associate Professors
Arel, I., PhD - Ben-Gurion (Israel)
Banks, D.C., PhD - North Carolina
Beck, M., PhD - Cornell
Blalock, B.J., PhD - Georgia Tech
Crilly, P.B., PhD - New Mexico State
Djouadi, S. M., PhD - McGill (Canada)
Huang, J., PhD - Ohio State
MacLennan, B.J., PhD - Purdue
Peterson, G.D., DSc - Washington (St. Louis)
Qi, H., PhD - North Carolina State
Smith, L.M. (UTSI), PhD - Tennessee
Tolbert, L.M., PhD, PE - Georgia Tech
Vose, M.D., PhD - Texas
Assistant Professors
Cao, Q., PhD - Illinios
Holleman, J., PhD - Washington
Li, F., PhD, PE - Virginia Tech
Li, H., PhD - Princeton
Wang, X., PhD - Washington (St. Louis)
Wu, J., PhD - Notre Dame
Mayo, J.W., MS - Tennessee
Emeriti Faculty
Alexeff, I., PhD, PE - Wisconsin
Bose, B.K., PhD - Calcutta
Bouldin, D.W., PhD - Vanderbilt
Gonzalez, R.C., PhD - Florida
Green, W.L., PhD - Texas A&M
Pace, M.O., PhD - Georgia Tech
Roth, J.R., PhD - Cornell
Straight, D.W., PhD - Texas
Computer Engineering   MS, PhD
    Computer Architecture    
  Computer Networks    
  Computer Vision    
  Data Fusion    
  Data Structures    
  Data Visualization    
  Embedded Systems    
  Image Processing    
  Information Systems    
  VLSI System Design    
Computer Engineering   MS-MBA
Computer Science   MS, PhD
Computer Science   MS-MBA
Electrical Engineering   MS, PhD
  Circuit Theory    
  Communication Theory    
  Control Systems    
  Electromagnetic Theory    
  Plasma Engineering    
  Power Electronics    
  Power Systems    
  Solid-state Electronics    
Electrical Engineering   MS-MBA
Reliability and Maintainability Engineering   MS
  Computer Engineering    
  Electrical Engineering    

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was recently formed after the merger of the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 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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