Computer Science Courses

**CS
5303 Computer Science I** (3 semester
hours) Computer science problem solving.
The structure and nature of algorithms and their corresponding computer program
implementation. Programming in a high-level block-structured
language (e.g., PASCAL, Ada, C++, or JAVA). Elementary data structures:
arrays, records, linked lists, trees, stacks, and queues. (3-0) R

**CE 5325 (EE 5325) Hardware Modeling
Using VHDL** (3 semester hours) This course introduces
students to VHDL beginning with simple examples and describing tools and
methodologies. It covers the language, dwelling on fundamental stimulation
concepts. Students are also exposed to the subset of VHDL that may be used for
synthesis of custom logic. VHDL simulation and synthesis labs and projects are
performed using commercial and/or academic VLSI CAD tools. Prerequisite: EE
3320 or equivalent. (3-0) T

**CS 5330 Computer Science II** (3
semester hours) Basic concepts of computer organization: Numbering systems, two’s complement
notation, multi-level machine concepts, machine language, assembly programming
and optimization, subroutine calls, addressing modes, code generation process,
CPU datapath, pipelining, RISC vs. CISC, performance calculation. Co-requisite:
CS 5303. (3-0) R

**CS 5333 Discrete Structures** (3
semester hours) Mathematical foundation of computer science. Logic, sets, relations, graphs and algebraic structures. Combinatorics and metrics for performance evaluation of algorithms.
(3-0) S

**CS 5343 Algorithm Analysis and Data
Structures** (3 semester hours) Formal specifications and representation of
lists, arrays, trees, graphs, multi-linked structures, strings and recursive
pattern structures. Analysis of associated algorithms.
Sorting and searching, file structures. Relational data
models. Prerequisites: CS 5303, CS 5333. (3-0) S

**CS 5348 Operating Systems Concepts**
(3 semester hours) An introduction to fundamental
concepts in operating systems, their design, implementation, and usage. Topics
include: process management, main memory management, virtual memory, I/O and
device drivers, file systems, secondary storage management, introduction to
critical sections and deadlocks. Prerequisites: CS 5330 and CS 5343 (may be
taken concurrently) and a working knowledge of C and Unix.
(3-0) S

**Computer
Engineering Courses**

**CE
5354 (CS 5354, SE 5354) Software Engineering**
(3 semester hours) Formal specification and program verification. Software life-cycle models and their
stages. System and software requirements engineering;
user-interface design. Software architecture, design,
and analysis. Software testing, validation, and
quality assurance. Corequisite: CS 5343 (CS 5343 can be taken before or
at the same time as CS 5354) (3-0) S

**CE 5381 Curriculum Practical Training in
Computer Engineering** (3 semester hours) This course is required of students
who need additional training in engineering practice. Credit does not apply to
the 33 hour M.S.C.E. requirement. Consent of Graduate Adviser required. (May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours). (3-0) S

**CE 6301 (EE 6301) Advanced Digital Logic**
(3 semester hours) Modern design techniques for digital logic. Logic synthesis and design methodology. Link between
front-end and back-end design flows. Field programmable gate
arrays and reconfigurable digital systems. Introduction to testing,
simulation, fault diagnosis and design for testability. Prerequisites: EE 3320
or equivalent and background in VHDL/Verilog. (3-0) T

**CE 6302 (EE 6302) Microprocessor Systems**
(3 semester hours) Design of microprocessor based systems including I/O and
interface devices. Microprocessor architectures. Use
of emulators and other sophisticated test equipment. Extensive
laboratory work. Prerequisite: EE 4304 or equivalent and background in
VHDL/Verilog. (2-3) Y

**CE 6303 (EE 6303) Testing and Testable
Design** (3 semester hours) Techniques for detection of failures in digital
circuits and systems. Fault modeling and detection. Functional
testing and algorithms for automatic test pattern generation (ATPG). Design of easily testable digital systems. Techniques for introducing built-in self test (BIST) capability.
Test of various digital modules, such as PLA’s, memory circuits, datapath, etc.
Prerequisites: EE 3320 or equivalent and background in VHDL/Verilog. (3-0) Y

**CE 6304 (EE 6304, CS 6304) Computer
Architecture** (3 semester hours) Trends in processor, memory, I/O and system
design. Techniques for quantitative analysis and evaluation of computer systems
to understand and compare alternative design choices in system design.
Components in high performance processors and computers: pipelining,
instruction level parallelism, memory hierarchies, and input/output. Students
will undertake a major computing system analysis and design project.
Prerequisites: EE 4304 and C/C++. (3-0) Y

**CE 6305 (EE 6305) Computer Arithmetic**
(3 semester hours) Carry look ahead systems and carry save adders. Multipliers,
multi-bit recoding schemes, array multipliers, redundant binary schemes,
residue numbers, slash numbers. High-speed division
and square root circuits. Multi-precision algorithms.
The IEEE floating point standard, rounding processes, guard bits, error
accumulation in arithmetic processes. Cordic algorithms.
Prerequisites: EE 3320 and C/C++. (3-0) Y

**CE 6306 (EE 6306) Application Specific
Integrated Circuits Design** (3 semester hours) This
course discusses the design of application specific integrated circuits (ASIC).
Specific topics include: VLSI system design specification, ASIC circuit
structures, synthesis, and implementation of an ASIC digital signal processing
(DSP) chip. Prerequisite: EE 3320. (3-0) Y

**CE 6307 (EE 6307) Fault-Tolerant Digital
Systems** (3 semester hours) Concepts in hardware and software fault
tolerance. Topics include fault models, coding in computer systems, fault
diagnosis and fault-tolerant routing, clock synchronization, system
reconfiguration, etc. Survey of practical fault-tolerant
systems. Prerequisites: EE 6301, EE 3341 or equivalent. (3-0) R

**CE 6308 (CS 6396, EE 6308) Real-Time
Systems** (3 semester hours) Introduction to real-time applications and
concepts. Real-time operating systems and resource
management. Specification and design methods for
real-time systems. System performance analysis and
optimization techniques. Project to specify, analyze,
design, implement and test small real-time system. Prerequisite: CS
5348. (3-0) R

**CE 6324 (CS 6324) Information Security**
(3 semester hours) A comprehensive study of security vulnerabilities in
information systems and the basic techniques for developing secure applications
and practicing safe computing. Topics include common attacking techniques such
as buffer overflow, Trojan, virus, etc. UNIX, Windows and
Java security. Conventional encryption. Hashing functions and data integrity. Public-key
encryption (RSA, Elliptic-Curve). Digital signature.
Watermarking for multimedia. Security
standards and applications. Building secure software
and systems. Management and analysis of security.
Legal and ethical issues in computer security.
Prerequisite: CS 5348 and CS 5343 (3-0) R

**CE 6325 (EE 6325) VLSI Design **(3
semester hours) Introduction to MOS transistors. Analysis of
the CMOS inverter. Combinational and sequential design techniques in VLSI; issues in
static, transmission gate and dynamic logic design. Design
and layout of complex gates, latches and flip-flops, arithmetic circuits,
memory structures. Low power digital design. The method of logical effort. CMOS technology,. Use of CAD tools to design, layout, check, extract and
simulate a small project. Prerequisite: EE 3320 and EE 3301 or equivalent.
(3-0) Y

**CE 6345 (EE 6345) Engineering of
Packet-Switched Networks** (3 semester hours) Detailed coverage, from the
point of view of engineering design, of the physical, data-link, network and
transport layers of IP (Internet Protocol) networks. This course is a
Masters-level introduction to packet networks. Prior knowledge of digital
communication systems is strongly recommended. Prerequisite: EE 3350 or equivalent. (3-0)
Y

**CE 6352 (CS 6352) Performance of
Computer Systems and Networks** (3 semester hours) Overview of case studies.
Quick review of principles of probability theory.
Queuing models and physical origin of random variables used in queuing models. Various important cases of the M/M/m/N queuing system. Little’s law. The M/G/1 queuing system.
Simulation of queuing systems. Product
form solutions of open and closed queuing networks. Convolution
algorithms and Mean Value Analysis for closed queuing networks. Discrete time queuing systems. Prerequisite: a first course
on probability theory. (3-0) S

**CE 6353 (CS 6353) Compiler Construction**
(3 semester hours) Lexical analyzers, context-free grammars. Top-down
and bottom-up parsing; shift reduce and LR parsing. Operator-precedence,
recursive-descent, predictive, and LL parsing. LR(k),
LL(k) and precedence grammars will be covered. Prerequisites: CS 5343 and CS
5349. (3-0) Y

**CE 6354 (CS 6354, SE 6354) Advanced
Software Engineering** (3 semester hours) This course covers advanced
theoretical concepts in software engineering and provides an extensive hands-on
experience in dealing with various issues of software development. It involves
a semester-long group software development project spanning software project
planning and management, analysis of requirements, construction of software
architecture and design, implementation, and quality assessment. The course
will introduce formal specification, component-based software engineering, and
software maintenance and evolution. Prerequisite: CS 5354 (or equivalent) and
knowledge of Java (3-0) S

**CE 6367 (CS 6367, SE 6367) Software
Testing and Verification** (3 semester hours) Fundamental concepts of
software testing. Functional testing. GUI based
testing tools. Control flow based test adequacy criteria. Data flow based test
adequacy criteria. White box based testing tools. Mutation
testing and testing tools. Relationship between test
adequacy criteria. Finite state machine based testing. Static and dynamic program slicing for testing and debugging.
Software reliability. Formal
verification of program correctness.
Prerequisites: CE/CS/SE 5354 or consent of instructor. (3-0) Y

**CE 6370 (EE 6370) Design and Analysis of
Reconfigurable Systems** (3 semester hours) Introduction to reconfigurable
computing, programmable logic: FPGAS, CPLDs, CAD issues with FPGA based design,
reconfigurable systems: emulation, custom computing, and embedded application
based computing, static and dynamic hardware, evolutionary design, software
environments for reconfigurable systems. Prerequisite: EE 3320 or equivalent.
(3-0) R

**CE 6375 (EE 6375) Design Automation of
VLSI Systems** (3 semester hours) This course deals
with various topics related to the development of CAD tools for VLSI systems
design. Algorithms, data structures, heuristics and design methodologies behind
CAD tools. Design and analysis of algorithms for layout, circuit partitioning,
placement, routing, chip floor planning, and design rule checking (DRC). Introduction to CAD algorithms for RTL and behavior level
synthesis, module generators, and silicon compilation. Prerequisite: CS
5343; Co-requisite: CE 6325. (3-0) Y

**CE 6378 (CS 6378, TE 6378) Advanced
Operating Systems** (3 semester hours) Concurrent processing, inter-process
communication, process synchronization, deadlocks, introduction to queuing
theory and operational analysis, topics in distributed systems and algorithms,
checkpointing, recovery, multiprocessor operating systems. Prerequisites: CS
5348, knowledge of C and Unix. (3-0) S

**CE 6380 (CS 6380) Distributed Computing**
(3 semester hours) Topics include distributed algorithms, election algorithms,
synchronizers, mutual exclusion, resource allocation, deadlocks, Byzantine
agreement and clock synchronization, knowledge and common knowledge,
reliability in distributed networks, proving distributed programs correct.
Prerequisite: CS 5348. (3-0) S

**CE 6390 (CS 6390) Advanced Computer
Networks** (3 semester hours) The design and
analysis of computer networks. Topics include network architectures, the OSI
reference model, theoretical basis for data-communications, network protocols,
local area networks, ISDN. Prerequisites: CS 5390. (3-0) S

**CE 6392 (CS 6392) Mobile Computing
Systems** (3 semester hours) Topics include coping with mobility of computing
systems, data management, reliability issues, packet transmission, mobile IP,
end-to-end reliable communication, channel and other resource allocation, slot
assignment, routing protocols, and issues in mobile wireless networks (without
base stations). Prerequisite: CS 6378 or CS 6390. (3-0) Y

**CE 6397 (CS 6397) Synthesis and
Optimization of High-Performance Systems** (3 semester hours) A comprehensive
study of the high-level synthesis and optimization algorithms for designing
high performance systems with multiple CPUs or functional units for critical
applications such as Multimedia, Signal processing, Telecommunications,
Networks, and Graphics applications, etc. Topics including algorithms for
architecture-level synthesis, scheduling, resource binding, real-time systems,
parallel processor array design and mapping, code generations for DSP
processors, embedded systems and hardware/software codesigns. Prerequisite: CS
5343. (3-0) Y

**CE 6398 (CS 6398/EE 6398) DSP
Architectures** (3 semester hours) Typical DSP algorithms, representation of
DSP algorithms, data-graph, FIR filters, convolutions, Fast Fourier Transform,
Discrete Cosine Transform, low power design, VLSI implementation of DSP
algorithms, implementation of DSP algorithms on DSP processors, DSP applications
including wireless communication and multimedia. Prerequisite: CS 5343. (3-0) Y

**CE 6399 (CS 6399) Parallel Architectures
and Systems **(3 semester hours) A comprehensive study of the fundamentals of
parallel systems and architecture. Topics including parallel programming
environment, fine-grain parallelism such as VLIW and superscalar, parallel
computing paradigm of shared-memory, distributed-memory, data-parallel and
data-flow models, cache coherence, compiling techniques to improve parallelism,
scheduling theory, loop transformations, loop parallelizations and run-time
systems. Prerequisite: CS 5348. (3-0) Y

**CE 7302 Hardware/Software Co-design**
(3 semester hours) Fundamental concepts in the design of complex digital
systems consisting of hardware and software components. Topics include
system description and modeling, efficient systems partitioning,
hardware/software synthesis, compilation and behavioral optimization, embedded
computing systems, telecommunications systems using general-purpose and
special-purpose digital signal processors, and rapid prototyping and emulation
using field programmable gate arrays. Prerequisites: CE 6301, CE 6302, and CE
6304. (3-0) Y

**CE 7303 Hardware Verification** (3
semester hours) This course deals with advanced issues
related to the formal verification of complex digital systems. Topics include
Binary Decision Diagrams (BDDs) and their application to representation and
verification of digital systems, use of abstraction and rigorous analysis
methods to solve complicated design problems, etc. Prerequisites: CE 6301, CE
6303, and CE 6325. (3-0) Y

**CE 7304 (EE 7304) Advanced Computer
Architecture** (3 semester hours) Advanced research topics in,
multi-processor, network and reconfigurable architectures. Focuses
on current research in the area of computer system architecture to prepare
students for a career in computer architecture research. Course will use
articles from current technical literature to discuss relevant topics, such as
digital signal processors and VLIW processors. Prerequisites: EE 6304, CS 5348,
EE 3341 and knowledge of C/C++. (3-0) R

**CE 7325 (EE 7325) Advanced VLSI Design**
(3 semester hours) Advanced topics in VLSI design covering topics beyond the
first course (EE/CE 6325). Topics include: use of high-level design, synthesis,
and simulation tools, design for testability, clock distribution and routing
problems, synchronous circuits, low-power design techniques, study of various
VLSI-based computations, systolic arrays, etc. Discussions on current research
topics in VLSI design. Prerequisite: CE 6325 or equivalent. (3-0)
R

**CE 7328 (EE 7328) Physical Design of
High-Speed VLSI Circuits** (3 semester hours) Techniques for the physical
design of high- speed VLSI circuits. Topics related to interconnection
circuit modeling, performance-driven routing, buffer and wire sizing, placement
and floor planning, technology mapping and performance evaluation issues
encountered in high-speed VLSI circuit designs. Discussion of
the state-of-the-art practical industrial design examples. A project
related to the development of a prototype CAD tool. Prerequisite: CE 6325 and
knowledge of programming in C. (3-0) Y

**CE 7V80 Special Topics in Computer
Engineering** (1-6 semester hours) For letter grade credit only. (May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours.) ([1-6]-0) S

**CE 8V40 Individual Instruction in
Computer Engineering** (1-6 semester hours) (May be repeated for credit.) For pass/fail credit only. ([1-6]-0) R

**CE 8V70 Research In
Computer Engineering** (3-9 semester hours) (May be repeated for credit.) For pass/fail credit only. ([3-9]-0) R

**CE 8V98 Thesis** (3-9 semester hours)
(May be repeated for credit.) For pass/fail credit only.
([3-9]-0) S

**CE 8V99 Dissertation** (1-9 semester
hours) (May be repeated for credit.) For pass/fail credit
only. ([1-9]-0) S