ECE Focus Area: Signal and Imaging Processing (Computer)

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Depending on the courses selected, completion of signal and image processing area coursework can provide additional understanding of topics in signal sampling and compression, detection and estimation, signal feature extraction, time-frequency analysis, speech, audio, image and video processing, machine learning and data mining, biomedical signals, sensor networks, and the signal processing aspects of communication systems and networks.

Signal and image processing engineers find employment in the telecommunication industry, the consumer electronics industry, the biomedical devices industry, the energy industry, the homeland security and national defense industry, and every other industry where information needs to be acquired and processed.

Students interested in the signal and image processing elective focus area are encouraged to consider the track and EFA course selection suggestions listed below when completing their plan of study form.

EFA Requirements Suggested Options
Track Computer Track: accelerated curriculum, standard curriculum
Breadth Elective
(select one)

055:054 (ECE:3540) Communication Networks
055:043 (ECE:3400) Linear Systems II

Depth Elective
(select one)
055:146 (ECE:5460) Digital Signal Processing*
055:148 (ECE:5480) Digital Image Processing
055:153 (ECE:5530) Wireless Sensor Networks
100-Level ECE
(select two)
       All depth electives listed above and
055:145 (ECE:5450) Pattern Recognition
055:150 (ECE:5500) Communication Theory
055:152 (ECE:5520) Information & Coding Theories
055:178 (ECE:5780) Optical Signal Processing
Technical Electives
(select three)

22C:021 (CS:2230) Computer Science II: Data Structures (Required)
       All breadth, depth and 100-level ECE electives listed above, and
22M:118 (MATH:4200) Complex Variables**
051:080 (BME:2210) Bioimaging and Bioinformatics
055:170 (ECE:5700) Advanced Electromagnetic Theory

Additional Electives
(select two)
Any of the above OR courses selected in consultation with advisor.

     * Requires 055:043 (ECE:3400) as a prerequisite
    ** A Mathematics minor can be earned by completing one qualifying Math course.


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