NMSU: Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
New Mexico State University
Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
 
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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Specialization Areas

The available Electrical and Computer Engineering specialization areas within the Klipsch School are described below:

Computer Engineering

The Klipsch School offers a special program for students interested in computer engineering. Students wishing to become involved in this rapidly growing field will find courses in digital logic and system design, computer architecture, data networking, integrated circuits and applications, VLSI, micro-electronics, high performance computer design, digital control and instrumentation systems, digital signal processing, operating systems, and software engineering.  These courses offer the student an opportunity to obtain an in-depth knowledge of digital systems and practical experience in the design, operation, programming, and applications of digital computers. Students could expect to continue on in these areas to develop better and faster computers and interfaces. The department faculty members are:

  • Jeanine Cook, Associate Professor, PhD (New Mexico State University)
  • Paul Furth, Associate Professor, PhD (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Hong Huang, Associate Professor, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Vojin Oklobdzija,  Professor Paul W. and Valerie Klipsch Distinguished Professor, PhD (University of California at Los Angeles)
  • Krist Petersen, Associate Dean of Engineering, PhD (New Mexico State University)
  • Jamie Ramirez-Angulo, Professor Paul W. and Valerie Klipsch Distinguished Professor, DSc (Stuttgart University)
  • Steven Stochaj, Professor, PhD (University of Maryland)
  • Richard Murphy (Sandia National Labs)

Signals and Systems

Students study space communication systems, wireless systems, data transmission, and audio & video signal compression, decompression, and transformation. Students working in this area could possibly work on cell phone design, satellites, sensor design and monitoring, imaging and pattern recognition (from security to medical applications), music (filtering signals, processing signals), any type of transmission (communication) from one place to another, noise reduction, analysis of signals. The department faculty members are:

  • Deva Borah, Associate Professor, PhD (Australian National University)
  • Laura Boucheron, Research Assistant Professor, PhD (University of California at Santa Barbara)
  • Charles Creusere, Professor, PhD (University of California at Santa Barbara)
  • Phillip De Leon, Professor, PhD (University of Colorado)
  • Joerg Kliewer, Assistant Professor, PhD (University of Kiel, Germany)

Power and Control

Elective courses in power systems acquaint the students with the design, analysis, and operation of power systems. Courses are offered in high voltage transmission lines, distribution systems, rotating machines, and digital computer analysis of the steady state operation and short circuit conditions of a power system.  Students in this area could expect to work in the generation, distribution and monitoring of systems which deliver power to consumers.
Work in the control systems area provides the student with a background in modeling, analysis, design, simulation, and control of complex systems. These systems may be associated with engineering, ecology, transportation, natural resources, environment, or other areas. Students in this area could expect to model physical systems, and work on controlling various processes. The department faculty members are:

  • Sukumar Brahma, Assistant Professor, PhD (Clemson University)
  • Wenxin Liu, Assistant Professor, PhD (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
  • Robert Paz, Associate Professor, PhD (University of Illinois)
  • Nadipuram Prasad, Associate Professor, PhD (New Mexico State University)
  • Satishkumar Ranade, Professor, PNM Chair for Utility Management , PhD (University of Florida)

Photonics and Electromagnetics

Students may concentrate in the fields of fiber optics, lasers, optical communications, imaging, and optical signal processing.  Students could expect to work with lasers and laser applications including communications, imaging systems, and optical sensors. This could include medical and astronomical applications. Students may also study electromagnetic fields, wave propagation, antennas, waveguides, transmission lines, lasers, and optics. Practical experience is available in the high-frequency and antenna laboratories and anechoic chamber. Students in this area could expect to work in the design and use of antennas, microwaves and the sending and receiving of signals. The department faculty members are:

  • Sang-Yeon Ch0, Assistant Professor, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Muhammad Dawood, Assistant Professor, PhD (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
  • Kwong Ng, Professor Paul W. and Valerie Klipsch Distinguished Professor, PhD (Ohio State University)
  • David Voelz, Professor, PhD (University of Illinois)