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A Combined Research And Curriculum (Crcd) Program In Signal Processing For Communications

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

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June 12, 2005

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June 12, 2005

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June 15, 2005



Conference Session

Course and Curriculum Innovations in ECE

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10.19.1 - 10.19.14



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Tolga Duman

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Cihan Tepedelenlioglu

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Antonia Papandreou-Suppappola

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Venkatraman Atti

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Andreas Spanias

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Andreas Spanias, Venkatraman Atti, Cihan Tepedelenlioglu, Antonia Papandreou-Suppappola, and Tolga Duman

Department of Electrical Engineering, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-5706, USA. e-mail: [spanias, atti, cihan, papandreou, and duman]


This paper describes a combined curriculum and research program that aims to provide scientific

and investigative experiences to undergraduate (UG) students by immersing them into Electrical

Engineering communications and signal processing research. Our objective is to raise the interest of

undergraduates in thesis-oriented research and hence attract them to graduate education programs or

prepare them for research careers in the industry. The innovation includes the development of research

modules that expose UG students to signal processing for communications (SP-COM) research. These

modules are taken by students across the Electrical Engineering SP-COM curriculum. Four interrelated

modules are first injected in early junior-level “Signal and systems” and “Random signal analysis”

courses and then in senior-level “Digital signal processing” and “Communications systems” courses. In

addition, a new senior-level elective UG course entitled “Introduction to signal processing for

communications research,” is being developed for Fall 2005. Evaluation and assessment procedures are in

place to evaluate the modules and measure the success of our objectives.

* This work is sponsored by the NSF CRCD-EI award 0417604.

“Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2005, American Society for Engineering Education”

Duman, T., & Tepedelenlioglu, C., & Papandreou-Suppappola, A., & Atti, V., & Spanias, A. (2005, June), A Combined Research And Curriculum (Crcd) Program In Signal Processing For Communications Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--15237

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