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Title: School of Engineering Computer Science

School of EngineeringComputer Science
Engineering Department
  1. UB Profile
  2. SE Profile
  3. CSE Profile

Welcome to Bridgeport
  • Located between New York City (60 miles) and
    Boston (150 miles)
  • Accessible by car, rail, air and ferry
  • Connecticuts largest city
  • Several local hotels (Holiday Inn, Marriott,
  • Nearest airports JFK (64 miles), Laguardia (60
    miles), Hartford (70 miles), Newark (75 miles)

  • Diverse people and cultures
  • Tourist Attractions
  • P.T. Barnum circus museum
  • Discovery museum and planetarium
  • Beardsley Zoo
  • Downtown cabaret theater
  • Bridgeport Bluefish (Baseball) and Sound Tigers
    (Ice Hockey)

University of Bridgeport
  • Founded in 1927
  • Accredited, private, doctoral level institution
  • Located in the state of Connecticut, city of
  • Student body representing over 80 countries

University of Bridgeport
  • An international, doctoral intensive
    comprehensive university, with award-winning
    academic programs.
  • UBs 50-acre campus is flanked by the Seaside
    Park and Long Island Sound
  • Ideally located
  • Beaches 2-3 minute walk
  • Close to metro north rail station

University Profile
  • University of Bridgeport founded in 1927 as the
  • Junior College of Connecticut
  • Became the University of Bridgeport in 1947
  • Private, Independent, Non-sectarian and
  • International
  • UB Total Full Time Students 5300 approx

ENROLLMENT (Since 1992)
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Growth
TOTAL 2,973 3,162 3,173 3,165 3,274 3,626 4,018 4,752 60
UB Schools
School of Arts Sciences School of Business School of Engineering School of Education Human Resources
International College School of Continuing Professional Studies College of Chiropractic Fones School of Dental Hygiene
College of Naturopathic Medicine Nutrition Institute Acupuncture Institute ELI English Language Institute
University Campus
University Surroundings
School of Engineering
  • Fastest growing School of Engineering in the
    nation, among the 300 accredited engineering
  • Largest graduate engineering program in
    Connecticut (over 1000 students) and second
    largest graduate engineering program in New

School of Engineering
  • The SOE offers undergraduate degrees in Computer
    Science and an ABET-accredited Computer
    Engineering degree.
  • Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering,
    Computer Engineering, Computer Science,
    Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
    and Technology Management.
  • Ph.D. degree in  Computer Science and

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UBs Engineering School, with 1,250 students,
is among top three for enrollment in New
England. CT Post 11/22/2007
  • The School of Engineering has been the host of
    the largest international engineering research
    conference held on line for the last three years.
    CISSE (The International Joint Conferences on
    Computer, Information and Systems Sciences and
    Engineering) is the first high-caliber Research
    Conference in the world to be completely
    conducted online in real-time via the internet.
  • The School of Engineering recently started to
    host a colloquium series with vibrant and
    renowned speakers. Five internal and five
    external speakers are scheduled for every
    semester. This series has attracted regional
    attention and features world-class scholars and
    industry pioneers. In April 2008, the SOE hosted
    the IEEE Computer Society Spring Workshop.
  • The School of Engineering has been chosen to host
    two major international and regional conferences
    in 2009
  • REV (Remote Engineering and Virtual
  • ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education)

MS Technology Management Curriculum Choices
TM Core Courses
Choice of Concentrations Electives (27
  • Bio-Technology and/or Bio-Medical Management
  • and Technology
  • Computer, Networking Software
  • Data Base Management Systems
  • Electronic Commerce Information Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Energy Management
  • Health Care Management Administration
  • New Venture Creation/Entrepreneurship/
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Manufacturing Management
  • New Product Development Commercialization
  • Program Project Management
  • Service Management Engineering
  • Strategic Sourcing Outsourcing
  • Supply Chain Logistics Management
  • Marketing, Entrepreneurship Innovation
  • Total Quality Management Continuous
  • Process Improvement
  • Finance Accounting for Managers
  • Leadership, Teams and Managing Change
  • Global Program and Project Management
  • Business Policy and Strategy Capstone /
  • Contemporary Issues in Communications and
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Engineering Colloquium (1 credit)

Required Courses 8 Courses for Degree
4 Electives Can be chosen
Minimum Total Credits Required 34 for
Research Areas Technology Management
  • Creating and Sustaining Innovation and Managing
    Proactive Change
  • Bio-Medical/Bio-Technology and Management
  • Business and Information Technology Continuity
    and Security
  • Environment and Energy Management and Technology
    (including Green and Sustainability)
  • Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship New Venture
  • Creating Sustaining High Performance Global
    Leaders and Teams
  • New Product/Service Development and
  • Strategic Marketing, Demand Creation and Growth
  • Information Technology
  • Outsourcing and Strategic Sourcing
  • Quality Management and Lean Process Management
  • Global Program and Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management Logistics
  • Corporate and Information Technology Strategy,
    Execution Governance
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Service Management

MS Computer Science Curriculum
CS Core Courses
Choice of Electives
  • Computer Networks
  • Local Area Networks
  • Network Administration
  • Advanced Data Base Design
  • Multimedia Data Base Design
  • Windows Programming
  • Unix System Programming
  • Services Oriented Architecture
  • Java Programming
  • Advanced java Programming
  • Computer Architecture
  • Robotics
  • Advanced Robotics
  • Mobile Communication
  • Wireless Communication
  • Advanced Object Oriented Programming Using
  • C
  • Algorithm Design
  • Operating Systems
  • Data Base Design
  • Data and Computer Communication
  • Graduate Project
  • Engineering Colloquium (1 credit)

Required Courses 7 Courses for Degree
5 Electives Must Be Chosen
MS Computer Engineering Curriculum
CS Core Courses
Choice of Electives
  • Computer Networks
  • Local Area Networks
  • Network Administration
  • Analog VLSI Design
  • VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration)
  • Windows Programming
  • Unix System Programming
  • Image Processing
  • Software Engineering
  • Java Programming
  • Network Security
  • Robotics
  • Advanced Robotics
  • Mobile Communication
  • Wireless Communication
  • Advanced Object Oriented Programming Using
  • C
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Computer Architecture
  • Logic Synthesis Using FPGAs or VLSI Design
  • Data and Computer Communication
  • Graduate Project
  • Engineering Colloquium (1 credit)

Required Courses 7 Courses for Degree
5 Electives Must Be Chosen
Minimum Total Credits Required 34 for
Research Areas - Computer Science Engineering
  • Automation and Manufacturing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Arithmetic
  • Computer Networks
  • Control Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing Image Processing
  • Multimedia Data Base Application
  • Formal Approaches for Design, Synthesis and
  • Parallel and Distributed Architectures and
  • Robotics
  • Scalable Web Architectures, SOA, GPS
  • Microelectronic Design
  • Wireless Communication

MS Electrical Engineering Curriculum Choices
  • Core courses are decided by the student pursuing
    a particular concentration courses come from a
    list of almost 100 different courses student
    should be guided by the department's research
  • All courses are at the 400 or 500 level.
  • All courses in EE and Computer Science and
    Computer Engineering are accepted toward the
  • A minimum of 30 credits is required for the MSEE
  • Master's Project or Thesis is required
  • One course in either Technology Management or
    Mechanical Engineering may be taken, but this is
    not necessary.
  • Concentrations available in Electrical
    Engineering are
  • VLSI, Signal Processing, Energy and Power,
    Medical Electronics, Solar Cells, Electrical
    Accident Reconstruction, MEMs, Electrical
    materials/Composites, PLC (Programmable Logic

Research Areas - Electrical Engineering
  • Distributed control and optimization
  • Electrical Properties of Plastic/Metal Composites
  • Electrical Safety and Electric Accident
  • Electromagnetic Fields Applied To Lightning
  • Electronic Biological Sensors
  • Electronic Materials and Devices
  • Information processing and control of large-scale
    distributed systems
  • Medical Electronics Bio-Medical
  • Micro-electromechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Micro-sensors and Micro-actuators
  • Superconductors
  • Thin-film Solar Cells
  • VLSI design and testing
  • PLC (Programmable Logic Control)

MS Mechanical Engineering Curriculum Choices
ME Core Courses
Choice of Concentrations
  • Design Management Concentration Area
  • (Take 3 credits from Traditional Core Courses)
  • Computer Aided Engineering/Design
  • Advanced CAE/CAD Projects
  • CAM NC Machining
  • Design Innovation
  • Ergonomics
  • Intellectual Property Technology
  • Manufacturing Management Concentration Area
  • (Take 3 credits from Traditional Core Courses)
  • Materials Methods in Manufacturing
  • Advanced CAE/CAD Projects
  • Innovations Product Development
  • Production Technology Techniques
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Principles of Logistics and Materials
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Materials
  • Traditional Concentration Area
  • MEEG 410 Advanced Fluid Dynamics
  • MEEG 452 Advanced Vibration
  • MEEG 453 Finite Element Methods
  • MEEG 454 Advanced Dynamics
  • MEEG 463 Advanced Heat Transfer
  • Math 401 Advanced Analysis
  • Masters Project
  • Engineering Colloquium (1 credit)

Minimum Total Credits Required 30 for
Research Areas Mechanical Engineering
  • Automation control
  • Biomechanics of manipulation
  • Biomedical equipment design
  • Design/Shape optimization
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Finite element analysis
  • HVAC
  • Heat Transfer
  • Human performance effects of manipulation of the
  • Laser material processing
  • Manufacturing
  • Nanomaterials
  • Biomaterials and bioinspired materials
  • Prototyping
  • Robotics
  • Thermal management of electronic devices and
  • Welding
  • BIM Building Information Modeling

MS Biomedical Engineering Curriculum Choices
  • Core courses are decided by the student pursuing
    a particular concentration courses come from a
    list of several interdisciplinary biomedical
    engineering courses student should be guided by
    the BME program research areas.
  • All courses are at the 400 or 500 level and
    research project is 600 level.
  • Many courses in EE, Computer Science and Computer
    Engineering, TM and ME are accepted in MS BME
  • A minimum of 33 credits is required for the MSBME
  • Team based research project of 6 credit is
  • Concentrations available in Biomedical
    Engineering are
  • Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Bioelectronics
    and Biomedical Electronics, Biobased Energy and
    Power, Bio-MEMs, Biosensing, Bioimaging,
    Biomechanics, Bio-instrumentation, Biorobotics,
    Electrochemistry in biosystems, Bio-signaling,
    Communication in biological systems

Research Areas Bio-Medical Engineering
  • Biomedical materials
  • Biomimicking and bioinspired materials
  • Bioelectronics
  • BioMEMS
  • Biosignal processing
  • Biorobotics
  • Bioimage processing
  • Ergonomy
  • Bioinformatics
  • Gene sequencing
  • Communication in man-machine interface
  • Biosensing
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Cellular and molecular biology
  • Biometrics
  • Biomechanics
  • Biotechnology

Financial Stipends and Scholarships
  • 165 Engineering and Business programs
    assistantships based on academic merit 4 credits
    tuition waiver for two consecutive semesters
  • Deans Assistantships 9 credits tuition waiver
    and 10,000 living costs waiver for two
    consecutive academic semesters for Engineering
  • Graduate Assistantships, Research Assistantships
    and Student Workers employment available
  • Payment plans option available after your 1st

  • 16 state of the art computer/instruction labs.
  • Sample of Distinguished Research labs
  • RISC Project Lab. (Interdisciplinary Robotics,
    Intelligent Sensing, and Control) Director Prof.
    Tarek Sobh
  • Wireless Mobile Communications (WMC) Project
    Lab. Director Prof. Khaled Elleithy
  • VLSI/FPGA Project Lab.
  • Multimedia Information Group (MIG) Project Lab.
    Director Prof. Jeongkyu Lee
  • PLC Lab. Director Prof. Jack Toporovsky

Multimedia Information Group (MIG) Laboratory
Multimedia Information Group
  • Multimedia Information Group _at_ UB
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering at
    UB, CT
  • Location Charles A. Dana Hall 234
  • People
  • Prof. Jeongkyu Lee
  • 2 PhDs and 2 MS students
  • Collaborators
  • Prof. JungHwan Oh at UNT
  • Prof. Shou-jiang Tang at UTSW
  • Prof. Dongwon Lee at PSU

Our Vision
Multimedia Information Group
Active Research
Multimedia Information Group
Robotics, Intelligent Sensing and Control Lab
University of Bridgeport School of Engineering
Outline of Outgoing Project
  • Online Automation and Control An Experiment in
    Distance Engineering Education
  • E-Learning Case Studies in Web-Controlled
    Devices and Remote Manipulation
  • Prototyping Environment for Robot Manipulators
  • Manipulator Workspace Generation and
    Visualization in the Presence of Obstacles
  • Kinematic Synthesis of Robotic Manipulators from
    Task Descriptions
  • New concept in optimizing the manipulability
    index of serial Manipulators using SVD method

Outline of Outgoing Project
  • Recovering 3-D Uncertainties from Sensory
    Measurements for Robotics Applications
  • Industrial Inspection and Reverse Engineering
  • Sensing Under Uncertainty for Mobile Robots
  • Robot Design and Dynamic Control Simulation
    Software Solutions From Task Points Description.
  • RISCBot II

Online Distance Laboratories
  • Using Automation and Telerobotic (controlling
    devices from a distance) systems
  • Real-time laboratory experience via the internet
  • Tele-operation of Mitsubishi Movemaster
  • RISCBOT A Web Enabled Autonomous Navigational
  • Tele-operation of the FESTO Process Controller

Capabilities and Research Facilities
  • Sensing under uncertainty.
  • Sensor-based distributed control schemes.
  • Control and planning for autonomous mobile
  • Modeling and recovering uncertainty in 3-D
    structure and motion.
  • Dynamics and kinematics generation and analysis
    for multi-DOF robots.
  • Active observation and control of a moving agent
    under uncertainty.
  • Automation for genetics application.
  • Manipulator workspace generation in the presence
    of obstacles.
  • Turbulent flow analysis using sensors within a
    DES framework

Other Projects
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Manipulability Bands of Puma 560 in 2D workspace
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Wireless Mobile Communications (WMC) Laboratory

Current Research Projects
  • Wireless Multiuser Communications for Cellular
    and Mobile Networks
  • BER and SNR Analysis of DS-CDMA Cellular Networks
  • Multiple Access interference (MAI) Cancellation
    for Wireless Multiuser Receivers
  • Analysis of Processing Gain for Wireless
    Multiuser DS-CDMA Systems
  • Computational Complexity and Algorithm
    Optimization for 3G Cellular Networks

Research Projects
  • 2. Wireless Mesh Networks
  • The Use of Orthogonal Frequency Code Division
    (OFCD) in Broadband Wireless Mesh Networks
  • Efficient Routing Algorithms for Wireless
    Mesh-Hypercube (M-H) Networks

Research Projects (Cont..)
  • 3. Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANET)
  • The Best and Worst Case Capacity Analysis of
  • Efficient DSR Based Routing Scheme for MANET
  • Minimizing the Malicious Behavior of Mobile Nodes
    for Maximizing the MANET Data Throughput
  • 4. Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Resource Optimization in Wireless Sensor Networks
    Via Self-Adaptive Methodology
  • Minimizing the Energy Consumption of Wireless
    Sensor Nodes Using Active Node Optimization

Related Recent ResultsCDMA Receiver Multiuser
  • A class of CDMA receivers known as multiuser
  • It exploit the available information about the
    spreading sequences and mobile channel impulse
    responses of all the CDMA users
  • The goal is to improve the performance of the
    wireless CDMA users

WMC research group focuses on this part
Classification of CDMA detectors
Related Recent Results Antenna Design for
Cellular Networks
  • Advantages
  • Co-channel interference reduction
  • Collect multipath components
  • Delay spread reduction
  • reduce handoff rate
  • stand alone technique
  • Disadvantages
  • Linear increase in Interference
  • Cancel only L-1 interference
  • Difficult to achieve convergence in low SNR

WMC research group focuses on the utilization of
adaptive antenna array with CDMA systems for
achieving optimal performance
Figure Adaptive Antenna Array
  • The School of Engineering currently has more than
    80 full and part time faculty members. The number
    of full time faculty has doubled in the past four
  • The School of Engineering faculty have produced
    more than fifteen books in the past two years on
    topics varying from Engineering Education,
    Computing Sciences and Software Engineering,
    E-Learning, Instruction Technology, Algorithms
    and Techniques in Automation, Robotics,
    Industrial Electronics and Telecommunications
  • The number of faculty and student scholarly
    publications in world-class academic conferences
    and journals in the last three years has been
    over 400.

School of Engineering
  • UB Among U.S. Doctorate Granting Institutions
  • Seventh most diverse University
  • Seventh (small class sizes)
  • Second most international University
  • (U.S. News and World Report Rankings)
  • School of Engineering Most diverse and
  • international in UB small class sizes.

Computer Science Engineering Department
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Facilities
  • Teaching and Innovative Programs
  • Industry and Community Collaboration
  • Research
  • Undergraduate CpE Curriculum

  • High percentage of international students.
  • Very active and high quality
  • Recent graduates in doctoral programs at Duke,
    Purdue and Texas AM
  • Recent employers include Genzyme, IBMs TJ Watson
    Research Center, IPC, Goldman Sachs, Motorola
    Mobiles Devices and QLogic
  • Professional activities include
  • Conference Attendance, Publications
    Publications ASEE NE Conference, NEBHE Science
    Network Meetings
  • Winners at CT Business Plan Competitions
  • ACM Programming Contests
  • Active participants of campus clubs and
    organizations NSBE, Club India, Korean Student

Faculty Profile
Julius Dichter Ph.D., University of
Connecticut Parallel Processing, Distributed
Processing, Object Oriented Systems,
Algorithms Khaled Elleithy Ph. D. University
of Southwestern Louisiana Wireless/ Mobile
Communications, Network Security, Formal
Methods of Hardware Design Stephen
Grodzinsky Ph.D., University of Illinois
Digital Design, Logic Synthesis, Computer
Ethics Jeongkyu Lee Ph.D., University of Texas
Database, Operating Systems, Multimedia
Processing Gonhsin Liu Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo
Digital Signal and Image Processing,
Microprocessor Design, UNIX/ LINUX Systems
Programming Ausif Mahmood Ph.D., Washington
State University High Performance Computing,
Parallel and Distributed Processing, CAD for
VLSI, Web Services Tarek Sobh Ph.D., University
of Pennsylvania Robotics and Automation,
Sensing, Manufacturing, Computer Vision,
Engineering Education and On-Line Engineering
Abhilasha Tibrewal MS, University of
Bridgeport Object Oriented Systems,
Algorithms, Engineering Education Zhengping
Wu Ph.D., University of Virginia
Distributed Systems, Information Security,
Faculty Activities
  • Distinguished Teaching Four faculty members have
    received the university-wide Distinguished
    Professor of the Year award.
  • Everyone has introduced new curriculum in their
    areas of specialty.
  • One of the faculty members is a licensed
    Professional Engineer.
  • Recent Grants
  • Hybrid Projectile Design funded by U.S. Army
    Research Center
  • Wireless Capsule Endoscopy funded by Intromedic
  • Recent Consulting Activities LiteOn
    Communications(CA), Inventec Appliances, 3M (CT),
    Northrup Grumman Corporation (CT), Blue Cross
    (CT), Aetna (CT), General Electric (CT), Fidelity
    Investments (Boston), Charles Schwab (San
    Francisco), Verizon Wireless(NJ).

  • Significant instructional / RD Laboratories in
    the areas of
  • Advanced digital design and VLSI / FPGA.
  • Microprocessors and Embedded System Design
  • Robotics / Automation and Control.
  • Advanced networking and telecommunications.
  • Mobile and Wireless communications.
  • Power Electronics, DSP and Controls
  • High Performance Computing.
  • Multimedia Research

Teaching and Innovative Programs
  • Dual degree programs
  • Evening, weekend and continuing education
  • On-site teaching in Industry.
  • Distance learning version of MS in Computer
  • Graduate Certificates

Industry and Community Collaboration
  • Co-ops and Internships
  • Joint Development Projects.
  • On-site Training
  • Industry Advisory Board
  • ConnCap Program (Pre-Engineering) with Bridgeport
    School District and the School of Education.
  • Recent Student Placements
  • Everest Business Solutions, GE Asset Management,
    Genzyme, IBM, IPC, Goldman Sachs, KOMPO
    E-commerce Solutions, Motorola, Northup Grumann,
    Pitney Bowes, QLogic, Rockwell Collins, Sikorsky
    Aircraft and others.

  • Grants for Equipment, Research and
  • Development. (Helped in Establishing our
  • Several R D projects in the areas of
  • Automation and Robotics.
  • Signal Processing.
  • VLSI.
  • Motion Control.
  • Manufacturing / Reverse Engineering.
  • Software Development.
  • Medical Video Analysis

Undergraduate CpE Curriculum
  • Emphasis is on sound broad-based
    interdisciplinary technical education.
  • Basic education in first three years.
  • Final year for exploration of specific areas of
  • S/W Areas Artificial intelligence, Knowledge
    based systems and Software Design
  • H/W Areas Computer or Integrated circuit design,
    Robotics and Networking
  • Well defined threads established in the
    professional component of the curriculum
  • Design Thread
  • Software Thread
  • Hardware Thread
  • Software/ Hardware Integration Thread
  • Electrical Engineering Thread

Opening Doors, Building Futures
University of Bridgeport - strongly committed to
academic development and professional
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