Overview: Computing Engineering Technical Interest Group Joseph Hughes Associate Chair for Academic Operations Computer Engineering The field of computer engineering is centered in digital design, computer architecture, computer networks and internetworking, and computer applications, which include circuits and devices, computer systems, and engineering software systems. At Georgia Tech, computer engineering is •an undergraduate degree program •an area of specialization in the EE program Computer Engineering Core Faculty (26 Total) • • • • • • • • • • • • • Anderson, David Blough, Douglas Chatterjee, Abhijit Davis, Jeffrey Hamblen, James Hasler, Paul Heck-Ferri, Bonnie Hughes, Joseph Jain, Ramesh Keezer, David Lee, Sean Lim, Sung-Kyu Owen, Henry • • • • • • • • • • • • • Palem, Krishna Peatman, John Riley, George Saad, Ashraf (GTREP) Schimmel, David Schlag, Jay Swaminathan, Madhavan Vainstein, Feodor (GTREP) Wardi, Yorai Wills, Linda Wills, Scott Yezzi, Anthony Zaghloul, Rahman (GTREP) BS CmpE Requirements Breadth Courses and Electives 2-3-3 CS 1322 – Object-Oriented Programming 2-0-2 LCC 3401 – Technical Communication Practices x-x-6 Engineering electives (thermodynamics, probability/statistics x-x-4 Advanced Programming elective x-x-3 Discrete Mathematics elective x-x-6 Approved electives There has been a recent change in this requirement! Instead of CS2130 this will be taught in ECE as ECE3035! BS CompE Requirements In Common with ECE 3-3-4 ECE 3-0-3 ECE 1-3-2 ECE 3-0-3 ECE 3-0-3 ECE 4-0-4 ECE 1-3-2 ECE 1-3-2 ECE 2-3-3 ECE 1-6-3 ECE 2025 – Introduction to Signal Processing 2030 – Introduction to Computer Engineering 2031 – Digital Design Laboratory 2040 – Circuit Analysis 3025 – Electromagnetics 3040 – Microelectronic Circuits 3041 – Instrumentation and Circuits Laboratory 3042 – Microelectronic Circuits Laboratory 4000 – Project Engineering and Professional Practice 4006 – Major Design Project Computer Engineering Depth & Breadth 3-3-4 ECE 3055 – Computer Architecture and Operating Systems EE Breadth 3-3-4 ECE 3060 – VLSI and Advanced Digital Design electives x-x-14 ECE/CS electives Course Offerings: Elective Courses Computer Architecture ECE4100 - Advanced Computer Architecture: Comprehensive coverage of the architecture and system issues that confront the design of highperformance workstation/PC computer architectures with emphasis on quantitative evaluation. Credit is not allowed for both ECE 4100 and any of the following courses: ECE 6100, CS 4290, CS 6290. VLSI Design ECE 4130 - Advanced VLSI Systems: An advanced treatment of VLSI systems analysis, design, and testing with emphasis on complex systems and how they are incorporated into a silicon environment. Credit is not allowed for both ECE 4130 and ECE 6130. ECE 4170 - HDL Based Design: Design Introduction to hardware description languages and associated methodologies for digital system design. In-depth coverage includes applications to the simulation and synthesis of digital systems. Course Offerings: Elective Courses Computer Networking ECE 4110 - Internetwork Programming: Exploration of Internet implementation as a network of computing systems. Internetworking skills for design and implementation of hardware and software Internet products. ECE 4XXX - Internetwork Security: Hands on experimentation and evaluation of Internet Security theory, principles, and practices. Laboratory component involves implementing both defensive and offensive security techniques. Course Offerings: Elective Courses Embedded Systems ECE 4175 - Embedded Microcontroller Design: Microcontroller structure, instruction set, addressing modes. Code development by assembly language programming and using an emulator. Programmable timer use, interrupt handlers, and timing ECE 4180 - Embedded Systems Design: Processors, chipsets, busses, and I/O devices for high-ended embedded systems. Embedded operating systems; device drivers and applications for embedded systems Where do Georgia Tech computer engineers find jobs? IBM Corporation Hewlett-Packard Company Texas Instruments Incorporated Motorola Internet Security Systems Intel Corporation Home Depot (IT) AMD Sun Microsystems, Inc. Cisco Systems Dell Computer Corporation Bell South Manhatten Associates Accenture Scientific Atlanta Lockheed Martin Lawrence Livermore National Lab Siemens Corporation Northrop Grumman Corporation Agere Systems Lexmark International Jet Propulsion Laboratory Xilinx Manhatten Associates Microsoft Corporation Raytheon Corporation Peoplesoft Computer Engineering Research Areas •Computer Architecture •Embedded Systems and Software •Design Tools, Test and Verification •Computer Networks and Internetworking •Distributed Systems and Software •VLSI Design Computer Architecture Research Example Focal Plane Architectures PICA Research Group Prof. Scott Wills Color Image and Video Processing (CIVP) QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Design Tool Research Example 3D Package Place-and-Route Undergrads: Karthik Balakrishnan, Siddharth Easwar, Vidit Nanda Advisor: Sung Kyu Lim (www.gtcad.gatech.edu) 3D Package Routing 3D Thermal Modeling 3D Power Supply Modeling Computer Network Research Example Georgia Tech Honeynet Research Project Computer Engineering Faculty: Henry Owen A network of counterfeit hosts (known as honeynet) have been inserted in Georgia network that is subject to intrusions and attacks. Q uic kTim e™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompr essor ar e needed to see this picture. VLSI Design Research Example High-Speed Clock Network Design Advanced Interconnect Modeling and Design (AIMD) Graduate Student: Heather Luman Undergraduate Student: Tim Cooper Advisor: Jeff Davis Qu ickTi me™ an d a TIFF (Un compresse d) decompres sor are needed to s ee this pi cture. Qui ckTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see thi s picture. Spiral inductors are used to enhance clock bandwidth! Course Offerings: Graduate Courses Computer Architecture ECE 6100 - Advanced Computer Architecture: Comprehensive coverage of the architecture and system issues that confront the design of high-performance workstation/PC computer architectures with emphasis on quantitative evaluation. Pre-requisites: ECE 3055 ECE 6101 - Parallel & Distributed Computer Architecture: An advanced study of the critical issues and limiting factors in the design of asynchronous and synchronous parallel and distributed architectures. Pre-requisites: ECE 6100 ECE 6xxx - Dependable Distributed Systems: Fundamental concepts, theory, and practice of dependable distributed systems. Techniques for tolerating hardware and software faults. Security aspects such as confidentiality, availability, and integrity. ECE 7102 - RISC Architectures: An advanced design-oriented class studying the design techniques and operational principles of modern Superscalar RISC datapaths. Pre-requisites: ECE 6100 ECE 7142 - Fault Tolerant Computing: Key concepts in fault-tolerant computing. Understanding and use of modern fault-tolerant hardware and software design practices. Case studies. Pre-requisites: ECE 6140 Course Offerings: Graduate Courses Computer Networking ECE 6110 – CAD for Computer Communication Networks: Investigation of the methodologies and algorithms used for designing and optimizing computer/communications networks with a focus on the algorithmic aspects of network design. Pre-requisites: ECE 6607 Digital System Design and Testing ECE 6140 - Digital Systems Test: Introduction to the basic concepts in digital systems testing. Advanced topics in fault modeling and simulation, test pattern generation, and design for testability. Pre-requisites: ECE 3060 ECE 7131 - Asynchronous & Self-Timed Systems: Specification and design of asynchronous digital systems. Pre-requisites: ECE 6130 ECE 7141 - Advanced Digital System Test: Design and test techniques for high-speed digital systems operating at rates above 100 MHz with a practical emphasis via substantial projects. Pre-requisites: ECE 6140 Course Offerings: Graduate Courses VLSI Design ECE 6130 - Advanced VLSI Systems: An advanced treatment of VLSI systems analysis, design, and testing with emphasis on complex systems and how they are incorporated into a silicon environment. Pre-requisites: ECE 3060 ECE 6132 - Computer-aided VLSI System Design: Theory and practice of computeraided VLSI digital systems design. Logic synthesis, semi-custom VLSI design, highlevel synthesis, low-power systems, and hardware/software co-design. Individual and group projects. Pre-requisites: ECE 3060 ECE 6xxx – Physical Design Automation of VLSI Systems: Design automation problems in the physical design process of VLSI circuits including clustering, partitioning, floorplanning, placement, routing, and compaction.