FALL 2008 Welcome! INTRODUCTORY REMARKS We hope you will find your stay at Case Western Reserve University mind-expanding and educational. This packet provides the necessary initial information you need to settle into our department’s programs. Our tradition has been to treat each graduate student as a “special individual”.
Information about the content of graduate courses and the general guidelines for the graduate program can be found in the Case Western Reserve University General Bulletin. Additional information about our program can be obtained from the EECS Office of Student Affairs in Glennan 321. You may also visit our Web site at http://eecs.cwru.edu for more up-to-date information. The EECS Office of Student Affairs can help you identify the person or committee best suited to assist you.
It is worthwhile to check your assigned mailbox regularly for important notices, mail, and scheduled colloquium announcements. These boxes can be found in Glennan 321 near the copy machine. If your name is not on one, contact the Graduate Program Coordinator in Glennan 321.
New graduate teaching assistants are expected to enroll in the non-credit course, Professional Development for Graduate Assistants (UNIV 400). This required course, usually offered one week before the Fall Semester starts, consist of seminars by faculty on effective professional communication skills. It also provides teaching assistants with opportunities to discuss and reflect upon their instructional roles.
EECS graduate students are required to enroll in the Colloquium Course EECS 500 every semester. If you are admitted as a Ph.D. student you are required to take EECS 400T, 500T and 600T. These are teaching-related requirements that should be fulfilled in the first semester (400T), second semester (500T) and a later semester (600T) of study. Typically, EECS 400T and EECS 500T are taken in the first academic year of Graduate Study unless approved by the appropriate EECS Associate Chair.
Nanometer VLSI architecture, circuit/architecture co-design, low-power system design, design for reliability/manufacturability/testability, defect based testing, novel test solutions. Michael S. Branicky, Sc.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)- Glennan 517B- email@example.com-
Intelligent systems and control, hybrid systems, learning, real-time and distributed control over networks, applications to robotics, manufacturing, and biology.
Marc Buchner, Ph.D. (Michigan State University)- Olin 707- firstname.lastname@example.org - x4096
Associate Professor Gaming and Simulation, Virtual Reality, Digital signal Processing, wavelets, joint time frequency analysis
M. Cenk Cavusoglu, Ph.D. (University of California - Berkeley) - Glennan 517C- email@example.com- x4479
Robotics (Medical Robotics and Haptics), Computer Graphics, Virtual Environments (Surgical Simulation), Systems and Control Theory, Biosystems.
Vira Chankong, Ph.D. (Case Western Reserve University)- Olin 708- firstname.lastname@example.org- x4054
Associate Professor Large-scale optimization; logic-based optimization; multi-objective optimization; application to radiation treatment planning, medical image registration, systems biology and computer networks.
Steven L. Garverick, Ph.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)- Glennan 511- email@example.com- x6436
Associate Professor & Associate Chair
Professor Nonlinear control, dynamic systems, homogeneous systems theory, observers and system identification, adaptive and robust control, control applications.
Kenneth Loparo, Ph.D. (Case Western University)- Olin 705- firstname.lastname@example.org - x4115
Nord Professor of Engineering
Dynamic systems, nonlinear control, homogeneous systems theory, robust and adaptive control, control of nonholonomic or underactuated mechanical systems, robotics and MEMS devices, nonlinear observers and identification, network congestion control, system biology and biologically inspired systems.
Behnam Malakooti, Ph.D. (Purdue University)- Olin 611- email@example.com -x4462
Intelligent sys.architectures, networks, multi-objective & manufacturing optimization,
Mehran Mehregany, Ph.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)- Glennan 714- firstname.lastname@example.org- x0755
B.F. Goodrich Professor
Silicon and silicon carbide micro/nano systems technology (including MEMS/NEMS), micromachining and microfabrication technologies, materials and modeling issues related to MEMS/NEMS and (in some cases) integrated circuits technologies, MEMS packaging
Frank Merat, Ph.D. (Case Western Reserve University) PE (Ohio)- Glennan 518- email@example.com- x4572
Associate Professor Wireless and RF electronics including RFIDs, sensor networks, optical MEMS devices, computer vision and image processing.
Mihajlo D. Mesarovic, Ph.D. (Serbian Academy of Science)- Olin 605- firstname.lastname@example.org- x5877
Cady Staley Professor Complex systems theory, global issues and sustainable development, systems biology.
Pedram Mohseni, Ph.D. (University of Michigan) – Glennan 510 – email@example.com- x5263
Wyatt Newman, Ph.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)- Glennan 516A- firstname.lastname@example.org- x6432
Professor Mechatronics, high-speed robot design, force and vision-based machine control, artificial reflexes for autonomous machines, rapid prototyping, agile manufacturing.
Gultekin Ozsoyoglu, Ph.D. (University of Alberta, Canada)- Olin 506- email@example.com- x5029
Professor Data Management, Databases, Querying Web Resources, Bioinformatics, Database Security.
Z. Meral Ozsoyoglu, Ph.D. Chair of EECS - (University of Alberta, Canada)- Olin 511/Glennan 321- firstname.lastname@example.org- x2818
Professor Database systems, database query languages and optimization, data models, index structures, bioinformatics.
C.A. Papachristou, Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins University)- Glennan 509- email@example.com- x5277
Professor VLSI design and CAD, computer architecture and parallel processing, design automation, embedded system design.
Andy Podgurski, Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)- Olin 510- firstname.lastname@example.org- x6884
Associate Professor Software engineering methodology; software analysis, testing, and reliability engineering; software security; application of data mining and machine learning to software analysis and validation.
Michael Rabinovich Ph.D. (University of Washington)- Olin 507- email@example.com- x4559
Daniel Saab, Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana)- Olin 515B- firstname.lastname@example.org- x2494
Associate Professor Computer architecture, VLSI system design and test, CAD design automation.
Soumya Ray, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin- Madison)- Olin 516- email@example.com- x4040
Artificial Intelligence. Machine Learning. Automated Planning. Reinforcement Learning, Bioinformatics. N. Sreenath, Ph.D. (University of Maryland)- Olin 608- firstname.lastname@example.org- x6219
Associate Professor Systems biology, large-scale and hierarchical systems, sustainable development, integrated assessment, global & environmental policy issues (water resources & global climate change), control theory.
Massood Tabib-Azar, Ph.D. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)- Glennan 517C- email@example.com- x6431
Professor Nanodevices and molecular electronics, nano-scale metrology tools, microwave-AFM for bio-nano-info, novel fabrication technologies.
Norman Tien, Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley)- Nord 500- firstname.lastname@example.org- x4436
Nord Professor of Engineering and Dean of the Case School of Engineering
Ohio Eminent Scholar, Department of Physics. MEMS for micro-optical applications in communications and biomedical systems, wireless integrated circuits, and environmental monitoring.
Visit International Student Services in Sears 210 and see Elise Lindsay, Director. Pick up information for Social Security numbers and any other Visa Information.
Visit the Graduate Studies Office in Nord Hall, Sixth Floor. See Susan Benedict for your Temporary Social Security Number.
Visit your Adviser to discuss course selection. Register for classes using the Student Information System (SIS).
Visit Access Services in the basement of the Crawford Building to obtain Student ID – you may also acquire parking at this office, if necessary.
Contact EECS Student Affairs under new account address so that we may add you to the Graduate Student Email Alias. It is important for you to have important information and notices regarding Departmental issues and Graduate Student life in EECS.
Visit EECS Student Affairs in Glennan 321 if you have any questions or problems.
Send email to email@example.com for any lab access, room access, or keys.
Visit http://www.eecs.case.edu and follow links for “Academics” and “Graduate Study” to find the degree requirements for your program.