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TIMTABLE & SYLLABUS

2010 2nd Semester
Time/Date Mon. Tue. Wed.

Thu.

09:30 - 10:45

ITCE503/EECE700M
Information and Data Modelling
John Strassner RIST 4406

ITCE760A/MOLS622F Genes and Development Ⅲ  Seungjae Lee
(09:30 ~ 12:00)

ITCE560/MOLS619
Bioinformatics
Sanguk Kim Chem.409

ITCE641
Semiconductor Theory
Nikhil Ranjan Das RIST 4406
(09:30 ~ 11:30)

ITCE641
Semiconductor Theory
Nikhil Ranjan Das RIST 4406
(09:30 ~ 11:30)

ITCE503/EECE700M
Information and Data Modelling
John Strassner RIST 4406

ITCE560/MOLS619
Bioinformatics
Sanguk Kim Chem.409

ITCE641
Semiconductor Theory
Nikhil Ranjan Das RIST 4406
(09:30 ~ 11:30)

ITCE641
Semiconductor Theory
Nikhil Ranjan Das RIST 4406
(09:30 ~ 11:30)

11:00 -12:15

ITCE603/EECE702E
Self-Protection System
Jong Kim PIRL 421

ITCE760A/MOLS622F Genes and Development Ⅲ
Seungjae Lee(09:30 ~ 12:00)

 

ITCE603/EECE702E Self-Protection System Jong Kim PIRL 421

 

12:00-13:45

 

 

 

 
13:15- 14:30

ITCE520/EECE702B Introduction to Random Variable and Process  
Hwangjun Song
PIRL 222

ITCE501/EECE700L
Autonomic Systems
Nazim Agoulmine RIST 4406

ITCE543/EECE596
RFIC Design
Bumman Kim
LG 104

ITCE520/EECE702B
Introduction to Random Variable and Process  
Hwangjun Song
PIRL 222

ITCE501/EECE700L
Autonomic Systems
Nazim Agoulmine RIST 4406

ITCE543/EECE596
RFIC Design
Bumman Kim
LG 104

14:45~ 16:00

ITCE621/EECE620
Mobile Networks  
Youngjoo Suh
PIRL 222

ITCE740B/EECE695B
Integrated Circuits
for Sensor Interface
Hongjune Park LG 102

ITCE710B/EECE700N
Convergence Using
Smart Phones & Devices
James, Won-Ki Hong
RIST 4406

ITCE621/EECE620 Mobile Networks  
Youngjoo Suh PIRL 222 

ITCE740B/EECE695B
Integrated Circuits for Sensor Interface Hongjune Park LG 102

ITCE710B/EECE700N
Convergence Using
Smart Phones & Devices
James, Won-Ki Hong
RIST 4406

16:15-17:30

ITCE540
Introduction to Nano Technology
Meyya Meyyappan
RIST 4406

ITCE720B/EECE695X
TB Design for Delayed Systems
Poogyeon Park LG 105

ITCE740C
Nanostructured Materials
Gianaurelio Cuniberti RIST 4406

ITCE540
Introduction to Nano Technology
Meyya Meyyappan
RIST 4406

ITCE720B/EECE695X
TB Design for Delayed Systems
Poogyeon Park LG 105

ITCE740C
Nanostructured Materials
Gianaurelio Cuniberti RIST 4406

 

SYLLABUS

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ITCE501
Course Title

Autonomic Systems

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

TUE,THU 13:15 ~ 14:30

Lecturer

Prof.  Nazim Agoulmine

Lecture Room RIST4406 Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

 

e-mail

nazim@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
- To introduce key concepts and techniques underlying the design and engineering of Autonomic Systems. Highlighting the main Self-*characteristics of Autonomic Systems, why it is necessary, foundational principles based on control theory, bio-inspired, artificial intelligence and systems concepts. Explain the specificities of Computing, Networking and Network Management Autonomic Systems. Cover case studies and technologies used to implement Autonomic Systems in the frame of international research projects.

Prerequisite and Compulsory
Undergraduate classes on operating systems and networking.

Grading
Based on homework and a project.

Class Materials
There will not be a required text for this course. Research papers will be selected from journals and conferences and distributed to students to read.

References
NONE

Course Schedule


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ITCE710B
Course Title

Convergence Using Smart Phones & Devices

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

T, T 14:45 ~ 16:00

Lecturer

James Won-Ki Hong

Lecture Room RIST4406 Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

 

e-mail

jwkhong@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
- This course introduces the latest technologies of smart phones and devices. How these are used and impacting at work, education, entertainment, leisure, etc. will be investigated and discussed. We will discuss what roles these devices can play in convergence engineering. The latest as well as the future convergence applications and services using smart phones and devices will be examined. Various research topics using smart phones and devices will be investigated. Students will also experience a term project on convergence and software application development using smart phones and devices.

Prerequisite and Compulsory
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Grading
- Assignments: 30%
- Projects: 60%
- Class Participation: 10%
Note: the above evaluation scheme may change slightly during the course.

Class Materials
There will be no textbook for this course. Lecture materials in Power point and research papers will be provided during the course

References
-- Google, Google TV, http://www.google.com/tv/.
- Rory Lewis, iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners, 1st edition, Apress, Berkely, CA, USA, ISBN 1430227001, 2010.
- Robert Hawkins, “Ten Global Trends in ICT and Education,” MIT Learning International Networks Consortium, May 2010, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, http://eprints.knust.edu.gh/332/1/hawkins.pdf.
- Hossein Falaki, Ratul Mahajan, Srikanth Kandula, Dimitrios Lymberopoulos, Ramesh Govindan, and Deborah Estrin, “Diversity in Smartphone Usage,” Proc. of the 8th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys'10), San Francisco, USA, June 2010, pp. 179-194.
- Moo-Ryong Ra, et. al., “Energy-Delay Tradeoffs in Smartphone Applications,” Proc. of the 8th international conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (Mobisys’10), San Francisco, USA, June 2010, pp. 255-270.
- Ching-Su Chang, et. al., “Development of a Ubiquitous Emergency Medical Service System Based on Zigbee and 3.5G Wireless Communication Technologies,” D. Zhang and M. Sonka (Eds.): ICMB 2010, LNCS 6165, pp. 201–208, 2010.
- Mohammad Iftekhar Husain and Ramalingam Sridhar, “iForensics: Forensic Analysis of Instant Messaging on Smart Phones,” S. Goel (Ed.): ICDF2C 2009, LNICST 31, pp. 9–18, 2010.
- Soraya Kouadri Mostefaoui, Zakaria Maamar, George M. Giaglis, Advances in Ubiquitous Computing: Future Paradigms and Directions, IGI Publishing; ISBN-10: 159904840X, 2008.
- Mokhtari Mounir, Ismail Khalil, Jérémy Bauchet, Daqing Zhan, Chris D. Nugent, Ambient Assistive Health and Wellness Management in the Heart of the City, The 7th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics (ICOST 2009), Springer, ISBN-10: 3642028675, 2009.
- Mitch Allen, Palm webOS, O’Reilly, ISBN-10: 0596155255, 2009
Course Schedule
In this course, the topics that will be covered will include, but not limited to, the following..
- The evolution of smart phones
- The evolution of smart devices (iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google TV, etc.)
- The impact of smart phones in work places
- The impact of smart phones in education
- The impact of smart phones in entertainment & leisure
- The economic impact of smart phones
- The impact of app stores, super app store (WAC, Wholesale App Community)
- Operating systems in smart phones & devices
- Developing mobile apps and mobile webs
- Convergence applications in smart phones & devices
- Convergence services in smart phones & devices
- Personalized services using smart phones and devices
- Context Awareness, Semantics, Intelligent Decision Making in smart phones and devices
- The role and non-role of standards in converged environment (Apple vs. Google)



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ITCE605/EECE607
Course Title

Bioinformatics

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

T, T 09:30 ~ 10:45

Lecturer

Sanguk Kim

Lecture Room

Chem. 409

Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

 

e-mail

sukim@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
- The course is designed to introduce important concepts, methods, and tools of Bioinformatics. Topics include (but not limited to) sequence comparison and alignment, databases and data formats, phylogenetic analysis, gene prediction and regulation, prediction of deleterious amino acid substitutions, protein Classification, structure prediction, protein-protein Interactions, membrane protein structures. Emphasis will be put on the understanding and utilization of these concepts and algorithms. The objective is to help the students to understand the key concepts of bioinformatics and be able to use the bioinformatics tools to solve the problems on their own research.

Prerequisite and Compulsory

Grading
Proposal writing, Presentations, and a final exam

Class Materials
Recent key papers of bioinformatics and reading assignments

References
Bioinformatics MountCSHL press 2005Structural Bioinformatics Editors: PhilBourne and Helge WeissigWILEY publishing, 2003

Course Schedule
Introduction and Overview Sequence comparison and alignment Databases and data formats Phylogenetic Analysis (Protein structure and evolution)Gene Prediction and Regulation Prediction of deleteriousamino acid substitutions Protein Classification and Structure Prediction Prediction of Protein Interactions (Protein interactions and docking)Membrane protein structure predictions

Others
(Lectures, Presentations, and Discussions will include these subects)-Modeling, prediction, and simulation of the following subjects1. DNA sequence variation (polymorphism and deleterious aminoacid substitutions)2. Gene expression (Gene prediction and regulation)3. Subcellular localization (Trafficking and target signaling)4. Protein modification (phosphorylation prediction)5. Protein structure (prediction and design)6. Protein-protein interaction (recognition, sorting, interactome, docking, networking)7. Protein-DNA (RNA)interaction (aptamer, nucleotide structure prediction)8. Cell-Cell communication (signal transduction modules and membrane proteins)9. Evolution (phylogenetic analysis, sequence conservation scoring, evolution coupling)10. Bio-patterns and motifs (search, comparison)



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ITCE760A
Course Title

Genes and development III

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

Mon. & Wed. (14:00 ~ 15:15)

Lecturer

Prof. Seungjae Lee

Lecture Room

TBD

Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

 

e-mail

seungjaelee@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
- This course will review the latest trend in the fields of genetics, developmental biology and genomics. The topics include early embryonic development, late organogenesis in the Xenopus, Zebrafish and Mouse, aging processes in C. elegans and Drosophila, and systematic approaches toward the understanding of gene function and regulation in human. This course expands an in-depth analysis of the current literature in developmental genetics and genomics with emphasis on the coordinated regulation of gene expression.

Prerequisite and Compulsory
Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology

Grading
70% presentation, 30% attendance.

Class Materials
not required

References
NA

Course Schedule

TBA



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ITCE503
Course Title

Information and Data modeling

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

M, W 09:30 ~ 10:45

Lecturer

Prof. John Strassner

Lecture Room

RIST 4406

Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

 

e-mail

johns@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
This course provides a detailed understanding of object-oriented information and data modeling, and how to use models to represent, analyze, and act on knowledge. This course gives a deeper insight into the foundations of modeling, and emphasizes the use of modern software engineering practices, such as patterns, to represent and process information for common modeling problems. A detailed review of object-oriented information modeling fundamentals will be conducted, followed by hands-on experience in building different types of models for various applications ranging from well structured use cases to ad hoc design. Elements from our WCU ITCE program will be used as examples for students to build, analyze, and optimize models throughout the course to reinforce the theory learned.

Prerequisite and Compulsory
NONE

Grading
10% course participation,40% assignments,50% final project  

Class Materials
  NONE - custom designed slides will be used, along with possibly important conference and journal papers.

References
  [1] J. Strassner, “A New Paradigm for Network Management: Business Driven Device Management”, in: International Symposium on Infrastructure For E-Business, E-Education, E-Science, And E-Medicine On The Internet, Scuola Superiore G. Reiss Romoli(SSGRR) in L’Aquila, Italy, July 29 - August 4, 2002

[2] V. Machiraju, C. Bartolini, F. Casati, “Technologies for Business-Driven IT Management”, HP Research Note, June 2004

[3] G. Booch, “Object-Oriented Development”, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Vol. SE-12, No. 2, Feb 1986

[4] C. Larman, “Applying UML and Patterns”, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0131489062

[5] P. Chen, “The Entity-Relationship Model – Toward a Unified View of Data”, ACM Transactions on Database Systems, Vol. 1. No. 1,March 1976, Pages 9-36

[6] P. Chen, “English Sentence Structure and Entity- Relationship Diagrams”, Information Sciences, Vol. No. 1, May 1983, Pages 127-149

[7] R. Wirfs-Brock, “Designing Extensible Classes”, IEEE Software, Vol. 24, Issue 5, Sept. – Oct. 2007, pages 15-17

[8] E. Gamma, R. Helm, R. Johnson, J. Vlissides “Design Patterns, Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software”, Addison–Wesley, Reading, MA, 1995

[9] J. Strassner, J.N. de Souza, S. van der Meer, S. Davy, K. Barrett, D.Raymer, S. Samudrala, “The Design of a New Policy Model to Support Ontology-Driven Reasoning for Autonomic Networking”, Journal of Network and Systems Management, Volume 17, Issue, 1, March 2009

[10] J. Strassner, “Policy-Based Network Management”, Morgan Kaufman, 2004

[11] S. Davy, B. Jennings, J. Strassner, “The Policy Continuum –Policy Authoring and Conflict Analysis”, Computer Communications Journal, Elsevier, Volume 31, Issue 13, August 2008, pages 2981-2995

[12] S. van der Meer, S. Davy, A. Davy, R. Carroll, B. Jennings, J. Strassner, “Autonomic Networking: Prototype Implementation of the Policy Continuum”, 1st IEEE International Workshop on Broadband Convergence Networks, pages 1-10, 2006

[13] R. Wirfs-Brock, B. Wilkerson, “Object-Oriented Design: A Responsibility-Driven Approach”, OOPSLA ‘89 Conference Proceedings, pages 71-75

[14] J. Parsons, Y. Wand, “Emancipating Instances from the Tyranny of Classes in Information Modeling”, ACM Transactions on Database Systems, Vol. 25, Issue 2, June 2000, pages 228-268

Course Schedule

1 Introduction and Motivation - Describe how business will interact with a topic of yourchoice

2 Fundamentals I:Abstraction, Classes, Attributes, and Generalization/Specification

3 Fundamentals II: Relationships, Constraints, and Extension Mechanisms

4 Fundamentals III: Building Extensible Class Hierarchies and Models

5 Pattern-Based Design I: Creational and Structural Pattern Usage

6 Pattern-Based Design II: Behavioral and Architectural Pattern Usage

7 Modeling Complex Services

8 Modeling Different Aspects of a Concept as a Continuum

9 Good Modeling Practices

10 Project Presentations

 

Note: students can work individually or as a group to build a software project of their choice that uses the principles taught in this class. Several class sessions will be devoted to working with student teams on their project



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ITCE540
Course Title

Integrated Circuits for Sensor Interface

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

M, W 14:45 ~ 16:00

Lecturer

Prof. Hong June Park

Lecture Room

 

Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

 

e-mail

hjpark@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
Recently, the integrated circuits find wide spread applications related to the sensor systems. In this course, the low power integrated circuits for sensor interface will be covered for sensors such as touch-pad and the ultrasonic sensors for medical applications

Prerequisite and Compulsory
EECE569 Analog integarted circuits

Grading
Midterm 25%, Final 30%, Term project: 30%, Hoework 10%, Attendance 5% (may be adjusted)

Class Materials
Print out,papers

References
TBD

Course Schedule
1. Operating principles of CMOS devices, subthreshold operation

2. Low power CMOS amplifier circuits

3. Low power filter circuits

4. Chopper technique

5. Correlated double sampling technique

6. Other noise reduction techniques

7. Capacitive sensor circuits

8. Ultrasonic sensor circuits

9. Image sensor circuits

10. TBD



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ITCE740C
Course Title

Introduction to Nano Technology

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

Tue. & Thu. (14:00 ~ 15:15)

Lecturer

Prof. Meyya Meyyappan

Lecture Room

RIST 4406

Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

 

e-mail

mmnano@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
The objective is to introduce the topic of nanotechnology:why nanomaterials are different from bulk materials, various materialssuch as carbon nanotubes, nanowires, nanoparticles and theirapplications in electronics, optoelectronics, sensors, composites,instrumentation, biomedical and other areas.

Prerequisite and Compulsory
Any one of the following: Undergraduate degree in Engineering(chemical. Electrical, mechanical), material science, chemistry or physics.

Grading
Based on project assignment which can be laboratory researchdemonstration and/or literature based research project

Class Materials
None. Lecture notes only

References



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ITCE520
Course Title

Intro. to Random Variable & Process

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

M.W 13:15 ~ 14:30

Lecturer

Prof. Hwangjun Song

Lecture Room

PORL
222

Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

 

e-mail

hwangjun@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
This course provides a broad overview of probability theory, and random variable, and random process for the graduate students of Computer Science Engineering.

Prerequisite and Compulsory
 

Grading
- - Midterm Exam - 30%  - Final Exam - 40% - Research Project - 30%

Class Materials
Probability, Random Variables, and Stochastic Processes, McGraw Hill  

References
Probability, Random Processes and Estimation Theory for Engineers, Prentice Hall

Course Schedule
1st week : The meaning of probability 2nd week : Axioms of Probability 3rd week : Concept of a random variable 4th week : Functions of random variables 5th week : Functions of random variables 6th week : Moments 7th week : Random sequences 8th week : Mid-term Exam 9th week :  Concept of a random process 10th week : Properties of  random process 11th week : Properties of  random process 12th week : Basic applications 13th week : Spectral representation 14th week : Basic estimation theory 15th week : Entropy 16th week : Final Exam, Project Presentation



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ITCE565/MOLS508
Course Title

Mobile Networks

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

M,W 14:45 ~ 16:00

Lecturer

Prof. Youngjoo Suh

Lecture Room PIRL
222
Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

 

e-mail

yjsuh@postech.ac.kr

Objectives


Prerequisite and Compulsory
A course on computer networks or other equivalent course on computer networks is required. (It is a strict requirement.)

Grading
Midterm Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%

Project - 30%

Class Materials
There are no required textbooks for this course. Lecture notes and research papers will be used, which are provided by the instructor.

References
Jochen Schiller, Mobile Communications, 2nd Edition, Addison Wesley, 2003.

Course Schedule
The followings are topics to be covered in this course (temporary schedule).
Introduction to Mobile Networks
Radio Propagation
Digital Modulation Techniques
Wireless Media Access


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ITCE740C
Course Title

Nanostructured Materials

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

T, T 16:15 ~ 17:30

Lecturer

Prof. GianaurelioCuniberti

Lecture Room

RIST 4406

Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

 

e-mail

g.cuniberti@tu-dresden.de

Objectives
After successful attendance the students will acquire the instruments to describe peculiar quantum phenomena in nanoscale systems. In particular they will be introduced to the basic mechanisms of charge migration at the nanoscale ranging from (bio)chemical charge transfer processes till transport phenomena through molecular to mesoscopic devices.

Prerequisite and Compulsory
Basic knowledge of mathematics and theoretical physics, programming skills

Grading
The credit points can be acquired, if the module examination is successfully passed. The module examination consists of an oral examination (individual examination, duration 15-20 minutes).

Class Materials
Slides, Assignment sheets, Literature

References
Introduction to Nanoscience, by Stuart Lindsay
Oxford University Press, USA; Pap/Cdr edition (December 20, 2009)

ISBN-10: 0199544212, ISBN-13: 978-0199544219      

Course Schedule


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ITCE543/EECE596
Course Title

RFIC Design

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

T, T 13:15 ~ 14:30

Lecturer

Bumman Kim

Lecture Room   Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

 

e-mail

bmkim@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
As wireless communication becomes very popular, the RF transceiver is very important subject. In this course, the basic knowledge of circuit design technique of RFIC will be covered.

First, transceiver architecture will be discussed. Then the key components of the transceiver will be described. They are, passive component such as L, C, R, LNA, Mixer, Oscillator and Phase Noise, and Frequency Synthesizer.

Prerequisite and Compulsory
Semiconductor device, Electronic circuit
Mid-term exam. 2times 20%*2 =40%. Final exam 20%, homework 20%, design project 20%
Grading
70% presentation, 30% attendance.

Class Materials
RF Microelectronics by Behzad Razavi, Prentice Hall & Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Design by John Rogers and Calvin Plett, Artech House

References
The Design of CMOS Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits by Thomas Lee, Cambridge University Press

Course Schedule
1. Introduction to RF and Wireless Technology,  2. Basic Concept in RF Design,  3.Transceiver Architecture,  4. Passive R L C components, 5. Low Noise Amplifier,  6. Mixer Design,  7. Oscillator Design and Phase Noise,  8. Frequency Synthesizer

 


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ITCE603/EECE70
Course Title

Self-Protection System

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

Wed. (14:00 ~ 16:30)

Lecturer

Jong Kim

Lecture Room

PIRL
421

Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

 

e-mail

jkim@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
This course deals with the principles and methods of self protection system to known and unknown security attacks/intrusions from inside and outside of the system. The course studies detection methods of attack and intrusion, automatic detection of vulnerabilities, removal of vulnerabilities, and automation of process to reduce vulnerabilities with intelligence

Prerequisite and Compulsory
ITCE 500: Introduction to ITCE
ITCE 501: Autonomic Systems


Grading
Homework : 15%
Midterm : 20%
Final : 20%
Term project : 25%

Presentation : 20%

Class Materials
No textbook, Paper study

References

 

Course Schedule
1st Week : Introduction to Self-Protection System

2nd Week: Threats, Attacks, Intrusions, and Their signatures

3rd Week : Behavioral Symptoms of security problems

4th Week : Detection of threats, attacks, intrusions, and other things

5th Week : Intelligent abnormal behavior detection

6th Week: Response automation

7th Week : Context-awareness and Intelligence

8th Week : Mid-term and Student Presentation Topic selection

9th Week : Automated Systems – Self-organizing system

10th Week : Automated Systems – Self-repairing system

11th Week : Student Presentation

12th Week : Automated Systems – TBA,

13th Week : Term-project Presentation

14th Week : Putting pieces together to build SPS

15th Week : Further discussions

16th Week : Final exam and Term-project presentations

 


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ITCE641
Course Title

Semiconductor Theory

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

T, T 09:30 ~11:30

Lecturer

Prof. N. R. Das

Lecture Room

RIST
4406

Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

 

e-mail

nrd@ieee.org

Objectives
This course provides a fundamental in-depth knowledge of the theory of operation of active and passive semiconductor devices that are used in mainstream semiconductor technology and emerging devices of practical interest. There will be a comprehensive review of the theories and latest models for the devices that are valid out to very high frequencies and the use of physical device modeling. The course can be a prerequisite to the other applied courses in electronics and photonics

Prerequisite and Compulsory
Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology

Grading
Assignments -40%; Project - 35%; Take-home Final Exam - 25%

Class Materials
D.A. Neaman - Semiconductor Physics and Devices, 3rd Ed., McGraw Hill (2002)

References

 

Course Schedule
1. Quantum theory of solids; Semiconductor statistics; Carrier transport; Non-equilibrium excess carriers ; Boltzmann transport equation; Green’s function.

2. Homo- and hetero-junction devices.

3. Metal-Semiconductor Junctions.

4. Photodetectors.

5. Bipolar transistors.

6. MOS capacitors and transistors.

7. Nano-scale MOS architectures – advantages and limitations.

8. Transport and modeling of disordered semiconductors (organic and polymeric) devices.

Others
Project Description:

The project can be a detailed review or investigation of a specific part of the course. Examples are SiGe HBTs or Nano-scale MOS architectures and performance; Transistor design and performance for low noise applications; Device (MOS, BJT or HBT) parameter extraction techniques; Modeling issues of silicon diodes at high frequencies; Carrier transport in nano-scale MOS transistors; etc.