In the heart of North Carolina is located its urban research university: the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte). Dinhi, 6,300 graduate students access a top-notch education through more than 175 ideal graduate programs. Together with UNC Charlotte, they set out to fuel America’s system of change to shape the future of North Carolina and beyond.
the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) offers dynamic bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs, covering multiple engineering disciplines such as electronic and electrical systems, electromagnetics, information processing, communications and networking and control systems, among others. These programs have one thing in common – they strike a balance between theory and practical knowledge for a good quality education. No wonder why engineering aspirants flock to UNC Charlotte.
The latest in ECE Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCpE) launched in the fall of 2021 with only 22 students. For the upcoming 2022 fall term, the MSCpE program has received more than 200 applications. Such numbers are a testament to the promised engineering education provided by UNC Charlotte.
With UNC Charlotte’s good reputation and academic excellence, landing a successful internship is possible. Source: UNC Charlotte
MSCpE students gain advanced knowledge of current and future generation computer hardware and software technologies. They explored three focus areas-computer architecture and hardware design, computer systems and application software, and distributed and real-time systems. They continue research covering computer architecture; VHDL; hardware security and reliability; cloud-native application architecture; AI; machine learning; the Internet of Things (IoT); robotics; computer networks, design of VLSI systems; and heterogeneous computing; to name a few. Such in-depth learning develops sought-after experts in the field.
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ECE aims to develop human and intellectual resources in the disciplines of electrical and computer engineering, including machine learning, AI, deep learning and computer vision. It is constantly developing new courses and research projects so that students can learn about various theories and their applications.
Associate Professor Dr. Jeremy HollemanThe “Machine Learning for IoT” course is a good example. Here, students work on projects, which allow them to learn to create, train and deploy modern machine learning algorithms (neural networks) on battery-powered IoT devices based on microcontrollers (MCUs). They learn the principles of maximizing performance and minimizing cost, power and time while porting neural network-based learning models to restricted hardware.
A good education, a good outcome
At ECE, graduate students are encouraged to participate in industry internships while pursuing their master’s or PhD. In addition, with UNC Charlotte’s good reputation and academic excellence, it is possible to land a successful internship.
Graduate Shyamal Patel from Gujarat, India can attest to this. In 2015, he joined the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) program with a study of electrical systems. Shortly after completing his master’s degree, Patel got a job at Smarter Grid Solutions – a company that was later acquired by Mitsubishi. His academic journey, however, is far from over.
In 2018, he returned to UNC Charlotte to pursue his PhD-working on a Department of Energy-sponsored research project on data-driven management methods for distribution on high-density grids. entry. He will continue to win 2022 Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award. The best part? Patel received a job offer to work at Raleigh -based Hitachi Energy as well.
Many students may only dream of working or even interning at the famous American auto company Tesla – but graduate Xiwen Xu the dream came to life. Xu got the internship during her graduate studies at ECE, and shortly after her graduation, she received an offer for a full-time position. Such success is not lost on the recognition of ECE. In 2022, ECE awarded Xu an Outstanding Graduate Student award.
Meanwhile, graduate student Shobhit Aggarwal is currently pursuing his PhD in low power wide area networks for IoT applications. He has been interning at Oxit – a start -up company in Charlotte – for the past two years, working to develop IoT solutions using the state -of -the -art LPWAN technologies. During her free time, Aggarwal spends time working as a volunteer during the fall and spring.
These graduates are just the cream of the crop. Many ECE graduates who have completed AI thesis and course research, in-depth learning, and hardware implementation for AI algorithms in the past two years have found employment at well-known companies such as Intel, Qualcomm, Facebook, Bank of America, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Nvidia and Siemens, among others. Find out how you can become one of these graduates HERE.
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