- Wireless and HF (High Frequency) Communications
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
- Signal Processing Techniques
- Novel Antennas and Electromagnetic Propagation
- Secure and Reliable Networking
- Hardware and Circuits Design
- Cognitive Algorithms and Systems
- Data Mining
Students need not have existing expertise in these areas, a background sufficient for standing as an engineering, computer science, mathematics, or physics senior will be sufficient. Additional background and cross-cutting themes in these topics will be covered in short courses that will be presented at the beginning of the program. Several short courses, from introduction to machine learning to software defined radio and wireless communications, will be taught by the graduate student mentors and selected faculty from the ECE department, in order to strengthen familiarity with the fundamental concepts and address common tool usage.
All students will have opportunity to obtain their own amateur radio license.