Program in Telecommunications
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The graduate program in Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Oklahoma Tulsa campus is part of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering within OU’s College of Engineering. Designed with students in mind, the goal is providing the professional and research skills necessary to successfully advance a student’s engineering career. OU-TCOM has an excellent program especially for those looking out for research in the field of telecommunication. The program is structured such that it covers the core aspects of telecommunication from Wireless communications, Optical system and networks to Network Design and Management. Advanced course work like Computer and Communication Security includes recent technological advances in the field of quantum cryptography. In addition to the course work, there are four fully equipped Labs available for students for practical implementation of their knowledge.
Programs & Facilities
The OU-Tulsa Telecom Program has world class research labs dedicated to the areas of photonics, quantum optics, wireless networking, electromagnetic compatibility and interoperability. TCOM researchers have had extremely productive collaborations with colleagues in Norman, in the OU-Tulsa College of Medicine and at the University of Tulsa in fiber optics, medical devices and network security. Students learn and use the technique in the interoperability verification in a hands-on training envirnment. The interoperability lab encompasses five domains of telecommunication: PSTN/Legacy, wireless, optical/photonics, IP and ATM.
Master of Science
The Telecommunications Engineering Master of Science offers an excellent experience in learning and conducting research in all aspects of telecommunications sciences. The current areas of research focus are: optical sciences including optical networking, wireless networking, information theory, and cryptography, including quantum cryptography.
TCOM 3440. Mentored Research Experience.3 Credit Hours.
0 to 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. For the inquisitive student to apply the scholarly processes of the discipline to a research or creative project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Student and instructor should complete an Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects (URCP) Mentoring Agreement and file it with the URCP office. Not for honors credit. (F, Sp, Su)
TCOM 5123. Wireless Communications (Crosslisted with ECE 5123)..3 Credit Hours.
(Crosslisted with ECE 5123) Prerequisite: Electrical and Computer Engineering 3793 or permission. Wireless communications principles, multiple access techniques, wireless networking, and systems and standards. (F)
TCOM 5153. Emerging Topics in LTE-Advanced and 5G.3 Credit Hours.
(Crosslisted with ECE 5153) Prerequisite: graduate standing. This course will train students to master the latest developments in the rapidly evolving landscape in wireless cellular networks, thereby preparing them for working on emerging as well as near future wireless technologies. Focuses on selected topics for research and development of LTE-A and 5G cellular networks. These topics include: PHY and MAC layer techniques suitable LTE-A & 5G; network densification techniques such as HetNets and C-RAN; Self Organizing Networks (SON); and Big Data Empowered SON. (Sp)
TCOM 5183. Quantum Information Theory.3 Credit Hours.
(Crosslisted with ECE 5183) Prerequisite: linear algebra. Introductory course of quantum information theory. Topics covered include quantum state, quantum measurement, quantum channels, No-Cloning Theorem, Bell's inequalities, entanglement, quantum dense coding, quantum teleportation, distance measures, quantum entropy, quantum mutual information, information of quantum channels. (F)
TCOM 5272. Telecommunications Laboratory.2 Credit Hours.
Prerequisite: 5533. Core course designed to enhance the understanding of concepts and principles discussed in the computer networking text through a variety of networking exercises. Also emphasizes network performance, simulation, and internet protocols. Includes approximately eight lab modules, with a short report required for each module. (Su)
TCOM 5533. Telecommunications Industry Overview.3 Credit Hours.
Prerequisite: Electrical and Computer Engineering 3793. Studies the development of telecommunications technology, industry, and policy in the United States, stressing inter-relationships among industry, government bodies and policies, and users. Provides a broad view of telecommunications and of the direction of the industry. (F)
TCOM 5543. Telecom Network Design and Management.3 Credit Hours.
Prerequisite: Electrical and Computer Engineering 3793. Introduction to basic issues in the design and management of telecommunications networks; concepts will include those pertinent to Telecommunications Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, such as wide area network design principles that cater to Erlangian Traffic. (Sp)
TCOM 5553. Telecommunications Technology.3 Credit Hours.
Prerequisite: Electrical and Computer Engineering 3793. The ways and means by which voice, data and video traffic are moved long distances. Topics include data networks, telephone systems, video, and optical systems. (F)
TCOM 5563. Computer and Communications Security.3 Credit Hours.
(Crosslisted with ECE 5563) Prerequisite: Electrical and Computer Engineering 3793. Introduction to security problems in computing and communications, basic encryption and decryption techniques, secure encryption systems, cryptographic protocols and practices, security in networks and distributed systems, legal and ethical issues in computer security. (Sp)
TCOM 5583. Information Theory.3 Credit Hours.
Prerequisite: Electrical and Computer Engineering 4523 or equivalent. Introductory course in information theory. Topics include: asymptotic equipartition property, entropy, Fano's inequality, Huffman coding, lossy source coding theory, and channel coding theory. (F)
TCOM 5671. Professional Project Proposal Development.1 Credit Hour.
Prerequisite: admission to the TCOM program. May be repeated; maximum credit two hours. Supervised individual study to develop a comprehensive project, which will conclude TCOM studies. The proposal should demonstrate the student's comprehensive grasp of his/her field of study. (F, Sp, Su)
TCOM 5682. Professional Project.2 Credit Hours.
Prerequisite: 5671. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. A comprehensive project that is jointly selected by the project supervisor and the student. The program is to be completed during the final semester. (F, Sp, Su)
TCOM 5960. Readings in Telecommunications.1-3 Credit Hours.
1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Students will study relevant material in the area of telecommunications or information systems. (Irreg.)
TCOM 5970. Topics in Telecommunications.1-3 Credit Hours.
1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Covers material from specialized topics in the area of telecommunication and information technology. (Irreg.)
TCOM 5980. Research for Master's Thesis.2-9 Credit Hours.
Variable enrollment, two to nine hours; credit required for the degree, six hours. (F, Sp, Su)
TCOM 5990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.
1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)
|Last Name||First/Middle Name||Middle init.||OU Service start||Title(s), date(s) appointed||Degrees Earned, Schools, Dates Completed|
|Chan||Kam||W||2013||ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING, 2013; ASSISTANT PROFESSOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING||PhD, Univ of Rochester, 2005; Mphil, Chinese Univ of Hong Kong, 1999; BS, Chinese Univ of Hong Kong, 1997|
|Cheng||Szeming||2006||ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING AT TULSA, 2013; ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING||PhD, Texas A&M Univ, 2004; MS, Univ of Hawaii, 2000; MPhil, Hong Kong Univ of Sci & Tech, 1997; Beng, Univ of Hong Kong, 1995|
|Refai||Hazem||H||2001||DIRECTOR, EMC TEST LAB, 2008; PROFESSOR OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING AT TULSA, 2012; WILLIAMS CHAIR IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKING, 2017; WILLIAMS PROFESSOR IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKING||PhD, Univ of Oklahoma, 1999; MS, Univ of Oklahoma, 1993; BS, Aleppo, 1987|
|Runolfsson||Thordur||2003||PROFESSOR OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING, 2003; PROFESSOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING||PhD, Univ of Michigan, 1988; BS, Univ of Wisconsin, 1983|