105-L1-8-26-08-Intro-1

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Unformatted text preview: L1-FALL2008USC - EE 105 - Introduction to Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Southern CaliforniaViterbi School of EngineeringDept. of Electrical EngineeringEE 105Introduction to Electrical EngineeringFall, 2008L1-FALL2008USC - EE 105 - Introduction to Electrical EngineeringAndrew Viterbi Awarded2007 National Medal of ScienceAndrew Viterbi Awarded2007 National Medal of Science!Highest scientific honor in the nation!Developer of the Viterbi algorithmfor interferencesuppression in digital communications systems!All four international standards for digital cellphone communication use the Viterbi algorithm!Also used in deep space transmission frominterplanetary probes!Founder of QUALCOMM; mobile satellitecommunications, digital wireless telephones!B.S., M.S. MIT, 1957; Ph.D., USC, 19622L1-FALL2008USC - EE 105 - Introduction to Electrical EngineeringOutline of Todays Class: Aug. 26, 2008Outline of Todays Class: Aug. 26, 2008!Instructor!Syllabus => Handout and on the Web!Student Survey=> on the Web; Assignment 0!Student Groups of Two => by Thursday, Aug. 28th1. Group Question2. Lecture Scribes!Homework Format Guidelines => on the Web!Reading Assignment 1:"Kuc, Ch. 1White and Doering, Chs. 1, 5, and 10!Overview of Electrical Engineering 105"Key goals, skills, and techniques3L1-FALL2008USC - EE 105 - Introduction to Electrical EngineeringEE 105 Course InstructorEE 105 Course Instructor!Prof. Armand R. Tanguay, Jr."Electrical Engineering (Electrophysics),Chemical Engineering and Materials Science,and Biomedical Engineering;Neuroscience Graduate Program"Past Director, Center for Neural Engineering (CNE)"Past Director, Center for Photonic Technology (CPT)"Past Associate Director, Signal and Image ProcessingInstitute (SIPI)"Research Areas: Optical materials and devices, photonictechnology, VLSI chip design and fabrication, hybridelectronic/photonic implementations of neural networks,photonic multichip modules for vision applications,intraocular camera for retinal prostheses4Retinal and Cortical Prostheses:Interdisciplinary Researchat the Cutting EdgeArmand R. Tanguay, Jr.Electrical Engineering, Materials Science,and Biomedical Engineering; Neuroscience ProgramHuman Visual System and Retinal Blindness!Diseases such as RetinitisPigmentosa (RP)and Age-Related Macular Degeneration(AMD)"RP: Peripheral vision"AMD: Central vision"Render > 100,000blind each year; 17,000,000with moderate to severe AMDby 2020 in US alone (NEI)"Primarily affect thephotoreceptor layerAge-Related Macular DegenerationRetinitis PigmentosaRetinal Blindness: Treatment Approaches!Stem cells and transplantshave difficulty connectingwith host!Gene therapy must targetover 150 mutations of RP!Visual Prostheses...
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