MSOE CE Industry Advisory Committee
Meeting Agenda
Friday, May 22, 2015

8:00 AMBreakfast
8:30 AMWelcome and Introductions (Jeff Zingsheim, Chair)
Update on program information (Eric Durant)
8:50 AMReview of Events
  • Recent
    • JCI-sponsored CE Student Event (3/30/2015)
  • Upcoming
    • Open Houses (7/18/2015; 9/19/2015; 10/17/2015; 12/5/2015; 4/23/2016)
    • FedEx-sponsored CE Student Event (Monday, 9/28/2015 [tentative])
    • Tentative: Fifth EECS Industry Forum for Students (likely October-December, Friday, 12 PM, followed by panel lunch; optional tour before? field/parking structure and/or Grohmann Museum)
    • IEEEXtreme 9.0 (October 24, 2015 UTC, MSOE's 7th year, Dr. Livingston)
    • Fall IAC Meeting: TBD: Volunteer to host: morning meeting followed by tour?
    • Op Computer Competition (Friday, 11/20/2015, Dr. Durant)
    • Rockwell Collins-sponsored EECS Student Event (Monday, 12/7/2015 [tentative])
  • Ongoing
    • Senior project collaboration
9:20 AMStudent feedback: Senior debriefing summary
9:35 AMBreak and IAC Member Survey
9:50 AMRecent Developments
  • Popular electives this year:
    • CE-4940 VLSI Design (Dr. Meier)
    • CS-493 Advanced Digital Design (Prof Barnekow)
    • CS-4920 Information Security (Dr. Durant)
    • Many other options, including: databases, opamp design, neural networks, mobile app development (Android and iOS), computer vision, C#, control systems applications, data mining, nonlinear dynamics and chaos, and mobile networks and simulation
  • Some elective options for next year:
    • CE-4930 Computer Architecture II (Dr. Meier)
    • CE-498/EE-4980: Circuit/System Fabrication (Dr. Rothe)
    • CE-498B Digital Image Processing (Dr. Livingston)
    • CS-386 Databases (Dr. Urbain)
    • CS-4230 Distributed and Cloud Computing (Dr. Urbain)
    • EE-484 Neural Networks (Dr. Ross)
    • EE-4980C Radar/SDR Systems (Dr. Prust)
    • SE-4910 Mobile Application Development (Android) (Dr. Urbain)
    • SE-4910i Mobile Application Development (iOS) (Dr. Sebern)
  • Czech Tech. (Prague) spring semester exchange option for sophomores: fifth group (2 CEs, +AEs) completing. Had Skype video conference with them at freshman recruiting meeting in March.
10:00 AMCurriculum
  • Approved version of new CE 4.0 Curriculum, effective for F'15 freshmen
    • Track
    • Flowchart
  • Embedded platform updates proceeding
    • Embedded Systems I-III: Students use the Altera DE0 laboratory board that they purchased for $65 in their 2nd digital logic class freshman year
    • Fully implemented in all 3 classes this year: using Quartus NIOS II (soft processor on FPGA) Development tools
    • I (CE2800) introduces assembly and several subsystems
    • II (CE2811) moves to C and covers additional subsystems now introduces round-robin scheduling using the timer interrupt
    • IV (CE4920) uses a Cypress Semiconductor PSoC device with an ARM5 core and is not changing
10:25 AMGeneral Discussion
  • Student representative comments and input
  • Industry representative comments and input
10:45 AMMeeting Wrap-up
  • Agenda items for the next IAC meeting
  • Action items
10:50 AMIAC Group Picture
11:00 AMAdjourn to Senior Design Show

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