UNITE Spring 2022 Course Offerings

UNITE Distributed Learning provides access to live streaming video of class sessions plus same-day access to streaming video archives and downloadable video and audio files of course meetings to the students who enroll through UNITE in a UNITE section of the course.

Semester Schedule

The UNITE sections of a course follow the same semester schedule as the on-campus section of the course. This includes exams (which are synchronous events - see below) and homework deadlines as well as University deadlines for adding courses, cancelling courses, refunds, etc.

Exams and Homework

Exams are Synchronous

Students enrolled through UNITE are REQUIRED to take exams on the same day/same time as the students enrolled in the on-campus sections of the course. If you need to make other arrangements you will need to contact the instructor directly - work out these arrangements with the instructor before the 100% refund period ends.

Exams Must be Proctored by a Person (live proctoring)

Students are responsible for finding and submitting proctor information to UNITE to evaluate and approve. UNITE will contact all students enrolled through UNITE to initiate this process shortly after the semester begins.

Final Exams: Final exam dates are posted in the official University of Minnesota Class Schedule.UNITE will stream video on Saturdays. If you are enrolled in a UNITE section with an exam on a Saturday, you will need to have a proctor administer the exam. If you need to make other arrangements you will need to contact the instructor directly to seek approval.

Homework Submission and Return

Increasing, faculty and TAs are using Canvas course sites for submission and return of homework.

For those faculty and TAs who do not, homework may be submitted to UNITE via email or fax. Our office will record submissions and deliver to instructors and/or TAs for grading. Graded materials will be returned to your University email account when we receive it.

For more information, refer to the "Step Two: Know How UNITE Works" of UNITE Steps to Success.

The courses offered are subject to change. For the summer semester, UNITE will stop recording/streaming a course if there are no students enrolled in that course through UNITE.

Course descriptions taken from the University of Minnesota Course Catalog. Courses topics may be revised per instructor. Contact instructor for more detailed and up-to-date information.

Grad 0999 – 51566 Call Number – UNITE students must register online themselves for this status. Graduate students registering for this status must register before the semester begins or they will be charged the normal late registration fees.

Undergraduate students taking classes on campus may enroll in UNITE courses with instructors' permission. Learn more about Undergraduate Credit Enrollment though UNITE.

Please note Important Spring Semester Dates.

Students enrolled in on-campus sections have limited access to UNITE Media; refer to UNITE Streaming Video Access for On-Campus Students for more details.

TENTATIVE SPRING SCHEDULE

(updated December 2nd, 2021)

Use online tools to search all University credit offerings:

Aerospace Engineering's Class Schedules by Department online search tool
Humphrey School of Public Affairs' ClassInfo online search tool
(Note: These tools list ALL offerings - on-campus, including UNITE offerings)

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

AEM 4305 - Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control (3 cr)
Added to UNITE Course Offerings 9/29/21!
Ryan Caverly
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MWF 1:25 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[4301, [3101 or ME 3281 or EE 3015], CSE upper div] or grad student
Description:
Kinematics/dynamics for six-degree of freedom rigid body motions. Euler's angles/equations. Torque free motion, spin stabilization, dual-spin spacecraft, nutation damping, gyroscopic attitude control, gravity gradient stabilization. Linear systems analysis, Laplace transforms, transfer functions. Linear control theory. PID controllers.

AEM 8411 - Advanced Dynamtics (3 cr) 
Yohannes Ketema
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MWF 11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
5401 or equiv
Description:
Advanced analytical mechanics and non-linear dynamical systems. Review of Lagrangian mechanics. Hamilton's equations of motion. Canonical transformations and Hamilton-Jacobi theory. Kane's equations. Analysis of differential equations and numerical methods. Phase plane, averaging, and perturbation methods. Stability/bifurcations of equilibria.

AEM 8421 (also offered as EE 5235) - Robust Multivariable Control System Design (3.0 cr)
Nicola Elia
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Prerequisites:
5321 or equiv
Description:
Application of robust control theory to aerospace systems. Role of model uncertainty/modeling errors in design process. Control analysis and synthesis, including H[sub2] and H[infinity symbol] optimal control design and structural singular value [Greek letter mu] techniques.

BIOCHEMISTRY

BIOC 5444 (also offered as PHSL 5444) - Muscle (3.0 cr)
Removed from UNITE schedule by department 11/29/21; will only be offered as a fully remote section (no on-campus nor UNITE sections), enroll through UMN OneStop

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

BMEN 5041 - Tissue Engineering (3 cr)
Wei Shen
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSE upper div or grad student or med student or instr consent
Description:
Fundamentals of wound healing and tissue repair; characterization of cell-matrix interactions; case study of engineered tissues, including skin, bone marrow, liver, vessel, and cartilage; regulation of biomaterials and engineered tissues.

BMEN 5311/CHEN 5753 - Advanced Biomedical Transport Processes (3.0 cr)
Robert Tranquillo
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MWF 9:05 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSE upper div or grad student
Description:
Fluid flow and mass transfer in the body, bioreactors, and medical devices. Pulsatile flows. Flows around curved and deformable vessels. Boundary layer flows. Blood rheology. Interstitial (porous media) flows. Oxygenation. Cell migration. Student critiques of published papers.

BMEN 8602 - Biomedical Engineering Seminar (1.0 cr)
Wei Shen
Seminars and Colloquia taken for credit are offered only as live and archived streaming video - NO downloadable video or audio podcast versions are offered.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 3:35 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Description:
Lectures and demonstrations of university and industry research introducing students and faculty to methods and goals of biomedical engineering.

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

CSCI 5103 - Operating Systems (3.0 cr)
UNITE section enrollment limited by department to 10 (7 spaces available as of December 1st)

Arnand Tripathi
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
4061 or instr consent
Description:
Conceptual foundation of operating system designs and implementations. Relationships between operating system structures and machine architectures. UNIX implementation mechanisms as examples.

CSCI 5105 - Introduction to Distributed Systems (3.0 cr)
UNITE section enrollment limited by department to 10 (7 spaces available as of December 1st)

Abhishek Chandra
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 2:20 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[5103 or equiv] or instr consent
Description:
Distributed system design and implementation. Distributed communication and synchronization, data replication and consistency, distributed file systems, fault tolerance, and distributed scheduling.

CSCI 5161 - Introduction to Compilers (3.0 cr) 
All sections canceled by department 11/29/21 

CSCI 5221 - Foundations of Advanced Networking (3 cr)
UNITE section enrollment limited by department to 10 (8 spaces available as of December 1st)

Zhi-Li Zhang
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
4211 or 5211 or equiv; intro course in computer networks recommended
Description:
Design principles, protocol mechanisms. Network algorithmics, implementation techniques. Advanced network architectures, state-of-art/emerging networking technologies/applications, network modeling. Simulation, experiments.

CSCI 5421 - Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures (3.0 cr)
UNITE section enrollment limited by department to 10 (5 spaces available as of December 1st)

Carl Sturtivant
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
4041 or instr consent
Description:
Fundamental paradigms of algorithm and data structure design. Divide-and-conquer, dynamic programming, greedy method, graph algorithms, amortization, priority queues and variants, search structures, disjoint-set structures. Theoretical underpinnings. Examples from various problem domains.

CSCI 5451 - Introduction to Parallel Computing: Architectures, Algorithms, and Programming (3.0 cr)
UNITE section enrollment limited by department to 10 (3 spaces available as of December 1st)

Christopher Kauffman
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
4041 or instr consent
Description:
Parallel architectures design, embeddings, routing. Examples of parallel computers. Fundamental communication operations. Performance metrics. Parallel algorithms for sorting. Matrix problems, graph problems, dynamic load balancing, types of parallelisms. Parallel programming paradigms. Message passing programming in MPI. Shared-address space programming in openMP or threads.

CSCI 5461 - Functional Genomics, Systems Biology, and Bioinformatics (3.0 cr) 
Removed from UNITE schedule by the department 11/8/21; will only be offered as a fully remote section (no on-campus nor UNITE sections), enroll through UMN OneStop

CSCI 5512 - Artificial Intelligence II (3.0 cr)
UNITE section enrollment limited by department to 10 (10 spaces available as of December 1st)

James Parker
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[STAT 3021, 4041] or instr consent
Description:
Uncertainty in artificial intelligence. Probability as a model of uncertainty, methods for reasoning/learning under uncertainty, utility theory, decision-theoretic methods.

CSCI 5521 - Machine Learning Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
Removed from UNITE schedule by the department 9/30/21; will only be offered as a fully remote section (no on-campus nor UNITE sections), enroll through UMN OneStop

CSCI 5523 - Introduction to Data Mining (3.0 cr)
UNITE section enrollment limited by department to 10 (6 spaces available as of December 1st)

Vipin Kumar
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
4041 or equiv or instr consent
Description:
Data pre-processing techniques, data types, similarity measures, data visualization/exploration. Predictive models (e.g., decision trees, SVM, Bayes, K-nearest neighbors, bagging, boosting). Model evaluation techniques, Clustering (hierarchical, partitional, density-based), association analysis, anomaly detection. Case studies from areas such as earth science, the Web, network intrusion, and genomics. Hands-on projects.

CSCI 5525 - Machine Learning (3.0 cr)
UNITE section enrollment limited by department to 10 (6 spaces available as of December 1st)

Paul Schrater
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
Grad student or #; fall, even years
Description:
Models of learning. Supervised algorithms such as perceptrons, logistic regression, and large margin methods (SVMs, boosting). Hypothesis evaluation. Learning theory. Online algorithms such as winnow and weighted majority. Unsupervised algorithms, dimensionality reduction, spectral methods. Graphical models.

CSCI 5541 - Natural Language Processing (3 cr) 
Added to UNITE Course Offerings 11/15/21!
UNITE section enrollment limited by department to 10 (7 spaces available as of December 1st)
Andrew Exley
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSCI 2041
Description:
Computers are poor conversationalists, despite decades of attempts to change that fact. This course will provide an overview of the computational techniques developed in the attempt to enable computers to interpret and respond appropriately to ideas expressed using natural languages (such as English or French) as opposed to formal languages (such as C++ or Python). Topics in this course will include parsing, semantic analysis, machine translation, dialogue systems, and statistical methods in speech recognition.

CSCI 5551 - Introduction to Intelligent Robotic Systems (3.0)
UNITE section enrollment limited by department to 10 (8 spaces available as of December 1st)

Junaed Sattar
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
2031 or 2033 or instr consent
Description:
Transformations, kinematics/inverse kinematics, dynamics, control. Sensing (robot vision, force control, tactile sensing), applications of sensor-based robot control, robot programming, mobile robotics, microrobotics.

CSCI 5552 - Sensing/Estimation in Robotics (3 cr)
UNITE section enrollment limited by department to 10 (6 spaces available as of December 1st)

Volkan Isler
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
2031 or 2033 or instr consent
Description:

CSCI 5561 - Computer Vision (3.0 cr)
UNITE section enrollment limited by department to 10 (9 spaces available as of December 1st)

Hyun Soo Park
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 11:15 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
5511 or instr consent
Description:
Issues in perspective transformations, edge detection, image filtering, image segmentation, and feature tracking. Complex problems in shape recovery, stereo, active vision, autonomous navigation, shadows, and physics-based vision. Applications.

CSCI 5607 - Computer Graphics I (3.0 cr)
UNITE section enrollment limited by department to 10 (10 spaces available as of December 1st)

Victoria Interrante
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on M 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
5511 or instr consent
Description:
Fundamental algorithms in computer graphics. Emphasizes programming projects in C/C++. Scan conversion, hidden surface removal, geometrical transformations, projection, illumination/shading, parametric cubic curves, texture mapping, antialising, ray tracing. Developing graphics software, graphics research.

CSCI 5609 - Visualization (3 cr)
Added to UNITE Course Offerings 11/3/21!
UNITE section enrollment limited by department to 10 (7 spaces available as of December 1st)
Daniel Keefe
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MWF 1:25 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[1913, 4041] or equiv or instr consent
Description:
Fundamental theory/practice in data visualization. Programming applications. Perceptual issues in effective data representation, multivariate visualization, information visualization, vector field/volume visualization.

CSCI 5708 - Architecture and Implementation of Database Management Systems (3.0 cr)
UNITE section enrollment limited by department to 10 (7 spaces available as of December 1st)

Mohamed Mokbel
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on Mondays 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
4707 or 5707 or instr consent
Description:
Techniques in commercial/research-oriented database systems. Catalogs. Physical storage techniques. Query processing/optimization. Transaction management. Mechanisms for concurrency control, disaster recovery, distribution, security, integrity, extended data types, triggers, and rules.

CSCI 5802 - Software Engineering II (3 cr)
UNITE section enrollment limited by department to 10 (6 spaces available as of December 1st)

Mattia Fazzini
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
5801 or instr consent
Description:
Introduction to software testing, software maturity models, cost specification models, bug estimation, software reliability models, software complexity, quality control, and experience report. Student groups specify, design, implement, and test partial software systems. Application of general software development methods and principles from 5801.

CSCI 8205/EE 8367 - Parallel Computer Organization (3.0 cr)
UNITE section enrollment limited by department to 10 (8 spaces available as of December 1st)

Pen-Chung Yew
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
5204 or EE 5364 or  instr consent
Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: EE 8367
Description:
Design/implementation of multiprocessor systems. Parallel machine organization, system design. Differences between parallel, unprocessed machines. Programming models. Synchronization/communication. Topologies, message routing strategies. Performance optimization techniques. Compiler, system software issues.

CSCI 8211 - Advanced Computer Networks and Their Applications (3 cr)
UNITE section enrollment limited by department to 10 (10 spaces available as of December 1st)

David Du
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
5211 or instr consent
Description:
Current research issues in traffic and resource management, quality-of-service provisioning for integrated services networks (such as next-generation Internet and ATM networks) and multimedia networking.

CSCI 8715 - Spatial Data Science Research (3 cr)
Removed from UNITE schedule by the department 12/2/21; will only be offered as a fully remote section (no on-campus nor UNITE sections), enroll through UMN OneStop

CSCI 8970/DSCI 8970 - Computer Science Colloquium (1.0 cr)
UNITE section enrollment limited by department to 10 (7 spaces available as of December 1st)

Stephen McCamant
Seminars and Colloquia taken for credit are offered only as live and archived streaming video - NO downloadable video or audio podcast versions are offered.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on Monday 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Description:
Recent developments in computer science and related disciplines. Students must view 13 of the 15 lectures.

DATA SCIENCE

DSCI 8970/CSCI 8970 - Computer Science Colloquium (1.0 cr)
UNITE section enrollment limited by department to 10 (7 spaces available as of December 1st)

Stephen McCamant
Seminars and Colloquia taken for credit are offered only as live and archived streaming video - NO downloadable video or audio podcast versions are offered.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on Monday 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Description:
Recent developments in computer science and related disciplines. Students must view 13 of the 15 lectures.

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

EE 5164 - Semiconductor Properties and Devices II (3.0 cr)
Sarah Swisher
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
5163 or instr consent
Description:
Principles/properties of semiconductor devices. Charge control in different FETs, transport, modeling. Bipolar transistor models (Ebers-Moll, Gummel-Poon), heterostructure bipolar transistors. Special devices.

EE 5235 (also offered as AEM 8421) - Robust Multivariable Control System Design (3.0 cr)
Nicola Elia
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSE grad, 3015, 5231 or instruct consent
Description:
Development of control system design ideas; frequency response techniques in design of single-input/single-output (and MI/MO) systems. Robust control concepts. CAD tools.

EE 5302 - VLSI Design Automation II (3.0 cr)
Sachin Sapatnekar
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[5301, CSE grad student] or dept consent
Description:
Basic algorithms, computational complexity. High-level synthesis. Test generation. Power estimation. Timing optimization. Current topics.

EE 5324 - VSLI Design II (3.0 cr) 
Added to UNITE Course Offerings 9/29/21!
Chris Kim
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[5323, CSE grad student] or dept consent
Description:
CMOS arithmetic logic units, high-speed carry chains, fast CMOS multipliers. High-speed performance parallel shifters. CMOS memory cells, array structures, read/write circuits. Design for testability, including scan design and built-in self test. VLSI case studies.

EE 5529 - VLSI Digital Signal Processing Systems (3.0 cr) 
Added to the UNITE schedule 10/28/21!
Keshab Parhi
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[[5323 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 5323], CSE grad student] or dept consent
Description:
Programmable architectures for signal/media processing. Data-flow representation. Architecture transformations. Low-power design. Architectures for two's complement/redundant representation, carry-save, and canonic signed digit. Scheduling/allocation for high-level synthesis.

EE 5351 - Applied Parallel Programming (3.0 cr)
John Sartori
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 1:25 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[4363 or equivalent], programming experience (C/C++ preferred)
Description:
Parallel programming/architecture. Application development for many-core processors. Computational thinking, types of parallelism, programming models, mapping computations effectively to parallel hardware, efficient data structures, paradigms for efficient parallel algorithms, application case studies.

EE 5393 - Circuits, Computation, and Biology (3.0 cr)
Marc Riedel
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
MATH 2263 or dept consent
Description:
Connections between digital circuit design and synthetic/computational biology. Probabilistic, discrete-event simulation. Timing analysis. Information-Theoretic Analysis. Feedback in digital circuits/genetic regulatory systems. Synthesizing stochastic logic and probabilistic biochemistry.

EE 5505 - Wireless Communication (3.0 cr)
Martina Cardone
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[4501, CSE grad student] or dept consent; 5501 recommended
Description:
Introduction to wireless communication systems. Propagation modeling, digital communication over fading channels, diversity and spread spectrum techniques, radio mobile cellular systems design, performance evaluation. Current European, North American, and Japanese wireless networks.

EE 5549 - Digital Signal Processing Structures for VSLI (3.0 cr) - cancelled by department 10/28/21

EE 5561 - Image Processing and Applications (3.0 cr)
Mehmet Akcakaya
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[4541, 5581, CSE grad student] or instr consent
Description:
Two-dimensional digital filtering/transforms. Application to image enhancement, restoration, compression, and segmentation.

EE 5602 - RF/Microwave Circuit Design (3 cr)
Added to UNITE Course Offerings 10/8/21!
Yahya Tousi
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 01:00 p.m. – 02:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[5601 or equiv], [CSE grad student or instr consent]
Description:
Transmission lines, network analysis concepts. CAD tools for passive/active designs. Diode based circuit designs (detectors, frequency multipliers, mixers). Transistor based circuit design (amplifiers, oscillators, mixer/doubler).

EE 5621 - Physical Optics (3.0 cr)
James Leger
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[3015, CSE grad student] or dept consent
Description:
Physical optics principles, including Fourier analysis of optical systems/images, scalar diffraction theory, interferometry, and coherence theory. Diffractive optical elements, holography, astronomical imaging, optical information processing, microoptics.

EE 5640 - Introduction to Nano-Optics
Sang-Hyun Oh
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSE Grad Student
Description:
This course will cover the physics and technology of nano-optics and plasmonics and their potential applications in biochemical sensing, super-resolution imaging, optical trapping, light emission, and spectroscopy. The following topics will be covered:
- Maxwell's equations, E&M of metals - Fresnel's equations, light propagation in periodic media - Physics of surface plasmon waves - Metallic waveguides: metal-insulator-metal vs. insulator-metal-insulator - Optical antennas - Noble metal nanoparticles: Synthesis, optical properties, and applications - Optical biosensors based on surface plasmon resonance (SPR) - Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) - Surface enhanced Infrared Absorption (SEIRA) - Super-resolution imaging and near-field optical microscopy - Light transmission through nano-apertures (extraordinary optical transmission) - Plasmonics at long wavelengths (infrared and terahertz) - Plasmonics in atomically thick materials
Knowledge of Maxwell's equations, Matlab, or Mathematica coding is suggested but not required.

EE 5670 - Spintronic Devices (3.0)
Jian-Ping Wang
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CSE grad student
Description:
Basic concepts and physical principles underlying spintronic devices; engineering designs and basic features of matured spintronic devices: GMR and MTJ sensor, MRAM, etc; new opportunities and engineering designs and challenges of spintronic devices: STT-RAM, spin torque oscillator and all spin logic, etc.

EE 5705 - Electric Drives in Sustainable Energy Systems (3 cr)
Siddharth Raju
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[4701, CSE grad student] or dept consent
Description:
Role of electric drives in wind-electric systems, inertial storage, elec/hybrid vehicles. AC machines for energy-efficient operation using d-q axis modeling. Vector-/direct-torque-controlled induction motor drives. Permanent-magnet and interior-permanent magnet ac motor drives. Sensorless drives. Voltage space-vector modulation technology.

EE 8215 - Nonlinear Systems (3 cr)
Donatello Materassi
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on WF 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
instr consent
Description:
Current topics in stability analysis of nonlinear systems, design of controllers for nonlinear systems, discrete-time and stochastic nonlinear systems.

EE 8367 (also offered as CSCI 8205) - Parallel Computer Organization (3.0 cr)
Pen-Chung Yew
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
5204 or EE 5364 or  instr consent
Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: EE 8367
Description:
Design/implementation of multiprocessor systems. Parallel machine organization, system design. Differences between parallel, unprocessed machines. Programming models. Synchronization/communication. Topologies, message routing strategies. Performance optimization techniques. Compiler, system software issues.

EE 8581 - Detection and Estimation Theory (3.0 cr)
Jarvis Haupt
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
5531 or instr consent
Description:
Risk theory approach to detection and estimation, random process representation, signal parameter estimation. Waveform estimation; detection of phase, frequency, and delay in signals. Applications to communications and radar-sonar signal design and processing.

EE 8660 - Magnetics Seminar (1.0 cr)
Seminars and Colloquia taken for credit are offered only as live and archived streaming video - NO downloadable video or audio podcast versions are offered.

Jian-Ping Wang
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on Friday 2:30 - 3:20
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
Instruct consent
Description:
Current literature, individual assignments.

INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

IE 3521 - Statistics, Quality and Reliability (4.0 cr)
Kevin Leder 
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 9:05 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
MATH 1372 or equiv
Description:
Random variables/probability distributions, statistical sampling/measurement, statistical inferencing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, single/multivariate regression, design of experiments, statistical quality control, quality management, reliability, maintainability.

IE 5113 - Systems Engineering II (4.0 cr)
Instructor TBD
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on Th 6:10 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
IE 5111 or IE Grad Advisor Approval
Description:
Systems engineering thinking/techniques presented in 5111. Hands-on techniques applied to specific problems. Topics pertinent to effectiveness of design process. Practices and organizational/reward structure to support collaborative, globally distributed design team.

IE 5522 - Quality Engineering (4 cr)
Darin England
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 1:25 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
4521 or equiv], [upper div or grad student or CNR]
Description:
Quality engineering/management, economics of quality. Statistical process control, reliability, maintain ability, availability.

IE 5541 - Project Management (4 cr)
Removed from UNITE by the department 10/27/21; will only be offered as an on-campus section (no off-campus enrollment), enroll through UMN OneStop

IE 5551 - Production Planning and Inventory Control (4 cr) - added to UNITE Course Offerings 10/4/21!
Saif Benjaafar
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 1:25 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
CNR or upper div or grad student
Description:
Inventory control, supply chain management, demand forecasting, capacity planning, aggregate production and material requirement planning, operations scheduling, and shop floor control. Quantitative models used to support decisions. Implications of emerging information technologies and of electronic commerce for supply chain management and factory operation.

IE 5561 - Analytics and Data-Driven Decision Making (4 cr)
Removed from UNITE Schedule by the department 11/17/21; will only be offered as an on-campus section (no off-campus enrollment), enroll through UMN OneStop

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

ME 5241 - Computer-Aided Engineering (4.0 cr)
Thomas Chase
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 12:20 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
3222, CSci 1113 or equiv, CSE upper div or grad
Description:
Apply computer-aided engineering to mechanical design. Engineering design projects and case studies using computer-aided design and finite element analysis software; design optimization and computer graphical presentation of results.

ME 5286 - Robotics (4.0 cr)
Required, weekly ON-CAMPUS labs (Mechanical Engineering 74, East Bank) 
A weekly 2-hour laboratory lasting for 10 weeks will provide students with practical experience using and programming robots; students will work in pairs and perform a series of experiments using a collaborative robot.
Max Donath, Rodney Dockter
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 8:00 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
[3281 or equiv], [upper div ME or AEM or CSci or grad student]
Description: 
The course deals with two major components: robot manipulators (more commonly known as the robot arm) and computer vision. Lecture topics covered under robot manipulators include their forward and inverse kinematics, the mathematics of homogeneous transformations and coordinate frames, the Jacobian and velocity control, task programming, computational issues related to robot control, determining path trajectories, reaction forces, manipulator dynamics and control. Topics under computer vision include image sensors, digitization, preprocessing, edge detection, neural networks, and machine learning techniques.
Laboratory:
Students will work in pairs and perform a series of experiments, and then assemble a flashlight using the Universal Robots UR5, a collaborative robot. Note that the lab period is not included in the scheduled lecture time. We will form lab groups and schedule lab periods (that don't conflict with your other classes) during the 1st week of class. The selection of lab partners and time slots will be based on the availability of all students in the class. In order to do this, a survey of availability will be filled out during the first day of class (Tuesday). You will be assigned a lab time slot and partner on the 2nd day of class (Thursday). Additional time can be scheduled to complete the lab during open slots.

ME 5341 - Case Studies in Thermal Engineering and Design (4 cr)
Matt Anderson
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 12:20 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
3333, CSE upper div or grad student
Description:
Characteristics of applied heat transfer problems. Nature of problem specification, incompleteness of needed knowledge base, accuracy issues. Categories of applied heat transfer problems.

ME 5446 - Introduction to Combustion (4.0)
Suo Yang
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on TTh 8:00 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
3331, 3332, 3333, CSE upper div or grad student
Description:
Thermodynamics, kinetics, energy and mass transport, pollutants in reacting systems. Reactors, laminar and turbulent flames. Ignition, quenching, and flame stability. Diffusion flames. Combustion in reciprocating engines, furnaces, and turbines, with emphasis on internal combustion engine performance and emissions.

ME 8282 - Advanced Control Systems Design-2 (3 cr) 
Added to UNITE 10/28/21!
Rajesh Rajamani
UNITE streams live video of on-campus section on MW 12:20 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
5281
Description:
Introduction to nonlinear systems, bifurcations, chaos, Lyapunov stability. Input-output stability (circle theorem, passivity, Lure'). Input-output and input-state feedback linearization. Lyapunov-based design. Sliding surface control, dynamic surface control. Parameter identification (least squares, gradient, etc). Lyapunov-based adaptive control, integrator back-stepping, singular perturbations.

PHYSIOLOGY

PHSL 5444 (also offered as BIOC 5444) - Muscle (3.0 cr)
Removed from UNITE schedule by department 11/29/21; will only be offered as a fully remote section (no on-campus nor UNITE sections), enroll through UMN OneStop

STATISTICS

STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis (4 cr)
This course has a required lab which UNITE will live stream/record. UNITE-enrolled students will be enrolled in lab section 884, which is a subset of lab section 002 (on-campus students).

Lu Yang
UNITE streams live video of on-campus lecture section on MWF 10:10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus 002/884 lab section on Th 10:10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
college algebra or instr consent; credit will not be granted if credit has been received for STAT 3011
Description:
Intensive introduction to statistical methods for graduate students needing statistics as a research technique.

STAT 5101 - Theory of Statistics I (4 cr)
This course has a required lab which UNITE will live stream/record. UNITE-enrolled students will be enrolled in lab section 884, which is a subset of lab section 003 (on-campus students).

Charles Geyer
UNITE streams live video of on-campus lecture section on MWF 9:05 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
UNITE streams live video of on-campus 003/884 lab section on T 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Archived videos typically available to UNITE-enrolled students within an hour
Prerequisites:
 (MATH 2263 or MATH 2374 or MATH 2573H), (CSCI 2033 or MATH 2373 or MATH 2243)
Description:
Logical development of probability, basic issues in statistics. Probability spaces. Random variables, their distributions and expected values. Law of large numbers, central limit theorem, generating functions, multivariate normal distribution.
Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for MATH 5651