ECE Graduate orientation - Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE Graduate orientation - Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE GRADUATE ORIENTATION August 14, 2019 ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING Agenda WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019 113 Dreese Labs o General Information on ECE Graduate Program (8:30 AM -10:40 AM) o Meeting with Faculty to select Fall 2019 courses 11:15-12:00 PhD students meet in Dreese Lab 259, 260, 267 by research area 11:30-2:00 MS students meet with advisors in - Dreese Lab. 305 (Prof. Irem Eryilmaz),

- Dreese Lab. 357 (Prof. Lisa Fiorentini) - Dreese Lab. 369 (Prof. Wladimiro Villarroel) FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019 113 Dreese Labs o Breakfast and Introduction (8:30 AM 9:00 AM) o Wellness and Academic Success (9:00 AM 10:30 AM) o Campus Tour (10:30 AM 11:00 AM) o Poster Competition (11:00 AM 12:00 PM) ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING ECE DEPARTMENT ECE Department Prof. Hesham El Gamal Department Chair Oversees the Department (policies, finance, hiring,) Prof. Andrea Serrani

Associate Chair for Faculty Affairs Past Graduate Studies Chair Prof. Betty Lise Anderson Associate Chair Prof. Atilla Eryilmaz Graduate Studies Chair Oversees the Graduate Studies Committee 4 ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING ECE Department If you have questions about research and courses: Course selection and course plan development; Research guidance; Your thesis (MS or Ph.D. students);

Your non-thesis project and report (MS students). Ph.D. students: contact your advisor (need to find an advisor by the end of your first year) MS students: contact your advisor (if you already have been assigned an advisor) or: Irem Eryilmaz Lisa Fiorentini Communication Signal Processing Networking Learning Control Systems Robotics & Intelligent Transp. Computer and Digital Systems Computer Vision & Image Processing Sustainable Energy & Power

Wladimiro Villarroel Electromagnetics Remote Sensing and Microwaves Analog and RF Circuits Electro-optics & Photonics Nanotechnology & Electronic Materials ECE Department If you have questions about all things administrative: Program policies; Degree requirements; University and Grad School issues ( graduation, deadlines, missing grades,..) Ph.D. students contact: Patricia Toothman PhD Program Coordinator Walk-in hours: Mon-Thurs 2-4pm

MS students contact: Beth Bucher MS Program Coordinator Walk-in hours: Mon-Thurs 2-4pm WELCOME NOTES Welcome to the Grads @ ECE family! This is the best time of your lives, when you get to develop yourself, make lifelong friends, and grow to become happy and productive members of the broader society. Our goal is to create an environment that will allow you to grow to become increasingly more capable, responsible, hard working, and confident individuals. You are both the fuel and the product of this department. Each of you arrive here with a unique background and a unique trajectory.

Take the initiative to make the best of what is available to you. ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING SOME ADVICE You are ultimately the ones who will determine how you will proceed in this experience. Your attitude and habits will greatly shape your experience. Be aware of your responsibilities early on, and proactively work on them. Try to start well: set S.M.A.R.T. goals, control your schedule. Set and maintain a healthy lifestyle: Exercise, Eat, and Sleep well. Move out of the Grade-Oriented Undergraduate Mindset towards the Growth-Oriented Graduate Mindset Try to be well-connected, friendly, and considerate. Speak English in public spaces so that you are inclusive of others. Stay positive. Work hard while also enjoying the adventure. Form and maintain a good communication with your advisor. Use resources to find your path, but do not hesitate to ask questions if

you are lost. ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING SOCIAL NETWORK CONNECTIVITY We have created a closed facebook group for all incoming 2019 Fall graduate students It will maintain connectivity and share useful information (including these slides) Please become members of the facebook group by August 23rd : In-Class 2019 ECE Grads @ OSU The link to this group is: Open this link and click Join Goup button to send request This link will also be available online at: ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Plan of Study Graduate Student Survival Skills Workshop Time: Sunday, August 25, 2019 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Location: Ohio Union The goal of this event is to aid in your transition to graduate school and will address: Challenges faced in graduate school, the surprises you may face, and general advice for this stage in your career Panels of current graduate students will provide firsthand accounts of important things such as time management strategies, the role of self-advocacy, developing a relationship with your advisor, how to successfully navigate the transition from undergraduate to graduate student, etc. Panels will be discipline specific in addition to a panel for students who are parents You will also learn about resources and services available to support your academic success throughout graduate school Designed specifically for new graduate and professional students The workshop is free to attend and food and beverages will be provided. To register for the workshop click register or go to visit

10 ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING OSU Operations GRADUATE SCHOOL ( Forms; Register for courses that require permission to enter; Ask questions about what courses count towards your degree; (they will do the audit when you graduate) ECE GRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK ( STUDENT SERVICE CENTER (

Questions regarding tuitions and fees; Questions regarding when you can register/add/drop courses; Office: 281 W. Lane Ave, Student Academic Services Bldg., Lobby - Email: [email protected] REGISTRAR (handles course registration) BURSAR (handles tuitions and fees) OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS ( Questions regarding your VISA. For international students keeping the student VISA status is the most important thing. Consult with OIA if you want to learn about CPT and OPT opportunities. ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING GRADUATE DEGREES Graduate Degrees PhD Program

The PhD Program offers a unique opportunity for an individual to conduct intensive and prolonged research on a particular topic, leading to archival publication. In the first 1-2 years students take courses to fulfill degree requirements and broaden their knowledge. In the next 2-4 years, students focus on their research and final dissertation. MS Program The MS Program aims to give you the opportunity to develop your expertise in a specialized field. In the first two semesters students take courses to fulfill degree requirements. In the next 1-2 semesters, students focus on their project/thesis. Note: The course workload is typically heavier than in college, the courses are more demanding and much more is expected from the students, both at the PhD and the MS level. Students can choose one of two options depending on educational and professional goals

Project path (non-thesis) Research path (thesis) Students collaborate with industry partners in projects, perform a research project, do an internship project or work in a relevant project Concludes with a Project Report and technical discussion and or presentation

Different paths Students work on industrial or academic research Concludes with a Thesis and final oral defense Same diploma PhD after BS Requirements 14 ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING


Plan of Study PLAN OF STUDY MS Students need to have their plan of study approved by their advisor by the end of their first semester; Effective Autumn 2019: PhD students need to submit their plan of study by the end of their first semester; 19 ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING PhD Exams PhD Qualifying Exam (QE) Allows a student to earn the status of doctoral student by Testing the fundamental knowledge acquired by the student over prior coursework Assessing the students ability to apply this knowledge towards research problems

PhD students are required to take the QE in the first semester of their second year Failing two attempts leads to dismissal from the PhD program (MS degree can still be earned after completing MS requirements) Failure to take the QE during the required semester counts as a failed attempt. Effective Autumn 2019: Students starting the ECE PhD program in autumn 2019 and after must complete two graduate letter-graded ECE courses in their primary research area and one graduate letter-graded ECE course in their secondary research area by the term the QE is scheduled. One of the three required courses may be taken during the semester when the QE is administered. 5000-level courses will meet the ECE QE course requirement. Failure to do so will be considered a failed attempt. 20 ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING PhD Exams PhD Candidacy Exam (CE) Establishes the suitability of the PhD students research proposal to

constitute a viable dissertation topic. Elevates the students status to PhD candidate. The CE is usually administered one year prior to the students expected graduation Failing two attempts results in dismissal from the PhD program. 21 ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING Graduate Education You are here to learn and to make a contribution to engineering science You have the unique opportunity to earn a life-long body of knowledge. Take advantage of it.

Do not be reluctant to take high-level courses just because they are difficult Invest in gaining expertise in fundamental disciplines (math, physics) Be involved: Attend seminars and colloquia, especially outside your own specific research topic 22 ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING Graduate Appointments GRADUATE APPOINTMENTS OSU fellowships are for PhD students only; 23 Most GRA, GTA appointments are for PhD students

GTA and GAA appointments: Prof. Betty Lise Anderson GRA appointments: Individual faculty members, or laboratories GRA/GTA/GAA appointments in other departments, e.g. Math TA positions, see the Math department. ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING Advising PhD students who are NOT GRAs:

A professor must agree to be the students permanent advisor by signing a change of advisor form by the 2nd semester. MS students: Advisors are Profs. Irem Eryilmaz, Lisa Fiorentini or Wladimiro Villarroel, unless another Faculty has already agreed to be the students advisor Change of Advisor To change advisor, one must fill out a change of advisor form and have both the new and current advisor sign it. 24 ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Academic Misconduct The university's Code of Student Conduct defines academic misconduct as Any activity that tends to compromise the academic integrity of the University, or subvert the educational process. Academic Misconduct include, but are not limited to, the following: Any situation in which a student presents work as being their own but it is not: copying or cheating during an exam; lifting material uncited from the internet (even if not copyrighted); using others homework, lab reports or projects as a basis of your own.

Falsification or dishonesty in conducting or reporting lab/research results; Serving as or asking another student to serve as a substitute for taking an exam; Alteration of grades in an effort to change earned credit or a grade; Violation of course or program rules. INSTRUCTORS ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT Consequences can be very severe (ranging from getting no credit on an assignment to being expelled from the University) 25

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