Paul J. Fortier

Paul Fortier

Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

508-999-8544

508-999-8489

pfortier@umassd.edu

Science & Engineering 211A

Education

1993University of Massachusetts LowellDSc in Computer Science
1981University of Massachusetts DartmouthMS in Electrical Engineering
1978University of Massachusetts LowellBS in Electrical Engineering

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Provides students with a complete design experience from initial concept development through finished product, expanding on topics taught in ECE 202, ECE 260, ECE 263 and ECE 368. The course format is a hands on laboratory format (3 credits) with 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab. Students will develop their own designs, fabricate the design and formulate and carry out test strategies to validate design.

Provides students with a complete design experience from initial concept development through finished product, expanding on topics taught in ECE 202, ECE 260, ECE 263 and ECE 368. The course format is a hands on laboratory format (3 credits) with 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab. Students will develop their own designs, fabricate the design and formulate and carry out test strategies to validate design.

Provides students with a complete design experience from initial concept development through finished product, expanding on topics taught in ECE 202, ECE 260, ECE 263 and ECE 368. The course format is a hands on laboratory format (3 credits) with 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab. Students will develop their own designs, fabricate the design and formulate and carry out test strategies to validate design.

The goal of this course is to prepare the student to undertake and successfully complete the capstone design experience embodied in the subsequent course ECE 458 Design Project II. The objectives of this course include providing a firm basis in the methodology of planning and executing an engineering design project, exposing the student to real case studies involving engineering design, forming a design project group and developing group skills in executing design projects, preparing a design project plan, and having the student groups select a design project of appropriate complexity and their faculty advisor in preparation for the subsequent course ECE 458. Included in this course are major written report(s) and major oral presentation(s) as well as minor reports and presentations.

Research

Research Interests

  • Computer architecture and evaluation
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Database systems
  • Embedded systems
  • Real-time systems
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