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Issue 4 • Date July-Aug. 2006

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  • Essay - Format wars and complexity

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):4 - Shane Greenstein
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  • IEEE Potentials

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 0_1
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  • Duke University [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 0_2
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 1
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  • Headquarters staff

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 2
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  • Editorial

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3 - 10
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  • Engineering your electrical engineering education

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):6 - Evan Ruzanski
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    Electrical and computer engineering (ECE) courses are usually structured in such a way to provide the student with the basics to solve problems in the field and then challenge the student with increasingly more difficult problems to effectively stretch those basic problem-solving approaches into more advanced techniques. While most of this problem-solving focus is placed on the technical arena, th... View full abstract»

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  • Obtaining that elusive Ph.D. - in every sense a marriage

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):11 - 13
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    This paper describes the author's perceptions on obtaining Ph.D. degree which is compared with marriage. One should seriously consider the quest for a Ph.D. as a marriage between student and topic and treat the topic with all the respect and passion that one would treat his or her living spouse. Three ways to get through those tough times have been given. A visual aid has been presented that shows... View full abstract»

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  • Ethics for engineers falls in an unstructured gray zone

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):14 - 16
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    As engineering is a profession, engineers must consider the impact of ethics in their behavior. The design and application of technology include the responsibility to provide quality products and services. Professional engineering includes the responsibility of creating a positive impact on society and the quality of life. The trust places a greater responsibility on the engineering profession to ... View full abstract»

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  • Volunteer work lands new engineer in the career of a lifetime

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):17 - 18
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    This article is a collection of tips and an overview of the process through which the graduate engineer should practice to fit in the career of the lifetime. The engineer must keep contacts with the advisor, while doing their educational courses and also with potential employers. Graduate engineers are well trained in their fields in some organizations by the technical groups. Thus many companies ... View full abstract»

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  • Behavioral software agents for real-time games

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):19 - 25
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    This paper describes the real time autonomous software agents include intensive simulations such as interactive computer entertainment software. The layered artificial intelligence (AI) architecture presented is based on the subsumption architecture, a proven control system for mobile robots that consists of parallel levels of independent behaviors. Higher-level behaviors modules can subsume lower... View full abstract»

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  • Three zone segregation of proteins-a comparison of structures

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):26 - 30
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    In our work, we have made two groups of protein structure. One group is for mesophilic proteins, the other is for thermophilic proteins. For each protein under consideration we have collected three to five PDB structures of the same proteins from different organisms. This pdb is called CSR pdb file. For each protein we have one CSR pdb for thermophilic and one for mesophilic. We then structurally ... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering strained silicon-looking back and into the future

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):31 - 34
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    The purpose of this article is to explain the basics behind straining and report on the current process technologies available to strain CMOS devices. Strained Si enhances the performance of CMOS devices by increasing carrier mobility without having to make them smaller. As the benefits to be gained from scaling transistors continue to decrease, the commercial interest in using strained Si for CMO... View full abstract»

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  • Use of low-cost patch antennas in modern wireless technology

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):35 - 47
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    In this article, an overview of a special type of antenna called patch antennas is presented. Patch antennas are used in several wireless applications like global positioning system (GPS) receivers and radar systems. A patch antenna is constructed by having a conductive patch on a dielectric substrate above a conductive ground plane. A patch antenna can be constructed and integrated on a PCB or wi... View full abstract»

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  • A review of vector quantization techniques

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):39 - 47
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    The fundamental principles of quantization and the two basic types of quantization techniques-scalar and vector-have been introduced. The concept of VQ, its salient features, design of code book, and advantages/disadvantages has been dealt with in detail. VQ is a data compression technique, producing a reconstruction with as small a distortion as possible. The quality of the reconstruction depends... View full abstract»

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  • Gamesman problems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 48
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  • 2006 Student Activities Committee e-mail addresses

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 49
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    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 50
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