Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2015-78
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Kathleen Puckett, Chair
Date of First Reading: April 20, 2015
Date of Second Reading: August 31, 2015
Title of Motion: Request from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering – School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering – for the establishment of a graduate certificate – Sensor Signal and Information Processing
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: Sensors and signal processing algorithms are now embedded in billions of mobile devices and have been deployed for several applications including health, security, sustainability and integrated media. The use of integrated sensing in tablets and mobile phones is in fact a game changer for several application areas. The Sensor Signal and Information Processing (SenSIP) center and the signal processing and communications (SPCOM) group in ECEE have taken the lead in establishing large programs, industry consortia and intellectual property in the area of signal processing for sensing systems. Although we have taken important steps such as establishing our federal research project portfolio and funded industry collaborations through our NSF SenSIP industry-university collaborative research center (I/UCRC) site, an equally important graduate education certificate is needed to support industry training and workforce creation in this area. The Sensor Signal and Information Processing (SENSIP) graduate certificate is proposed to address this need and enable the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (IAFSE) to provide certified training in this area.