ECE437: Sensors and Instrumentation

Course Description

The goal of this course is to give senior and graduate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering a hands-on introduction to the fundamental technology and practical application of sensors. Capacitive, inductive, optical, ultrasonic, and other sensing methods are examined. Instrumentation techniques incorporating computer control, sampling, and data collection and analysis are reviewed in the context of real-world scenarios. Open-ended laboratory activities and required written documentation help to develop students’ analytical and communication skills.

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  • Professor Viktor Gruev

  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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  • Email: gruev AT illinois DOT edu

  • Office Hours: Mondays 11pm - 12pm or by appointment

    Office: ECEB 2052


  • Oluwayemisi Abolaji Sonoiki (Yemi)
  • Email: sonoiki2 AT illinois DOT edu
  • Office Hours: by appointment