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Harry C. Powell

Professor
Associate Chair
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office location and address
Thornton E203 Thornton C222
351 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. ​Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1978
M.S. ​Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, 2006
Ph.D. ​​Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, 2011
Biography

Dr. Powell is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia. After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering in1978 he was an active research and design engineer, focusing on automation, embedded systems, remote control, and electronic/mechanical co-design techniques, holding 16 patents in these areas. Returning to academia, he earned a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2011 at the University of Virginia. His current research interests include machine learning, embedded systems, electrical power systems, and engineering education. Dr. Powell is a member of ASEE, IEEE, and ACM.

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ECE 1501: Special Topics in Electrical & Computer Engineering
Credits: 1
Student-led special topic courses which vary by semester.
ENGR 1501: Special Topics
Credits: 1
Student led special topic courses which vary by semester.
ECE 2660: ECE Fundamentals II
Credits: 4
Studies the modeling, analysis, design, computer simulation, and measurement of electrical circuits which contain non-linear devices such as junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and field effect transistors. Includes the gain and frequency response of linear amplifiers, power supplies, and other practical electronic circuits. This course is taught in the studio mode with mixed lecture and lab. Prerequisite: ECE 2630, APMA 2130 co-requisite
ECE 3250: Electromagnetic Energy Conversion
Credits: 3
Analyzes the principles of electromechanical energy conversion; three-phase circuit analysis; magnetic circuits and nonlinearity; transformers; electromagnetic sensing devices; DC, synchronous, stepper, and induction machines; equivalent circuit models; power electronic control of machines, switching regulators, Class D amplification. Laboratory, computer, and design exercises complement coverage of fundamental principles. Prerequisite: ECE 2660, ECE 3209 or PHYS 2415
ECE 3251: Electromagnetic Energy Conversion Lab
Credits: 2
This lab provides practical exposure and continuation of the topics covered in the lecture sections of ECE 3250. Topics include principles of measurement and analysis using computerized instrumentation. Co-requisite ECE 3250
ECE 3750: ECE Fundamentals III
Credits: 4
Develops tools for analyzing signals and systems operating in continuous-time, with applications to control, communications, and signal processing. Primary concepts are representation of signals, linear time-invariant systems, Fourier analysis of signals, frequency response, and frequency-domain input/output analysis, the Laplace transform, and linear feedback principles. Practical examples are employed throughout, and regular usage of computer tools (Matlab, CC) is incorporated. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and BIOM 3310. Prerequisite: ECE 2660, APMA 2130
ECE 4440: Embedded System Design
Credits: 5
Modeling, analysis and design of embedded computer systems. Tradeoff analysis and constraint satisfaction facilitated by the use of appropriate analysis models. Includes a semester-long design of an embedded system to meet a specific need. Counts as MDE (major design experience) for both electrical and computer engineering students.
ECE 4501: Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Credits: 1–4
A fourth-level undergraduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the course offerings. The topic usually reflects new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests.
ECE 4502: Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Credits: 1–4
A fourth-level undergraduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the course offerings. The topic usually reflects new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests.
ENGR 4595: Special Topics in Engineering
Credits: 1–3
Advance projects course to be taken in parallel with STS 4010, 4020, or can be used for an advanced undergraduate course on a topic not covered in the course offerings. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
ECE 4908: Electrical Engineering Projects
Credits: 1–3
Under faculty supervision, students plan a project of at least one semester's duration, conduct the analysis or design and test, and report on the results. If this work is to be the basis for an undergraduate thesis, the course should be taken no later than the seventh semester. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ECE 4991: MDE - Capstone Design
Credits: 5
Design, analysis and testing of an electrical system to meet specific needs, considering applicable standards, health, safety, welfare, and societal impacts. Tradeoff analysis and constraint satisfaction facilitated by the use of appropriate engineering analysis techniques. Semester-long team project develops physical prototype (not simulation). Counts as MDE (major design experience) for Computer and Electrical Engineering students. Prerequisite: Fourth-Year Standing
CPE 7995: Supervised Project Research
Credits: 1–6
Formal record of student commitment to project research for a Masters degree under the guidance of a faculty advisor.
ECE 8897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For master's students.
ECE 9897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.