Archive for March, 2012
As Computer Engineering is a combination in the fields of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, it supposedly takes on the best of both worlds. In producing scholars with PhD in Computer Engineering, the objective is to hone their knowledge, skills and talents to understand how the software knits well with the hardware. A conventional programmer writes a complex program with no regard on how the physical circuitry works. A conventional electrical engineer designs an electrical circuit which allows current to flow through and light up bulbs. Since algorithms are so closely intermeshed between applications and mechanics, it is essential to understand the workings of both. By doing so, can one then derive optimal methods in achieving good results.
By pursuing a doctorate program in Computer Engineering, students learn and change conventional methods for the better. In the field of robotics, the traditional use of automatons was in production lines at factories. Improvement in technology allows this field to grow and robots now exist in various areas such as healthcare, military, entertainment as well as domestic use. Perhaps science fiction movies and cartoons from yesteryears were on the right track when they featured robotic butlers and maids.