The First Telecommunications Engineering Program in the United States

  title={The First Telecommunications Engineering Program in the United States},
  author={Gerald Burnham and Cyrus D. Cantrell and Andr{\'a}s Farag{\'o} and Andrea Fumagalli and Kamran Kiasaleh and William P. Osborne and Ravi Prakash},
  journal={Journal of Engineering Education},
In the summer of 1998, the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and computer Science (the Jonsson School) at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) obtained approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer BS and MS degrees in Telecommunications Engineering (TE). These are the first TE degree programs in the United States and the BS program received ABET accreditation for classes to begin in the fall of 1999. 
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A simple, robust, explicit upper bound is derived on the blocking probability for general multirate traffic, dropping a number of traditional assumptions, such as Poisson arrivals, while still


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