CECSTR Center of Excellence

Dr. Cajetan Akujuobi

Welcome to The Center of Excellence for Communication Systems Technology Research (CECSTR). May I extend a very warm welcome to you for visiting our center’s web site. The Center of Excellence for Communication Systems Technology Research (CECSTR) is a Texas A&M Board of Regents approved center since July 2003. CECSTR’s vision is to be a State and National resource in the selected aspects of Communication Systems research and education for the State of Texas, the Nation, our industry sponsors, government agencies and academia. CECSTR’S mission is to conduct comprehensive research in the selected aspects of communication systems, Internet of Things (IOT); Wavelets and Wavelet Transform Applications, Compressed Sensing/Compressive Sampling Systems, DSP Solutions, Signal/Image/Video Processing, Mixed Signal Systems, and High Speed (Broadband) Communication Systems. The center supports and trains students by recruiting talented students, awarding assistantships (UG & Graduate) and creating pipeline with the industry partners for students’ placements.
CECSTR has established five research programs: Signal/Image/Video Processing, Analog & Mixed Signal Systems, DSP Systems Solutions, and Broadband (High-Speed) Communication Systems & Communication Control Systems. It has about 10,000 square feet of research laboratory and office space with the state-of-the-art facilities. The Center researchers have published over 400 journals, peer-reviewed papers, technical reports from the funded projects, books & book chapters, and various patents. The research partners include but not limited to the following: Texas Instruments, Sprint, NASA, ARMY, ITG, CSGF, US Air Force, L-3 Communications, Northrop Grumman, NSF, Copharix LLC, HP, Oracle, Littronics Inc., and more than 10 Universities including Universities outside USA.
CECSTR was instrumental in the establishment of ECE PhD Program. CECSTR has impacted more than 25 PhD Students, Over 80 MS Students and 200 undergraduate students since 2000. In terms of research Grants, CECSTR has exceeded more than $25M since 2000. The center will continue on educating the State’s future leaders in the emerging technological areas necessary for our industries, institutions and for the economic growth of the State of Texas and the Nation. Efforts continue to aspire to establishing more partnerships with industry and various national security agencies. In addition, will continue to aspire to having very seasoned professionals from both industry and academia as advisory board members. We welcome collaborating with industry partners and with you in any future projects, you may have.

Cajetan M. Akujuobi, M.B.A., PhD., P.E.
Founding Executive Director
Professor, Electrical and Computer Science