Electrical and Computer Engineering Research

Core Areas

The Electrical and Computer (ECE) Engineering Department has a broad range of capabilities drawing from the experience and expertise of 19 faculty, 2 research scientists, 4 post-doctoral researchers, 22 P.hD. , 42 master and  260 undergraduate students.  The combination of faculty expertise and state of the art facilities-including 7 research centers and 9 research labs gives the ECE Department the ability to effectively address and solve many complex problems in four core areas:

  • Communications and Signal Processing
  • Computer Engineering
  • Microelectronics
  • Power Systems and Control

 Faculty Expertise

The faculty has expertise, conducts research and is well published in cutting edge topics such as:

  • big data analytics
  • machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • high performance computing
  • computational biology
  • cybersecurity
  • smart microgrid
  • smart sensing with FPGA based systems
  • space radiation

Research Centers

The 7 research centers which support the faculty and students are as follows:

Research Labs

The 9 research labs are as follows.

  • Nuclear Radiation Detection
  • Control Systems
  • Power
  • Wireless Communications
  • High Speed Communication
  • Computer Networking
  • Cloud and parallel Computing
  • DSP/FPGA/Microprocessor
  • Materials Characterization
Research Centers

Hall of Fame Inventor Inductee Victor B. Lawrence:  Senior Advisor of the Cyber Security and Information Communication Systems Research Center (CSICSR)

Industry Day Lawrence

Prairie View A&M University is pleased to welcome Victor B. Lawrence, Ph.D. as Senior Advisor to the Cyber Security and Information Communication Systems Research Center (CSICSR) which is funded by the Texas A&M University System Chancellor’s Research Initiative. Dr. Lawrence has been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. The event will be hosted by CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca.

Dr. Lawrence is a Distinguished Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology, and Chairman of Baharicom Development Co. He is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors’ Charter, Fellow IEEE and Fellow of AT&T Bell Laboratories. He was Vice President at Bell Laboratories where he spent most of his career.

Victor Lawrence has made a significant impact on the global telecommunications industry in the last 30 years. His pioneering work has improved transmission for the modern Internet, made high-speed connections more universally available, and stimulated the growth of the global Internet. His work has advanced data encoding and transmission, modem technology, DSL, silicon chip design, ATM/IP switching and protocols, speech and audio coding, and digital video.

Victor Lawrence has a host of patents, published many papers and has co-authored four books. He is an entrepreneur and recipient of numerous professional awards and honors. He has served on several boards, advised the US Sub-committee on Science and Technology and advised multiple African Governments on Information and Communications Technology.

Born in Ghana, Lawrence received B.Sc., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of London. An advocate of bringing internet access to the world’s poorest countries, Lawrence has spearheaded efforts to lay high-capacity fiber optic cable along the west coast of Africa.