Matthew N. O. Sadiku received his B. Sc. degree in 1978 from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN in 1982 and 1984 respectively. From 1984 to 1988, he was an assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, where he did graduate work in computer science. From 1988 to 2000, he was at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, where he became a full professor. From 2000 to 2002, he was with Lucent/Avaya, Holmdel, NJ as a system engineer and with Boeing Satellite Systems, Los Angeles, CA as a senior scientist. He is presently a Regents professor of electrical and computer engineering at Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX.He is the author of over 1,000 professional papers and over 100 books including ¿Elements of Electromagnetics¿ (Oxford University Press, 7th ed., 2018), ¿Fundamentals of Electric Circuits¿ (McGraw-Hill, 7th ed.,2020, with C. Alexander), ¿Computational Electromagnetics with MATLAB¿ (CRC Press, 4th ed., 2019), ¿Principles of Modern Communication Systems¿ (Cambridge University Press, 2017, with S. O. Agbo), and ¿Emerging Internet-based Technologies¿ (CRC Press, 2019). In addition to the engineering books, he has written Christian books including ¿Secrets of Successful Marriages,¿ ¿How to Discover God¿s Will for Your Life,¿ and commentaries on all the books of the New Testament Bible. Some of his books have been translated into French, Korean, Chinese (and Chinese Long Form in Taiwan), Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
He was the recipient of the 2000 McGraw-Hill/Jacob Millman Award for outstanding contributions in the field of electrical engineering. He was also the recipient of Regents Professor award for 2012-2013 by the Texas A&M University System. He is a registered professional engineer and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) ¿for contributions to computational electromagnetics and engineering education.¿ He was the IEEE Region 2 Student Activities Committee Chairman. He was an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Education. He is also a member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). His current research interests are in the areas of computational electromagnetic, computer networks, and engineering education.
Cajetan M. Akujuobi received his O.N.D. from Institute of Management and Technology Enugu, Nigeria in 1974, the B.S. degree from Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1980, the M.S. degree from Tuskegee University, Alabama, in 1982, all in electrical & electronics engineering. He received the M.B.A. degree from Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia, in 1987. In 1995, he received the Ph.D. degree from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, in electrical engineering with specialization in signal/image/video processing & communication systems.
He is a full Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and the former Vice President for Research, Innovation and Sponsored Programs at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). He served as Dean in two different Universities - the Dean for Graduate Studies at PVAMU and founding STEM Dean at Alabama State University (ASU). He is the founder and the Executive Director of the Center of Excellence for Communication Systems Technology Research (CECSTR), a Texas A&M Board of Regents approved center where he has been able to attract research-funding exceeding over $25 Million. He is the founder and the Principal Investigator for the SECURE Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at PVAMU where he has received over $7 Million research award. Under his leadership as the Vice President for Research, Innovation and Sponsored Programs at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), he was instrumental in bringing to PVAMU five new Chancellors¿ Research Initiative (CRI) research centers worth about $35 Million. He has worked in such corporations as Texas Instruments, Advanced Hardware Architecture, Schlumberger, Data Race Corporation, Spectrum Engineering, Intelsat and Bell Laboratories.
Prof. Akujuobi developed and taught the Wavelets and Their Applications course at PVAMU for over 20 years. His research interests are in Wavelets and Wavelet transform Analysis and Applications, Cybersecurity, Smart & Connected Cities and DSP Solutions. In addition, his research interests include Communication Systems, Compressive Sensing, Signal/Image/Video Processing, Broadband Communication Systems, and Mixed Signal Systems. He was a participant and collaborative member of the ANSI TIEI.4 Working Group that had the technical responsibility of developing the T1.413, Issue 2 ADSL standard. He has received several professional and community related honors in teaching, research and service and has published extensively including writing books and book Chapters. Two of the books he published with Dr. M. N. O. Sadiku, are ¿Introduction to Broadband Communication Systems¿, and ¿Solutions Manual for Introduction to Broadband Communication Systems¿, both published by Chapman & Hall/CRC and Sci-Tech Publication, Boca Raton, Florida.
Prof. Akujuobi is the current Chair of the IEEE Houston Section Life Members Group. He is also a Life Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Senior Member of Instrument Society of America (ISA), Member of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Sigma XI, the Scientific Research Society, and the Texas Society for Biomedical Research (TSBR) Board of Directors. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, USA.