Dr. Pierce Cantrell Returns to CESG

Dr. Pierce Cantrell Returns to CESG

Dr. Pierce Cantrell Returns to CESG
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Dr. Pierce Cantrell Returns to CESG

Computer Engineering and Systems Group welcomes back Dr. Peirce Cantrell as a tenured professor for the department. He returns after serving in the Texas A&M Administration as the Vice President and Associate Provost for Information Technology for 16 years. He will rejoin colleagues within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to engage in ongoing research as well as teaching.

Under Dr. Cantrell’s leadership, he was responsible for significant improvements that increased the accessibility and capabilities of technology for everyone at the University. This included continuing the Faculty Workstation program that strives to provide computing devices for each of the 3000+ faculty members.

Dr. Cantrell also developed important updates to the Code Maroon system that allowed more Texas A&M University System sites to be included. As a result of his work, Code Maroon was also able to send messages through several channels at once. He was vital in securing a collection of grants, which included a National Science Foundation grant for $500,000, a Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grant for $6.6 million, and several grants for telecommunications, data and videoconferencing infrastructure that totaled $4.8 million.

Dr. Cantrell received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1970, 1971, and 1981 respectively. He also saw active military duty from 1976 to 1981 with the Computer Networking Support Branch in the Intelligence Division at the NORAD/Cheyenne Mountain complex.

Reddy named TEES assistant agency director for national and global initiatives

Dr. Narasimha Reddy, electrical engineering professor and TEES research engineer, has been named assistant agency director for national and global initiatives for the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of Texas A&M Engineering announced recently.
“It is crucial in today’s global economy for TEES and the State of Texas to position itself as a leader in technology development and implementation,” said Banks. “Dr. Reddy has a long history of successful collaborations with industry partners and I know he will be able to contribute greatly to TEES’ success in the future.”
Reddy is currently the holder of the J.W. Runyon, Jr. ’35 Professor I in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He earned his Ph.D. in computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1990.
His research interests focus on computer networks, storage systems, multimedia systems and computer architecture.
Reddy has received numerous awards and honors including the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, and he is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).