Faculty

Mohamed F. Chouikha, PhD 
Chief Scientist & Executive Director, SECURE Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
Executive Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Mohamed F. Chouikha received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Prague Polytechnic University in the Czech Republic and the M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He was an Electrical Engineer at the Societe Tunisienne Des Phosphates De Gafsa, from 1988 to August 2018 he was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Howard University, where he was a Full Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In July 2000 he became the Chair of the EE Department. In 2004, he established a new Computer Engineering program within the Department of Electrical Engineering, since then renamed as the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Howard University. Before becoming the chair he served as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Electrical Engineering. Since 2018 he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in the College of Engineering at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) where he is Chief Scientist, Executive Director of the Cybersecurity Center and Executive Professor. He was the founding Director of the Intelligent Community-Center of Academic Excellence, the founding and first Director of the Center of Applied High Performance Computing, and one of the four founding Directors of the Washington Academy of Biomedical Engineering. He has been a consultant to a number of companies in the Washington area and was a Board member of Quateams Inc.


Dr. AnnamalaiAnnamalai Annamalai, PhD
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Annamalai is presently a Full Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Prairie View A&M University. He also works very closely under the direction of Dr. Chouikha, he is Dr. Chouikha`s Associate.  He has over twenty years of research/teaching experience in wireless communications at Motorola, University of Victoria, Air Force Research Laboratory, Virginia Tech, and PVAMU with over 200 peer-reviewed publications and 6 book chapters. He has also directed 15 Ph.D. dissertations and 25 M.S.E.E. theses to completion as Chair at PVAMU and Virginia Tech. His current research interests include cooperative wireless communications, wireless physical layer security, cross-layer design and optimization of wireless networks, cognitive radios, wireless communications theory, and assistive technologies.


Dr. Shumon AlamShumon Alam, PhD
Research Scientist,  SECURE
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Shumon Alam is a Lead Researcher of  SECURE Center of Excellence at Prairie View A&M University. Prior to this position, he held various engineering positions in the industry. He also worked as a researcher for many years in academia.  Alam worked in the area of control, communication systems, network architecture, and signal processing. His current research interests are in the cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI).


Dr. Mark Tschaepe Mark Tschaepe, PhD
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Email:  [email protected]

Dr. Mark Tschaepe is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Prairie View A&M University. He is also the Program Coordinator for General Studies and teaches the Honor Colloquium in the Fall semesters. He has published a wide range of research, including work on the role of guessing in logical thinking, the virtues of humility to inquiry, and how to address microaggressions. This spring his essay, “Data Without Democracy: The Cruel Optimism of Education Technology and Assessment” is being published in the journal, Education & Culture. Additionally, his essay, “Somaesthetics of Discomfort” is being published in the forthcoming issue of The European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy. Currently, his research includes work on the ethics of cybersecurity, value-sensitive design, generative adversarial networks, and datafication within education.


Dr. Louis NgamassiLouis Ngamassi, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Accounting, Finance, & MIS
Email: [email protected]

Louis Ngamassi is currently an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at Prairie View A&M University – College of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University. His research interest is in the area of social informatics and includes sub-areas such as crisis informatics and development informatics. Louis has been published in several refereed journals including Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Information Technology and People, Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, and VOLUNTAS. He has also presented his work at a variety of national and international conferences including AMCIS, ISCRAM, and DSI. Louis is a former Fulbright scholar and a former United Nations Fulbright Fellow.


Dr. Olusegun OdejideOlusegun Odejide, PhD
Adjunct, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Olusegun Odejide is presently a Lead Security Engineer with a major oil and gas drilling company in the Houston area. He is also an Adjunct Faculty at Prairie View A&M University as well as Lone Star College and Houston Community College where he has taught various IT and Cybersecurity courses for several years. He has developed and taught three graduate level Cybersecurity courses at Prairie View. His prior work experiences include working as a security professional in oil & gas as well as telecommunications industries. Dr. Odejide was a past recipient of the National Research Council Fellowship where he conducted communications research at the Air Force Research Laboratory (Rome, New York). He also holds multiple industry-recognized cybersecurity certifications including CISSP and CEH.


Justin ForemanJustin Foreman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Justin Foreman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University. He has worked at NASA Langley Research Center as a National Research Council Research Associate and as an employee of GeoControl Systems, Inc. supporting various NASA Johnson Space Center efforts as a Test Director, Test Engineer and Systems Engineer. He also taught at Lone Star College in Houston, TX. His research interests include Internet of Things medical sensors and networks and development of programs to foster student learning of programmable devices.


Dr. Cajetan Akujuobi
Cajetan M. Akujuobi, M.B.A., Ph.D., P.E.
Founding Principal Investigator , SECURE Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
Founding Executive Director, Center of Excellence for Communication Systems Technology Research (CECSTR)
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Email: [email protected]

Prof. Cajetan M. Akujuobi was the former Vice President of Research, Innovation and Sponsored Programs at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), Texas, USA a position he held from January 2, 2014 to August 31, 2018. He was also the Dean, Graduate Studies from January 2, 2014 to July 31, 2017. He is a tenured full Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering. He is the Principal Investigator and the founding Executive Director of the over $7 Million Cybersecurity Center. He is the founding Executive Director of the Center of Excellence for Communication Systems Technology Research (CECSTR) where he attracted over $20 Million in research grants. He is also the founding Directors of the Broadband (High Speed Network) Communication Systems Program; Analog & Mixed Signal Program (AMSP), the DSP Solutions Programs, and the founding Director of the Communication Control Research Programs at PVAMU. Before joining PVAMU in 2014, he was the founding Dean of the STEM College at Alabama State University (ASU) from June 2010 to December 2013. Prof. Akujuobi was the founding Directors of the Center of Excellence for Communication Systems & Image/Signal/Video Processing (CECSIP) and the STEM Center of Excellence for Modeling & Simulation Research (SCEMSR) at ASU. He is a member of the Texas Biomedical Society Board of Directors. He has held various positions in Academia and industry for the past 35 years working with such corporations as Bell Labs, Intelsat, Advanced Hardware Architecture, Schlumberger, Texas Instruments, Argonne National Lab, Spectrum Engineering, Data Race Corporation and NASA. His major research interests are in the areas of Cyber and Information Security, Internet of Things (IoT), Communication Systems, Wavelet Transform Analysis and Applications and Mixed Signal Systems.

Camille Gibson, Ph.D., C.R.C.          Dean Gibson
Professor and Interim Dean
College of Juvenile & Psychology
Executive Director
Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center
Email: [email protected]

Camille Gibson, Ph.D., C.R.C. is the Interim Dean of the College of Juvenile & Psychology at Prairie View A&M University and Executive Director of the Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center. She began in higher education teaching at Brooklyn College in Political Science, and concurrently at John Jay College in Public Administration. At Prairie View, her courses include CRJS 2813 Computer Applications to Criminal Justice which introduces students to the broad application of the latest technologies in the field, including cyber-investigations and computer forensics. She also directs the College’s certificate program in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. An accomplished academic, her professional service includes the board of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the presidency of the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice. She has been recognized with a Felix Fabian award and a Niederhoffer Fellowship.