Dr. Percy Pierre

Personal

Prefix: Dr.
First Name: Percy
Last Name: Pierre

Education

Degree: B.S.
Graduation Year: 1961

Degree: M.S.
Graduation Year: 1963

Degree: Ph.D.
Graduation Year: 1967

Summary

Area of Research Interests: Applied Mathematics (Signal Processing)

Biography

Dr. Pierre was born in St. James Parish, Louisiana.

Dr. Percy A. Pierre held a postdoc at the University of Michigan in 1968., a Systems Engineer for the RAND Corporation, 1968-69 and 1970-71. He was a White House Fellow for the Executive Office of the President, 1969-70. From 1971 to 1977, Dr. Percy Pierre was Dean of the School of Engineering at Howard University. From 1977-1981, he was Assistant Secretary for Research, Development, and Regulation for the U.S. Department of the Army. He was President of Prairie View A&M University (1983-89). From (1990-1995), Dr. Percy A. Pierre Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. Since 1995 he has been a full-time Professor of Electrical Engineering at MSU and is director of the new initiative funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Sloan SPC3 Program. This is a program "for academically talented students who are members of an underrepresented ethnic minority" and interested in graduate education in the areas of electrical engineering/computer science of Signal Processing, Communications, Computers, and Controls.

In 2004, Dr. Pierre was selected as one of the 50 Most Important Blacks in Research Science.

 

RESEARCH NOTES

From 1969 to 1971, Dr. Percy A. Pierre published 12 papers. Below are those I found listed in Mathematical Reviews classification 60.30,60.40 and 62.85

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. New conditions for central limit theorems, Ann. Math. Statist. 40(1969), 319--321.
  2. Singular non-Gaussian measures in detection and estimation theory,IEEE Trans. Information Theory IT-15 (1969), 266--272.
  3. On the independence of linear functionals of linear processes, SIAM J. Appl. Math. 17 (1969), 624--637.
  4. The sample function regularity of linear random processes, SIAM J. Appl. Math. 17 (1969), 1070--1077.
  5. On the independence of linear functionals of linear processes, SIAM J. Appl. Math. 17 (1969), 624--637.
  6. The sample function regularity of linear random processes, SIAM J. Appl. Math. 17 (1969), 1070--1077.
  7. Infinitely divisible distributions, conditions for independence, and central limit theorems, J. Math. Anal. Appl. 33 (1971), 341--354.
  8. Asymptotic eigenfunctions of covariance kernels with rational spectral densities, IEEE Trans. Information Theory IT-16 (1970), 346--347.
  9. On the convergence of error probabilities for signal detection,Information and Control 17 (1970), 10--13.
  10. Characteristics of Gaussian random processes by representations in terms of independent random variables, IEEE Trans. Information Theory IT-15 (1969), 648--658.
  11. The quadratic variation of random processes, Z. Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie und Verw. Gebiete 19 (1971), 291--301.
  12. Central limit theorems for conditionally linear random processes,SIAM J. Appl. Math. 20 (1971), 449--461.

Lifetime

Year Born: 1939