Dr. Percy Pierre

Prior Research and Education Publications and Grants

Properties of Random Functions with Applications to Communications Theory

"New Conditions for Central Limit Theorems," Annals of Math. Statistics, Vol. 40, #1, February, 1969.

"Singular Non-Gaussian Measures in Detection and Estimation Theory," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. IT-15, #2, March 1969.

"On the Independence of Linear Functionals of Linear Processes," SIAM Journal of Applied Math, Vol. 17, #4, July 1969.

"New Techniques for Finding Solutions and Error Bounds in Signal Detection and Estimation Problems," The RAND Corp., Santa Monica, CA, RM-6089-PR, August 1969.

"Characterization of Gaussian Random Processes in Terms of Independent Random Variables," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. IT-15, #6, November 1969.

"The Sample Function Regularity of Linear Random Processes," SIAM Journal of Applied Math, Vol. 17, #6, November 1969.

Asymptotic Eigenfunctions of Covariance Kernels with Rational Spectral Densities," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. IT-16, #3, May 1970.

"On the Convergence of Error Probabilities in Signal Detection Problems," Information and Control, Vol. 17, #1, August 1970.

"Infinitely Divisible Distributions, Conditions for Independence and Central Limit Theorems," J. Math Analysis and Applications, Vol. 33, #2, February 1971.

"Central Limit Theorems for Conditionally Linear Processes," SIAM Journal of Applied Math., Vol. 20, #3, May 1971.

"The Quadratic Variation of Random Processes," A Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie Verw., Ger. 19, Z91-301, 1971.
Note: Three of these papers were cited by Eugene Wong in his invited paper "Recent Progress in Stochastic Processes--A Survey," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 19, #3, May 1973.

Minorities in Engineering

"An Alien Profession," New Engineer, January 1972.

"Minorities in Engineering," Proceedings of the Engineering Manpower Commission, Engineer's Joint Council, November 30, 1972.

"Engineering:  Change in Response to Societal Needs," U. of Notre Dame Alumni Magazine, February 1974.

"Minority Graduate Education, IEEE Transactions on Education, Vol. E-17, #1, February 1974.

"Engineering High Schools," Conference on Preparing for a New Generation of Engineers, American Association of Engineering Societies, Atlanta, Georgia, October 1982.

"On Establishing a High School for the Engineering Professions Within the East Baton Rouge Parish School System," A Report, Percy A. Pierre and Associates, October 1982.


"The HUD Urban Systems Engineering Demonstration Program:  An Overview," International Conference on System Sciences, U. of Hawaii, January 1973.

"Science and Technology:  Social Implications, A Black Perspective," Keynote Address, MIT Black Students Conference, April 1974.

"Seminars on Technology and Development," a report to the U.S. Agency for International Development, Howard University, 1974.


"Equipping the Army:  A Statement to the Congress on the FY 1979 Research, Development and Procurement Request, Congressional Record, 1978.

"Transportation Technology for the 1980's and Beyond," Session Chairman, Annual  Meeting, National Defense Transportation Association, 1979.

"Equipping the Army:  A Statement to the Congress on the FY  1980 Research, Development, and Procurement Request," Congressional Record, 1979. 

"On Investment Strategies for Radar Technologies," Keynote Address, 26th Annual Tri-Service Radar Symposium, West Point, NY, July 1980. 

"Smart Weapons and Digital Secure Communications," Defense Electronics, November 1980.

Note:  The statements "Equipping The Army" were cited by Senator Proxmire for his excellence award as the best agency presentation he had seen from the Pentagon.

Higher Education

"Combating Minority Brain Drain," Educational Record, The Magazine of Higher Education, Spring 1987. 


  • “Enabling technologies for Wireless Sensor Networks: Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Needs”, U.S Office of Education, $680,000, 2006-2009

  • “Enabling Technologies for Micro and Nano Engineering Systems: Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Needs”, U.S. Office of Education, $600,020, 2001-2005

  • “NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program”, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, $140,000, 2001-2005

  • “Wireless Integrated MicroSystems (WIMS) Engineering Research Center”, National Science Foundation, $187,000, 2001-2007

  • Planning for NSF’s Engineering Research Centers, National Science Foundation, $85,000, 2000

  • Sloan's Scholars Program, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, $1,660,000, 1998-2009

  • "Faculty for the Future Program", The GE Fund, $375,000, 1999-2004

  • "Planning a Research and Education Center", The Alfred P. Sloan  Foundation, $30,000, 1997

  • "Exploring Electronic Space: Economic, Policy, and Social Dimensions of  Information Technology," Hitachi Ltd., $15,000, 1996

  • "Linear White Noise Models of Samples of Stationary, Non-Gaussian, Band Limited Signals in Noise," Office of Naval Research, $236,000 in 1990.

  • "Urban Systems Engineering Fellowships" from the Rockefeller Foundation for students in the Urban Systems Engineering Program, $300,000 in 1975.

  • "Urban Systems Engineering" from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation establishing an innovative new Master's degree program, $330,000 in 1974.


At various times, taught graduate and undergraduate courses in probability and statistics, information theory, electronic communications at the University of Michigan, UCLA, Howard University, Morgan State University, Southern University and Prairie View A&M University.

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