" Communication and Signal Processing " is one of the thrust research areas in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering since its inception. Several key research areas where significant contribution was done in the past, were in Mobile Wireless Communication, High Capacity Optical Networks, Advanced DSP Techniques for Channel Equalization, and Advanced Coding Techniques. More recently, the Department has started skew of research initiations in Cognitive Radio, Advanced Spectrum Sensing, Massive MIMO, Sensor Networks, Integrated Optics and Multi-user MIMO OFDM for the cognitive radio network applications.