Centre for Systems Technologies and Applications for Radiofrequency and Communications (STARACOM)



David Plant


Département de génie électrique et Informatique - Université McGill
3480, rue Université
Montréal (Québec) H3A 0E9
514 398-7475



Researchers: 52

Students and postdoctoral fellows: 500


SYTACom drives collaborative Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) systems research in Quebec as measured by research output, funding, visibility, and level of activity. It also creates a rich and dynamic research environment that promotes collaborative approaches to producing large-scale ICT systems solutions.

This centre is Quebec's only Regroupement Stratégique (RS) capable of addressing the research challenges connected to realizing future ICT innovations because SYTACom regroups 50 ICT professors whose expertise spans all layers of systems and communications.

SYTACom is unique because of the ICT systems- and applications- centric expertise the Centre regroups; there is no other such regrouping in Quebec, and only a handful in Canada and worldwide. By mobilizing this expertise into one RS, SYTACom advances Quebec's ICT leadership position on the international academic/intellectual stage. It supports research excellence through incentive programs, scientific activities, sharing of world-class infrastructure, and coordination of national research initiatives.

Research Axes

  • Intelligent Signal Processing
  • Networking
  • Wired and Wireless Transmission Technologies
  • Optical Networks
  • Communications Software Engineering
  • Applications Research Projects

*The mission comes from the group's website.