The communications engineering department is a prominent entity within the school of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tarbiat Modares University. The department has been a nationwide pioneer in postgraduate education. In fact, the first PhD degree in communication systems in Iran was awarded in this department a quarter of century ago. The department covers two major research areas: electromagnetic fields and waves as well as communication systems. In the first area, the focus is on Electromagnetics Theory, Radar systems, Antenna Theory, Passive and Active Microwave Devices, Meta-material, as well as Numerical Methods in Electromagnetics. In the second area, the following research topics are of interest: Multi-Source Signal/Image Processing, Information Analysis and Remote Sensing, Wireless Communications and Resource Allocation in Wireless Networks, Coding and Information Theory as well as Estimation and Detection Theories. The department has established strong industrial connections with different major national companies and plans to continue the same trend with international partners.