Information & Telecommunication Technology Center

The Information and Telecommunication Technology Center (ITTC) at The University of Kansas advances knowledge and creates new technologies in information sciences and engineering.  Our mission includes:


Research - Creating and disseminating fundamental knowledge and new technologies.

Education - Educating next generation technology leaders, workers and educators. 

Service - Provide state, national, and international leadership for next generation information  infratructure.





ITTC is among the largest research centers at the University of Kansas with resources and state-of-the-art facilities supporting 37 principle investigators and 120 students.  Researchers cover the breadth of information systems including telecommunications, security and assurance, radar and remote sensing,  embedded systems, languages and semantics, materials and optics, and scientific computing. Our research is funded by federal agencies including NSF, DARPA, IARPA, NSA, NIH, ARL AFRL, AFOSR and NASA. ITTC is nationally recognized for its research.  We are one of six NSA Science of Security Lablets, an NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Education and Research, an International Foundation for Telemetering Partnered University and one of 29 institutions selected for membership in the Ripple University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI).




Students are at the heart of ITTC research learning cutting edge research techniques for solving complex, novel problems.  Faculty work one-on-one with graduate students providing mentorship and guidance.  Our students pursue degrees in areas ranging from electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer science to mathematics, various natural sciences, and humanities.  Graduate research forms a critical part of Masters and PhD degree programs and provides valuable experience.  Undergraduate research exposes students to information related research and prepares them for graduate studies or future employment.  Virtually all funded research efforts at ITTC supports students during their education.




ITTC researchers shape local and national policy serving as program managers at NSF, DARPA, and NASA and as members of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.  We support the continued growth and diversity of the State’s economy working with local and regional companies, and commercializing our products. Assistance to local companies through research partnerships infuses new technologies into the regional economy.  Commercialization of ITTC research results in new companies contributing to the local and national economy.

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