David W. Petr is a Professor in the Electrical and Engineering and Computer Science Department and the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at the University of Kansas. From 1977 to 1986 he was employed by AT&T Bell Laboratories, working in the areas of digital PBXs, digital transmission systems, packet communication networks and protocols,and speech coding. He was awarded three patents related to this work and was an internal Bell Laboratories candidate for the Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer Award in 1984. While pursuing his doctoral degree, he received the 1987 IEEE Frank A. Cowan Scholarship for graduate studies in communications.
PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas, 1990
MS, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1978
BS, Electrical Engineering, Southern Methodist University, 1976
integrated telecommunication networks, analysis of communication networks, random signal theory, optimization with communication applications, introduction to communication systems, signal analysis, circuits
Traffic and congestion management for communications networks, traffic integration and quality of service (QoS) for wireless and wireline networks, performance analysis and simulation, evaluation of students' confidence in answers.
Senior Member of the IEEE, member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Selected Awards & Honors
Harry Talley Excellence in Teaching Award, 2007
W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, 2005
Harry Talley Excellence in Teaching Award, 2003
Sharp Teaching Professorship, School of Engineering, University of Kansas, 2000-2003
Ben Dasher Best Paper Award, ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education conference, 2000
Visiting Erskine Fellowship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2000
Excellence in Teaching Award, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Kansas, 1999
Runner-up for Harry Talley Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Engineering, University of Kansas, 1996
Senior member, IEEE, 1991
Nominee for NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow, University of Kansas, 1991