Information & Telecommunication Technology Center

Victor Frost

Faculty, Dan F. Servey Distinguished Professor, EECS
Primary office:
(785) 864-1028
Nichols Hall
Room254
Second office:
Eaton Hall
Room 2001G



Summary

Dr. Victor S. Frost joined the EECS in 1982 and is currently the Dan F. Servey Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Professor Frost is a Fellow of the IEEE and received a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the NSF in 1984. He was the chair of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at the University of Kansas (KU) from 2014-2019.  For two years (Feb. 2009-Feb. 2011) he was a Program Director at the National Science Foundation in Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) - Computer Network Systems Division (CNS). As a Program director Dr. Frost contributed to the creation of NSF’s Future Internet Architecture program.   He was the Director of the KU Telecommunications and Information Technology Center (ITTC) for over ten years. From 1987 to 1996 Dr. Frost was the Director of the KU Telecommunications and Information Sciences Laboratory.  His research has been supported by government agencies, including, NSF, DARPA, Rome Labs, ORNL, ONR and NASA.  Dr. Frost has been involved in research for numerous corporations, including Sprint, NCR, Nortel, Telesat Canada, AT&T, McDonnell Douglas, DEC, and COMDISCO Systems. He has been principal investigator on over thirty-five research efforts and involved as co-investigator on over forty projects. As a result of those efforts he has published over 140 journal articles and conference paper s. Dr. Frost was listed twice Kansas City Star “Tech 50” in the 2000 and 2002.

Education:

PhD, The University of Kansas, 1982.

MSEE, The University of Kansas, 1978.

BSEE, The University of Kansas, 1977.

Teaching:

EECS 562 - Introduction to Communication Systems,  EECS 861 - Random Signals and Noise, EECS 863 - Network Analysis, Simulation, and Measurements, EECS 563 - Introduction to Communication Networks, EECS 360 - Signal and System Analysis, EECS 864 - Multiwavelength Optical Networks, EECS 766 Resource Sharing for Broadband Access Networks

Research Interests:

Communication Systems and Networks, Networking Simulation and Modeling, Wireless Systems, Internet Performance Analysis

Professional Affiliations

Senior Member of the ACM

Fellow of IEEE

Member of Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi

Selected Awards & Honors

2014 Louise Byrd Graduate Educator Award, KU (2014)

H.O.P.E. Award Finalist (2012) Honor for an Outstanding Progressive Educator -- recognizes outstanding teaching and concern for students and is the only honor for teaching excellence given exclusively by seniors on the KU Lawrence campus through a ballot-and-interview process.

Bellows Scholar, University of Kansas School of Engineering (2008)

Erskine Fellow University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (Spring 2007)

Bellows Scholar, University of Kansas School of Engineering (2005)

Miller Scholar, University of Kansas School of Engineering (2002)

Miller Professional Development Award for Distinguished Service to Engineering, University of Kansas School of Engineering (1991)

Miller Professional Development Award for Distinguished Service to Engineering, University of Kansas School of Engineering (1986)

Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineers (1984)


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