ITTC Contacts

Victor Frost
Victor Frost
Dan F. Servey Distinguished Professor, EECS

ITTC Lab Affiliation(s)
   Networking Systems Laboratory
   Communications & Signal Processing Laboratory
Contact Info
Primary Office: 254 Nichols Hall
ITTC-Univ of KS
2335 Irving Hill Road
Lawrence, KS 66045-7552
Phone: (785)864-1028
Fax: (785)864-0387

Secondary Office: 2054 Eaton Hall
1520 W 15th St
EECS-Univ of KS
Lawrence, KS 66045-7608
Fax: (785)864-3226

Email Address:

  • NeTS Program Director, Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate, National Science Foundation, 2008-2010
  • Visiting Erskine Fellowship, University of Canterbury, 2007
  • Fellow of IEEE
  • Miller Scholar for FY 2002, School of Engineering, University of Kansas
  • Dan F. Servey Distinguished Professor, 1996-present
  • Miller Award for Research, University of Kansas, 1991
  • Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 1987
  • Miller Award for Service, School of Engineering, University of Kansas, 1986
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation, 1984
  • Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship
  • Honors Undergraduate Research Grant, University of Kansas, 1976
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, Marquis Who's Who, 1977

Dr. Frost has performed research for numerous corporations, including Sprint, NCR, BNR, NEC, Telesat Canada, AT&T, McDonnell Douglas, DEC, and COMDISCO Systems. His research has also been sponsored by Government agencies, including, NSF, DARPA, Rome Labs, and NASA. He has been principal investigator on 31 research projects and has published more than 100 journal and conference articles. He has served as a Guest Editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine (March 1994 and August 1997) and the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (May 1995). He was an Associate Editor for the IEEE Communications Letters and is currently an area editor for ACM Transactions on Simulation and Modeling of Computer Systems. His current research interests are in the areas of network quality of service, integrated communication networks and high-speed networks, they have included projects such as MAGIC and AAI high-speed, wide-area testbeds.

Dr. Frost received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from KU in 1982. In 1982 he joined KU's Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, where he is currently the Dan F. Servey Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. From 1987 to 1996 he directed the Telecommunications and Information Sciences Laboratory (TISL--a predecessor of ITTC) at KU. He became ITTC's acting director in January 1998, and its director from 2000-2008.

He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi and a Fellow of the IEEE. He served as Chairman of the Kansas City section of the IEEE Communications Society from June 1991 to December 1992. He has also served on State of Kansas NSF EPSCoR, and DoD DEPSCoR committees, as well as the Kansas Inc. Telecommunications Task Force. He has made four presentations to committees of the Kansas Legislature. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for KU's Center for Research Inc., the Self Fellowship program, and the Board of the Lawrence Technology Association.

  • PhD, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1982.
  • MSEE, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1978.
  • BSEE, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1977.

Communication networks and systems

Research Interests:
Internet traffice management and quality of service; high-performance networks; network measurement, modeling, control, and simulation.

Other Honors and Awards:
Eta Kappa Nu; Sigma Xi; Tau Beta Pi; National Electrical Engineering Honor Society; National Engineering Honor Society; Keynote Address, 18th Biennial Symposium on Communications, Kingston, Ontario; .

Partner with ITTC

The Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at the University of Kansas has developed several assistance policies that enhance interactions between the Center and local, Kansas, or national companies. 

ITTC assistance includes initial free consulting (normally one to five hours). If additional support is needed, ITTC will offer one of the following approaches: 

Sponsored Research Agreement

Individuals and organizations can enter into agreements with KUCR/ITTC and provide funds for sponsored research to be performed at ITTC with the assistance of faculty, staff and students.

Licensing and Royalty/Equity Agreement

An ITTC goal is the development of investment-grade technologies for transfer to, and marketing by, local, Kansas, and national businesses. To enhance this process, the Center has developed flexible policies that allow for licensing, royalty, and equity arrangements to meet both the needs of ITTC and the company.

Commercialization Development

Companies with a technology need that can be satisfied with ITTC's resources can look to us for assistance. We can develop a relationship with interested partners that will provide for the development of a technology suited for commercialization.

ITTC Resource Access

ITTC resources, including computers and software systems, may be made available to Kansas companies in accordance with the Center's mission and applicable Regents and University policies.

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