ITTC Contacts

James P.G. Sterbenz
James Sterbenz
Professor, EECS

ITTC Lab Affiliation(s)
   Computer Systems Design Laboratory
   Information Assurance Laboratory
   Networking Systems Laboratory
Contact Info
Primary Office: 154 Nichols Hall
2335 Irving Hill Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7552
Phone: (785)864-7890
Fax: (785)864-0387

Secondary Office: 3036 Eaton Hall
1520 W. 15th St
Lawrence, KS 66045-7621
Phone: (785)864-8846
Fax: (785)864-3226

Email Address:

  • Best Paper Award (with J. Rohrer and E. Perrins), 2008 International Telemetering Conference

Dr. James Sterbenz joined the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and ITTC at the University of Kansas as an Associate Professor in August 2005.

  • D.Sc., Computer Science, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1991
  • MSCS, Computer Science, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1986
  • BSCS, Computer Science, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1980
  • BSEE, Electrical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1980
  • AB, Economics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1980

Research Interests:
High-speed Networking and communication; active, adaptive, programmable and extensible network architectures including network processors; survivable, latency-aware, and delay- and disruption-tolerant networks and communication; mobile, wireless and satellite networking; large systems and their interactions; design and simulation of networks and protocols

Professional Experience:
  • Visiting Professor of Computing, University of Lancaster, UK, 2004-present
  • Lecturer, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 2004-2005
  • Visiting Research Scientist, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 2003-2005
  • Senior Network Scientist, BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA, 1999-2003
  • Principal/Senior Technical Staff Member, GTE Laboratories, Waltham, MA, 1994-1999
  • Advisory Engineer Scientiest, IBM HPCC and IBM Research, 1991-1994
  • Engineer, IBM, Rochester, MN, 1981-1984
  • Hardware Engineer, NCR, San Diego, CA, 1980-1981
  • Engineer, Sterbenz & Associates, St. Louis, Mo, 1976-1980

Professional Affiliations:
  • Senior Member, IEEE Communications Society and Computer Society
  • IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer
  • Member, IEE (Institution of Elecrical Engineers), UK
  • Member, IEICE (Institute of Electronics, Information and Communications Engineers) Communications Society, Japan
  • Pioneer Member Internet Society; member of Interplanetary SIG
  • IFIP working group 6.2 (network and internetwork architectures)

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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