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Erik Perrins
Erik Perrins
Charles E. & Mary Jane Spahr Professor, Department Chair

ITTC Lab Affiliation(s)
   Communications & Signal Processing Laboratory
   Networking Systems Laboratory
   Radar Systems and Remote Sensing Laboratory
Contact Info
Primary Office: 210 Nichols Hall
2335 Irving Hill Rd
ITTC-Univ of KS
Lawrence, KS 66045-7552
Phone: (785)864-4486
Fax: (785)864-0387

Secondary Office: 2001G Eaton Hall
1520 W 15th St
EECS-Univ of KS
Lawrence, KS 66045-7608
Fax: (785)864-3226

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  • Miller Professional Development Award (for distinguished research), KU School of Engineering, 2011
  • Miller Scholar, University of Kansas, 2010
  • Co-author (with first author G. Rea), Best Graduate Student Paper Award, 2009 International Telemetering Conference
  • Best Paper Award (with J. Rohrer and J. P. G. Sterbenz), 2008 International Telemetering Conference
  • Co-author (with first author P. Chandran), 2nd Place Graduate Student Paper Award, 2007 International Telemetering Conference
  • Best Paper Award (with T. Nelson and M. Rice), International Telemetering Conference, 2005
  • Best Graduate Student Paper Award, International Telemetering Conference, 2004, 2003
  • BYU Electrical Engineering Department Research Fellowship, 1997-1998

Dr. Erik Perrins joined the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and ITTC as an Assistant Professor in August 2005. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010.

From 1998-2004 he was with Motorola, Inc in Schaumburg, Illinois where he worked on advanced development of land mobile radio products. Since 2004 he has been an industry consultant on receiver design problems such as synchronization and complexity reduction. Education:
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering/Communication Theory, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 2005
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering/Communication Theory, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 1998
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering/Signals and Systems, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 1997
Digital Communications, Error Control Coding, Signals and Systems, Probability and Statistics
Research Interests:
Digital communication theory, advanced modulation techniques, channel coding, synchronization, Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) communications, wireless communications. Also, practical research problems in communications, including complexity reduction in receivers, effective implementation architectures for communication systems, the intersection of wireless communications and digital hardware design.
Professional Affiliations:
Senior Member of IEEE, member of IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, member of American Society of Engineering Education

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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