ITTC Contacts

Shannon Blunt
Shannon Blunt
Professor, EECS

ITTC Lab Affiliation(s)
   Radar Systems and Remote Sensing Laboratory
   Communications & Signal Processing Laboratory
Contact Info
Primary Office: 357 Nichols Hall
2335 Irving Hill Rd
EECS-Univ of KS
Lawrence, KS 66045-7552
Phone: (785)864-7326
Fax: (785)864-0387

Secondary Office: 3034 Eaton Hall
1520 W 15th St
EECS-Univ of KS
Lawrence, KS 66045-7608
Fax: (785)864-3226

Email Address:

  • Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, 2012
  • Bellows Scholar, School of Engineering, University of Kansas, 2010
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Award, 2007
  • KU Miller Professional Development Award for Research, 2008
  • Harry Talley Excellence in Teaching Award, 2008
  • NRL Alan Berman Research Publication Award, 2004,2006, and 2007
  • IEEE Fellow, 2016

Dr. Shannon Blunt 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 and Full Professor in 2014.

After receiving his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Dr. Blunt joined the Radar Division, Advanced Signal Processing Section, of the Naval Research Laboratory, where he worked for three years.

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri, 2002
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri, 2000
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri, 1999

Research Interests:
Signal processing for radar and communication systems, space-time adaptive processing (STAP), adaptive pulse compression, adaptive signal processing, statistical signal processing, estimation & detection theory, wavelets, optimization theory, system identification, multiuser detection, and biomedical imaging.

Digital signal processing I & II, Electronic Circuits II, and Electromagnetics II

Professional Affiliations/Service:
Fellow of IEEE, IEEE Signal Processing Society, IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, IEEE AESS Radar Systems Panel, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Associate Editor for IEEE Trans. AES and Editorial Board of IET Radar, Sonar, & Navigation

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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