ITTC Contacts

Suzanne Shontz
Suzanne Shontz
Associate Professor, EECS

ITTC Lab Affiliation(s)
   Computer Systems Design Laboratory
   Bioinformatics and Computational Life-Sciences Laboratory
   Communications & Signal Processing Laboratory
Contact Info
Primary Office: 203 Nichols Hall
2335 Irving Hill Rd
ITTC-Univ of KS
Lawrence, KS 66045-7552
Phone: (785)864-8816
Fax: (785)864-0387

Secondary Office: 3016 Eaton Hall
1520 W 15th St
EECS-Univ of KS
Lawrence, KS 66045-7608
Fax: (785)864-3226

Email Address:

  • Honors
  • 2012-2013 Mississippi State College of Arts and Sciences Researcher of the Month (December 2012-January 2013)
  • 2011 National Science Foundation Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE) (Awarded in 2012)
  • 2011 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • 2009 Office of Naval Research Summer Faculty Fellowship at Naval Research Laboratory
  • 2007 Chosen by undergraduate student to be the Computer Engineering Faculty Marshall for the College of Engineering, Spring Commencement
  • 2005-06 Minnesota Supercomputing Institute Research Scholarship
  • 1999-04 National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) Fellowship
  • 1999 Honorable Mention, Alice T. Schafer Prize for Excellence in Mathematics by an Undergraduate, Association for Women in Mathematics
  • 1999 Purple and Old Gold Award in Chemistry and Mathematics (the outstanding graduate in each major), University of Northern Iowa
  • 1998 College of Natural Sciences Dean's Student Award (outstanding student in the college) University of Northern Iowa

Cornell University
2005 Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics
2002 M.S. in Computer Science
M.S. in Applied Mathematics

University of Northern Iowa
1999 B.A. in Mathematics (Summa cum laude)
B.S. in Chemistry (Summa cum laude)

Research Interests
Computational- and data-enabled science and engineering. More specifically, parallel scientific computing with a focus on unstructured mesh, numerical optimization, model order reduction, and numerical linear algebra methods and their applications to computational medicine, imaging sciences, electronic circuits, and materials.

Teaching Experience:
Undergraduate: Introduction to Scientific Computation, Cornell University; Numerical Computations, Introduction to Numerical Analysis I and II, The Pennsylvania State University; Introduction to Linear Algebra, Numerical Analysis I, Simulation Modeling, Mississippi State University.
Graduate: Numerical Optimization Techniques, Meshing Techniques The Pennsylvania State University; Numerical Solutions of Partial Differential Equations I, Numerical Analysis I, Simulation Modeling, Mississippi State University.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
American Mathematical Society (AMS)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM)
International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM)
Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

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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