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David Petr
David Petr
Professor, EECS

ITTC Lab Affiliation(s)
   Networking Systems Laboratory
   Communications & Signal Processing Laboratory
Contact Info
Primary Office: 118 Nichols Hall
ITTC-Univ of KS
2335 Irving Hill Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7552
Phone: (785)864-8823
Fax: (785)864-0387

Secondary Office: 200C Eaton Hall
1520 W 15th St
EECS-Univ of KS
Lawrence, KS 66045-7608
Fax: (785)864-3226

Email Address:

  • Harry Talley Excellence in Teaching Award, 2007
  • W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, 2005
  • Harry Talley Excellence in Teaching Award, 2003
  • Sharp Teaching Professorship, School of Engineering, University of Kansas, 2000-2003
  • Ben Dasher Best Paper Award, ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education conference, 2000
  • Visiting Erskine Fellowship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2000
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Kansas, 1999
  • Runner-up for Harry Talley Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Engineering, University of Kansas, 1996
  • Senior member, IEEE, 1991
  • Nominee for NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow, University of Kansas, 1991

David W. Petr is a Professor in the Electrical and Engineering and Computer Science Department and the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at the University of Kansas. From 1977 to 1986 he was employed by AT&T Bell Laboratories, working in the areas of digital PBXs, digital transmission systems, packet communication networks and protocols,and speech coding. He was awarded three patents related to this work and was an internal Bell Laboratories candidate for the Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer Award in 1984. While pursuing his doctoral degree, he received the 1987 IEEE Frank A. Cowan Scholarship for graduate studies in communications.

  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas, 1990
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1978
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Southern Methodist University, 1976

integrated telecommunication networks, analysis of communication networks, random signal theory, optimization with communication applications, introduction to communication systems, signal analysis, circuits

Research Interests:
Traffic and congestion management for communications networks, traffic integration and quality of service (QoS) for wireless and wireline networks, performance analysis and simulation, evaluation of students' confidence in answers.

Professional Affiliations:
Senior Member of the IEEE, member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

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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