ITTC Contacts

Gary Minden
Gary Minden
Professor Emeritus, EECS

ITTC Lab Affiliation(s)
   Computer Systems Design Laboratory
   Networking Systems Laboratory
   Information Assurance Laboratory
Contact Info
Primary Office: 226 Nichols Hall
ITTC-Univ of KS
2335 Irving Hill Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7552
Phone: (785)864-8813
Fax: (785)864-0387

Secondary Office: 2046 Eaton Hall
1520 W 15th St
EECS-Univ of KS
Lawrence, KS 66045-7608
Fax: (785)864-3226

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  • Bellows Scholar, School of Engineering, University of Kansas, 2007
  • Miller Professional Development Award - Service, University of Kansas, 2002
  • Miller Scholar, University of Kansas, 1999 and 2000

Dr. Gary J. Minden is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at KU. From 1971 through 1978 Dr. Minden was a Research Engineer at the University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. During that period he worked on problems in the areas of image processing systems, multi-processor computer systems, and general systems theory.

From 1978 to 1980 he was a Vice President of CHILD, Inc., where he was a co-designer of the LIGHT-50 computer graphic terminal. In August of 1981 he joined the University of Kansas Department of Electrical Engineering as an Assistant Professor. During 1983-1989 he lead the implementation of a new Computer Engineering degree program within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

In 1991 Dr. Minden completed a sabbatical at Digital's System Research Center, working on gigabit local area networks. He is a Principal Investigator on the MAGIC gigabit testbed and the Rapidly Deployable Radio Network (RDRN) at ITTC. From June 1994 through June 1996, he was on leave at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Technology Office. He served as a Program Manager in the area of high performance networking systems. While at DARPA he formulated and initiated a new research program in Active Networking.


  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1982.

  • BSEE, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1973.

    Introduction to digital logic design, information security, active networking

Research Interests:
    Large scale systems, including Wide-area distributed systems, Mobile communication systems, Adaptive computational systems, Active networking

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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