ITTC Contacts

Arvin Agah
Arvin Agah
Professor, EECS, Dean of Engineering

ITTC Lab Affiliation(s)
   Bioinformatics and Computational Life-Sciences Laboratory
Contact Info
Primary Office: 1c Eaton
EECS-Univ of KS
1520 W 15th St
Lawrence, KS 66045-7621
Phone: (785)864-2930
Fax: (785)864-3226

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  • W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, University of Kansas, 2011
  • ING Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010
  • Miller Scholar Award, School of Engineering, 2007, 2009
  • KU EECS Cerner Teaching Award, 2004
  • KU Center for Teaching Excellence Celebration of Teaching Award, 2004
  • Miller Scholar, School of Engineering, University of Kansas, 2001
  • Engineering Expo Educator Award, University of Kansas, 2001
  • Senior Member, IEEE, 2001
  • KU Henry E. Gould Award for Outstanding Teaching, School of Engineering, University of Kansas, 2000
  • Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, U.S. Navy-ASEE, 1999
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, NSF-STA, 1995-1997
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis Who's Who, 1997-1998

Dr. Arvin Agah is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Kansas and Director of ITTCs Intelligent Systems Laboratory. He joined the EECS faculty in 1997.

From October 1995 through August 1997, he was a visiting researcher at the Bio-Robotics Division of Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, in Tsukuba, Japan. Dr. Agah has been a member of the research staff at IBM Corporation's Los Angeles Scientific Center, Santa Monica, California, in 1989; and Xerox Corporation's Webster Research Center, Rochester, New York, in 1988. He has also worked as a technical consultant in the areas of graphical user interfaces and database design for entertainment law firms and management companies in Century City and Beverly Hills, California.

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1994
  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1993
  • M.S., Computer Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1988
  • B.A., Computer Science, highest honors, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1986

Robotics, artificial intelligence, intelligent agents, software engineering, computer systems design.

Research Interests:
Distributed robotics, biomedical robotics, multi-agent systems, autonomous mobile robots for harsh environments, software engineering.

Professional Affiliations:
Member of ACM, AIAA, and IEEE.

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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