Network Systems

EECS graduate student Qian Wang measures signal power while developing innovative long-range detection techniques to locate mobile improvised explosive devices.

EECS researchers continue their pioneering investigations in the fundamental structure of communication networks and network application software. Researchers focus on the architecture, design, algorithms, and protocol issues with a special focus on the middle to upper layers of the protocol stack. EECS research has produced innovative approaches to resilient networking and protocols that will permit greater spectrum sharing and more efficient use of the finite resource.

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Associated Faculty

Joseph Evans
Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Primary Research Interests

  • High-Performance Networks
  • Mobile Networking and Wireless Systems
  • Pervasive Computing Systems
  • System Implementations
Victor Frost
Dan F. Servey Distinguished Professor
2054 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Communication Systems and Networks
  • Networking Simulation and Modeling
  • Wireless Systems
  • Internet Performance Analysis
Gary Minden
Professor Emeritus

Primary Research Interests

  • Digital systems
  • Microprocessors
  • Embedded Systems

Associated Facilities

  • Routers
  • Computational cluster with over 1,000 processors connected to 37 TB of on-line storage
  • Discrete Event Simulator - Extend
  • Network Simulator ns-3
  • Connections to the GENI and GpENI experimental testbeds
  • Connections to Sprint fiber optic backbone
  • Software radios

Program Objectives

  • Understand fundamental principles of communication networks, the science of their structure, and application software with emphasis on the middle to upper layers of the protocol stack.
  • Understand the networked applications and middle to upper layers architecture, design, algorithms, and protocol issues.
  • Have the ability to effectively communicate advanced networking concepts.

Core Coursework (MS)

Note: EECS 780 is not required for students who have taken EECS 563 as a KU undergraduate, in that case any another course from the elective list can be used as the 4th core course; and EECS 780 may be used as an elective.

Elective Coursework (MS)

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