Network Engineering

EECS Chair & Distinguished Professor Victor Frost has contributed to the design and analysis of technology that supports the Internet and other vital communication networks. He has served as principal or co-investigator on more than 80 projects.

EECS researchers advance communication networks and the underlying physical transmission of information. Their varied expertise enables them to develop architecture, algorithms, protocols, and other advanced networking concepts with an emphasis on the lower to middle layers of the protocol stack. EECS research in this area includes the development of resilient and survivable networks for the future Internet.

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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
  • Connections to Sprint fiber optic backbone
  • Connections to the GENI and GpENI experimental testbeds
  • Software radios
  • RFID performance benchmarking facilities
  • Discrete Event Simulator - Extend
  • Network Simulator ns-3

Program Objectives

  • Understand fundamental principles of communication networks and the underlying physical transmission of information, with emphasis on the lower to middle layers of the protocol stack.
  • Understand the lower to middle layer architecture, design, algorithms, protocols, and performance 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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