Institute for Information Sciences

Glenn Prescott

Professor Emeritus, Sharp Professor of Engineering and Chair-EECS
Primary office:
(785) 864-8815
Nichols Hall
Room 117
Second office:
(785) 864-7760
Eaton Hall
Room 3018


Dr. Prescott is currently professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Kansas where he teaches and conducts research. His primary areas of research emphasis are military communication systems, Low Probability of Intercept/Interference waveform design, spread spectrum modulation techniques, and radio modem design. Dr. Prescott is a senior member of the IEEE and has served as a publication reviewer for the IEEE Communications Society and the National Science Foundation. He is also Vice President of Lawrence Applied Research Corporation, which is involved in defense related consulting activities.


PhD, Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984

MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri, 1976

BEE, Georgia Institute of Technology, highest honor, 1974


Linear systems, electronics design laboratory, senior design laboratory, digital signal processing, digital communications, DSP for communications and radar, advanced modulation and coding.

Research Interests:

Software radio systems, spread spectrum and military communication systems, radio and radar signal processing, DSP applications of field-programmable gate arrays, design and implementation of wireless communication systems.

Selected Awards & Honors

Terra Award, NASA, 2000

NASA Headquarters Service Award, 2000

Sharp Teaching Professorship, School of Engineering, University of Kansas, 1999-2001

Outstanding Instructor Award, Air Force Institute of Technology Department of Electrical Engineering, Spring and Fall, 1986; Winter and Fall, 1987; Spring 1998

Outstanding Instructor of the Year, Eta Kappa Nu, Delta Xi Chapter, 1987

Senior Member of IEEE

KU Today
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times