Institute for Information Sciences

Joseph Evans

Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor Emeritus, EECS
Primary office:
(785) 864-4830
Nichols Hall
Room 356
Second office:
(785) 864-8808
Eaton Hall
Room 2048


In 1989, Dr. Joseph Evans joined the faculty at the University of Kansas (KU), where he is now a Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. He has been involved in a variety of networking projects while at KU, ranging from the MAGIC gigabit networking testbed, the ACTS ATM Internet, and the Rapidly Deployable Radio Network projects to a collaborative effort with the KU School of Education to deliver K-12 educational resources over the Internet. Dr. Evans spent the 1996-1997 academic year on sabbatical at Cambridge University and Olivetti & Oracle Research Laboratory in Cambridge, England, working in the area of mobile computing and communications systems. In 1991 he participated in the Air Force Summer Research Program at Hanscom AFB.

Prior to joining the University of Kansas, he held a postdoctoral position in the Network Systems Research Department of AT&T Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey, where he was involved in the design of a high performance integrated network. While at Princeton, he was awarded an AT&T Bell Laboratories Graduate Fellowship for 1984-1988; during this time, he was also a part time employee of Bell Labs, working in the field of speech processing algorithms for packet networks.

His current research interests include high speed (gigabit) networks, special-purpose computer architecture, adaptive signal processing, digital speech processing, and VLSI implementations.


Ph.D., Princeton University,1989.

M.S.E.E., Princeton University, 1986.

M.S.E., Princeton University, 1984.

B.S.E.E., Lafayette College, 1983.


Networking implementation, DSP implementation, Computer systems design, Integrated circuit design, Electronics, Programming

Research Interests:

High-performance networks, Mobile networking and wireless systems, pervasive computing systems, system implementations.

Professional Affiliations:




IEEE Computer Society

DSP Technical Committee

ETA Kappa Nu; Tau Beta Pi

Selected Awards & Honors

Program Director, Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate, National Science Foundation, 2003-2005

Spahr Professorship, University of Kansas, 2000-2003

Senior Member of IEEE, 2001

Miller Award for Research, University of Kansas, 1996

Ph.D. Scholarship, AT&T Bell Laboratories, 1984-1988

Garden State Graduate Fellowship, New Jersey, 1983-1987

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