Shannon Blunt

Shannon Blunt
  • Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor, EECS
  • Director | Radar Systems Laboratory (RSL)

Contact Info

Nichols Hall Room 357
2335 Irving Hill Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045
Eaton Hall Room 3034


Dr. Shannon Blunt joined the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and ITTC as an Assistant Professor in August 2005. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010 and Full Professor in 2014.

After receiving his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Dr. Blunt joined the Radar Division, Advanced Signal Processing Section, of the Naval Research Laboratory, where he worked for three years.


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri, 2002, Columbia, MO
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri, 2000, Columbia, MO
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri, 1999, Columbia, MO


Signal processing for radar and communication systems, space-time adaptive processing (STAP), adaptive pulse compression, adaptive signal processing, statistical signal processing, estimation & detection theory, wavelets, optimization theory, system identification, multiuser detection, and biomedical imaging.


Digital signal processing I & II, Electronic Circuits II, and Electromagnetics II

Awards & Honors

Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, 2012

Bellows Scholar, School of Engineering, University of Kansas, 2010

Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Award, 2007

KU Miller Professional Development Award for Research, 2008

Harry Talley Excellence in Teaching Award, 2008

NRL Alan Berman Research Publication Award, 2004,2006, and 2007

IEEE Fellow, 2016


Fellow of IEEE

IEEE Signal Processing Society

IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

IEEE AESS Radar Systems Panel

Tau Beta Pi

Eta Kappa Nu

Associate Editor for IEEE Trans. AES and Editorial Board of IET Radar, Sonar, & Navigation