ITTC Contacts

Victor Wallace
Victor Wallace
Professor Emeritus, EECS

ITTC Lab Affiliation(s)
   Networking Systems Laboratory
Contact Info
Primary Office: 359 Nichols Hall
ITTC-Iniv of KS
2335 Irving Hill Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7552
Phone: (785) 864-7768
Fax: (785) 864-0387

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  • Senior Life Member, IEEE
  • Senior Member, ACM
  • Computer Graphics Pioneer Award, ACM SIGGRAPH, 1984
  • Irving Faye Memorial Award, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 1955

Victor Wallace had spent almost 30 years in business, research, and academics before coming to KU in 1976 as the chairman of the Computer Science Department-a position he held until 1983. In 1993, he became a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and its graduate director.

After earning a BS in electrical engineering, Victor Wallace joined the technical staff of Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1955. The following year, he joined IBM as a programmer. In 1957 he went to the University of Michigan, first as an instructor and then as an associate research scientist. He earned his Ph.D. there in 1969. Following a year as an academic visitor at the University of London, he joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina and stayed there until coming to KU.

At KU, his teaching focused on computer operating systems, graphics, programming language, and data structures.


  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1969
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 1955

Research Interests:

  • Interactive graphics, virtual reality, and human interface design

  • Distributed and real-time systems (scheduling and load distribution policies)

  • Computer network performance modeling

  • ATM traffic analysis models, operating systems theory, queuing theory

Professional Affiliations:
Senior life member of IEEE and of ACM, ACM/SIGGRAPH, ACM/SIGOPS, ACM/SIGCHI, the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), and the honorary societies Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon.

Partner with ITTC

The Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at the University of Kansas has developed several assistance policies that enhance interactions between the Center and local, Kansas, or national companies. 

ITTC assistance includes initial free consulting (normally one to five hours). If additional support is needed, ITTC will offer one of the following approaches: 

Sponsored Research Agreement

Individuals and organizations can enter into agreements with KUCR/ITTC and provide funds for sponsored research to be performed at ITTC with the assistance of faculty, staff and students.

Licensing and Royalty/Equity Agreement

An ITTC goal is the development of investment-grade technologies for transfer to, and marketing by, local, Kansas, and national businesses. To enhance this process, the Center has developed flexible policies that allow for licensing, royalty, and equity arrangements to meet both the needs of ITTC and the company.

Commercialization Development

Companies with a technology need that can be satisfied with ITTC's resources can look to us for assistance. We can develop a relationship with interested partners that will provide for the development of a technology suited for commercialization.

ITTC Resource Access

ITTC resources, including computers and software systems, may be made available to Kansas companies in accordance with the Center's mission and applicable Regents and University policies.

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