The Home Page of Professor Victor S. Frost

Victor S. Frost
Dan F. Servey Distinguished Professor

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Room 2054: Eaton Hall
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
phone: (785) 864-1028



Office Hours for Spring 2021

Best way to contact me is by e-mail (


Resume of Victor S. Frost

Resume Highlights

1998 - Fellow IEEE

1997- Present; Dan F. Servey Distinguished Professor EECS, University of Kansas

2014- 2019; Chair EECS, University of Kansas

1984 - National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award

2014 Louise Byrd Graduate Educator Award (The award honors KU faculty members who have demonstrated extraordinary devotion to graduate students and graduate education and who have distinguished themselves as scholars.)

2012 - H.O.P.E. Award Finalist (Honor for an Outstanding Progressive Educator -- recognizes outstanding teaching and concern for students and is the only honor for teaching excellence given exclusively by seniors on the KU Lawrence campus through a ballot-and-interview process.)

Feb 2009 – Feb 2011; Program Director at the National Science Foundation in CISE/CNS

2011-2014; Associate Chair for Graduate Studies EECS, University of Kansas

2000 - 2008; - Director, Information and Telecommunications Technology Center, ITTC was one of the largest research centers at the University of Kansas, with approximately 150 faculty, staff, and students, and external expenditures averaging $5.4 Million/year from FY1998-FY2007. (Acting Director, 1997 - 1999)

1987 – 1996; - Director, Telecommunications and Information Sciences Laboratory (TISL), University of Kansas

2008 – 2011; - Elected to the IEEE Communications Society Board of Governors as a Member at Large

Spring 2007 - Visiting Erskine Fellow University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

July – Dec. 1981; - Visiting Scientist at the German Aerospace Research Establishment (DFVLR) Institute for High Frequency, Oberpfaffenhofen, West Germany.

Research Interests & Projects: Communication Systems and Networks; Network Analysis, Measurement and Simulation

Ebook: Introduction to Communication Systems: An Interactive Approach Using the Wolfram Language by Victor S. Frost

To find my publications search the ITTC on-line publications database.

Google Scholar Page

Covert Communications Networking-Exploiting Adaptive Protocols in Packet-Based Broadband Wireless Networks


Quantifying the Temporal Characteristics of Congestion Events in the Internet

PRISM (Polar Radar for Ice Sheet Measurements)

Experiences with 4 Modem Multi-Link Iridium Satellite Data Communication System-2003

Experiences with 8 Modem Multi-Link Iridium Satellite Data Communication System-2004

TCP Performance over Multilink PPP in Wireless Networks: Theory and Field Experiences

Rapidly Deployable Radio Networks

ACTS ATM Internetwork

MAGIC Gigabit Network


Teaching the Basic Concepts of Communications Systems Using Interactive Graphics and Calculations, V. S. Frost submitted to 2021 ASEE Midwest Section Conference


For potential students:My research agenda is to improve the understanding of communications systems and networks. Funding for GRAs to pursue that agenda depends on the success in winning highly competitive grants. Once funding for GRAs is available I look for students to support with a passion for my research agenda. So once you get to KU come see me to determine if there is a match between your interest and my research agenda.

Former PhD. Students

List of Former MS Students and Research Topics

Hand-book on STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS for experimentalists

Advice on Research and Writing

How to Grade a Dissertation