Gary J. Minden

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Gary J. Minden (BSEE 1973, Ph.D. 1982 University of Kansas). is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Kansas. From 1978 to 1980 he was a Vice President of CHILD, Inc. where he was a co-designer of the LIGHT-50 computer graphic terminal. He joined the faculty of Electrical Engineering at The University of Kansas in 1981 and led the implementation of a new Computer Engineering program. In 1991 he completed a sabbatical at Digital's System Research Center working on gigabit local area networks. From June 1994 through December 1996 he was a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Technology Office in the area of high performance networking systems.  He initiated a new research program in Active Networking. He has lead several research projects in high performance wide area networks, mobile wireless systems, adaptive computational systems, and innovative networking protocols. He has served on three Defense Science Board Task Forces: Tactical Battlefield Communications, Spectrum Management, and chaired the Wideband RF Modulation task force. He has served on a National Research Council review panel for the Army Research Laboratory and has contributed to several DDR&E review panels.

Dr. Minden's research interests are in the areas of large-scale distributed systems that encompass high performance networks, mobile wireless networks, software defined radios, computing systems, and distributed software systems.  Dr. Minden is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and a member of ACM and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.