Joseph Evans

School of Engineering - Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor
Primary office:
Eaton Hall
Room 2048
University of Kansas
1520 West 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045
Second office:
Nichols Hall
Room 136


Research Specialty

Wireless networks, high-speed networks, active networks, ubiquitous computing environments, adaptive processing systems, and system implementations.


  • IEEE Senior Member
  • University of Kansas Miller Award for Research
  • AT&T Bell Laboratories Ph.D. Scholarship

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 1989
  • M.A., Engineering, Princeton University, 1986
  • M.S.E., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 1984
  • B.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, Lafayette College, 1983

Why come to study your field at the University of Kansas?

The University of Kansas has one of the strongest programs in networking - the Internet, wireless networking, network architectures, telecommunications, sensor networking, and many related subspecialties - in the nation. The faculty, staff, and students at KU collaborate in interdisciplinary efforts to take on difficult, leading-edge systems research that can only be successful with teamwork and our advanced infrastructure.


Ph.D., Signal processing and communications, Princeton University

M.A., Signal processing and communications, Princeton University

M.S.E., Signal processing and communications, Princeton University

B.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering with Honors, Lafayette College


Wide-ranging research program in the areas of wireless networks, ubiquitous computing and networking systems, high-speed communications networks (in particular switching hardware), software (including protocols and signaling) design, and performance evaluation. Participant in founding of MAGIC gigabit testbed, LAN/WAN gateway and congestion control research in this testbed. Participant in founding of the ACTS ATM internet work, research on TCP and ATM congestion control schemes in this testbed. Participant in founding of the SPARTAN testbed, research on multimedia applications over this testbed. Participant in the CAIRN and DARTnet networks sponsored by DARPA. Performed sponsored research in signal processing, including adaptive filtering, digital speech processing, and VLSI design and algorithms for signal processing. Collaborative research with the School of Education on the use of the Internet to distribute K-12 educational resources to schools. Developed software in use by over 50 schools.

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