Cory Beard, Ph.D.


Associate Professor
550G Robert H. Flarsheim Hall
5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: (816) 235-1550
Email: BeardC at
Fax: (816) 235-1260
Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas, 1999
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri–Columbia, 1992
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri–Columbia, 1990

Research Focus/Expertise:

  • Ultra-reliable low latency cellular communication
  • Application to emergency, public safety, air traffic control, and electric utility smart grid communications
  • Reliability, quality of service and performability for service-oriented architectures
  • Scheduling and service prioritization for wireless systems
  • Sensor networks for home energy savings
  • Pre-emptive and queuing policies for emergency traffic in wireless cellular networks
  • MAC layer quality of service and emergency traffic prioritization in ad-hoc networks

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