Dr. David Tipper is a professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh where he is also the director of SIS’ graduate Telecommunications & Networking Program. Dr. Tipper has a secondary appointment at Pitt’s Department of Electrical Engineering. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona (PhD Electrical Engineering, MS Systems Engineering) and Virginia Tech (BS in Electrical Engineering).
At Pitt, Dr. Tipper teaches courses on communication systems, wireless networks, network performance modeling and analysis, network design, and infrastructure protection. Dr. Tipper’s research has been supported by grants from various government and corporate sources such as NSF, DARPA, NIST, IBM, ARO, and AT&T.
Prior to joining Pitt in the fall of 1994, Dr. Tipper was a faculty member at Clemson University (South Carolina) and Molde University College (Norway). Dr. Tipper also worked in industry as a system engineer on a NASA project and as a Networking Technology Center staff member at The Mitre Corporation. Dr. Tipper is also a senior member of the IEEE.
Network design and traffic restoration; procedures for survivable networks; simulation and queuing theory with emphasis on transient/nonstationary behavior; virtual network design; and network control algorithms.