McCormick Faculty Members Named IEEE Fellows

Randall Berry and J. Edward Colgate receive electrical engineering society honor

Randall BerryTwo faculty members at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science have been named fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Randall Berry, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and J. Edward Colgate, Allen K. and Johnnie Cordell Breed Senior Professor in Design, were announced this month as recipients of one of the association’s most prestigious honors.

Berry, an expert in wireless communications and networking, was cited for accomplishments and leadership in the field of communications. A member of Northwestern’s faculty since 2000, his research includes various aspects of resource allocation in wireless networks, traffic grooming in wavelength-division multiplexing-based optical networks, and traffic control in TCP/IP networks.

J. Edward ColgateColgate, who has been at Northwestern since 1988, was cited for contributions in haptics, technology that enables tactile feedback from digital devices. Colgate’s primary research interest is physical human-robot interaction, including haptic display, tele-operation, and human-assist devices.

IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for elevation to IEEE fellow. Less than 0.1 percent of voting members are selected annually for this member grade elevation.