Peter Kogge named AAAS Fellow

Peter M. Kogge, the Ted H. McCourtney Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Kogge is being honored for his distinguished contributions to the field of computer architecture, specifically his work in massively parallel processing architecture. He is the developer of the input/output processor used on NASA space shuttles, and he has been at the forefront of several innovations that have shaped the computing industry over the past several decades.

He is the co-inventor on more than four dozen patents and the author of two textbooks, including the first textbook on pipelining, a technique for executing multiple instructions in a computer in parallel.

Peter Kogge

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and he has received numerous awards throughout his career, including the 2015 Computer Pioneer Award, the 2014 Charles Babbage Award, and the 2012 Seymour Cray Award. He is also a founder of Emu Solutions, a start-up developing Exascale-capable architecture designed to tackle Big Data applications and data intensive problems.

Kogge graduated from Notre Dame in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Prior to joining the Notre Dame faculty, he worked in the Federal Systems Division of IBM, served as an IBM Fellow, and was an adjunct professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton.

— Nina Welding, College of Engineering