Harvard announced yesterday that it has named Hendrik Wade Bode, about to retire as vice-president of the Bell Telephone Laboratories, to be Gordon McKay Professor of Systems Engineering here.
Bode will assume the professorship Monday, the day after he retires, at 61, from the Bell organization. His is expected to teach and direct graduate work in the division of Engineering and Applied Physics.
Bode will also work in Harvard's Science and Public Policy Seminar and the University Program on Technology and Society. He will be on a half-time basis here, also spending time on his own studies and outside advisory work.
Bode has been with the Bell Laboratories for 41 years. In 1948-49, he was visiting fellow at Princeton. He is the author of Network Analysis and Feedback Amplifier Design (1945), and holds several patents on electrical engineering and systems design.