Bettex Chair Professor Emeritus
- Electrical Engineering
- College or School
- College of Engineering
- Year of Emeritus Status 2009
Daniel J. Costello, Jr. received the B.S.E.E. degree from Seattle University in 1964 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1966 and 1969, respectively.
Dr. Costello joined the faculty of the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1969. In 1985 he became Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, and from 1989 to 1998 served as Department Chair. In 1999, he received a Humboldt Research Prize from the German government and in 2000 he was named the Leonard Bettex Professor of Electrical Engineering at Notre Dame.
Dr. Costello was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 1985. He served 18 years as a member of the IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors, in 1986 he was President of the IT Society BOG, and in 2000 he received a Third-Millennium Medal from the IT Society. In 2009, he was co-recipient of the Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award, in 2012 he was a co-recipient of the joint IT Society/COM Society Prize Paper Award, in 2013 he received the Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award from the IT Society, and in 2015 he received the IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award.
Dr. Costello's research interests are in digital communications, with special emphasis on error control coding and information theory. He has more than 400 technical publications in his field, and in 1983 he co-authored a popular textbook entitled "Error Control Coding: Fundamentals and Applications", the 2nd edition of which was published in 2004.