Carnegie Mellon University
About the Interim Vice Provost

About the Vice Provost

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Dr. Gary K. Fedder
Carnegie Mellon University
Vice Provost for Research
Howard M. Wilkoff Professor of ECE
Professor of the Robotics Institute


Gary K. Fedder is the Howard M. Wilkoff Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor of The Robotics Institute, and Vice Provost for Research at Carnegie Mellon University. He previously served as founding president and interim CEO of the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute as well as serving in administrative roles at Carnegie Mellon as Director  of the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (2006-2014), and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering (2013-2015). Dr. Fedder received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in EECS from MIT in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and his Ph.D. in EECS from the University of  California at Berkeley in 1994.

 He worked at Hewlett-Packard as an R&D engineer from 1984 to 1989. His personal research lies in design and process integration of MEMS where he has contributed to over 280 research publications and holds 15 patents. He is an IEEE Fellow for contributions to integrated MEMS. He served as subject editor for IEEE J. MEMS from 2002-2013 and currently serves on the executive editorial board for the IoP J. Micromechanics and Microengineering, as a member of the editorial board for IET Micro & Nano Letters and as co-editor of the Wiley-VCH Advanced Micro- and Nanosystems book series.

 From 2011 to 2012, Dr. Fedder served as a technical co-lead in the U.S. Advanced Manufacturing Partnership where he worked with industry, academia and government to generate recommendations that motivated the launch of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, now called Manufacturing USA.