Engineer, inventor, and pioneer of modern control theory and electronic telecommunications who helped design missiles during the Cold War. He worked at NACA which came before NASA and is known among modern engineering students for developing the asymptotic magnitude and phase plot that bears his name, the Bode plot.
He worked at Bell Labs in NYC after receiving his his BA degree in 1924, at age 19, and his M.A. Degree in 1926 from Ohio State University.
He was elected member to the National Academy of Sciences in 1957.
He had two children with his wife Barbra Bode.
He was awarded the President's Certificate of Merit by Harry S. Truman in 1948.