Lennart Ljung

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Lennart Ljung
Born (1946-09-13) September 13, 1946 (age 68)
Malmö, Sweden
Residence Sweden
Citizenship Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Fields Control Theory
Institutions Linköping University
Lund University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stanford University
Alma mater Lund University
Known for System Identification
Notable awards IEEE Fellow
IEEE Control Systems Award

Lennart Ljung is a Swedish Professor in the Chair of Control Theory at Linköping University since 1976. He is known for his pioneering research in system identification, and is regarded as a leading researcher in control theory.[1][2][3]


Lennart Ljung received the B.A. in Russian Language and Mathematics 1967, the M.Sc. (first degree) in Engineering Physics 1970, and the Ph.D. in Control Theory 1974, all from Lund University.

Background, Present Appointments and Scientific Contributions[edit]

Following a position as a research associate at Stanford University 1974-1975 and a position as an Associate Professor (Docent) in Control Theory at Lund University in 1975-1976, Lennart Ljung was elected as a Professor in the Chair of Control Theory at Linköping University in 1976. He was a visiting researcher at Stanford University 1980-1981 and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1985-1986. He was also Department Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Linköping University between 1981-1990. He is currently the Director of the MOVIII Strategic Research Center at Linköping University. He has made extensive contributions to control theory, particularly in the area of system identification. He has authored 10 books, over 150 international journal articles, over 200 international conference papers, and a widely used commercial software package for MATLAB called the System Identification Toolbox.[4]

Notable Honors and Awards[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Honorary Doctoral Degree for Professor Lennart Ljung and Workshop on System Identification
  2. ^ IEEE Control Systems Award
  3. ^ IEEE Names Dr. Lennart Ljung for 2007 Control Systems Award
  4. ^ Prof. Ljung's vita
  5. ^ "IEEE Control Systems Award Recipients". IEEE. Retrieved March 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ "IEEE Control Systems Award". IEEE Control Systems Society. Retrieved March 30, 2011. 
  7. ^ "The 20th Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees at TKK on 2 April 2008". Aalto University. Retrieved July 18, 2012. 

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