Background, Present Appointments and Scientific Contributions
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.
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