Lennart Ljung IEEE Control Systems Award Chair Linkopings Universitets Email Biography Lennart Ljung received his PhD in Automatic Control from Lund Institute of Technology in 1974. Since 1976 he is Professor of the chair of Automatic Control In Linkoping, Sweden, and is currently Director of the Strategic Research Center "Modeling, Visualization and Information Integration" (MOVIII). He has held visiting positions at Stanford and MIT and has written several books on System Identification and Estimation. He is an IEEE Fellow, an IFAC Fellow and an IFAC Advisor. He is as a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA), a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), an Honorary Member of the Hungarian Academy of Engineering, an Honorary Professor of the Chinese Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He has received honorary doctorates from the Baltic State Technical University in St Petersburg, from Uppsala University, Sweden, from the Technical University of Troyes, France, from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. In 2002 he received the Quazza Medal from IFAC, and in 2003 he recieved the Hendrik W. Bode Lecture Prize from the IEEE Control Systems Society, and he was the 2007 recepient of the IEEE Control Systems Award.