Donald M. Wiberg, PhD

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Title: Electrical Engineering Educator, Consultant
Location: Santa Cruz, California, United States

Donald M. Wiberg, PhD, Electrical Engineering Educator and Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in feedback control systems.

Investigating the particular area of feedback control, with specialties in applications, modeling, Kalman filtering, and recursive linear system parameter estimation, Dr. Wiberg was recognized as a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) in 1992. He has served the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) as a Research Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department since 2001. In this capacity, he has also worked at the Center for Adaptive Optics at UCSC from 2002 to 2011.

He began his career as a senior design engineer at Convair Astronautics in San Diego in 1964, remaining in this position for one year before joining the University of California Los Angeles as an assistant professor of electrical engineering from 1965 to 1971. There, Dr. Wiberg moved up the ranks to the roles of associate professor, full professor, professor of anesthesiology, vice chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering and professor emeritus.

In addition to these roles, Dr. Wiberg was a visiting professor at the German Research Organization for Air and Space Flight in Munich from 1969 to 1970, at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Newcastle in Australia from 1989 to 1990, at the Institute of Systems Research at the University of Maryland in 1994 and at the Electrical Engineering Department of Ajou University in Suwon, Republic of Korea, in 2006. He is also a consultant in his field. Prior to the start of his career, Dr. Wiberg pursued a formal education at the California Institute of Technology, where he attained a Bachelor of Science in engineering in 1959, a Master of Science in engineering in 1960 and a Ph. D. in engineering in 1965. He is also a registered professional engineer in the State of California.

He was recognized as the Dickenson Professor Emeritus by the University of California Santa Cruz between 2010 and 2011. Dr. Wiberg wrote the book “State Space and Linear Systems” in 1971 and co-edited “Regulation of Breathing” in 1983. He served as Congressional Fellow of the IEEE as Legislative Assistant to Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa) in 1995. He has also served the IEEE in other posts, including Applications Associate Editor for the Transactions on Automatic Control in 1983 and Associate Editor-at-large. Likewise, he served as Associate Editor of the American Physiological Society Modelling Methodology Forum from 1980 to 1991. Finally, he was a member of Sigma Xi. In honor of his myriad achievements, Dr. Wiberg was a Senior NATO Research Fellow, serving at KFZ Karlsruhe in West Germany in 1973, and a Senior Fulbright Fellow in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 1976 to 1977 and Trondheim, Norway, from 1983 to 1984. He is also the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and was selected for inclusion in the 21st edition of Who’s Who in the West and several editions of other Who’s Who publications.

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