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Irwin Sandberg

Professor Emeritus
Cockrell Family Regents Chair Emeritus in Engineering #1

Dr. Irwin W. Sandberg is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He holds the Cockrell Family Regents Chair Emeritus in Engineering, No 1.

He received the B.E.E., M.E.E., and D.E.E. degrees from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1955, 1956, and 1958, respectively (Westinghouse fellow 1956, Bell Laboratories fellow 1957 and 1958). From 1958 to 1986, he was with Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, as a member of technical staff in the Communication Sciences Research Division, and, from 1967 to 1972, as head of the Systems Theory Research Department.

He has been concerned with the analysis of radar systems for military defense, with synthesis and analysis of linear networks, with several studies of qualitative properties of nonlinear systems (with emphasis on the theory of nonlinear networks as well as on the development of input-output stability theory), and with some problems in communication theory and numerical analysis. His more recent interests include studies of the approximation and signal-processing capabilities of dynamic nonlinear networks, and studies of the foundations of linear system theory.

Dr. Sandberg received the first Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a life fellow of the IEEE, an IEEE Centennial Medalist, an IEEE Millennial Medalist, a Circuits and Systems Society Golden Jubilee Medal recipient, a former Circuits and Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer, an Outstanding Alumnus of Polytechnic University, a former Vice Chairman of the IEEE Group on Circuit Theory, a former Guest Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUIT THEORY Special Issue on Active and Digital Networks, and a former guest editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS Darlington Memorial Issue. He has published extensively (more than two-hundred thirty research papers) and has been an advisor to American Men and Women of Science. He is listed in “Who's Who in America,” and holds nine patents. He has received outstanding paper awards, an ISI Press Classic Paper Citation, a Bell Laboratories Distinguished Staff Award, and The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society’s 2017 Vitold Belevitch Circuits and Systems award. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas, and The United States National Academy of Engineering.  His NAE citation reads “For fundamental contributions to the understanding and analysis of nonlinear systems and for applying new methods to nonlinear engineering problems”.

Research Interests
Nonlinear networks
Nonlinear control systems
Digital filters
Neural networks