Ford Professor of Engineering; Chair for Ocean Science, Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Secretary of the Navy/Chief of Naval Operations
areas of expertise: oceanographic and sonar systems, ocean acoustics, seismic exploration, acoustic communication systems, signal processing for oceanographic data systems, space/time and distributed random processes, array processing, acoustic telemetry, applied ocean science and engineering, systems and signals, digital signal processing, sonar, seismic and underwater acoustics
Arthur B. Baggeroer is a Ford Professor of Engineering in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He received the degrees of BSEE from Purdue University in 1963 and ScD from MIT in 1968.
He was been a consultant to the Chief of Naval Research at the NATO SACLANT Center (now NURC) in 1977 and a Cecil and Ida Green Scholar at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1990 while on sabbatical leaves. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the Acoustical Society of America. He received the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society Distinguished Technical Achievement Award in 1991, was an elected member of the Executive Council of the Acoustical Society from 1994-1997, and was awarded the Rayleigh-Helmholtz Medal from the Acoustical Society in 2003. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1995 and awarded a Secretary of the Navy / Chief of Naval Operations Chair in Oceanographic Science in 1998.
He has served as a senior advisor to the Navy on numerous committees and panels. He recently chaired the NSB panel on Distributed Remote Surveillance (DRS).
Baggeroer was awarded the “Distinguished Alumni Award” of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from his alma mater, Purdue University. He was recently awarded the ADM Charles Martel - David Bushnell Award by NDIA for ”outstanding technical contributions to the defense of the US in the field of UnderseaWarfare.” He has long been recognized as the outstanding academic for Anti- Submarine Warfare (ASW). Some of the Navy Committees he has been involved are:
He has been chief scientist on 15 oceanographic cruises with seven in the Arctic Ocean. His research has concerned signal and array processing for sonar, radar and seismic systems, ocean acoustic telemetry, global acoustics for ocean thermometry and ocean warming and matched field array processing. He also has had long affiliations with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) where he was director of the MIT-Woods Hole Joint Program from 1983-1988 and the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
- the Naval Studies Board (NSB)
- the Ocean Studies Board (OSB) of the National Academy
- the Submarine Superiority Technical Advisory Group (He was a member of the original committee for ADM Demars which led to APB/ARCI.)
- the Fixed Surveillance Systems Technical Advisory Group;
- the SSIPT for N84 (twice)
- the ”Red Team” special programs component for the Way Ahead for ASW
- an advisory panel member for several programs for the Navy and DARPA
- the Naval Research Advisory Committee.
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