Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Michigan
Jim Freudenberg was born in 1956, and grew up on a farm near Snake Run, Indiana. He received BS degrees in mathematics and physics in 1978, and worked for a year at Rockwell/Collins Avionics, where he designed Kalman filters for aircraft navigation. He then attended the University of Illinois, where he received MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering, working with Doug Looze. Since 1984 he has been on the faculty of the EECS Department at the University of Michigan, where he is a full professor and a Fellow of the IEEE. His interests are in the theory of fundamental limitations and the teaching of embedded control systems.