Dr. Arthur Baggeroer

Ford Professor of Engineering, Secretary of the Navy/Chief of Naval Operations
Chair for Ocean Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Arthur Baggeroer
My education in the fundamentals of electrical engineering, math, and physics provided me with the background to follow many sciences beyond ECE, yet become an expert in sonar signal processing for the country.
Arthur Baggeroer received his BSEE from Purdue University in 1963 and his ScD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1968. Today he is the Ford Professor of Engineering in MIT’s departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. While on sabbatical leaves he has served as a consultant to the chief of naval research at the NATO SACLANT Center (1977) and as a Cecil and Ida Green Scholar at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (1990).

Dr. Baggeroer has been chief scientist on 15 oceanography cruises with seven in the Arctic Ocean. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Acoustical Society of America. 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 currently serves as senior advisor to the Navy on numerous committees and panels including the Ocean Studies Board and the Naval Studies Board. Dr. Baggeroer has also maintained a longstanding affiliation with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where he was director of the MIT-Woods Hole Joint Program and the MIT-Lincoln Laboratory.