Bo Wahlberg was born in Norrköping, Sweden, in 1959. He received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering 1983 and the Ph.D. degree in 1987 from Linköping University, Sweden. In December 1991, he became Professor of the Chair of Automatic Control at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He was a visiting professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, USA, August 1997 - July 1998 and August 2009 - June 2010, and vice president of KTH 1999 - 2001. He is a Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to system identification using orthonormal basis functions. His research interests include modeling, system identification, estimation and control of industrial processes.