Dr. Leon O. Chua

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    Leon O. Chua received the MSEE from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1961, and the Ph.D. from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1964. After that he was Assistant and Associate Professor at Purdue University until 1970. He became a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at University of California at Berkeley since 1971.

    Dr. Chua is known internationally as a pioneer in three research areas, namely, neural networks, chaos, and nonlinear circuits. His work in these areas has been recognized internationally through numerous awards, including 11 honorary doctorates from universities in Europe and Japan, and seven USA patents. He was elected as Fellow of IEEE in 1974, a foreign member of the European Academy of Sciences (Academia Europea) in 1997, and a foreign member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2007. He was honored with many IEEE prizes, including the IEEE Browder J. Thompson Memorial Prize Award in 1972, the IEEE W. R. G. Baker Prize Award in 1978, the Frederick Emmons Award in 1974, twice winner of the IEEE M.E.Van Valkenburg Award (1995 and 1998). He is also a Recipient of the top 15 most cited authors Award in 2002 from all fields of engineering published during the ten-year period from the Current Contents (ISI) database, the IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award in 2000, the IEEE Gustav Kirchhoff Award in 2005, and the IEEE Vitold Belevitch Award in 2007.

    Throughout his career, Dr. Chua has authored around 500 papers and eight books. He is widely recognized as the father of nonlinear circuit theory and cellular neural networks (CNN). Dr. Chua also invented a five-element electronic circuit for generating chaotic signals. Known internationally as the Chua Circuit, it is used by many researchers to design secure communications systems based on chaos and has become a standard paradigm for teaching chaos in textbooks on nonlinear dynamics. For more information, visit http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~chua/

    Scholarpedia articles:

    Chua circuit. Scholarpedia, 2(10):1488. (2007)
    Chaotic oscillators. unfinished.

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