Leon Chua

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Leon Chua

Name: Leon Chua

Born: June 28, 1936, in the Philippines

Computer-related contributions

  • Professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences departments at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Known for his work in nonlinear circuit theory and CNN (cellular neural network) theory.
  • Inventor of Chua's circuit.
  • First to assert the existence of the memristor.

Significant publications

  • Memristor Networks (2014).
  • A Nonlinear Dynamics Perspective of Wolfram's New Kind of Science (2013).
  • Local Activity Principle: The Cause of Complexity and Symmetry Breaking (2013).
  • The Universe as Automaton: From Simplicity and Symmetry to Complexity (2011).
  • Cellular Neural Networks and Visual Computing: Foundations and Applications (2002).
  • Methods of Qualitative Theory in Nonlinear Dynamics (2002).

Honors and awards

  • Guggenheim Fellowship (2010).
  • IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Vitold Belevitch Award (2007).
  • IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award (2005).
  • IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award (2000).
  • M. E. Van Valkenburg Award (1995 and 1998).
  • IEEE Guillemin-Cauer Award (1972, 1985, 1989).
  • IEEE W.R.G. Baker Prize Paper Award (1973).
  • IEEE Browder J. Thompson Memorial Prize Award (1967).