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Leon O. Chua

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Professor, Ph.D.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department

chua at eecs dot berkeley dot edu

Phone: (510) 642-3209
FAX: (510) 845-4267

University of California, Berkeley
EECS Department
253 Cory Hall #1770
Berkeley, CA 94720-1770
Office: 564 Cory Hall

Post doc:
Dr. Jinwook Shin
(510) 643-8868

Graduate Student(s):
Bharathwaj "Bart" Muthuswamy

Grant Administrator:
Shivani Bhatia
(510) 642-1012
shavanib at eecs dot berkeley dot edu

Research Interests

Cellular Neural/Nonlinear Networks, Nonlinear Circuits and Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, Bifurcation and Chaos.

Research Projects

  • CNN Technology and Neural Networks
  • Bifurcations and Chaos
  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Complexity Theory


  • BSEE, Mapua Institute of Technology, 1959
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1961
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1964

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  • IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award, 2005"

  • Top 15 most cited Author in Engineering Award, 2002
    (This award was chosen from the Current Contents (ISI) data base of all cited papers in the Engineering discipline (all branches of engineering) indexed from 1991 to October 31, 2001.)

  • IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award, 2000

  • IEEE Third Millenium Medal, 2000

  • IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Golden Jubilee Medal, 2000

  • Mac Van Valkenburg Award (1995 and 1998)

  • Professor Invite, University of Nice, 1991

  • Professor Invite, University of Paris, 1986

  • IEEE Centennial Medal, 1985

  • Visiting US Scientist Award (Japan), 1983

  • Alexander von Humboldt Senior US Scientist Award, 1982

  • Senior Visiting Fellowship, Cambridge University, 1982

  • Miller Research Professorship, 1976

  • Frederick Emmons Award, 1974

  • IEEE W. R. G. Baker Prize Award, 1973

  • IEEE Browder J. Thompson Memorial Prize Award, 1973

Honorary Degrees

  • Doctor Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate), 2003
    AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland

  • Doctor Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate), 2000
    University of Catania, Italy

  • Docteur Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate), 1997
    Technical University of Iasa, Romanua

  • Docteur Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate), 1996
    University of Frankfurt, Germany

  • Docteur Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate), 1995
    University of Santiago De Compostela, Spain

  • Docteur Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate), 1994
    Technical University of Budapest, Hungary

  • Honorary Doctor, 1992
    Technical University of Dresden, Germany

  • Honorary Doctor, 1984
    University of Tokushima, Japan

  • Docteur Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate), 1983
    Ecole Polytechnique Federale-Lausanne, Switzerland

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Last updated 10/17/06