Leon Chua wins 2010 Guggenheim Award

Leon O. Chua has been awarded one of the 2010 Guggenheim Awards for “brainlike memristor circuits”, in his current position as a professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at UC Berkeley (where he has been on faculty since 1971), and for his further work in neural networks, chaos and nonlinear circuits:

Mr. Leon O. Chua, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley: Brainlike memristor circuits. [Guggenheim List],
[UC Berkeley Announcment]

His daughter, Amy Chua, [wiki] a Yale/Harvard Proffessor of Law, interestingly enough, wrote a book published in 2007 titled “Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance–and Why They Fall“. Very timely. From a review:

“Amy Chua smartly condenses the complex histories of the Persian, Mughal, Dutch, and other empires into an irresistible argument: that empires expand through toleration and contract through close-mindedness. As with any shrewd and elaborate argument, the getting there is half the fun.” – Robert D. Kaplan, Atlantic Monthly correspondent, visiting professor in national security at the U. S. Naval Academy

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