TAMAS ROSKA

Tamás ROSKA received the Diploma in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Budapest in 1964 and the Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees in Hungary in 1973 and 1982, respectively. He is the Fellow of the IEEE and elected member of four Academies of Sciences in Europe.

Since 1964 he has held various research positions, since 1982 he has been with the Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences where he is presently head of the Analogic and Neural Computing Research Laboratory. He is also a Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology at the Pázmány P. Catholic University, Budapest. Professor Roska has taught several courses, presently, he is teaching graduate courses on "Emergent Computations" and "Cellular Neural Networks and Visual Microprocessors". In 1974 and since 1989 in each year, he has been Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley.

His research interests: cellular wave computing, info-bionics, cellular neural networks, nonlinear circuit and systems, neural electronic circuits, and analogic spatial-temporal supercomputing and computational complexity. He has published more than hundred research papers and four books (partly as a co-author). His seminal paper on the CNN Universal Machine, co-authored by L. O. Chua, has received several hundred citations.

Dr. Roska is a co-inventor of the CNN Universal Machine (with Leon O. Chua) and the analogic CNN Bionic Eye (with Frank S. Werblin and Leon O.Chua), both are US patents owned by the University of California at Berkeley.

In 2002, 2003 he had been serving as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, the Journal of the Franklin Institute, and the Neural Processing Letters. He has been a founding Chair of the Technical Committee on Cellular Neural Networks and Array Computing in the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. He received the IEEE Third Millenium Medal and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society’s Golden Jubilee Award. He has been awarded a “doctor honoris causa” from the University of Veszprém.

Dr. Roska received in Hungary the Széchenyi Prize, the Szentgyörgyi Prize and the D. Gabor Prize, the Grand Prize of the „Pro Renovanda Cultura Hingariae”, and very recently the 2002 Bolyai Prize.

Dr. Roska is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Academia Europaea, the European Academy of Arts and Sciences, the St. Steven Academy, and a Fellow of the IEEE.

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