Dalibor Biolek

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Short Biography

Dalibor Biolek received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, in 1983, and the PhD. degree in Electronics from the Military Academy Brno, Czech Republic, in 1989, focusing on algorithms of the symbolic and numerical computer analyses of electronic circuits with a view to the linear continuous-time and switched-capacitor filter.

He is currently with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Defence Brno (UDB), and with the Department of Microelectronics, Brno University of Technology (BUT), Czech Republic. At present, he is a full professor but BUT and UDB in the field of Theoretical Electrical Engineering.

Research Field and Activites

The scientific activity of Professor Biolek is directed to the areas of general circuit theory, memristive, memcapacitive and meminductive systems, frequency filters and oscillators, microelectronic active blocks for analog signal processing, and computer modeling and simulation of complex systems. He has published over 500 papers, more than 50 of them in high-impact International journals indexed in the Web of Science, and is the author of several books on circuit analysis and simulation. Professor Biolek is the author or co-author of several models of memristive devices and their implementation in SPICE-like simulation programs. He also took part in developing theoretical concepts associated with the mem-systems such as the Homothety Theorem, (Co)content, Storeyed Structure of Higher-Order Elements, One-Floor-Below-Rule, etc. He is the author of the worldwide utilized circuit principle CDTA (Current Differencing Transconductance Amplifier).

For years he has been engaged in algorithms of the symbolic and numerical computer analyses of electronic circuits with a view to the linear continuous-time and switched filters. He is the author of the very first programs SCSK and SCC for semisymbolic and transient analyses of switched capacitor circuits, and of the SPIN program for AC analysis of real switched circuits, which works on the principle of original generalized transfer functions. He is also the co-author of the SNAP program for symbolic analysis of linear circuits. Currently he reads lectures at the UDB and BUT in the courses “Basics of Electrical Engineering”, “Circuit Theory and Digital Signal Processing”, “Computer-Aided Design”, “Analog circuits”, and “Modeling and Computer Simulation”.

Professor Biolek is a Senior Member of the CAS/COM Czech National Group of IEEE and an Honorary Member of the URSI National Committee for the Czech Republic. Within 2013-2016 he was an Area Editor of the International Journal of Electronics and Communications (AEU). Currently he also serves as Associate Editor of Electronics Letters and the Editorial Board Member of the Radioengineering Journal. Prof. Biolek is a Vice-Chair of WG2: “Memristor Theory, Modelling and Simulation” of MemoCIS (European COST action IC1401 Memristors – Devices, Models, Circuits, Systems and Applications).

Contact

University of Defence Brno, Czech Republic
dalibor.biolek@unob.cz

Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic
biolek@feec.vutbr.cz

References

  • Z. Biolek, D. Biolek, and V. Biolková, “(Co)content in Circuits with Memristive Elements,” IEEE Trans. On Circuits and Systems I, Reg. Papers, vol. 62, no.2, pp. 488–496, February 2015.
  • Z. Biolek, D. Biolek, V. Biolková, “Analytical Solution of Circuits Employing Voltage- and Current- Excited Memristors,” IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems-I, vol. 59, no. 11, 2012, pp. 2619-2628.
  • Z. Biolek, D. Biolek, “Computation of the Area of Memristor Pinched Hysteresis Loop,” IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. II: Express Briefs, vol. 59, no. 9, pp. 607–611, September 2012.
  • Z. Biolek and D. Biolek, “How can the hysteresis loop of the ideal memristor be pinched?,” IEEE Trans. On Circuits and Systems–II: Express Briefs, vol. 61, no. 7, pp. 491–495, 2014.
  • D. Biolek, Z. Biolek, V. Biolková, and Z. Kolka, “Modeling of TiO2 memristor: from analytic to numerical analyses,” Semiconductor Science and Technology, vol. 29, no. 12, p 125008, 2014.
  • Z. Biolek, D. Biolek, V. Biolková, and Z. Kolka, “Variation of a classical fingerprint of ideal memristor,” Int. J. Circ. Theor. Appl., vol. 44, no. 5, pp. 1202–1207, 2016.
  • Z. Biolek, D. Biolek, and V. Biolková, “Pinched hysteretic loops of ideal memristors, memcapacitors and meminductors must be ‘self-crossing’,” Electronics Letters, vol. 47, no. 25, pp. 1385–1387, December 8, 2011.
  • D. Biolek, Z. Biolek, and V. Biolková, “Interpreting area of pinched memristor hysteresis loop,” Electronics Letters, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 74–75, January 16, 2014.
  • Z. Biolek, D. Biolek, and V. Biolková, “Specification of one classical fingerprint of ideal memristor,” Microelectronics Journal, vol. 46, pp. 298-300, 2015.
  • Z. Biolek, D. Biolek, and V. Biolková, “SPICE model of memristor with nonlinear dopant drift,” Radioengineering, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 210–214, 2009.
  • Z. Biolek, M. Di Ventra, and Y. V. Pershin, “Reliable SPICE Simulations of Memristors, Memcapacitors and Meminductors,” Radioengineering, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 945-968, 2013.
  • D. Biolek, Z. Biolek, V. Biolková, and Z. Kolka, “Reliable Modeling of Ideal Generic Memristors via State-Space Transformation,” Radioengineering, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 393-407, 2015.
  • Z. Kolka, D. Biolek, and V. Biolková, “Hybrid Modelling and Emulation of Mem-Systems,” Int. J. Numer. Modelling. Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 216-225, 2012.
  • D. Biolek, Z. Biolek, V. Biolková, and Z. Kolka, “Some fingerprints of ideal memristors,”Proc. IEEE ISCAS, Beijing, China, 2013, pp. 201-204.
  • Z. Biolek, D. Biolek, V. Biolková, Z. Kolka, A. Ascoli, and R. Tetzlaff, “Generalized rule of homothety of ideal memristors and their siblings,” In Proc. ECCTD 2015, Trondheim, Norway, 2015, pp. 1-4.
  • D. Biolek, Z. Biolek, and V. Biolková, “SPICE Modeling of Memristive, Memcapacitative and Meminductive Systems,” in Proc. ECCTD 2009, Antalya, Turkey, 2009, pp. 249–252.