Budin Leo, F.C.A.
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Budin Leo, F.C.A.
- doctor of Science (1976 – …)
- fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (05/20/2004 – …)
- profesor emeritus – University of Zagreb (10/14/2008 – …)
Functions in Academy:
- member of the Presidency – Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (01/01/2019 – …)
- chair – The Scientific Council for Croatian Research Infrastructure (05/25/2011 – 04/27/2023)
Membership in Academy:
- full member – Department of Technical Sciences (05/20/2004 – …)
Leo Budin was born on September 26, 1937, in Vinkovci. After graduating from the 2nd Gymnasium in Zagreb, in 1956 he enrolled at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Zagreb and graduated in 1961. During his studies, as a distinguished student, he was awarded the Rector’s Award on two occasions. After graduation, he worked for a short time in the Section for Signalling devices and connections in the Community of Railway Transport Enterprises in Zagreb, and after returning from military service, in the fall of 1962 he was employed as an assistant at the Department of Electronics of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in the University of Zagreb. In 1967 he earned an academic degree in science, and in 1976 he defended his doctoral dissertation titled Designing Systems with Uncertain Parameter Values, for which he received the Dr. Vratslav Bedjanič Award. Since 1982, he has been a full professor in the computer techniques subject group.
In 1968–69, he was a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. In 1979-80, he was a visiting professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the US.
During his work at the Faculty, he was a member and president of many commissions and committees, as well as head of the Department of Electronics (now: Department of Electronics, Microelectronics, Computer and Intelligent Systems), Vice Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (now: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing) and a member of various University Committees.
For results in scientific research Leo Budin received several awards: in 1976 he was awarded the Vratslav Bedjanič Award in Ljubljana, in 1984 he was awarded the Nikola Tesla Republican Award for scientific activity, and in 1989 he was awarded the Josip Juraj Strossmayer Award as co-author of the book Analysis and Computer Design.
Leo Budin is a member of several international and Croatian professional societies, the most important of which are: IEEE-Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, ACM-Association for Computing Machinery, Croatian Society KoREMA, Croatian Society MIPRO, Croatian Society for Systems CROSS, Croatian Society for the Promotion of IT Education.
He was a member of the previous Committee for Computer-Guided Production and a member of the Production Sciences Committee in the Technical Sciences Class, and is now a member of the Executive Board of the Council for Technological Development of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and president of the Academy’s Committee for Research E-Infrastructure of Croatia
From 1995 to 2008 he was president of the Parliamentary Committee for the Award of State Awards “Faust Vrančić” in the field of technical culture. In July 2000, he was appointed a member of the Scientific Regional Council for Technical Sciences, and in April 2001 he was a member of the National Council for Higher Education. Since June 2000, he has acted as the head of the working group for the development of the Information and Communication Technology project within the strategic project Croatia in the 21st century of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, which was accepted in 2002 by the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Parliament. He was a member of the Delegation of the Republic of Croatia to the 32nd General Assembly of UNESCO in October 2003 and a member of the Delegation of the Republic of Croatia to the World Summit on Information Society held in itu organizations, and under the auspices of the United Nations organization in December 2003.