Professor René Lozi received his Ph.D. (on bifurcation theory) from the University of Nice in 1975 and the French State Thesis under the supervision of Prof. René Thom in 1983. In 1991, he became Full Professor at Laboratoire J. A. Dieudonné, University of Nice and IUFM (Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres).

He has served as the Director of IUFM (2001-2006) and as Vice-Chairman of the French Board of Directors of IUFM (2004-2006). He is member of the Editorial Board of Indian J. of Industrial and Appl. Maths and J. of Nonlinear Systems and Appl., and member of the Honorary Editorial Board of Intern. J. of Bifurcation & Chaos.

In 1977 he entered the domain of dynamical systems, in which he discovered a particular mapping of the plane producing a very simple strange attractor (now known as the "Lozi map"). Nowadays his research areas include complexity and emergences theories, dynamical systems, bifurcation and chaos, control of chaos and cryptography based chaos, and recently memristor. He is working in this field with renowned researchers, such as Professors Ron Chen (who created the “Chen attractor”), Leon O. Chua (inventor of "Chua circuit" and Memristor), and Alexander Sharkovsky (who introduced the "Sharkovsky's order").

He received the Dr. Zakir Husain Award 2012 of the Indian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics during the 12th biannual conference of ISIAM at the university of Punjab, Patialia, January 2015.