Born: January 18, 1955, Szekszárd, Hungary.
Citizen and permanent resident of Hungary.
Mailing address :
Computer and Automation Institute,
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Lágymányosi u. 11.
Phone: (36-1)-279-6193, (36-1)-279-6160
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Full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, since 2007.
Corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2001-2007.
DSc from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1999.
Obtained the degree Dr. Habil. from the Technical University, Budapest in 1997.
PhD from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1987.
Thesis Title: Algebraic Algorithms. Adviser: Prof. László Babai
Diploma in Mathematics, Eötvös University, Budapest, 1979.
Thesis Title: Nilrings. Adviser: Prof. Ervin Fried
Studied mathematics at Eötvös University, 1974-79.
Prize of the School of Informatics, Debrecen University, 2006,
for work supporting the School.
Farkas Bolyai Prize, 2000 from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for work in research and education.
Ottó Benedikt Prize, 2000 for distinguished achievements in research and education.
Received Count Széchenyi Professorial Scholarship in 1997 for the period 1998-2001.
Recipient of the László Kalmár Memorial Medal from the John von Neumann Computer Society, Hungary, for outstanding work in research and education in the Computing Sciences, 1997.
Recipient of the Prize of the Research Division, MTA SZTAKI, 1994, for quality publications.
Recipient of the Junior Scientist Award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1985, for work in Computer Science.
Chairman of the Department of Algebra at the Budapest University of
Technology and Economics (BUTE), Budapest, 2001-2014.
Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, BUTE, since 1997.
Head of the Computer Science Research Group at SZTAKI, since 2008.
Head, Informatics Laboratory, Computer and Automation Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (SZTAKI), 1995-2008.
Research professor at SZTAKI, since 2001.
Scientific Advisor, Computer and Automation Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (SZTAKI), since 1999-2001.
Visiting Professor at the Department of Computer Science,
of Chicago, 1995.
Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Chicago, 1988-89.
Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Chicago, spring quarter 1987.
Visiting Instructor at the Computer and Information Science Department, University of Oregon, 1984-85.
Fields of interest
Computer science, in particular high-performance algorithms in symbolic computation, algorithms and complexity. Mathematics, in particular algebra, and discrete mathematics.
Courses on algebra, number theory and computing at the Faculty of Natural
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, since 2000.
Lecturer of the course Database systems for 3rd year
informatics-majors at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and
Informatics, Technical University, Budapest, 1990-2000 (4 classroom
hours/week, Spring semester).
Lecturer of the course Theory of algorithms for 2nd year informatics-majors at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Technical University, Budapest, since 1990-2000 (3 hours/week, Fall semester).
Algebra and theory of computing courses at Eötvös University, 1980, 1987.
Graduate courses on databases, and on arithmetical and algebraic algorithms at the University of Chicago, 1988-89 and Spring 1987.
Regular teaching (average 6 classroom hours per week) at the Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Oregon (4 quarters, 1984-85), including advanced undergraduate and graduate data structures, graduate and undergraduate databases, undergraduate analysis of programs, graduate algorithms.
Gábor Ivanyos, 1994-1996, defended Candidate of Math. Thesis
Ferenc Bodon, BUTE, PhD in 2007, advised together with Tadeusz Dobrowieczki.
Gábor Hegedus, BUTE, PhD in 2005.
Bálint Felszeghy, PhD in 2008.
Dömötör Pintér, BUTE,
Piroska Szebeni, BUTE,
Tamás Mészáros, CEU, PhD in 2015.
Hungarian research projects
OTKA NK 105645 Algorithms for big data analytics, 2012-2016. (project leader)
OTKA K77476, Algebra and algorithms, 2009-2013. (project leader)
OTKA T042481, Algebra and computing, 2003-2006. (project leader).
OTKA Infrastructure Grant, 1999, (proposer).
OTKA 104051, Algebraic methods in computer science, 1999-2002. (project leader).
OTKA T016503, Algebraic methods in computer science, 1995-1998. (project leader).
AKP 96-350/24, Algorithms for representations of algebras, 1996-1997. (project leader).
OTKA 2581, Algebraic algorithms and finite valued logics, 1991-1994. (project leader).
International research projects
INCO/COPERNICUS ALTEC-KIT, 1997-1998. (Hungarian site manager).
EC Cooperative Action IC 1000, ALTEC (Algorithms for Future Technologies), 1992-1995. (Hungarian site manager).
Over 90 research papers, one monograph, one textbook authored, one more volume edited, 4 book-chapters, 15 educational and popular scientific articles. Topics covered include algorithms for symbolic computation, databases, theoretical computer science, discrete mathematics.
Membership in learned societies
External Fellow of the Mathematical Institute, Hungarian Academy of
János Bolyai Mathematical Society, Hungary, since 1979.
Membership in professional committees
Publications Committee, a Presidential Comittee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, since 2015.
Doctoral Council, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, since 2011.
European Research Council, expert panel PE6 (Information and Communication), since 2007-2012.
Doctoral Committee, Section of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, since 2007.
Board of Natural Sciences, OTKA (National Fund for Scientific Research, Hungary), 2001-2004.
Hungarian National Committee of GAMM (Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik), 1993-1995.
Computer Science Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, since 1993.
Membership in editorial boards
Editorial Board of Alkalmazott
Matematikai Lapok, since 2003.
Editorial Board of Matematikai Lapok , the official journal of J. Bolyai Math. Soc., since 1991.
Editorial Board of Acta Mathematica Hungarica, since 2001.
Editorial Board of Journal of Algorithms, 1995-2003.
Mother tongue: Hungarian. Fluent in English, reading skill in