Tamás Szirányi

Present Positions:

Scientific Adviser with the Institute for Computer Science and Control of Hungarian Academy of Sciences 

             Address: H-1111 Budapest, Kende u. 13-17, Hungary

            E-mail: sziranyi at sztaki.hu,

            Phone: (36)(1) 279 6106, Fax: (36)(1) 279 6292

Head of Machine Perception Research Laboratory (MPLabGépi Érzékelés Kutatólabor)
Professor with the Budapest University of Technology and Economics,
Faculty of Transportation Vehicle & Engineering  from 2014

Fellow of IAPR  from 2008 (see Getting to know...Tamás Szirányi, IAPR Fellow)

Senior member of IEEE

Member of the Hungarian Academy of Engineering  from 2008

Associate Editor  of  Digital Signal Processing  from 2011

Member of Council  of  Research Institutes of the Academy (MTA AKT)  (2008 - 2015)

Associate Editor  of  IEEE Tr. Image Processing (2003-2009)

Representative of Doctors of the  Hungarian Academy of Sciences from (2007- 2012)

Member of the board of Trustees of Bolyai Research Fellowship (2007- 2012)

Former Professor with the Péter Pázmány Catholic University, Department of Information Technology (2004-2014)

Former Professor with  the Veszprém (Pannon) Universityhead of Image Processing laboratory  (2001-2011)

Selected publication-listAbstracts, Demos, Detailed publication-list


Tamás Szirányi received the Diploma and the Dr.Techn. degrees in electronics technology from the Technical University of Budapest in 1980 and 1983, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in electronics and computer engineering in 1991, and the Doctor of Sciences degree in image processing in 2001 from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is addressed full-professor position in 2001 at Veszprém University and in 2004 at Péter Pázmány Catholic University.

Until 1991, he was a Research Fellow and Project Manager of Optoelectronics Development at the VIDEOTON Development Institute, Budapest. Then his work involved designing of optical data storage, laser printer and document scanning devices, also applications of laser systems. He led a research department and organized several projects. At the same time, he was a lecturer in electronics and computer technology at the Technical University of Budapest through several years.

He is currently a scientific advisor at the Computer and Automation Research Institute of Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
His research activities include:

·         Image analysis,

·         Pattern recognition,

·         Intelligent networked  sensor systems,

·         Remote Sensing,

·         Texture and motion segmentation,

·         Surveillance systems for panoramic and multiple camera systems,

·         Deconvolution,

·         Measuring and testing the image quality,

·         Scale-space methods,

·         Digital film restoration,

·         Biometrics in identification, Human-Computer Interaction,

·         Markov Random Fields and stochastic optimization,

·         Image rendering and coding,

·         Subpixel measurement,

·         Information theory of image analysis,

·         Pattern and texture analysis with special hardware,

·         He also developed systems including optoelectronic devices, analog and digital hardware.

Presently he is  project leader in two national projects of  Hungarian Scientific Research Fund: “Finding Focus of Interest in freely configured sensor networks” (#106374). Presently he is the national co-leader of EU FP7 project ProActive , European Defense Agency (EDA) project MAPIS and European Space Agency (ESA) project DUSIREF and Owetis.

He has published more than 250 scientific papers (including more than  50  in referred journals), and known distinct references to his publications are more than 1300.  He is the founder and past president (1997-2002) of the Hungarian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society (KÉPAF), and he was on the Governing Board of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).  He was a member of the EU Network of Excellence MUSCLE (Multimedia Understanding through Semantics, Computation and Learning).He was the co-chair of the international workshop FSPIPA in 1999 and conferences of KEPAF in 1997, 1999 and 2009. He was an invited plenary speaker of MRCS 2006. He was honored by the Széchenyi professorship 2000-2003, by SzTAKI’s scientific award 5 times, by the Master Professor award in 2001 and by the ProScientia award at Pannon University in 2011, and by the Officers’Cross by the President of Hungary.

Visited to

·          Vienna University of Technology (Prof. Norbert Pfeifer, 2013),

·          University of Auckland (Prof. Georgy Gimel'farb, 2010),

·          University Konstanz (Prof. Dietmar Saupe, 2009),

·          University Bordeaux (Prof. Jenny Benois-Pineau,  2008),

·          INRIA (Sophia Antipolis, France: Dr. Josiane Zerubia, 3m in 2000, 2007, 2010),

·          Universitat Leipzig, Fakultat fur Mathematik und Informatik, (Prof. D. Saupe, one month in 1999),

·          Universität Freiburg (Inst. für Informatik, 1997),

·          Ecoles Polytechniques Fédérales de Lausanne, (Signal Processing Laboratory,1997),

·          Politecnico di Milano (4m in 1987),

·          Research Center "E. Piaggio" (Pisa, Prof. Paolo Dario, 1987).



My PhD students                       
(Name, Title of Thesis, University, Year of Defense)



Title of Thesis / progress


Year of Defense


Czúni, László

New parallel image segmentation methods

Veszprém University



Kopilovic, Iván

Progressiveness and Preprocessing in Image

Veszprém University, Konstanz Uni (D)



Havasi, László

Determination of geometrical properties of dynamic scenes

Pázmány Péter Catholic Univ.



Szlávik, Zoltán

Video Registration

Pázmány Péter Catholic Univ.



Kovács, Levente

Methods for two dimensional stroke based painterly rendering

Veszprém (Pannon) University, Veszprém



Licsár, Attila

Adaptive image processing methods

Veszprém (Pannon) University, Veszprém



Benedek, Csaba

Novel Markovian Change Detection Models in Computer Vision

Pázmány Péter Catholic Univ.



Keszler, Anita

co-tutor, in progress

Technical University Budapest



Szolgay, Dániel

co-tutor, Video Event Detection and Visual Data Processing for Multimedia Applications

Pázmány Péter CU, Bordeaux Uni



Manno-Kovács, Andrea

Novel Features in Object Detection for Image Segmentation Tasks

Pázmány Péter Catholic Univ.



Varga, Domonkos

co-tutor , in progress

Technical University Budapest



Kiss, Ákos

co-tutor, in progress

Technical University Budapest



Rózsa, Zoltán

co-tutor, in progress

Technical University Budapest


Family: Krisztina, wife is a piano teacher; children in 2007 and in 2014: Barbara (1987), Levente (1988), Marcell (1991) 

Hobbies: Music (flute); Photography ; Mountaineering 1997, 2002, 2003, 2009; Skiing; Wandering in Nature Reserves 1998, 2008, 2015; Bike; Rowing  and rafting 2015.

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