Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. T. Vámos


Born: June 26, 1926, Budapest, Hungary
Sex: male; Marital status: widow, 1 son
Citizen and permanent resident of Hungary
Office: Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences /CARI/
1111 Budapest, Lágymányosi u. 11., Hungary
Phone: /36-1/ 2095274 Fax: /36-l/ 2095275 e-mail:


DSc in Technical Sciences (Computer Control), Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1964, Thesis: Selected control problems of power networks
PhD in Technical Sciences (Automatic Control), Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1958, Thesis: Identification and control of steam generation
Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Budapest Technical University, 1950

Fellowships, honors, awards

Corresponding Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1973
Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, l979

President, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), 1981-1984
Life Time Advisor, IFAC, 1984-
Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Egnineers (IEEE), 1986
Life Member, IEEE, 2001-
President, John von Neumann Society, 1975-85
Honorary President, J. v. Neumann Society, 1986-
Doctor honoris causa, Tallin Technical University, 1986
Honorary Member, Austrian Computer Society, 1992-
Honorary Member, Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies, 1994-

Kruspér Award (Hungarian Society of Control and Measurement), 1971
State Prize of Hungary, 1983
Neumann Award (J. von Neumann Society), 1986
Benedikt Award (Computer and Automation Research Institute), 1986
IFAC Medal (International Federation of Automatic Control), 1990
Chorafas Prize (Swiss Scientific Academies), 1994
Order of the Hungarian Republic, 1996

Employment record

Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences - since 1964
Professor, Budapest Technical University - since 1969
Distinguished Affiliate Research Professor, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. - 1993-95

Current positions

Research Professor, Chairman of the Board, CARI (since 1986)
Presidential Advisor, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (since 1984)

Past positions

Board Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1985-93)
Distinguished Visiting Professor, George Mason University, Fairfax/VA (1992-93)
Director, CARI (1964-85)
Research Fellow, Head of Automation Dept., Power Research Institute (1958-64)
PhD student, Hungarian Academy and Power Research Institute (1954-58)
Head of installation, Dunaújváros Power Plant (1952-54)
Electrical engineering leader of installation, Inota Plant (1950-52)

Fields of interest

Large scale systems, knowledge representation, epistemic problems of computer science

Boards, committees

Editorial board member of 5 international scientific journals
Board member of the Soros Foundation, Hungary
Executive Board member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Chairman, Hungarian Holocaust Foundation
Member, Michel Cuénod Fund, Switzerland

Language skills

Mother tongue: Hungarian; English, German fluent, Russian medium-level


Author or co-author and co-editor of more than 320 publications, out of these about 270 published in journals or conference proceedings. Publications mostly contributed to the computer science field.