b. 1926 in Budapest, Hungary.
Received his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Budapest Technical University in 1950, and his Ph.D. in Automatic control from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1958.
He is Chairman of the Board of the Computer and Automation Research Institute,
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest;
He is an Editorial Board Member of seven international periodicals;
Research and teaching
He is a Professor of Graduate and Postgraduate level courses on artificial intelligence at the Budapest Technical University and Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences (ELTE) in Budapest on the following subjects: Process Control, Robot Vision, Pattern Recognition, Knowledge-based Systems, Knowledge Representation and Elicitation, Epistemic Problems.
|1958-64||Head of research department, Research Institute of Electrical Engineering|
|1964-85||Director, Computer and Automation Research Institute of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest|
|1984||Presidential Advisor, Hungarian Academy of Sciences|
|1985-93||Board Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences|
|1985-||Professor, Board Chairman, Hungarian Academy of Sciences|
|1990||Scientific Program Board Member of CEU (Central European University, Budapest)|
|1992-93||Distinguished Visiting Professor, George Mason University (Fairfax, Virginia, USA)|
Fellowships, Honours and Awards
|1958||Doctor of Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences|
|1973||Corresponding Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences|
|1975-85||President, John von Neumann Society|
|1979||Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences|
|1981-84||President, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)|
|1983||State Prize of Hungary|
|1984||Lifetime Advisor, IFAC|
|1986||Neumann Award (John von Neumann Society)
Benedikt Award (Computer and Automation Institute)
Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Doctor Honoris Causa, Tallin Technical University
|1987||Honorary President, John von Neumann Society|
|1992||Honorary Member, Austrian Computer Society|
|1994||Honorary Member, Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies Chorafas Prize (Swiss Scientific Academies)|
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