Tibor Vámos

b. 1926 in Budapest, Hungary.
Lives and works in Budapest.

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;
Professor, Budapest Technical University;
Distinguished Affiliate Research Professor, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia (USA).

He is an Editorial Board Member of seven international periodicals;
Has more than 200 publications to his credit, including several books;
Is frequently a Keynote speaker at international conferences;
Is a Board member of several philanthropic foundations.


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.

1950-54    Field Engineer
1954-58    Ph.D. Candidate
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
1971    Kruspér Award
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
1990    IFAC Medal
1992    Honorary Member, Austrian Computer Society
1994    Honorary Member, Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies Chorafas Prize (Swiss Scientific Academies)

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