Chair of IEEE HS - Levente Kovács
Levente Kovács received his MSc degrees in electrical engineering in 2000 "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania) and biomedical engineering in 2011 (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary). He received his PhD from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2008.
His fields of interest are modern control theory and physiological controls – within these subjects, he has published more than 200 articles in international journals and refereed international conference papers, accumulating an impact factor over 20 and h-index 11. Currently, he is a professor at Obuda University, where he defended his habilitation with merit in 2013. He is the vice dean for education of the John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics and head of the Physiological Controls Research Center. He was János Bolyai Research Fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences between 2012-2015.
He has been an IEEE member since 2009, also an IEEE EMBS and IEEE SMC Society member from 2012 and IEEE CSS Society member from 2013. At IEEE Hungary Section level Dr. Kovács is Membership Development Officer from 2010, while from 2013, he is the elected vice-chair of the IEEE Hungary Section. Since 2015 he has been the elected the chair of the IEEE SMC Hungary Chapter. He is member of the IFAC TC 8.2 “Biological and Medical Systems” form 2010, and member of the Hungarian Diabetes Association from 2010 as well. He is a recipient of the highly prestigious ERC StG grant of the European Union.
Vice Chair of IEEE HS - Tamás Haidegger
Tamás Haidegger received his M.Sc. degrees from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering in 2006 and 2008, respectively. His Ph.D. thesis (2011) was based on a neurosurgical robot he helped developing when he was a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins University. His main field of research is control/teleoperation of surgical robots, image-guided therapy and supportive medical technologies.
Currently, he is an associate professor at the Óbuda University, serving as the deputy director of the Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotic. Besides, he is a research area manager at the Austrian Center of Medical Innovation and Technology (ACMIT), working on minimally invasive surgical simulation and training, medical robotics and usability/workflow assessment through ontologies. Tamás is the co-founder and CEO of a university spin-off—HandInScan—focusing on objective hand hygiene control in the medical environment. They are working together with Semmelweis University, the University Hospital Geneva and the World Health Organization POPS group.
Tamás is an active member of various other professional organizations, including the IEEE Robotics an Automation Society, IEEE SMC, IEEE EMBC and euRobotics aisbl. He is a national delegate to an ISO/IEC standardization committee focusing on the safety and performance of medical robots. He has co-authored more than 160 peer reviewed papers published at various scientific meeting and conference proceedings, refereed journals and books in the field of biomedical/control engineering and computer-integrated surgery. He has been maintaining a professional blog on medical robotic technologies for 10 years: surgrob.blogspot.com. Tamás is a passionate photographer, rock climber and an advocate of city-biking. The Hungary Section's IES/RAS joint chapter encompasses a diverse range of technical activities devoted to the application of IT, mechatronics, electronics and electrical sciences for the enhancement of robotics, industrial and manufacturing processes. These technical activities address the latest developments in intelligent and computer control systems, robot control, Industry 4.0, factory communications and automation, flexible manufacturing, data acquisition and signal processing, vision systems and cloud robotics. The Society continually updates its program of technical activities to meet the needs of modern industry.
Secretary - Z. Csaba Johanyák
Professor at the Department of Information Technology at John von Neumann University, Vice Dean of the GAMF Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.
Teaching activities: among others object oriented programming in C#, Matlab programming, Linux and Windows system administration for BSc students.
Research interest: Computational Intelligence (fuzzy systems, nature inspired optimization methods, etc.), Software Engineering, Computer Networks.
Treasurer - Ms. Anikó Szakál
Anikó Szakál, studied at Bánki Donát Polytechnic and Budapest Polytechnic, in field of information technology and education. She serves from 1996 in IEEE Hungary Section administration. She worked as mathematics and physics teacher in Secondary School and Head of Dean's Office of Budapest Polytechnic, John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics. From 2002 she works at Budapest Polytechnic's Directorate and official in charge for international relations. Since 2010 she is the treasurer of HS.
Awards & Recognition Committee ChairLamár Krisztián
Gold RepresentativeEsztergár-Kiss Domokos
Industry Relations CoordinatorTakács Árpád
Membership DevelopmentDrexler Dániel
Professional ActivitiesEigner György
Student ActivitiesEigner György
SAMIEEE RECIPIENTEigner György
Newsletter EditorKlespitz József