professor, senior researcher has been teaching at the Faculty of Informatics at Eötvös University, Budapest since 1998.  His research focuses on distributed intelligent systems and their applications in neurobiological and cognitive modeling, as well as medicine. He has founded the Neural Information Processing Group of Eötvös University and he directs a multidisciplinary team of mathematicians, programmers, computer scientists and physicists. He has acted as the PI of several successful international projects in collaboration with Panasonic, Honda Future Technology Research and the Information Directorate of the US Air Force in the fields of hardware-software co-synthesis, image processing and human-computer collaboration. He took part in the New Ties and the Percept projects of EU Framework Programmes.

He graduated in physics at the Eötvös Loránd University in 1975 where he received his PhD in 1978 and his CSc in 1986 in experimental and theoretical solid-state physics and chemical physics, respectively. In the field of laser physics, he is a habilitated professor of the University of Szeged (1998), whereas he habilitated in the field of Informatics at the Eötvös Loránd University in 2008. He conducted research and taught quantum control, photoacoustics and artificial intelligence at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, University of Chicago, Brown University, Princeton University, the Illinois Institute of Technology and ETH Zurich. He authored about 200 peer reviewed scientific publications. In 1997-1998 he was the scientific director of the Hungarian subsidiary of US-based Associative Computing Ltd.

He has received the Széchenyi Professor Award, Master Professor Award and the Széchenyi István Award in 2000, 2001, and 2004, respectively. Four of his students won the prestigious Pro Scientia Gold Medal in the field of information science over the last 6 years. In 2004, he was awarded the Kalmár Prize of the John von Neumann Computer Society of Hungary. He has become an elected Fellow of the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence for his pioneering work in the field of artificial intelligence in 2006.