László Keviczky

full member of HAS
the head of the scientific council
Cím
1111 Budapest, Kende u. 13-17.
Room number
K 110
Email
keviczky@sztaki.hu
Phone
+36 1 279 6184

Introduction

László Keviczky graduated with a Higher Education Honors Degree (Red Degree) from the Electrical Engineering Faculty of the Technical University of Budapest (TUB) in 1968.

Positions held

  • research professor, MTA SZTAKI (Institute for Computer Science and Control) from 1999
  • Vice-President, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS), 1999-2005
  • Secretary General, HAS 1993-1999
  • Director, MTA SZTAKI, 1986-1993
  • Head of the Process Control Department, MTA SZTAKI, 1981-1985
  • Research Fellow 1968-1981, Honorary Professor 1981-1993, Full Professor 1994-2015, Professor Emeritus from 2015, Dept of Automation and Applied Informatics, BUTE
  • Professor, Dept. of Informatics 2002-2015; Professor Emeritus from 2015, Head of the Multidisciplinary Doctor School of the Technical Sciences Faculty 2002-2015, Head of the Faculty of Informatics 2002-2011, Széchenyi István University, Győr

Studies and degrees

  • Doctor degree of TUB, System Identification, 1970
  • Candidate of the Technical Sciences HAS, Design of Regression Experiments, 1974
  • Doctor of Technical Sciences HAS, Adaptive Control, 1980
  • Corresponding Member of HAS, 1985
  • Member of the Hungarian Engineering Academy, 1991
  • Foreign Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), 1991
  • Full Member of HAS, 1993
  • Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, 1993
  • Foreign member, Polish Academy of Sciences, 2005

Languages

English and Russian.

Research fields

  • system identification and parameter estimation
  • robust and adaptive optimal control systems of industrial processes
  • simulation and modeling
  • nonlinear, intelligent and expert control systems 

Patents

  • Procedure for optimal control of closed-loop grinding processes, 172457/1978
  • Block-scheme for the self-adaptive control of the raw material blending, 175835/1980

Scholarships and foreign invitations

  • UNO-UNESCO scholarship, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund, Sweden, 4 months, 1979
  • Visiting Professor, Head of NSF project, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 1979-80
  • Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 3 months, 1986

Awards

  • Medal of Merit of Higher Education, 1968
  • Frigyes Csáki Medal, 1989
  • László Kalmár Medal, 1989
  • Outstanding Service Award, Int. Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), 1990
  • MTESZ Medal, 1992
  • Ottó Benedikt Medal, 1995
  • Dénes Gabor Award, 2000
  • Honorary Citizen of Ráckeve Town, 2000
  • Széchenyi State Prize, 2004
  • Cross of Merit of the Republic of Hungary, 2010
  • Polak Distuinguished Lecturer, Technion, 2015

Memberships

In international and foreign scientific bodies

  • IFAC Application Committee, 1981-1990 (Vice-Chairman: 1981-1984;  Chairman: 1984-1990)
  • IFAC Technical Board, 1984-1990 (Vice-Chairman: 1990-1993)
  • IFAC Council Member, 1993-1999
  • IFAC Application Paper Prize Committee (Chairman: 1990-1993)
  • IFAC Awards Committee (Chairman: 1996-1999)
  • IFAC Election Committee (Chairman: 1996-1999)
  • IFAC Policy Committee (Vice-Chairman: 1999-2002; Chairman: 2002-2005)
  • Associate Editor of IFAC Journal AUTOMATICA, 1987-1993
  • Member of the TC on Control in IMACS
  • Editorial Board of Journal on Modeling and Simulation
  • Editorial Board of Journal on Control Systems Archives
  • Editorial Board of Journal on Computers and Electrical Engineering
  • Editorial Board on Journal on Scientific Inquiry
  • Senior Member of IEEE
  • Grand Jury Member of European Achievements in Informatics and Innovations (EUROCASE), 1997-2008
  • Executive Council Member, European Science Foundation (ESF), 1998-99
  • Board of Governors, Joint Research Center JRC, EU, 1999-2011
  • Grand Jury of Marie Curie Excellence Awards, 2003-2004
  • Dénes Gábor International Award Committee, (chairman: 2003-2008)
  • EUCA (European Control Association), (Chairman: 2009-2011)

 

In Hungarian Scientific Bodies and Organizations

  • Hungarian Society of Measurement and Automation (MATE)  (Co-Chairman: 1992-1996, Chairman: 1996-2000, Honorary Chairman: 2000-2012.)
  • Advisory Committee for the minister of Science and Technology (OMFB), 1993-1994
  • Scientific Council, Bay Zoltán Research Institute, 1994-2002
  • Presidium, HAS, 1993-2008
  • Council of Research Institutes, HAS (Chairman: 1993-1999)
  • Committee of International Relations, HAS (Co-Chairman: 1993-1999; Chairman: 2003-2005)
  • Committee of Ethics HAS from 2014
  • Election Committee of HAS, from 2016
  • Committee of the European Science Foundation ESF (Co-Chairman: 1993-1999)
  • Computer Science and Automation Committee, HAS
  • Committee of Informatics, HAS
  • Board of the Hungarian National Science Foundation (OTKA) (1993-2002; Vice-Chairman: 1996-1999)
  • Board of the State Committee of Technological Development OMFB, 1994-2000
  • Board of the Széchenyi and Kossuth State Prize Committee, 1996-2000, 2006-2008
  • Sub-Committee in Technical Sciences and Engineering, Széchenyi and Kossuth State Prize Committee, 2008-2011
  • National Committee of Atomic Energy, 1993-1999
  • Advisory Committee for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy of the Prime Minister (TTTT), 2003-2006
  • Research and Innovation Committee of the Hungarian Parliament, 2007-2010
  • Monitoring Board of the National Development Plan, 2003-2005
  • Hungarian Accreditation Board of Higher Education (MAB), 2005-2010
  • MAB Committee on Doctoral Schools and Professorial Degrees, 2005-2010
  • MAB Committee on Informatics and EE, (Chairman, 2005-2010)
  • IFAC National Member Organization
  • Hungarian Section of IEEE
  • Chairman of the International Advisory Board, Atomic Energy Research Institute of HAS, from 2010
  • Hungarian Engineering Academy from 1991
  • IEEE Hungarian Section from 1991

Educational activities

Undergraduate and graduate courses at the Dept. of Automation and Applied Informatics, BUTE

  • Process modeling and identification
  • Hypermedia systems and applications
  • Control systems

Undergraduate, graduate and PhD courses at the Dept of Informatics, Széchenyi Istvan University, Győr

  • Multimedia
  • Computer graphics
  • Control systems
  • Adaptive systems

Supervisions in Engineering Informatics at BSc and MSc levels

  • Head of the Multidisciplinary Doctor School, Faculty of Technical Sciences, SZE, Győr
  • Consulting and supervising graduate, postgraduate students and PhD schoolars

Main projects

  • Scientific and Industrial Cooperation with Krupp-Polysius
  • Hungarian Investigator of the First Joint Research Project between Hungary and NSF, USA (1977-1981), (1982-1985)
  • Head of the First Project between Hungary and ARO (US Army Research Office) (1992-1994)

Publication

  • 480 scientific papers
  • Citations: 1108
  • H-index: 15

Publication databases

Publications and citations can be found in the  Hungarian Scientific Bibliography Database.