The central topic of our laboratory is computational optical sensing and imaging. The main research challenge is to derive precise abstract information or decision from large complex noisy topological data sets captured by one or multiple optical sensors. We apply special optical arrangements like different holographic setups and fluorescent illuminations for microscopic imaging or large view angle multi-camera systems in monitoring.

MTA SZTAKI DSD also performs research and development to create flexible business and service models, offering the most advanced knowledge technologies to radically improve the integrated IT background to enhance the collaboration among and within enterprises. We primarily aim at ensuring the IT background for platform-independent access, information- and content-sharing, -forwarding and -storage, together with defining collaborational and operational tasks, the forms of task execution and workflows.

The department of Network Security and Internet Technologies has a long history of development in the field of computer networking since the seventies. The first packet-switched public network was developed and introduced as a public service by the end of eighties by our Institution. Since 1990, the de-partment’s focus has been Internet technology and applications in Hungary and abroad. One of the most important results was the development of a high-speed nation-wide research network for the Hungarian research and education community.

The eLearning Department of MTA SZTAKI has become a key player of the domestic eLearning market in the last decade, especially in innovative web and mobile development and different expert areas. The versatile application of the experiences in the areas of education, mobile applications, multimedia and R&D made it possible to reach our results.

Society has reached a point of no return, one that leaves us completely reliant on omnipresent ICT-mediated communication. Mobile and sensor-rich portable devices connect millions of humans with Petabytes of data and numerous on-line services. However, tearing down the physical-digital barrier in a scalable fashion requires both radically novel algorithmic knowledge and in-depth understanding of humans and societies.

MTA SZTAKI, over its part, LPDS (Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems) as a key research institute in distributed, grid and cloud technologies is a founding member of the Hungarian Grid Competence Centre, the Hungarian National Grid Initiative and the Hungarian OpenNebula Community and also coordinates several European Grid projects in the 7th Framework.

The main research areas of the laboratory are the grid and cloud technologies.

We developed novel methods for the interpretation and analysis of 2D and 3D visual information obtained from real-world scenes

The main research activities of the Laboratory center around cyber-physical production systems and are aimed at developing such models, methods and techniques that are capable of handling complex production and business systems working in an uncertain, changing environment. Seeking a balance between the aspects of optimization, autonomy and co-operation, this research necessitates an interdisciplinary approach with special emphasis on computer science, operation research, manufacturing science and technology, as well as artificial intelligence.

The Systems and Control Lab (SCL) is the leading research entity in the field of control and mathematical systems sciences in Hungary. The scope of research involves advanced methods of systems modeling and control, analysis and synthesis of dynamical systems created by traditional and emerging technologies. Systems identification, detection and filtering, signal and image processing are parts of the research with special emphasis on operational robustness, safety and security of the solutions.


Hungarian Academy of Sciences Institute for Computer Science and Control
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