Informative News

Upon László Monostori, director of the institute the Doctor honoris causa (Dr. h. c.) title of the Óbuda University, Budapest, Hungary was conferred on November 23, 2022.
On 30 November 2022, the COPROLOGS project's final meeting was held at SZTAKI, coordinated by József Váncza, project leader.
A conference on the ’Safety and Security Related Applications of UAVs in the Home Affairs Sector" was held in the Marble Hall in the Ministry for Home Affairs.
András Mihály, research associate at the SZTAKI Systems and Control Theory Research Laboratory, defended his PhD thesis with a prime result.
Dr Miklós Maróth, President of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network extended the mandate of Dr László Monostori as SZTAKI’s director by further 5 years.
Elisabeth Angyalka Ilie-Zudor, Director's Advisor at SZTAKI and senior researcher of the Research Laboratory on Engineering & Management Intelligence, will participate in a panel discussion where participants from European Partnerships will share their experiences.
A SZTAKI és a Fraunhofer Társaság közös vállalata, az EPIC InnoLabs által szervezett eseményen iparági szakemberek tartottak szakmai előadásokat. Mindegy 140 vendég vett részt a rendezvényen.
The Distributed Knowledge Graphs (DKG) project, financed by the COST programme, held its face-to-face annual Management Committee meeting hosted by the Department of Distributed Systems of SZTAKI on 13-14 October.
Elisabeth Angyalka Ilie-Zudor, Director's Advisor at SZTAKI and senior researcher of the Research Laboratory on Engineering & Management Intelligence, will participate as an evaluation expert at the event on 11 November.
József Váncza, Head of the Research Laboratory for Engineering & Management Intelligence at SZTAKI, was elected as a member of the CIRP Council at the 71st General Assembly of the organisation.
For the first time in two years, SZTAKI welcomed visitors in person during the international programme series of Researchers’ Night.
The Artificial Intelligence National Laboratory and the National Laboratory for Autonomous Systems, both coordinated by SZTAKI, got introduced at the IVSZ MENTA 2022 conference, letting the audience know more about their projects and functions.
In the frame of the ”Week of Safety” event-series the researchers of the Széchenyi István University (Győr, Hungary) and of the Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI, Budapest, Hungary) were given the opportunity to demonstrate to the public the results of their joint development efforts concerning a forerunner drone. The live demo was carried out with the active participation of the Hungarian National Ambulance Service (HNAS); more specifically, one of their ambulance cars was accompanied in the air and was safeguarded from above by the aforementioned drone.
József Bokor, scientific director of SZTAKI, László Keviczky, former director of SZTAKI and chairman of the scientific council, and Ákos Zarándy, head of the Laboratory of Computer Optical Sensing and Processing and researcher at the National Laboratory of Autonomous Systems received the prestigious award.
The joint exhibition of the Fraunhofer Society and SZTAKI was opened at the Stuttgart Science Festival, with speeches by András Izsák, Consul General of Stuttgart, Thomas Bauernhansl, Director of Fraunhofer IPA, and László Monostori, Director of SZTAKI. The opening ceremony was also attended by Engelbert Westkämper, former Director of Fraunhofer IPA.
Péter Gáspár, Head of SZTAKI Systems and Control Lab (SCL), was elected Full Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS). Tamás Szirányi, Head of the SZTAKI Machine Perception Research Laboratory, was elected Corresponding Member of the HAS at its 195th General Assembly.

At the Linked Data in Architecture and Construction Workshop (LDAC) held in Spain this year, Ádám Kovács (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) was part of the winning team in the CBIM (Cloud-based Building Information Modeling) Hackathon.

In the Innovation and Demo Space (IDS), some of SZTAKI’s most recent research and development results were presented and demonstrated. SZTAKI is part of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELKH).
As part of the Netzwerk Digital collaboration, the Advantage Austria, the Artificial Intelligence Coalition, the German-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hungary and the Swisscham Hungary presented their joint Artificial Intelligence Conference, focusing on the Hungarian AI Strategy, the institutional framework and the application of AI in the manufacturing sector.
The event was attended by Dr. Károly Balázs Solymár, Deputy State Secretary for Digitalisation at the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Marco-Alexander Breit, Head of the Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technologies Task Force at the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Change, and several members of the Gaia-X board.