Tibor Vámos

the chairman of the board of the institute
1111 Budapest, Lágymányosi u. 11.
Room number
L 319
+36 1 209 5274
+36 1 279 6239
+36 1 209 5275

Prof. Dr. T. Vámos


Born: June 1, 1926, Budapest, Hungary
Sex: male; Marital status: widower, 1 son
Citizen and permanent resident of Hungary
Office: Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences /CARI/
1111 Budapest, Lágymányosi u. 11., Hungary
Phone: /36-1/ 2095274 Fax: /36-l/ 2095275 e-mail: vamos@sztaki.hu

DSc in Technical Sciences (Computer Control), Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1964, Thesis: Selected control problems of power networks
PhD in Technical Sciences (Automatic Control), Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1958, Thesis: Identification and control of steam generation
Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Budapest Technical University, 1950

Fellowships, honors, awards:
Corresponding Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1973
Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, l979

President, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), 1981-1984
Lifetime Advisor, IFAC, 1984-
IFAC Fellow, 2005-
Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Egnineers (IEEE), 1986-2000
Life Member, IEEE, 2001-
President, John von Neumann Society, 1975-85
Honorary President, J. v. Neumann Society, 1986-
Doctor honoris causa, Tallin Technical University, 1986
Honorary Member, Austrian Computer Society, 1992-
Honorary Member, Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies, 1994-
Fellow, ECCAI, 2004-
Honorary Member, Hungarian Society of Antiquity Sciences, 2005-

Kruspér Award (Hungarian Society of Control and Measurement), 1971
State Prize of Hungary, 1983
Neumann Award (J. von Neumann Society), 1986
Benedikt Award (Computer and Automation Research Institute), 1986
IFAC Medal (International Federation of Automatic Control), 1990
Chorafas Prize (Swiss Scientific Academies), 1994
Order of the Hungarian Republic, 1996

"The educational scientist of the year" (Club of Scientific Journalists, Hungary), 2005
"Life achievement" Award (J. von Neumann Society), 2006

Employment record:
Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences - since 1964
Professor, Budapest Technical University - since 1969
Distinguished Affiliate Research Professor, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. - 1993-95
Current positions:
Research Professor, Chairman of the Board, CARI (since 1986)
Chief government advisor of e-government agenda
Past positions:
Board Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1985-93)
Distinguished Visiting Professor, George Mason University, Fairfax/VA (1992-93)
Director, CARI (1964-85)
Research Fellow, Head of Automation Dept., Power Research Institute (1958-64)
PhD student, Hungarian Academy and Power Research Institute (1954-58)
Head of installation, Dunaújváros Power Plant (1952-54)
Electrical engineering leader of installation, Inota Plant (1950-52)

Fields of interest:
Large scale systems, knowledge representation, epistemic problems of computer science

Boards, committees:
Editorial board member of 4 international scientific journals
Member, Michel Cuénod Fund, Switzerland
Chairman and board member of philanthropic foundations

Language skills:
Mother tongue: Hungarian; English, German fluent, Russian medium-level

Author or co-author and co-editor of more than 160 scientific publications and about 170 of other kind. Publications mostly contributed to the computer science field.

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