Curriculum Vitae

Name: Annamária R. Várkonyi-Kóczy

Place and date of birth: Budapest, Hungary, April 18, 1957.

Nationality: Hungarian

Marital status: married, three children


Affiliation: Department of Measurement and Information Systems, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, since 1991.

Mailing address: H-1521 Budapest Magyar Tudósok krt. 2.

Phone number: (+361) 4632057, Fax number: (+361) 4634112, Email:

Post: associate professor



Technical University of Budapest, 1975-1983.

Graduation: from the Technical University of Budapest,

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Branch of Measurement and Control, MSc E.E., 1981,

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Branch of Mechanical Engineer-Teacher, MSc M.E-T., 1883.


PhD in Informatics from the Technical University of Budapest, 1996 (summa cum laude).


Research Institute for Telecommunication, research fellow, 1981, senior research assistant, 1982-1987

Technical University of Budapest, Department of Engineering Mechanics, senior research assistant, 1987-1991

Department of Measurement and Information Systems, assistant professor, 1991-1996, senior assistant professor, 1996-1998, associate professor, 1998-


Deputy Director for Scientific, Research, and International Affairs, 1998-2003

Member of the International Relations´ Committee, 1998-2004

Vice President of the Hungarian Fuzzy Association, 1999-

Member of the Committee of Electrical Engineering and Electronics of the Hungarian Fund for Scientific Research, 2002-2005

Executive Committee Member of the Santander Group Network of EU, 2002-2005

Rector´s Adviser, International Affairs, 2003-2005

Representative of the Santander Group Network in Hungary, 2005-

Scientific Committee Member, EU Alban Programme, 2005-

Distinguished Lecturer Program Committee Member, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, 2007


Széchenyi Professorship, 1999

Sigillum Universitatis Mistinae, Silver Medal, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, 2002

Széchenyi István Stipendium, 2003

Languages: English, German fluently spoken, Russian good command.

Research fields:

Digital image and signal processing

Modelling and diagnostics

Soft computational, anytime, and hybrid techniques in intelligent measurement, diagnostics, and control systems

Research Contracts:

Transformed Domain Adaptive and Associative Signal Processing: Design and Implementation, Greek-Hungarian Intergovernmental Co-operation, 1997-99. Partner: Prof. S. Theodoridis, University of Athens, Dept. of Informatics

New Signal Processing Methods and Architectures to Improve Measuring Systems. Synchronized Multisine Synthesis and Analysis, Hungarian Fund for Higher Education, 1997-2000. Coordinator: Prof. G. Péceli

Anytime Algorithms in Digital Signal Processing, Hungarian Fund for Scientific Research OTKA, 1998-2002

Application Oriented and Knowledge Based Systems, British-Hungarian Intergovernmental Co-operation, 1998-2002. Partner: Prof. Ron J. Patton, University of Hull

Soft Computing Approaches to Reduce Computational Complexity of System Models and Evaluation Algorithms, Portuguese-Hungarian Intergovernmental Co-operation, 1999-2002. Partner: Prof. A. E. Ruano, University of Algarve

Intelligent Navigation Models and Algorithms Based on Soft Computational and Hybrid Techniques, Hungarian Fund for Scientific Research OTKA, 2001-2004

Integrated Intelligent Systems, I2S Japanese-Hungarian Laboratory, 2001-

Joint Laboratory for Emerging Information Technology in Manufacturing (ITM), 2004-

Intelligent Car-Crash Analysis System, Hungarian Fund for Scientific Research, OTKA, 2005-2008

Intelligent 3D modelling, supervisor, and analysis system, Structural Fund for Supporting Innovation in New Knowledge and Technology Intensive Micro- and Spin-off Enterprises, GVOP, 2006-2007

Scholarships, scientific activity abroad:

1994 - one month, scholarship to the University of Karlsruhe, Germany

1996 - six weeks, visiting researcher at the University of Athens, Greece

2003, 2004, 2005 - guest professor, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary

2003, 2004, 2005 - guest professor, University of Algarve, Portugal

2005- - PhD advisor, Technical University of Kosice, Slovak Republic

Educational activities:

Lectures: Digital Equipment, Information and Coding Theory, Automatic Design and Testing, Digital Signal Processing and Optimisation, Soft Computing, Neural Networks, Real Time Systems and Anytime Algorithms, Operating Systems, Informatics, (in Hungarian), Operating Systems, Soft Computing (in English), Computer Architectures and Operating Systems (in German)

Consultations: graduate and postgraduate students


The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE (fellow)

European Association for Signal Processing, EURASIP

Hungarian Academy of Engineers (elected member)

Public Body Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Neumann János Számítógéptudományi Társaság - John von Neumann Computer Society, Hungary

Méréstechnikai és Automatizálási Tudományos Egyesület - Measurement and Automation Society, Hungary

Hungarian Fuzzy Association (vice president)


General Chair of the IEEE Int. Workshop on Intelligent Signal Processing, WISP’99, IEEE Int. Workshop on Intelligent Signal Processing, WISP’2001, IEEE Int. Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing, WISP’2003, IEEE SOFA’2005, IEEE WISP"2005

Publicity Chair of IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC’2001

International Program Committee Chair of  SAMI’2004, SAMI’2005, ICCA"2005

Program Committee Member of more then 80 conferences

Guest Editor of the Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence (Japan), the IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement (USA), and the Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Informatics (Japan)

Reviewer of the Signal Processing Journal, IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, and International Journal of System Science

Founding member and editor of the Periodica electronic journal

Publications: author, co-author of 11 books (4 in English), 27 journal papers (25 in English), more then 120 conference papers (in English)

References: 168.