Name: István Kollár
Date of Birth: June 2, 1954.
Place of Birth: Budapest, Hungary
Marital status: married, wife: Ágnes Michelberger, three children (Zsolt
1983, Dóra 1985, Klára 1990)
- Graduation: from the Technical University of Budapest, Faculty of Electrical
Engineering, Branch of Instruments and Control, 1977, "excellent".
- Candidate of Sciences (the second top degree that can be obtained from
the Hungarian Academy of Sciences by a thesis and examinations; its value
approximately corresponds to a Ph.D. degree): 1985. Topic: Measurement
Theory of Fourier Analyzers.
- Doctor technicus (from the Technical University of Budapest, on the
basis of the degree "Candidate of Sciences").
- Doctor of the Academy Degree: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1998.
Title: Quantization Noise.
Languages: English, German fluently spoken; French, Russian good command.
- 1972 XIV. International Olympiad in Mathematics, II. Prize.
- 1973,74,75,76 Mathematical Competition of the Faculty of Electrical
Engineering, Budapest, I. Prize.
- 1977 International Mathematical Competition for students of technical
universities, Russe (Bulgaria) I. Prize.
- 1975-76,1976-77 "Scholarship of the Hungarian People's Republic"
for excellent school achievements.
- 1975 Scientific Conference of Students, II. Prize, Topic: General Purpose
- 1976 Scientific Conference of Students, I. Prize, Topic: Program for
Linear Network Analysis.
- 1976 Scientific Conference of Students, Special Prize of the
Scientific Society of Measurement and Automation, Topic: design and construction
of a graphic display.
- Andrew R. Chi Best paper Award of the IEEE Instrumentation and
Measurement Society, as co-author of the paper
"J. G. Németh, I. Kollár, and J. Schoukens, Identification of Volterra
kernels using interpolation, IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and
Measurement, Vol. 51, No. 4, pp. 770-775, 2002 Aug."
Affiliation: 1977- Technical University of Budapest, Department of Measurement
and Instrument Engineering (from 1997: Department of Measurement and Information
- Digital Signal Processing, Measurement Theory, Stochastic Processes,
Modelling and Identification of Dynamic Systems,
taught in Hungarian
- "Digital Signal Processing", "Fundamentals of Measurement
Theory", "Digital and Kalman Filtering"
(taught at the Technical
University of Budapest),
System Identification" (taught at Stanford University, in
- Laboratory Classes: Measurement Technology, Design and Construction
- Supervising: graduate and postgraduate students.
- Digital signal processing, quantization and roundoff
- System identification, parameter estimation
- Measurement theory
- Construction of microprocessor controlled instruments.
- Performance Analysis of Intelligent Signal Processing Methods and Instruments,
1986-1991, grant of the Hungarian National Fund for Scientific Research
- Analysis, Refinement and Application of Deconvolution Procedures, 1991-1994,
grant of the Hungarian National Fund for Scientific Research (OTKA)
- Modeling and Analysis of Uniform Quantization and Its Applications
in Measurement and Control, 1993-96, grant of the US-Hungarian Science
and Technology Joint Fund
- Development of programs in education and reseach for intelligent signal
processing, 1997-99, grant of the Ministry of Education.
- Further Development of the Statistical Theory of Quantization,
Modelling and Decreasing of Roundoff
Errors, 2000-2003, grant of the Hungarian National Fund for Scientific
- Symbolic data processing, 2005-2007, grant of the Hungarian National
Fund for Scientific
Publications: about 115 scientific papers in English, 15 in Hungarian.
Participation in Industrial Development Projects:
- Development of a Microprocessor Controlled Signal Analyzer,
- Development of a Microprocessor Application System,
- Development of an Industrial Scales System Controller,
- Development of a Frequency Domain System Identification Toolbox (software
package) for Matlab.
Scholarships, scientific activity abroad:
- 1982 One month, visiting scholar at the University of Karlsruhe, Federal
Republic of Germany
- 1987 One month, visiting scholar at the Swiss Federal Institute of
Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland
- 1989-90 11 months, visiting professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel,
- 1992 Three weeks, visiting scholar at Stanford University, California,
- 1993-95 two years, Fulbright scholar and visiting associate professor
at Stanford University, California, USA
- 1997-2000 four years, Széchenyi scholarship for Hungarian professors
- 2005 4 months, visiting researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel,
- IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Member since
1987, Senior Member since 1993, Fellow since 1997
- Scientific Secretary of TC7 (Technical Committee No. 7 on Measurement
Theory) of IMEKO (International Measurement Confederation) between 1983
- Secretary of the Hungarian National Organization of IMEKO in 1985-89.
- Editor of "Mérés és Automatika" (Measurement and Automation,
scientific journal of the Hungarian Scientific Society of Measurement and
Automation), from 1981 to 1987.
- Chief editor of Periodica Polytechnica Ser. Electrical Engineering,
the international quarterly of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Technical University of Budapest, from 1988 to 1991.
- General editor of Periodica Polytechnica, the international quarterly
of the Technical University of Budapest, from 1991 to 1998.
- Member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science, 1991-93.
- Vice Dean for the Development of Education at the Faculty of
Engineering and Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and
Economics, from 1997.
- Member of the Editorial Review Committee of IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation
and Measurement, since 1994.
- Elected Member of the Administrative Committee of IEEE Instrumentation
and Measurement Society, between 1997-2000, and 2003-2006.
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