About us


Profile of the group

Research and education are the main profile of our group.


Main research fields

  • Model-based optimal control method for cancer treatment
  • Artificial pancreas for diabetics to conduce optimal management of general (robust) control algorithms
  • Biostatistical analysis of public health problems
  • Control of peristaltic pumps in hemodialysis machines

You can find more information about our research fields here, and you can check our publications here.


Key R&D interests

  • Modeling and control of physiological systems
  • Control engineering
  • Statistical evaluation of clinical results


Education

We take part in the education of Computer Science Engineering BSc and MSc specialty (in Hungarian and in English as well). In addition the members of our group teach in the Science Without Borders (for Brazilian students) program and also teach in the Stipendium Hungaricum program.

You can find additional information about the lectures taught in English here.

 


Organisational structure


Research

Our research activity is supervised by the Research and Innovation Center of Óbuda University.


Education

The members of our group teach in the Obuda University John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics, Institute of Biomatics.

 


Members of the group

The head of the group is Prof. Dr. Levente Adalbert Kovács, professor, vice dean for education. Members are Dr. Tamás Ferenci, Dr. Dániel András Drexler, Dr. Johanna Sápi, senior lecturers; György Eigner, PhD Candidate, and József Klespitz and Róbert Pethes PhD students. Dr. Dávid Csercsik is research fellow. Two BSc students are connected to the group.


Prof. Dr. Levente Adalbert Kovács, professor, vice dean for education
Kovács Levente

Levente Kovács received his MSc degrees in electrical engineering in 2000 ("Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania) and biomedical engineering in 2011 (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary). He received his PhD from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2008. His fields of interest are modern control theory and physiological controls – within these subjects, he has published more than 200 articles in international journals and refereed international conference papers, accumulating an impact factor over 20 and h-index 11. Currently, he is a professor at Obuda University, where he defended his habilitation with merit in 2013. He is the vice dean for education of the John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics and head of the Physiological Controls Research Center. He was János Bolyai Research Fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences between 2012-2015. He has been an IEEE member since 2009, also an IEEE EMBS and IEEE SMC Society member from 2012 and IEEE CSS Society member from 2013. At IEEE Hungary Section level Dr. Kovács is Membership Development Officer from 2010, while from 2013, he is the elected vice-chair of the IEEE Hungary Section. Since 2015 he has been the elected the chair of the IEEE SMC Hungary Chapter. He is member of the IFAC TC 8.2 “Biological and Medical Systems” form 2010, and member of the Hungarian Diabetes Association from 2010 as well. He is a recipient of the highly prestigious ERC StG grant of the European Union.

Publication List: Publications of Levente Kovács
Curriculum Vitae: CV of Levente Kovács
Research Databases: ResearcherID, Scopus, OrcID, ResearchGate, Google Scholar

 


Dr. Tamás Ferenci, senior lecturer
Ferenci Tamás

Tamás Ferenci received his MSc degree with honours in technical informatics in 2009 from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE), specializing in artificial intelligence. He also received degrees from biomedical engineering (MSc with honours, BUTE-Semmelweis University, 2010), and economics, health economics (BA with honours, 2010, Corvinus University of Budapest) and logistics management (MSc, 2013, CUB). He received MSc degree with honours in applied mathematics in 2013 from BUTE, specializing in stochastics. He began his doctoral studies at the Medical Informatics Laboratory of the BUTE, eventually receiving his summa cum laude PhD degree at Obuda University under the supervision of Levente Kovács. He is presently senior lecturer at Obuda University, John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics, and an external lecturer at the Department of Statistics of the CUB. His primary research area is biostatistics, pathophysiological modeling. He is a member of the Hungarian Statistical Society and the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, and has received the György Mundruczó-prize. The Hungarian Clinical Biostatistical Society elected him the 'Young Biostatistician of the Year' in 2011.

Publication List: Publications of Tamás Ferenci
Curriculum Vitae: CV of Tamás Ferenci
Research Databases: ResearcherID, Scopus, Google Scholar, OrcID

 


Dr. Dániel András Drexler, senior lecturer
Drexler Dániel András

Dániel András Drexler recieved his degrees in electrical engineering (M. Sc. 2009), in biomedical engineering (M. Sc. 2011) and applied mathematics (M. Sc. 2014) from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE), He started his PhD studies in BUTE, Department of Control Engineering and Information Technology in 2009, and defended his PhD thesis (with the final rating of summa cum laude) in 2015, under the supervision of Dr. István Harmati. His research interests are physiological control, nonlinear control, control of chemical reactions, robot kinematics, and singularities in robotics. He is an IEEE member from 2016. He authored 43 papers, his impact points is 7.18.

 
Publication List: Publications of Drexler Dániel András
Curriculum Vitae: CV of Drexler Dániel András
Research Databases: ResearcherID, Scopus, Google Scholar, ResearchGate

 


Dr. Johanna Sápi, senior lecturer
Sápi Johanna

Johanna Sápi got her BSc degree in Health care management at Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine in 2010, and MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics in 2012. She started her PhD in Electrical Engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Control Engineering and Information Technology. She received her summa cum laude PhD degree at Obuda University, John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics, Doctoral School of Applied Informatics and Applied Mathematics under the supervision of Dr. habil. Levente Adalbert Kovács. Her research topic is model-based control of cancer diseases. She is an IEEE member from 2013, and the secretary of the IEEE SMC Hungary Section Chapter from 2016. She is a board member of John von Neumann Computer Society Biomedical Section from 2016. She was published 33 scientific publications and her cumulative impact factor is 10, h-index is 8.

 
Publication List: Publications of Johanna Sápi
Curriculum Vitae: CV of Johanna Sápi
Research Databases: ResearcherID, Scopus, Google Scholar, ResearchGate, OrcID

 


György Eigner, PhD Candidate
Eigner György

György Eigner got his BSc degree in Mechatronical Engineering at Obuda University, Bánki Donát Faculty of Machanical and Safety Engineering in 2011, and MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics in 2013. Currently he is a PhD student at Obuda University, John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics, Doctoral School of Applied Informatics and Applied Mathematics, his supervisor is Dr. habil. Levente Adalbert Kovács. His research topic is insulin pump development and user interface implementation for controller design of artificial pancreas. He is a member of the Board of Governors of IEEE System, Man, and Cybernetics Society as Members-at-Large representative, and the Chair of SMCS Student Activities Subcommittee.

 
Publication List: Publications of Eigner György
Curriculum Vitae: CV of György Eigner
Research Databases: ResearchGate

 


József Klespitz, PhD student
Klespitz József

József Klespitz got his BSc degree in Electrical Engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Embedded and Controlling Systems specialisation in 2010, MSc degree in Electrical Engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2013 and MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2014. Currently he is a PhD student at Obuda University, John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics, Doctoral School of Applied Informatics and Applied Mathematics, his supervisor is Dr. habil. Levente Adalbert Kovács. His research topic is code quality improvement, examination of code-reuse and application high level code generating tools for medical devices.

 
Publication List: Publications of József Klespitz
Curriculum Vitae: CV of József Klespitz
Research Databases: ResearcherID, Google Scholar

 


Pethes Róbert, PhD student
Pethes Róbert

Róbert Pethes studied information technology at Óbuda Univerity (BSc), computes science at Szeged University (MSc) and mathematics at Szeged Univesity (BSc). After working 13 years in industry as a software engineer, he started his phd studies at Obuda University, John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics, Doctoral School of Applied Informatics and Applied Mathematics. His supervisor is Dr. habil. Levente Adalbert Kovács, and his research topic is epidemiological modelling.

 
Curriculum Vitae: CV of Róbert Pethes

 
 
 
 


Dr. Dávid Csercsik, research fellow
Csercsik Dávid

Dávid Csercsik obtained his first MSc degree in electrical engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), and his second degree in biomedical engineering in 2007. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Roska Tamás Interdisciplinary Doctoral School at Pázmány Péter Catholic University in 2010. He is currently employed as research fellow at Óbuda University and Pázmány Péter Catholic University. His main research topics are game theory applications on networks, including telecommunications and energetic systems, optimization, nonlinear systems theory and systems biology.

Publication List: Publications of Dávid Csercsik
Curriculum Vitae: CV of Dávid Csercsik

 
 


Krisztina Geresdi, ERC research assistant
Geresdi Krisztina

Krisztina Geresdi got her BSc degree in Light Industrial Engineering in Quality management of engineering specialization at Obuda University, Sándor Rejtő Faculty of Light Industry Engineering in 2007. She received her MSc degrees in Economics in Business Development specialization (2015), and Economics in Management and Leadership specialization (2016) at University of West Hungary, Faculty of Economics. Currently she is a business administrator at the Research and Innovation Centre of Óbuda University. Her area of activity includes economic performance of the administrative tasks of the research center and related knowledge centers.

 
Curriculum Vitae: CV of Krisztina Geresdi
 
 


External members


Tamás Gönczy, MSc student
Gönczy Tamás

Tamás Gönczy received his Molecular Bionics Engineering BSc degree in 2017 at Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics. Currently he is studying info-bionics engineering (MSc) at the Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics, specializing in bionic interfaces and integrated structures.

Curriculum Vitae: CV of Tamás Gönczy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Péter Szalay, PhD student
Szalay Péter

Péter Szalay got his MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics in 2009. Currently he is a PhD student at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Control Engineering and Information Technology, his supervisor is Dr. habil. Levente Adalbert Kovács. His research topic is the nonlinear control of physiological models, especially type I diabetic models.

 
 
 
Publication List: Publications of Péter Szalay
Curriculum Vitae: CV of Péter Szalay

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