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László Lengyel
14 June 2023
Modified: 21 November 2023
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Vice President for Science and International Affairs

Lengyel László tudományos és nemzetközi elnökhelyettesHe graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a degree in engineering. He defended his PhD degree in 2006, then his Doctor of Science (DSc) degree in 2019.

As a researcher and project coordinator, he participated in numerous R&D projects in the areas of software development methods, development of domain-specific languages, software modeling, embedded systems, and cloud-based solutions.
With more than 17 years of teaching experience at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, furthermore, supporting and coordinating several software projects, he has gained a good communication skill, experienced team management challenges and learned how to work with international teams. As a software engineer and as a researcher of domain-specific modeling languages, he has collected expertise of several domains.

At the Budapest University of Technology and Economics Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology he worked for three years as the secretary of the Students' Scientific Conference (TDK), and then, from 2015, for three years as the editor-in-chief of the journal Periodica Polytechnica Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. From 2021, he is the chairman of the supervisory board of the Hungarian Battery Association.

Between 2017 and 2021, as the head of the BME FIEK (Center for University-Industry Cooperation), he worked on harmonizing and representing the university's aspects in the context of university-industry cooperation. He coordinated the move to market activities, the development of industrial rights protection processes, the management of intellectual property, startup incubation, and the increase of participation in Horizon European projects. The management of university-level R&D projects, including the FIEK, the Competence Center and the National Laboratory projects, took place within the framework of the BME FIEK. The joint professional work took place with companies such as Siemens, Nokia, MVM, Richter Gedeon, Rolls-Royce, Knorr-Bremse, MOL, Bosch, thyssenkrupp, Qualysoft, evosoft, Vodafone.
With his participation was established the Industry 4.0 Technology Center, which supports the work of the SME sector. In 2011, he founded a spinoff company with his university colleagues, which made a successful exit in 2022.

He is author of more than 200 scientific publications. He won the János Bolyai Research Scholarship twice, as well as the New National Excellence Program postdoctoral research scholarship, the BME Innovation Award, the János Kemény Award, and the Siemens Excellence Award.

In 2023 he was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit, for his high-level work in promoting the broad utilization of IT developments and the development of meaningful cooperation between industry and higher education, as a doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, deputy head of the Department of Automation and Applied Informatics at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, and university professor.

Updated: 21 November 2023
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