Chair of IEEE HS
Prof. Dr. habil. Levente Kovács graduated in electrical engineering at the Technical University of Timisoara in 2000 and received his MSc in biomedical engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in 2011. He received his PhD in 2008, also from BME. His research interests are mainly in the areas of modern control theory and physiological control, where he has published more than 450 international journal articles and refereed international conference papers. His cumulative impact factor is above 100, his h-index is 24. Currently, since 2019, he is the Rector of Óbuda University, former Vice-Rector for Education, and Professor at the John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics. He habilitated in 2013 with excellent results. He is a regular member of the Doctoral School of Applied Informatics and Applied Mathematics and of the University Doctoral and Habilitation Council, and head of the Knowledge Centre for Life Science Controls. He is also a member of the Biomedical Panel (TC 8.2) and the Control Engineering Education Panel (TC 9.4) of the International Federation for Automation (IFAC) and since 2010 of the Hungarian Diabetes Society. In 2015 he was the winner of the ERC StG, the most competitive research grant in the EU. He is an IEEE member since 2009, a senior member since 2018, the membership development officer of IEEE HS from 2010-2016, vice chair of IEEE HS from 2013-2016, and chair of IEEE HS since 2017.