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Prof. László Monostori


Born: January 16, 1953, Budapest, Hungary
Marital status: married, 3 children

Education, scientific degrees

D.Sc., Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 2000
MBA, Budapest University of Economics - London Business School, Budapest, 1996
Habilitation, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, 1995
C.Sc. in Technical Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1986
University doctoral degree in Information Theory, BME, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 1979
Special Engineering Diploma in R&D, BME, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 1978
Diploma in Electrical Engineering, BME, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 1976

Current positions

Head, External Univ. Dep. of Integrated Production Information Systems (BME - SZTAKI, since 1998)
Member, Scientific Board, SZTAKI (since 1996)
Deputy Director, Research; Chairman of the Research Division, SZTAKI (since 1995)
External Professor, BME, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (since 1995)
Head of the Research Group on Intelligent Manufacturing and Business Processes, SZTAKI (since 1992)

Fields of interest

Management of complexity, changes and disturbances in complex production structures, intelligent manufacturing processes and systems, holonic manufacturing, distributed production systems, digital factories, virtual enterprises, quality management, modelling and optimisation of production processes and process chains, machine learning techniques, ANNs, hybrid AI techniques and their technical and financial applications


Recipient of the Széchenyi Professor Scholarship (1998-2001)
Recipient of the SZTAKI Award for outstanding research results nine times (1980 - 2000)
Recipient of the SZTAKI Award for the best Ph.D. supervisor (1998, 2000)
Recipient of the scholarship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany (1990 -1992)
Recipient of the DAAD scholarship, Germany (1983 -1984)

Boards, committees

Member of the Editorial Board, Computers in Industry, Elsevier (since 1998)
Member of the Editorial Board, Production Engineering and Computer, Belgrade (since 1996)
Active member of the International Institution for Production Engineering Research (CIRP, since 1998)
Vice President of the International Society of Applied Intelligence (ISAI, since 1998)
Member of the Computer Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, since 1998)
Member of the Technical Committees on Manufacturing Modelling, Management & Control; Advanced Manufacturing Technology; of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC, since 1994)
Member of the WG5.7 Special Interest Group on Advanced Techniques in Production Planning & Control, International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP, since 1999)
Member of the Executive Committee of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM, since 1996)
Member of the Council of Research Institutions, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (since 1998)
Member of the Computer and Automation and the Informatics Committees, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Member of the Committees of Electronics, National Science Foundation (OTKA, since 1998)
Member of the Habilitation and Ph.D. Committee, BME, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, (since 1997)
Member of the organising committees of more than 60 international conferences, Chairman of 5 international conferences including The Second World Congress on Intelligent Manufacturing Processes & Systems (Budapest, 1997)

Language skills

Mother tongue: Hungarian; high-level English, German, medium level Russian, low level Italian.


Author or co-author of more than 210 publications mostly in refereed journals, books or conference proceedings. Known citations: above 530, including about 400 from foreign authors.


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