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The Autonomous Research Division (AKE) of the Computer and Automation
Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (SZTAKI) was founded in
1991 with the main focus on basic research related to the C3I (Computing,
Control, Communication, and Intelligence) quadruple of the Institute's
profile. Though being fundamentally concerned with basic research, AKE
significantly contributes also to the development and consulting activities
of the Institute, furthermore, conducts extensive education.
In 1997 a consolidation programme was initiated by the Hungarian Academy of
Sciences with the aim of concentrating research activities in closely
related fields and of actualising the support of the different scientific
areas in correspondence to their present significance in the country and the
international co-operation. In this process SZTAKI and the Research
Institute for Measurement and Computer Techniques (MSZKI) have been merged.
Two new laboratories, i.e. the Communication Protocol Laboratory and the
Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems were formed by the
researchers having joined the SZTAKI.
Educational activities of the Research Division proceed in a co-ordinated manner, mostly in the framework of co-operation agreements signed with the following universities in Hungary:
A number of Ph.D. Programmes at various Hungarian universities were
accredited with the contributions of AKE members. The interdisciplinary
Neuromorphic Information Technology Doctoral Programme and the accompanying
Postgraduate Centre, both headed by Prof. Tamás Roska, Academician, was
established by the Institute with the contributions of four Hungarian
universities and distinguished foreign professors from Berkeley, Leuven, and
The Research Division is financially supported by the Hungarian Academy of
Sciences, but more than the half of its budget is acquired through various
research grants of OTKA (National Scientific Research Fund), OMFB (National
Committee for Technological Development). The importance and weight of
international grants (COPERNICUS, ESPRIT, EUREKA, PHARE-TDQM, TEMPUS, COST,
NSF, ONR (Office of Naval Research), US-Hungarian Research Grant, NATO Civil
Research Programme, etc.) grow rapidly. The Institute's membership in
leading research consortiums, e.g. in the European Research Consortium of
Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) and the WWW Consortium
co-ordinated by the MIT and INRIA are expected to open further ways in
international project co-operation.
The annual reports about the research result of the division.