Rector's recent Circular Letter on the coronavirus pandemic
- March 13, 2020
CIRCULAR LETTER No. 2/2020
- 1. I call the attention that according to the Governmental Decree 41/2020. (III.11) university students are not allowed to enter university premises as of 12 March 2020. Under this prohibition students are obliged to stay away from all university educational buildings.
- 2. I hereby order spring break to be held between the 14 and 20 March 2020. I would like to kindly ask all our students not to travel abroad during the break and preferably stay at their homes.
- 3. According to the directions of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology and in line with the provisions of the above stated Governmental Decree the validity of student IDs are extended by 15 days from the end of the Cov-19 pandemic. Students are therefore kindly asked not to submit requests for information regarding this topic. Also, students are asked to formulate their urgent educational requests to the Students' Registrars either via phone or e-mail.
- 4. Students, lecturers, researchers, faculty members and other associates are not allowed to travel abroad on trips related to the University.
- 5. With reference to the directions of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology I hereby order lecturers, researchers and faculty members to fulfil their educational responsibilities by applying distance-learning methods. The conditions for distance-learning ought to be established by 23 March at the latest. Lecturers, researchers and faculty members shall arrange the details during the spring break.
- 6. According to the announcement of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology, if student internships – teaching practice, continuous term practice – take place outside of the University premises, they may be continued, in case the recipient institution does not forbid their work. Regarding school practice the public education institution is to be consulted.
- 7. During the Rectorial break, the spring break and the period of distance teaching all lecturers, researchers, teachers and other staff members of the University have to work without disruption.
- 8. International students may stay at their accommodation dormitory.
- 9. According to the announcement of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology Hungarian students have to leave their dormitory accommodation by 13 March 2020. In case a Hungarian student has no place to go, it may stay in the dormitory upon a special permission issued by the Rector.
- 10. No community gatherings or events may take place in student halls.
- 11. For further information the homepage of the University should be consulted, as well as communications through the official e-mail system and Neptun messages.
Dr. Géza Kuminetz
Restricted access to University
- March 12, 2020
In line with Article 4. B of the Governmental Decree 41/2020 (III. 11.) "university students are not allowed to attend any university premises".
In the Government Decree 41/2020. (III. 11.) the Government of Hungary declared a state of emergency throughout Hungary. On the basis of the Government Decree and the information provided by the responsible Ministry of Innovation and Technology university students must not enter university premises.
Mihály Kovács, PhD receives international publication acknowledgement
- February 1, 2020
Amongst articles published in the journal Mathematische Nachrichten in 2018-2019, the paper co-authored by the associate professor of PPCU FITB, Mihály KOVÁCS, PhD, entitled On the discretisation in time of the stochastic Allen–Cahn equation, was one of the journal's top cited articles, according to Clarivate Analytics.
Gábor Dénes Prize awarded to Dr. Csaba Rekeczky, lecturer of PPCU FITB, and Petra Takács, MSc student of PPCU FITB
- December 18, 2019
Dr. Csaba Rekeczky was awarded the Gabor Denes Prize, an honor presented each year to Hungarian scientists who have demonstrated extraordinary innovation.
Dr. Csaba Rekeczky, electrical engineer, Director of computer vision at Verizon Communication Inc., associate professor at PPCU FITB received the Prize for his results in research and development of spatial-temporal video event detection methods inspired by the structure and operating mechanism of the human visual system. Furthermore, for the engineering of highly parallel algorithms and multi-core processor architectures necessary for the efficient implementation of the above methods, as well as for developing high-performance embedded video event detection solutions in cooperation with the world's leading processor manfacturers.
Success of Márton Görög, former student of PPCU FITB
Hungarian self-driving developer wins international AI competition.
- December 17, 2019
Márton Görög has won one of the most important AI conferences in the world, the Pommerman Competition for the NeurIPS Conference.
Márton Görög is senior researcher at AImotive, a Hungary-based startup that develops the brains for self-driving cars. Görög outperformed technological powers like China or the USA.
The fact that the 2nd prize winner Paul Jaseka comes from the research department of the U.S. Air Force shows the standard of the competition.
Görög's performance highlights that Hungarian researchers are at the forefront of the development of artificial intelligence. In professional circles, Budapest has the ABC of self-driving, forbes.hu says: in addition to AImotive, German Bosch and Continental teach the future of self-driving software in the capital.
- Further reading: How to train your wagon? - article by Márton Görög available at the English blog of AImotive.
Award to Roska family
Hungarian Heritage Award to the family of Prof. Tamás ROSKA
- December 14, 2019
The Hungarian Heritage and Europe Society granted the Hungarian Heritage Award to the family of Prof. Tamás ROSKA, founding dean of the Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics on 14th December 2019.
The recognition was conferred on the Roska family for their exemplary life enriching science and art, which derives from their Christian faith.
'For Budapest' award conferred on Árpád Csurgay, Professor Emeritus of PPCU
On 15th of November 2019, the lord mayor, Mr. Gergely Karácsony, handed out prizes on the 146th anniversary of the unification of Budapest.
- November 20, 2019
The 'For Budapest' award was founded in 1992 by the municipality of the capital to honor outstanding work carried out in any field.
Árpád Csurgay has advanced the reputation of the 21st district, Csepel, where he lives. Árpád Csurgay, electric engineer, nanotechnologist, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Professor Emeritus of Pázmány Péter Catholic University, was honored by this prestigious award for his fruitful research and teaching activities in the national and international academic world and higher education.