French-Swiss-Hungarian Workshop

Research in Hybrid Control of Neuro-Prosthetics

  • April 29, 2019

The development of assistive technologies for fragility and disability is one of the European priorities as announced in the guidelines of the H2020 Framework Programme and its successor.

Military accidents and conflicts around the world make it urgent to design intelligent prostheses for amputees. Neuro-prostheses have progressed considerably over the past decade, but controlling their many degrees of freedom remains a challenge.

Advances in Artificial Intelligence research applied to robotics and computer vision are paving the way for hybrid methods for the control of neuro-prostheteses.

The artificial vision algorithms proposed for the control of prostheses require fast calculations compatible with real time. This is why their implementation on specialized architectures (FPGA) is necessary.

The Franco-Hungarian collaboration between the teams of LABRI UMR5800, INCIA UMR 5287 (University of Bordeaux) and PPCU (Budapest) within the framework of the Balaton VisPro project (2016-2018) has enabled progress to be made in the design and prototyping of such algorithms.

The objectives of the workshop will therefore be to establish a longer-term collaborative strategy for joint European projects. In addition, the presentation of the progress of research in the field to a wide audience of PPCU master's and doctoral students will stimulate their interest in carrying out research as part of master's and doctoral research internships in the European context.


Prayer event on the 16th November at PPCU FIT

PPCU FIT welcomes students from all over the world, who belong to different religions and Christian denominations.
We are aware that most wars or terror actions are based on either economic or religious diversities.
In order to advance a fruitful dialogue and a peaceful future, we would like to invite you to a prayer on the 16th November at 14:00-16:00 at the Cafeteria of PPCU FIT.


  • student testimonies
  • short overview of religious persecution worldwide by CSI (Christian Solidarity International)
  • meeting with a Hungarian Catholic bishop
  • praying together to stop religious persecution and wars
  • lighting candles to remember victims and pray for peace

We would like to encourage you to participate actively in this prayer event.

CU next Friday =)

"To love God with all our heart, with all our understanding and with all our strength, and to love our neighbor as ourselves is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices." (Mk 12,33)


PPCU FIT (Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics) celebrates its 20th anniversary

  • The Faculty celebrated the 20th anniversary of its foundation on August 30, 2018.
  • András Veres, President of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops' Conference, Chancellor of the University, His Eminence Péter Erdő Bishop, Primate of Hungary, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, former rector of the University then Chancellor, and Szabolcs Anzelm Szuromi OPraem rector and professors of Hungarian and international partner universities, deans and tutors of other faculties of the University participated at the festive commemoration event in the university building located at Prater street.
  • „We can surely state that this Faculty was founded on an initiative that is persistent and long lasting. We can see our world: research carried out in the field of interdisciplinary sciences is becoming more and more vivid and relevant these days, and this Faculty has a niche role in academic work." /Bishop András Veres/
  • Biotechnology and information technology are one of the most rapidly developing scientific fields. „There are increasingly many and more serious research groups competing with one another. Even in such a situation, we intend to give a good example in personal tutoring of students, in community building, and by promoting the unity of education and research." /Kristóf Iván, dean/

September 1, 2018


CNNA 2018 conference at PPCU

The Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics, Pázmány Péter Catholic University had organized the 16th International Workshop on Cellular Nanoscale Network and Their Applications between 27th and 30th of August, including the Memristor and Memristive Symposium. This conference-sequence was originally launched several years ago by Prof. Tamás Roska, founder of the Faculty. Hungary was privileged to host the convention for the 3rd time.

The Workshop CNNA ran parallel in six sections and a demo section. The plenary sessions were led by Prof. Wolfgang Porod, Prof. Ángel Rodríguez-Vázquez and András Horváth. The keynote speaker of Memristor Symposium was Prof. Leon Chua. Several researchers participated at CNNA convention from all over the world, for instance from Japan, Finland, Romania, Germany, Italy and the United States of America, and naturally from Hungary. Scientists of the Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics and the researchers of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Institute for Computer Science and Control had also attended the event. The other keynote speakers of the Workshop CNNA were Wolfgang Porod, Ronald Tetzlaff, Vedat Tavşanoğlu, Müştak Yalçin, Ángel Rodríguez-Vázquez and Fernando Corinto. The conference was considered as great value and success.


Orientation Days

  • In February 2018, Pázmány Peter Catholic University welcomed new 80 international students form all over the world.
  • During the Orientation Days, the newcomers could get a glimpse into Hungarian language, culture as well as meet fellow Hungarian students and mentors. It is a great pleasure for us that this year, more experienced foreign students helped the integration of the 8 newcomers of our Faculty. Foreign students discovered the hidden beauties of our capital with an adventure tour through Budapest.
  • We wish you every success for your stay at Pázmány!