Vilmos Simon graduated in 2003 with M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) at the Department of Telecommunicatons. After several years of research work he received his PhD from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in 2009. Currently he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Networked Systems and Services and Head of the Multimedia Networks and Services Laboratory. He has done research on mobility management and energy efficiency in 3G and 4G mobile systems, recently his research interests include self-organizing mobile networks, mobile crowdsensing, flocking optimization in self-organized networks, Internet of Things. He participated in several research projects including the EU ICST-FET FP6 BIONETS where he also acted as a WP leader. He published 40+ papers in international journals and conferences, and acts as a reviewer or organizer for numerous scientific conferences. Besides research, he has been teaching courses on communication networks, computers networks and media communications networks in the BSc, MSc and EIT Digital master program at BME, and gave invited lectures at various places. He served as a president of the Telecommunications Section in the Scientific Association for Infocommunications Hungary between 2010 and 2015.
He is the founder of the Hungarian student startup competition INNOversitas and former leader of the EIT Digital Outreach program at BME, which aims to drive European leadership in ICT innovation for economic growth and quality of life, by empowering ICT top talents and bringing ICT innovations to life. He is responsible for the Multimedia Systems and Services MSc Specialization at BME and for the EIT Digital’s DMT master programme Media Communications Services specialization. He is one of the founder mentors of the BME Venture Mentoring Service (BME VMS) modelled by MIT, which supports innovation and entrepreneurial activity throughout the BME community and beyond by matching both prospective and experienced entrepreneurs with skilled volunteer mentors.