Károly Farkas received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 2007 from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science in 1998 from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary. Currently he is working as an associate professor at BME.
His research interests cover the field of communication networks, especially autonomic, self-organized, wireless and mobile ad hoc networks, and mobile crowdsourcing. He has published more than 70 scientific papers in different journals, conferences and workshops and he has given a plenty of regular and invited talks. In the years past, he supervised a number of student theses and coordinated or participated in several national and international research projects, such as CityCrowdSource of EIT ICTLabs.
Moreover, he acted as program committee member, reviewer and organizer of numerous scientific conferences, thus he took the general co-chair role of the IEEE PerCom 2014 conference and the TPC co-chair role of the CROWDSENSING 2014 and the CASPer 2015 workshops. He is the coordinator of the local Cisco Networking Academy and was the founding initiator of the Cisco IPv6 Training Laboratory and the BME NetSkills Challenge student competition at BME. Between 2012 – 2015 Dr. Farkas has been awarded the Bolyai János Research Fellowship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and received the Gold Medal and Pollák-Virág awards of HTE (Scientific Association for Infocommunications Hungary) in 2015.