Csaba Attila Szabó


Email: szabo@hit.bme.hu

Room: I.L. 115

Phone: +36 1 463 2049


Csaba Attila Szabó


  • Sc., Radio Eng., St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (1968)
  • Univ., Communication Theory, Budapest University of Technology (BME) (1975)
  • Sci. (Ph.D.), Communication Theory, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and BME (1986)
  • Habil., BME (1995)
  • Sci., Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1996)


St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications

1966-1968 Research Assistant

VIDEOTON Radio and Television Factory

1968-1970 Development Engineer

BME – Budapest University of Technology and Economics

1970-1995: Asst. Prof., Assoc. Prof., 1996-present: Full Professor) between 1998 and 2004: p/t

Founder and Head of Laboratory (until 2014), Member, Operative Management Council of the Department (present)

Széchenyi István University of Győr

2006-2012: Professor (p/t)

Business Communications Networks Ltd.

1990-2002: Co-founder and Managing Director (1990-1997: p/t, 1998-2002: f/t)

Hungarian Telekom Co.

2001: Director, Network Systems Division

CREATE-NET research center, Trento, Italy

2003-2010: Senior Advisor, Project Manager, Head of Engineering (2006)

ICST – Institute for Computer Sciences, Telecommunications Engineering and Social Informatics

2010-2012: Executive Director

EAI – European Alliance for Innovation

2010-2013: Member of Management Board, Director, 2013-present: Senior Advisor


  • Multimedia delivery over broadband networks
  • Community networks: technology, applications/services and business models
  • E-health, telemedicine, e-learning applications


  • CodeMM (Content-Based Delivery of Multimedia) – an international research project jointly with Univ. of Trento and Technion, Israel, supported by Create-Net Research Consortium (2004-2005) – project manager
  • MESSENGER (Adaptive streaming media delivery architecture for next-generation wireless networks) – supported by the Hungarian Office for Research and Technology, participants: BME, Hungarian Telecom, T-Mobile, Ericsson (2003-2006) – project manager
  • OPAALS (Open Philosophies for Associative Autopoietic Digital Ecosystems) – an EU FP6 Network of Excellence project (2006-2008) – manager of the Create-Net team
  • Digital Győr – feasibility study of a municipal wireless network to provide services for the citizens, institutions and enterprises of the city of Győr (2006-2008) – project manager of the Széchenyi István University team
  • AMR – Automated Meter Reading Systems – a consulting project for the Hungarian Telekom (2011) – project manager
  • FIRST (Future Internet Research, Services and Technology)a Hungarian project carried out by a large consortium led by the University of Debrecen, University of Szeged, ELTE, BME, Computer und Automation Inst. of the Hung. Acad. of Sci, and the National Infrastructure Development Institute (2012-2015) – project manager, Sub-project 3: New Network Architectures and Protocols 


  • MOBICAP (Mobilise Capital for Mobile and Mobility Services)an EU project by SpaceTec, EAI, FILAS, Intesa Sanpaolo, WIP – Project Manager of the EAI team (2012-2013)



Communications theory, telecommunications and computer networks, enterprise networks, multimedia communications

Courses elaborated and taught (an incomplete list)

  • „Radio receiving techniques (in Hungarian)
  • „Information transmission and processing” (in Hungarian and in English)
  • „Introduction to telecommunications” (in Hungarian)
  • „Radio systems” (in Hungarian)
  • „Multiuser communications” (in Hungarian and in English)
  • „Communications Networks” (also a PhD course, in Hungarian and in English)
  • „Integrated broadband telecommunications” (in Hungarian)
  • „Public and private networks” (in Hungarian)
  • „Enterprise networks” (in Hungarian)
  • „Access protocols for high speed networks” (PhD course, in English)
  • „VoIP Systems” (PhD course, in English, Univ. Trento, Italy)
  • „VoIP Systems” (PhD course, in Hungarian)
  • „Hálózati architektúrák és rendszerek” (in Hungarian)
  • „Informatics in education” (in Hungarian)
  • Media applications and services (in Hungarian)

Recent courses

  • „Hálózati architektúrák és rendszerek”, 2005, 2006
  • “Media applications and services”, 2006
  • „Wireless and mobile communications” (Univ. of Győr) – 2007-2010
  • „Computer networks” (BME), 2007-2014

Currently taught (2014-2015)

  • „Computer Networks” (joint BSc program of BME and Semmelweis University of Medicine)
  • „Media communications networks” (in Hungarian and in English)
  • „Broadband media delivery systems” (in Hungarian and in English)


Journal editorship

  • “Problems of Control and Information Theory”, joint journal of the Sovjet-Czech-Hungarian Academies of Sciences (Member of Editorial Board, 1986-1992)
  • Computer Networks and ISDN Systems (Member of Editorial Board, 1993-1999)
  • „Híradástechnika” (Communication Technology), a journal of Hungarian Scientific Association for Infocommunications (HTE), Editor-in-Chief, 2005-
  • Infocommunications Journal, a journal of HTE, technically co-sponsored by IEEE ComSoc, Founding Editor-in-Chief, 2009, EiC, 2009-2014.

 Conference organizing activity

  • IEEE Workshops on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks (Organizing Committee Member, 1995, 1996)
  • IEEE Workshops on Satellite Information Systems (Program Committee Member, 1996, 1997, 1998)
  • Opticomm-CNFT, Session organizer, keynote speaker (2003)
  • Int’l Workshop on Wireless On-demand Services (WONS), Program Committee Member (2004, 2005)
  • BroadNets 2004, Panel Speaker, “Broadband Wireless” Panel (2004)
  • TridentCom (2005), Steering Committee Member, PC Member
  • TridentCom (2006), General Co-Chair
  • TridentCom (2007, 2008, 2009), Steering Committee Co-Chair tridentcom.org
  • 1st Int’l Conference on Multimedia Services Access Networks – MSAN (2005), General Co-Chair
  • BroadNets 2005 – PC Member
  • COMNETS2005 – Int’l Workshop on Deployment Models and Technologies for Broadband Community Networks (2005), Steering Committee Co-Chair, General Co-Chair comnets.org
  • WICON – Wireless Internet Conference (2005), Steering Committee Member, Workshops Chair
  • Workshop on “Information Fusion and Dissemination in Wireless Sensor Networks” (2005), PC Member
  • ConWin2005 Workshop (2005), PC Member
  • DICOM Annual Conference 2005 – Member of the Organizing Committee
  • Broadmed2005 – First Int’l IEEE Workshop on Telemedicine over Broadband and Wireless Networks, General Co-Chair broadmed.org
  • 3rd Int’l Conf. on Telemedicine and Multimedia Communications, Kajetany, Poland (2005), Member, Scientific Committee.
  • ELMAR Conferences on Multimedia Communications, Croatia, Member of the Int’l Program Committee, permanent
  • 10th Congress of Int’l Society for Telemedicine and e-Health (2006) – Member of the Scientific Committee
  • BWAN06 – TPC Member
  • DEST08, DEST08, DEST09, DEST12 – IEEE Conf. on Digital Ecosytems and Technologies, Cairns, Australia (2007), Phitsanulok, Thailand (2008), Istanbul, Turkey (2009), Campione d’Italia, Italy (2012), Member, International Advisory Committee
  • COMNETS2008 – Int’l Workshop on Deployment Models and Technologies for Broadband Community Networks (2008), Steering Committee Co-Chair


  • HTE – Hungarian Scientific Association for Infocommunications
  • IEEE – Life Senior Member
  • IEEE Communications Society
  • ISfTeH – the International Society of Telemedicine and E-health
  • Hungarian Society of Telemedicine and E-health
  • ICST – Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
  • Public body of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Representative of the General Assembly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Scientific Committee onTelecommunications of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Doctoral Council of the Natural and Technical Sciences, University of Debrecen – Member (2013-2016)
  • Doctoral Council of the “Széchenyi István” University of Győr – Member (2008-2012)
  • Doctoral Council of Technical Sciences of the “Széchenyi István” University of Győr – Member (2013-present)
  • “Batthyány” Society of Professors


Listed in: The Marquis „Who is who in the world”, Milleneum Edition, 2000.

“Tivadar Puskás” Award (2013)

Order of Merit of Hungary, Knigth’s Cross grade (2014)

“Dennis Gabor” Life Achievement Award (2016)


Born on July 18, 1945 (Judenburg, Austria). Parents: late Sándor Szabó, priest of the Reformed Church, late Rozália Fésüs, teacher.

Married, wife is Éva Mramuracz, MD, pediatrician. Four children: Levente Szabó (1975), Gyöngyvér Szabó (1980), Orsolya Mihály (1979), Zsigmond Mihály (1988).

Hobbies: mountaneering, skiing, nordic walking, bicycling, photography.