Károly Farkas

Associate Professor

Email: farkask@hit.bme.hu

Room: IB 119

Phone: +36 1 463 2830


  • Cisco Certified CCNA Instructor Trainer (CCNA IT, Certificate Verification No.: 13.00635), 2013
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security, Certificate Verification No.: 413644169884BKCK), 2013
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA, Certificate Verification No.: 402724169639BLBM), 2010
  • Cisco Certified Network Academy Instructor (CCAI CCNA, Certificate No.: 6654262CCNA), 2010
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 2007
  • Second degree in Bank Information Technology, Technical University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary, 1999
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, Technical University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary, 1998

Educational Background

          2001 – 2006 Ph.D. student and research assistant at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich)
Department: Information Technology an Electrical Engineering (D-ITET)
Institute: Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory (TIK)
          1998 – 2001 Ph.D. student at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME, formerly Technical University of Budapest), Hungary
Faculty: Electrical Engineering and Informatics
Department: Telecommunications and Telematics
          1998 – 1999 Postgraduate student in Bank Information Technology at Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
          1993 – 1998 Undergraduate student, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary

Scientific Activity

          2015 TPC co-chair of CASPer 2015 workshop
          2014 General co-chair of IEEE PerCom 2014 conference
TPC co-chair of CROWDSENSING 2014 workshop
          2013 General chair of IEEE MUCS 2013 workshop
          2011 General co-chair of ICST Mobisec 2011 conference
          2008 General chair of ICST COMNETS 2008 workshop
Workshop chair of ICST WICON 2008 conference
Guest editor of Springer Mobile Networks and Applications journal, Special Issue on Wireless Mesh Networks
          2007 TPC co-chair of ICST WICON 2007 conference
          2007 – IEEE membership
          2000 – 2006 IEEE student membership
          2000 – 2001, 2013 – HTE (Hírközlési és Informatikai Tudományos Egyesület: Scientific Society for Infocommunications Hungary) membership
          1999 Jury member of Europrix’99 MultiMediaArt Contest, Salzburg, Austria

Technical Experience

          2007 – Co-operation in R&D projects with Hungarian companies (e.g., Hungarian Telecom, IBM Hungary, Microsoft Hungary, Intel Hungary, Albacomp)
          Jan., 2007 – Sept., 2007 Participation in a development project, called Digital City – Győr, sponsored by the Hungarian Government
Goals: Develop and build a wireless community network in Győr, a Hungarian city
          2001 – Participation in EU R&D projects (e.g., E-Next, WSAN4CIP, CityCrowdSource, ENERGIC)
          Jan., 2003 – Dec., 2005 Webmaster of CSG research group
          Aug., 2004 – 2005 Joint research project with Technical University Braunschweig
Topic: Multiplayer game support in mobile ad hoc networks
Goal: Investigate the topic, implement a testbed and publish the research results
          Jan. – Dec., 2003 Joint research project with NTT DoCoMo EuroLab, Munich
Topic: Context-aware handover using Active Networking technology
Goal: Implement a prototype context-aware handover service in a testbed, evaluate it and publish the results
          May – Oct., 2000 Project work at Telia Research AB, Farsta, Sweden
Subject: IP Traffic Engineering in MPLS Networks using OMP Technique
Goal: Implement and investigate OMP technique in OPNET simulation environment
          Jan. – June, 1998 Diploma Thesis work at Telia Research AB, Farsta, Sweden
Subject: SIGNE Rule-Base Subsystem for Multimedia TeleServices