Csaba Benedek

doctor of HAS
deputy director
1111 Budapest, Kende u. 13-17.
Room number
K 316
+36 1 279 6097
+36 1 279 7194

Personal homepage: http://mplab.sztaki.hu/~bcsaba/


Deputy director, researcher, professor and project manager in various fields of computer vision, pattern recognition and image processing. Head of the Research Group on Geo-Information Computing.


  • Deputy director for Scientific Coordination, HUN-REN Institute for Computer Science and Control (HUN-REN SZTAKI), 2023-
  • Scientific advisor, HUN-REN SZTAKI Machine Perception Research Laboratory 2020-  (senior research fellow between 2009-2020)
  • Full professor, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics 2021- (associate professor between 2015-2021)
  • Postdoctoral researcher, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France (2008-2009)

Research topics

  • Efficient management and automatic interpretation of geospatial data
  • LIDAR point cloud based 3D object recognition and reconstruction
  • Application of Bayesian classification and object modeling techniques in machine vision tasks

Scientific Scholarships

  • Janos Bolyai Research Fellowship, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2010-2013 and 2015-2018)
  • French Postdoctoral Grant, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, 2008-2009

Scientific Awards

  • Master Teacher Golden Medal, National Scientific Students’ Associations (2023)
  • Michelberger Master Award, Hungarian Academy of Engineering (2020)
  • Bolyai Plaquette, awarded to about 10% of Bolyai Scholarship holders by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2019)
  • Imreh Csanád Plaquette, supervisor award of the National Scientific Students' Associations Conference (OTDK), Section Information Technology (2019)
  • Acknowledgment for Researchers by the Secretary-General of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2018)
  • Bolyai Certificate (2014)
  • Young researcher’s award, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2014)
  • SZTAKI publication award (2010, 2014 and 2018), institute awards (2008, 2010), doctorand awards (2005, 2007)

Lecturing activities

Selected projects

  • European Space Agency (ESA) Project, "AI based Fusion of Satellite/Airborne data for Biodiversity Change Characterization", 2023-2025, project leader
  • National Research, Development and Innovation Fund (NKFIA) researcher initiated OTKA project 2022-2026, (48 months), principal investigator
  • zMed  GINOP 3.2.2, 2017-2020 project (36 months), technical and scientific coordinator @ SZTAKI
  • National Research, Development and Innovation Fund (NKFIA), funding for Research Groups with Significant International Impact (KH-17 call), 2017-2019 (24 months), principal investigator
  • National Research, Development and Innovation Fund (NKFIA) researcher initiated project 2016-2020, (48 months), principal investigator
  • DUSIREF, funded by the European Space Agency in the PECS-HU framework, 2013-2016, project manager
  • i4D (integrated4D)project funded by the internal R&D grant of MTA SZTAKI, 2012-2014, project manager
  • Hungarian Scientific Research Fund project (OTKA #101598),  "Comprehensive Remote Sensing Data Analysis", 2011-2014, principal investigator
  • APIS (Array Passive ISAR adaptive processing), project funded by the European Defence Agency (EDA), 2010-2012, national project manager

    Editorial work

    • Editorial Board Member of Elsevier Digital Signal Processing: A Review Journal (since 2019)
    • Guest Editor of MDPI Remote Sensing,  Special Issue "3D Urban Modeling by Fusion of Lidar Point Clouds and Optical Images" (2019-2021)
    • Associate Editor of IEEE Inside Signal Processing eNewsletter, (2014-2019)

    Memberships, activities

    • Vice chairman of the John von Neumann Computer Society since 2021
    • President of the Hungarian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society (KÉPAF) between 2019-2023, member of the steering committee since 2013
    • Member of the Hungarian Academy of Engineering (2022-)
    • European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP), Signal and Data Analytics for Machine Learning (SIG-DML) technical committee member (2022-)
    • Governing Board Member of the Internarional Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), representative of Hungary, since 2019,, vice-chair of the Membership committee (2023-)
    • Hungarian national representative in the European Association for Biometrics (EAB), since January 2015
    • Hungarian national representative in the International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commission on Sensor-Driven Mapping, since May 2020
    • Senior Member of IEEE, GRS and SPS member

    Publication databases

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