Péter Gáspár

head of research laboratory
1111 Budapest, Kende u. 13-17.
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K 220
+36 1 279 6171
+36 1 466 7503


Peter Gaspar is Head of the Systems and Control Laboratory, Institute for Computer Science and Control. He is also a full professor at the Department of Control for Transportation and Vehicle Systems, Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Since 2016 he has been a Corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Since 2019 he has been a member of the Steering Committee of Eötvös Loránd Research Network. In 2014 he received the MTA Academic Award. Since 2016 he has been a Corresponding member of the MTA. He is also chair of the IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Hungary National Member Organization, member of the IFAC Automotive Control and Transportation Systems Technical Committees. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the János Bolyai Research Fellowship of the MTA. He is a member of the Scientific Committee for Automation and Computer Science and the Committee for Transport and Vehicle Systems of the MTA. He is a co-author of 4 monographs on systems and control theory and vehicle control and the co-author of 7 university textbooks. He has 142 journal papers, 4 book chapters and 294 papers in conference proceedings with more than 1800 citations. His research interests include linear and nonlinear systems, robust control, multi-objective control, system identification, identification for control and artificial methods. His research and industrial works have involved mechanical systems, vehicle structures and vehicle dynamics and control.


  • Head: MTA SZTAKI Systems and Control Laboratory


  • Corresponding Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2016
  • D.Sc. degree from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2007
  • Ph.D. degree from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1997
  • M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the BME Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, 1985

Research Areas

  • Control design methods based on linear and nonlinear models
  • Components of vehicle control, e.g., variable-geometry suspension systems, global chassis control
  • Cooperative control of a vehicle platoon system
  • Integrated control systems for vehicles
  • Supervisory decentralized architecture

Memberships, Assignments

  • Member of the Computer and Automation Committee of the HAS
  • Member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Automotive Control
  • Member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Transportation Systems

Educational Activity

  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
    • Control Theory (MSc courses)
    • Vehicle Control (BSc courses)

Selected projects

VKSZ_14-1-2015-0125: Partially automated vehicle platforms with safety and economy features. 2015-2017.

OM NKFP 2/035/2001: Design of fleet management systems for commercial vehicles. 2001-2003;

NKTH 04/2004: Advanced vehicles and vehicle control. Coordinator. “2005-2007.

NKTH TECH_08_0088: Driver assistance distributed systems for commercial vehicle platforms” Coordinator. 2008-2011.

OTKA: Grey-box identification methods for nonlinear systems. 2005-2007.


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