Prof. Dr. Levente Kovács graduated in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Timisoara in 2000 and received his MSc in public health engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in 2011.
He received his PhD in 2008, also from BME. His research interests are mainly in the areas of modern control theory and physiological regulation, where he has published more than 450 international journal articles and refereed international conference papers. His cumulative impact factor is above 100, h-index 24.
Currently – since 2019 – he is the Rector of Óbuda University, formerly Deputy Rector for Education and Professor at the John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics.
He habilitated in 2013 with excellent results. He is a regular member of the Doctoral School of Applied Informatics and Applied Mathematics and of the University Doctoral and Habilitation Council, and head of the Knowledge Centre for Life Science Controls.
In 2012-2015 he was a Bolyai János Fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Member of the IEEE Organization since 2009, IEEE Senior Member since 2018, IEEE EMBS and IEEE SMC since 2012, IEEE CSS Society since 2013, President of the IEEE Hungary Section since 2017, previously Membership Officer since 2010, Vice President of the IEEE Hungary Section since 2013, President of the IEEE SMC Hungary Chapter since 2015, and IEEE CSS Hungary Chapter since 2018.
He is also a member of the Biomedical Panel (TC 8.2) and the Control Engineering Education Panel (TC 9.4) of the International Federation for Automation (IFAC) and the Hungarian Diabetes Society since 2010.
In 2015, he was awarded with the ERC StG, the most competitive research grant in the EU.