Géza Kolumbán

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Prof. Géza Kolumbán
FIEEE
Dr.habil, D.Sc., Ph.D.

Full CV in PDF
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Selected Publications
    in PDF
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List of Publications
    in PDF
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Top-cited IEEE
    papers
    in PDF
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List of citations
    (Google Scholar)

IEEE CAS Magazine
    Software Defined
    Electronics (SDE)
    Tutorial

NOLTA 2015
    Use of SDE Concept
    in Research
    Plenary talk

Proceedings of the
    IEEE
    Chaotic Communi-
    cations
    Invited tutorial




Courses in Budapest:

PPKE - ITK
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Advanced Communi-
    cation Systems
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Automated Test
    Systems
    (in Hungarian)
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Electronic and
    Biological Circuits
    (in Hungarian)
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Media Communication
    via Internet
    (in Hungarian)



Courses in Hong Kong:

PolyU - EIE
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Advanced Telecom-
    munication Systems
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Communication
    Fundamentals



Géza Kolumbán (Fellow, IEEE) received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Technical University of Budapest in 1976 and 1990, respectively, and his C.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1990 and 2004, respectively, and his Dr.habil degree from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2005. He is an IEEE fellow (2005) with the citation: "for contributions to double sampled phase-locked loops and noncoherent chaotic communications."

After his graduation, he worked with the Fine Mechanical Enterprise, Hungary, where he developed local generators, microwave transistor power amplifiers and VCO circuits for high-capacity microwave analog radio relay systems. He joined the Research Institute for Telecommunications, Hungary, in 1980, where he was involved in many system engineering projects such as SCPC-type satellite telecommunications system, microwave satellite up- and down-converters, low-capacity microwave digital radio system, etc. He headed a group of engineers, whose duty was to develop frequency synthesizers and local generators for frequency hopping spread spectrum and satellite systems.

He spent one year with Bilkent University in Turkey (1991-92) and another year with the Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus (1992-93). He returned to the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE) in 1993, where he was a full professor and the head of Chaotic Systems Team at the Department of Measurement and Information Systems (MIT) until 2009. Since then, he is a full professor at The Faculty of Information Technology (ITK) of Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPKE) in Budapest.

As the head of Chaotic Systems Team he has shown that chaos exists in analog phase-locked loops, elaborated the theory of chaotic waveform communications and established noncoherent chaotic communications as a brand new research direction. He developed DCSK and FM-DCSK, the most popular chaotic modulation schemes.

Two of his papers, co-authored with Profs. M.P. Kennedy and L.O. Chua, have been ranked in top-cited IEEE Trans. CAS-I articles. His publications have been cited more than 3500 times, h-index=24, i10-index=46 (Google Scholar).

He has been a visiting professor and researcher to the Electronics Research Laboratory, UC Berkeley, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), INSA-LATTIS Laboratory, Toulouse, France, University College Dublin and Cork, Ireland, EPFL, Switzerland, TU Dresden, Germany, Hong Kong City University (CityU) and Beijing Jiaotong University, China.

In 2012, he established the Laboratory of Software Defined Electronics (SDE) and Virtual Instrumentation (VI) at the Faculty of Information Technology of Pázmány Péter Catholic University. The SDE-VI Lab has USRP and PXI-based testbeds, FlexRIO FPGA PXIe setup completed with a baseband transceiver adapter and many remote controlled instruments from microwave spectrum analyzer to arbitrary waveform generator. In the SDE-VI Lab any kind of telecommunications systems and test beds can be implemented up to 6.6 GHz using the SDE approach, and various automated calibration and test beds providing traceability can be built.

In 2012, Prof. Kolumbán was elected as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer by the Circuits and Systems Society for the time period of 2013-2014. His DLP lectures discussed the theory and applications of SDE concept. His paper entitled "Software Defined Electronics: A Revolutionary Change in Design and Teaching Paradigm of RF Radio Communications Systems" won the ICT Express Best Paper Award in 2017.

DLP lectures delivered in 2013:

  1. "Software Defined Electronics: A New Research Field for the IEEE CAS Society,"
    Guangdong University of Technology, April 09, 2013, Guangzhou, P.R. China.
  2. "Software Defined Electronics: A Revolutionary Paradigm for RF Radio and Measurement Systems,"
    A day-long short course organized by IEEE UK&RI Solid State Circuits Chapter, Tyndall National Institute, May 09, 2013, Cork, Ireland.
  3. "Software Defined Electronics: A Revolutionary Design Paradigm for Automated Calibration and Test Systems,"
    Beijing Jiaotong University, May 12, 2013, Beijing, P.R. China.
  4. "Software Defined Electronics: A New Approach for Design and Implementation of Future Communications Systems,"
    Short course at EAMTA, Facultad Regional Buenos Aires - Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, August 12 and 14, 2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  5. "Implementation of SDE-Based Universal RF Testbed and Derivation of Baseband Equivalents,"
    CAMTA Day, Facultad Regional Buenos Aires - Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Buenos Aires, August 15, 2013 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  6. "Software Defined Electronics: A New Research Field for CAS Society,"
    Tokushima University, December 04, 2013, Tokushima, Japan.
  7. "Software Defined Electronics: A New Research Field for CAS Society,"
    Meiji University, December 11, 2013, Tokyo, Japan.
  8. "New Approach for Design and Implementation of Future Communications Systems,"
    Tokyo University of Science, December 13, 2013, Tokyo, Japan.

DLP lectures delivered in 2014:
  1. "SDE: A Revolutionary New Approach for Design and Implementation of Future Communications Systems,"
    Keynote talk at IEEE Intl. Symp. on Computer, Consumer and Control (IS3C), June 10, 2014, Taichung, Taiwan.
  2. "Software Defined Electronics: A New Research Field for Circuits and Systems Society,"
    Keynote talk at 12th IEEE NEWCAS Conference, June 24, 2014, Trois-Rivières, Canada.
  3. "Software Defined Electronics (SDE): A New Approach for Design and Implementation of Future Communications Systems,"
    Short course at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), August 15, 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  4. "Software Defined Electronics: A Revolutionary Change in Design Paradigm of RF Radio and Measurement Systems,"
    Tutorial at International Telecommunications Symposium (ITS), August 17, 2014, Saõ Paulo, Brazil.
  5. "Software Defined Electronics (SDE): A Revolutionary Change in Design Paradigm of Radio and RF Measurement Systems,"
    Short course at Inha University, September 23, 2014, Incheon, Korea.
  6. "Software Defined Electronics (SDE): A Revolutionary Change in Design Paradigm of RF Radio and Measurement Systems,"
    Plenary talk at 14th Intl. Symp. on Communications and Information Technologies, September 24, 2014, Incheon, Korea.
  7. "Software Defined Electronics: A Revolutionary New Paradigm for the Research and Design of Future Communications and Measurement Systems,"
    Seminar at City University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, October 10, 2014, Hong Kong.
  8. "Software-Defined Electronics: A New Research Field for CAS Society,"
    Half-day tutorial at NORCHIP 2014, October 27, 2014, Tampere, Finnland.
  9. "New Approach for Design and Implementation of Future Communications Systems,"
    Keynote speech at Intl. Symp. on System-on-Chip (SoC), October 28, 2014, Tampere, Finnland.
  10. "Software Defined Electronics: A Revolutionary New Approach for the Design and Implementation of Future RF Band-Pass Systems," Short course at Beijing Jiaotong University, December 2014, Beijing, China.

Prof. Kolumbán current research and professional interests include software defined electronics, virtual instrumentation, computer simulation of complex systems, phase-locked loops, chaotic and UWB radio communications, implementation of automated manufacturing lines and automated testing systems.

Contact Details:

The Faculty of Information Technology
Room 310
Pázmány Péter Catholic University
Budapest VIII., Práter utca 50/a.

Postal address:    Pázmány Péter Catholic University
The Faculty of Information Technology
H-1083 Budapest
HUNGARY

Tel.: (+36-1) 8864754
Fax: (+36-1) 8864724
e-mail: kolumban<AT>itk<DOT>ppke<DOT>hu
URL: https://users.itk.ppke.hu/~kolumban/




Last updated:
Nov. 06, 2017



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