Department of Information Technology

Head of department: Sándor Kopácsi Dr., Ph.D. college professor

E-mail: kopacsi (at)
Phone: +36 (1) 203-0304 (ext.: 1260)

Informatics Research Workshop

Workshop objectives

To contribue to theoretical and practical research and development of Informatics and its borderline science areas, using the results of operations research, artificial intelligence, computing and applied Mathematics.

In the workshop
• we would like to involve students in solving component problems,
• They would do the programming of simple algorithms related to the research project, and also take part in processing resource works, mainly in the form of Students Scientific Circle acitivities. In the short run we aim at solving the NP tasks of a scheduling problem by implementing different search algorithms and comparing their efficiency. The project would end with the preparation of a proposal.

Plans for 2014
•    Preparation of the mathematical model of the problem, using available literature.  
•    Ant algorithm solution
•    Writing the corresponding program
•    Planned publication: DGC "Informatika" Journal 
•    Genetic algorithm solution
•    Writing the corresponding program

Applied Informatics Workshop

Workshop objectives

To analyse, measure and solve different problems in informatics from an engineering point of view, with the emphasis on performance and reliability. During the exploring research we apply  the multidisciplinary results of different science branches from probability to psychology.

Plans for 2014

If with classic bubble sort we end sorting at the end of iteration when there had been no exchange in the given iteration, we do not have a result from a mathematical point of view, since the sort time in the worst case still remains O(n2). However, from an engineering point of view, supposing a random input, we have significantly improved the average sort time, thus, the sorting performance. In the workshop we would like to involve students in the world of technical development, with offering them interesting tasks that need serious professional knowledge. We are dedicated to use opportunities created by open source softwares and simulators, and at the same time develop student skills and talents that are advantageous for independent work.

Research topics of the Applied Informatics Workshop:
•    Operating systems, scheduling (Károly Elemér Nagy, Dr.)
•    Designing a data warehouse (Mrs. Ilona Fitus Kupcsik)
•    Developing web applications (György Mészáros)

3D Virtual Robot Lab Workshop

Workshop objectives

The basic objective of the workshop is to involve college students in the robot controlling and simulation research and development work of  MTA SZTAKI research laboratory of the Hungarian Academy of Science. The work is done partly in the virtual robot laboratory of the College (Room 12), partly in the robot laboratory in the building of MTA SZTAKI on Lágymányosi Road. DGC students mainly do their tasks in the framework of their Students Scientific Circle activities, thus ensuring that our college participates with numerous high quality  entry papers at the 2014 national Students Scientific Circles Conference.

Workshop tasks include areas from
• 3D modelling and presentation,
• the development of 3D web applications (3D internet),
• web-based robot control
• etc.

These areas enable us to establish well-defined, separate and independent tasks while at the same time they create partial solutions for a well formulated, integrated objective of modelling and controlling real robots in a 3D virtual space through the  web.

Plans for 2014

• developing the hardware and software components of a controlled 3D IP camera,  presentation of a 3D image in a web browser in different formats
• developing 3D web content to present the results of the 2011 winning paper of the Students Scientific Circle, on the website
•  further development of  the 2011 winning paper of the Students Scientific Circle to be able to control the modelled robot through the Internet, with the help of high-end motion sensors and voice input devices
•  3D modelling of exclusive modern furniture and the presentation of their variation (movability) options in a virtual space
•  etc.