Horvath

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I.Horvath@remove-this.tudelft.nl 

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B-3-330 

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+31 (0)15 27 83520

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Landbergstraat 15
2628CE Delft
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Prof.dr. Horváth, I (Imre)

Professor of Computer Aided Design Engineering
Department Design Engineering, section Cyber-Physical Systems

Biography

I was born in Hungary, in 1954, and completed my education there, including university studies at the Technical University of Budapest. I earned M.Sc. titles in mechanical engineering and engineering education. I was working for the Hungarian Shipyards and Crane Factory for more than six years. With additional studies, I specialized myself in computer aided design and engineering.

After the industry years, I have had various faculty positions at the Technical University of Budapest, and earned doctoral titles, including that from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. My research has focused on issues concerning geometric and structural modeling, knowledge-intensive software tools, advanced design support of conceptual design, and virtual reality technologies and applications.

I have published more than 30 journal articles and more than 150 conference papers. I have received 4 best paper awards (e.g., from ASME, ICED). I am serving 3 journals as permanent editor and many more in guest editor position. I initiated the International Symposia on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering (TMCE) and have been its general chairman for 12 years. I have served the Executive Committee of the CIE Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for 7 years, also as Chair of Division. I presented several invited and keynote talks at international conferences.

As educator I am interested in advanced support of product design, in particular that of conceptual design, integrating research into design education, and teleconferencing-based active learning.

Education

  • 1994
    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in advanced design support, from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
  • 1993
    Candidate Doctor of Science (C.D.Sc.) in knowledge-based design problem solving, from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
  • 1987
    Doctor of University (dr.univ.) in computer aided modeling of welded plate structures, from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
  • 1980
    Master of Science (M.Sc.) in engineering education, from the Faculty of Social Sciences, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
  • 1978
    Master of Science (M.Sc.) in mechanical engineering design, from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary

Experience

  • 2007 - now
    Professor of Computer Aided Design Engineering, in rank A, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • 2005 – 2007
    Director of research, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • 1997 – 2007
    Professor of Computer Aided Design Engineering, in rank B, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • 1993 – 1996
    Associate professor of Computer Aided Design, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
  • 1987 – 1992
    Senior lecturer of Computer Aided Design, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
  • 1985 – 1987
    Junior lecturer of Computer Aided Design, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
  • 1981 – 1984
    Deputy head of department, Department of Portal Crane Structures, Hungarian Shipyards and Crane Factory, Hungary
  • 1978 – 1981
    Product designer, Department of Portal Crane Structures, Hungarian Shipyards and Crane Factory, Hungary

Specialisation / field of research

Primary research interests:

  1. Philosophical aspects of design
  2. Computer support of conceptual design
  3. Future digital design studios
  4. Multi-physics-based interaction simulation
  5. Volumetric air-borne visualization
  6. Natural interfaces for tangible virtuality
  7. Vehicle telematics and applications
  8. Electronic, mobile and ubiquitous learning technologies

Some industrial/educational projects:

  • 2008               EADIS: Vehicle telematics education (EU Leonardo)
  • 2003 - 2007     E-GPR: European global product realization courses (Companies)
  • 2004 - 2006     VEGA: Virtual reality environment and applications (EU-IST)
  • 2001 - 2003     E-Hubs: e-Engineering enabled by holonomic and universal broker (EU-IST)

Lectures and/or coaches students on:

  • ID 4135          Advanced design support
  • ID 4020          Advanced research methods and tools
  • ID 4040          European Global Product Realization
  • ID 1080          Research and Design
  • ID PhD           Research Course for Ph.D. Students
  • ID 4395          Graduation project

Secondary employment

Beschrijving: Co-editor in chief of Journal Computer Aided Design.
Instanties: Elsevier Science Publisher.
Belang TUD: Reputation.
Aantasting TUD belang: No.
Aantal uren: 5-8 uren.
Duur werkzaamheden. Continuing, no ending has been considered yet.

Ph.D. supervisions and promotions

  • 2008
    Promoter, Wilfred van der Vegte: Application of scenario bundles for controlling interaction and behavioral simulations, Delft University of Technology.
  • 2008
    Promoter, Robin Langerak: Freeform feature recognition and manipulation to support shape design, Delft University of Technology.
  • 2007
    Promoter, Edit Varga: Using hand motions in conceptual shape design, Delft University of Technology.
  • 2005
    Co-promoter (with prof. dr. Chris Snijders), Bing Zhang: Using artificial neural networks for the transformation of human body postures based on landmarks, Delft University of Technology.
  • 2004
    Co-promoter (with prof. ir. Bill Green), Niels Moes: Advanced human body modeling to support designing products for physical interaction, Delft University of Technology.
  • 2003
    Promoter, Eliab Opiyo: Facilitating the development of design support software by abstract prototyping, Delft University of Technology.
  • 2003
    Promoter, Zoltán Rusák: Vague discrete interval modeling for product conceptualization in collaborative virtual design environments, Delft University of Technology.
  • 1999
    Co-promoter (with prof. ir. Arie Aalbers), Herbert Koelman: Computer support for design, engineering and prototyping of ship hulls, Delft University of Technology.
  • 1998
    Co-promoter (with prof. dr. Mark Overmars) Johan Tangelder: Automated fabrication of shape models of free-form objects with a sculpturing robot, Delft University of Technology.
  • 1998
    Co-promoter (with prof. ir. Paul de Ruwe), Peter de Jager: Development of a new slicing methodology to improve layered manufacturing, Delft University of Technology.
  • 1997
    Co-promoter (with prof. ir. Paul de Ruwe), Alexander van Elsas: Free-form Displacement Features in Conceptual Shape Design, Delft University of Technology.

Coaching master students, 14 graduation projects

Society memberships and positions

  • 2007 - 2008
    Past chair, Executive Committee of Computers and Information in Engineering Division, ASME, United States of America
  • 2006 - 2007
    Chair, Executive Committee of Computers and Information in Engineering Division, ASME, United States of America
  • 2006
    Member, Design Society, United Kingdom
  • 2005 - 2006
    Conference chair and vice chair, Executive Committee of Computers and Information in Engineering Division, ASME, United States of America
  • 2004 - 2005
    Conference program chair, Executive Committee of Computers and Information in Engineering Division, ASME, United States of America
  • 2003 - 2004
    Secretary, Executive Committee of Computers and Information in Engineering Division, ASME, United States of America
  • 2002 - 2003
    Regular member, Executive Committee of Computers and Information in Engineering Division, ASME, United States of America
  • 2001 - 2002
    Incoming member, Executive Committee of Computers and Information in Engineering Division, ASME, United States of America
  • 1990 - 1997
    Member, Design Theory and Methodology Sub-Committee, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
  • 1993 - 1998
    Member, European Group for Structural Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, United Kingdom
  • 1993
    Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, United States of America
  • 1990 - 1997
    Expert, (D/64, K9, SPEC), Hungarian Society of Mechanical Engineers, Hungary
  • 1980 - 1997
    Member, Hungarian Society of Mechanical Engineers, Hungary

Editorships and conference organizations

Editorships:

  • 2004
    co-editor in chief of Journal Computer Aided Design, Elsevier
  • 2006
    associate editor of Journal of Engineering Design, Taylor and Francis
  • 2007
    editorial board advisor, Journal of Mechanical Engineering, SRA

Special issues:

  • 2008
    Enhancing competitiveness of engineering processes and solutions (with dr. Zoltán Rusák and prof. dr. Jože Duhovnik), Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 54, No. 6.
  • 2007
    Knowledge-intensive support of decision making (with ir. Johan Broek and prof. dr. Jože Duhovnik), Journal of Automation, Mobile Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Vol. 1, No. 4.
  • 2007
    Computational methods for sketching, reverse engineering and optimization of shapes (with dr. Zoltán Rusák and prof. dr. Jože Duhovnik), Journal of Engineering Design, Vol. 18, No. 5.
  • 2007
    Computational approaches to critical engineering problems (with ir. Jouke Verlinden and prof. dr. Jože Duhovnik), Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 53, No. 7/8.
  • 2006
    Advanced computer support of engineering and service processes of virtual enterprises (with ir. Johan Broek), Computers in Industry, vol. 57, No. 3.
  • 2005
    New methods and tools for product design (with dr. Zoltán Rusák), Journal of Engineering Design, Vol. 16, No. 2.
  • 2004
    Knowledge engineering and management issues (with dr. Zoltán Rusák), Journal of Engineering Design, Vol. 15, No. 4.
  • 2004
    Computer aided conceptual design (with prof. dr. David Rosen), Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 3.
  • 2002
    Rapid technologies: Solutions for today and tomorrow (with prof. dr. Dong-Yol Yang), Journal of Computer Aided Design, Vol. 34, No. 10.
  • 2002
    Computer-based tools and methods of competitive engineering, Journal of Computer Aided Design, Vol. 34, No. 12.

Conference organization:

  • 2008
    co-chairman (with prof. Dr. Ferruccio Mandorli) and editor of the Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering, 12 - 16, April, 2010, Ancona, Italy
  • 2008
    executive chairman and editor of the Proceedings (with dr. Zoltán Rusák) of the Seventh International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering, 21 - 25, April, 2008, Izmir, Turkey
  • 2006
    co-chairman (with prof. dr. Jože Duhovnik) and editor of the Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering, 18 - 22, April, 2006, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2004
    co-chairman (with prof. dr. Paul Xiroukakis) and editor of the Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering, 13 - 17, April, 2004, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2002
    co-chairman (with prof. dr. Peigen Li) and editor of the Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering, 22 - 26, April, 2002, Wuhan, China
  • 2000
    co-chairman (with drs. Erik van de Linde) and editor of the Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering, 18 - 21, April, 2000, Delft, the Netherlands
  • 1998
    co-chairman (with prof. dr. Anthony Medland) and editor of the Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Collaborative Engineering, 21 - 23, April, 1998, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 1996   
    co-chairman (with prof. dr. Károly Váradi) and editor of the Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Concurrent Engineering, 29 - 31, May, 1996, Budapest, Hungary

Publications

Click here for an overview of my publications.

Involved in the research project(s):

3D Fine Art Reproduction

Freeform Manufacturing

Soft Robotics

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