Csaba Benedek, PhD


Senior research fellow at Machine Perception Research Laboratory
Associate Professor with the Pázmány Péter Catholic University
Address: 1111 Budapest, Kende u. 13-17.
Room number K 306
Phone: +36 1 279 6194



Researcher, developer and project manager in various fields of computer vision, pattern recognition and image processing.


  • Head of Research Group on Geo-Information Computing of MTA SZTAKI Machine Perception Research Laboratory (2017-)
  • Senior research fellow, MTA SZTAKI Machine Perception Research Laboratory (2009- )
  • Associate professor, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics (2015-)
  • Postdoctoral researcher, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France (2008-2009)

Research topics

  • Efficient management and automatic interpretation of geospatial data
  • LIDAR point cloud based 3D object recognition and reconstruction
  • Application of Bayesian classification and object modeling techniques in machine vision tasks

Awards, grants

  • Janos Bolyai Research Fellowship, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2010-2013 and 2015-2018),
  • Bolyai Certificate (2014)
  • Young researcher’s award, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2014)
  • MTA SZTAKI publication award (2010 and 2014), institute awards (2008, 2010), doctorand awards (2005, 2007)
  • French Postdoctoral Grant, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, 2008-2009

Lecturing activities

Selected projects

  • National Research, Development and Innovation Fund (NKFIA) researcher initiated project 2016-2020, (48 months), principal investigator
  • DUSIREF, funded by the European Space Agency in the PECS-HU framework, 2013-2016, project manager
  • i4D (integrated4D),  project funded by the internal R&D grant of MTA SZTAKI, 2012-2014, project manager
  • Hungarian Scientific Research Fund project (OTKA #101598),  "Comprehensive Remote Sensing Data Analysis", 2011-2014, principal investigator
  • APIS (Array Passive ISAR adaptive processing), project funded by the European Defence Agency (EDA), 2010-2012, national project manager

Memberships, activities

  • IEEE GRS and SPS member
  • Member of the steering committee of the Hungarian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society (KÉPAF), since 2013
  • Associate Editor of the IEEE Inside Signal Processing eNewsletter, (since 2014)
  • Hungarian national representative in the European Association for Biometrics (EAB), since January 2015

Publication databases

Important publications