Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Zoltán Ádám MANN


Personal information

Place and date of birth: Budapest, 30th December 1977

Marital status: married, 2 children (2004, 2005)

Education and certifications

2015: Habilitation (post-doctoral qualification)

2011: ITIL v3 Foundation (exam passed with a score of 100%)

2010: Certified Project Manager (IPMA C), International Project Management Association

2005: PhD in Computer science (summa cum laude) from Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Thesis entitled 'Partitioning algorithms for hardware/software co-design'

2001-2004: PhD student at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Control Engineering and Information Technology. Field of research: design methodologies for complex embedded systems consisting of both hardware and software components, subject to real-time constraints

2004: MSc in Mathematics (passed with distinction). Thesis entitled 'Metric-based approximation algorithms for graph cut problems'

1997-2004: Mathematics at Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Science; Specialization in Combinatorics, Algorithms, and Computational complexity

2001: MSc in Computer engineering (passed with highest distinction). MSc thesis written and defended at University of Karlsruhe, entitled 'Dynamic validation of access to external information sources in a mediator environment'

1996-2001: Computer engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, German-speaking education; Specialization in Telecommunication and Software Engineering

1998/99 and 2000/2001: two terms at University of Karlsruhe, Faculty of Information Technology

1996: A-level examination in Fazekas Mihály Grammar School, specialized in Mathematics

Academic career

Since 2016: Senior researcher at paluno - The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany). Responsibilities:

  • Research in software engineering
  • Teaching software engineering courses
  • Supervision of student projects and theses

Since 2007: first Assistant professor, later Associate professor at the Department of Computer Science and Information Theory, Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Responsibilities:

  • Research in optimization algorithms
  • Teaching courses in theoretical computer science and constraint logic programming
  • Supervision of student projects and theses

In 2015 (two terms): Lecturer at Aquincum Institute of Technology, teaching constraint logic programming

1997-2004: Teaching and research assistant at the Department of Computer Science and Information Theory, teaching courses in theoretical computer science (in German)

2000-2002: distinguished member of Ericsson High Speed Networks Laboratory. Topic: design and implementation of general-purpose intelligent search algorithms

1999-2001: member of E-BizLab Financial Security Laboratory. Topic: security analysis and cryptographic applications of smart cards, analysis of public key cryptography based on elliptic curves

Career in industry

2010-2014: Principal Consultant at Capgemini Hungary. Responsibilities:

  • IT and management consulting for clients (large and medium enterprises), up to CxO level
  • Since 2011: Head of the Business Technology Consulting team in Hungary
  • Since 2012: coordination of Business Technology Consulting in Eastern Europe (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania)
  • In 2014: Head of Business Services

2007-2010: Senior IT and management consultant at Proponens Ltd. / AAM Management Information Consulting Ltd. Responsibilities:

  • Head of Software Engineering competence center
  • IT consulting: management of software development projects, enterprise architecture, IT service management, ITIL, IT governance, COBIT
  • Management consulting: business process management, organization development, management of EU-funded projects

2004-2007: Senior Software Engineer, then Managing Consultant at sd&m (Software Design & Management AG, Munich), the Technical Services division of Capgemini in Germany. Responsibilities:

  • Design of software systems for corporate customers
  • Helping corporate customers in decisions for the transformation of their IT application landscape
  • Project acquisition
  • Member of the Center of Competence Automotive
  • Head of the Community "Car-IT", a group of 35 engineers and consultants aiming at the consolidation, dissemination, and publication of know-how from the automotive IT domain

2000 (two months): internship at Siemens Corporate Technology, Munich, Germany. Topic: Modeling and implementation of a tracing architecture for distributed object-oriented systems

1999 (two months): internship at Siemens Automotive, Regensburg, Germany. Topic: simulation of an embedded real-time operating system under Windows NT

Further scientific activities

Member of the editorial board of

  • American Journal of Algorithms and Computing (Columbia International Publishing, USA) (since 2014)
  • Circuits & Systems Journal (Scientific Research Publishing Inc., USA) (2010-2011)
  • Journal of Software (Academy Publisher, Finland) (since 2009)
  • SpringerPlus Computer Science Section (Springer) (2015-2016)

Reviewer for

  • ACM Computing Reviews
  • ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems
  • ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems
  • Central European Journal of Operations Research (Springer)
  • Computer Standards & Interfaces (Elsevier)
  • Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (Wiley)
  • Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier)
  • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
  • IEEE Access
  • IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine
  • IEEE Computer Society Press books
  • IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Services Computing
  • Information Sciences (Elsevier)
  • International Journal of Applied Mathematics & Computer Science
  • International Journal of Communication Systems (Wiley)
  • Journal of Computer Science and Technology (Springer)
  • Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (Elsevier)
  • Leibniz Transactions on Embedded Systems
  • Science of Computer Programming (Elsevier)
  • The Computer Journal (Oxford University Press)

Programme committee member

  • Cloud Computing on Infrastructure as a Service and its Applications (CCISA) 2018, 2019
  • Collaborative Conference on Cloud Computing 2016
  • European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing (ESOCC) 2017, 2018
  • IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC) 2018
  • IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom) 2018
  • International Conference on Advanced Service Computing 2018, 2019
  • International Conference on Cloud Computing, Grids, and Virtualization 2018, 2019
  • International Conference on Fuzzy System and Data Mining (FSDM) 2015, 2016, 2017
  • International Conference on Machine Learning for Networking (MLN) 2018
  • International Conference on Soft Computing (SCOM) 2015
  • International Symposium on Applied Machine Intelligence and Informatics (SAMI) 2015
  • International Workshop on Clouds and eScience Applications Management (CloudAM) 2018
  • International Workshop on Fog Computing in Internet of Things and Ubiquitous Systems Engineering (FiUSE) 2018
  • International Workshop on Model-Based Verification & Validation (MVV) 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • International Workshop on Quality-Aware DevOps (QUDOS) 2018
  • Model-Based Testing Workshop (MOTES) 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Software Engineering and Advanced Application (SEAA), Special Session on Big Data Analytics (BDA) 2018
  • Testing of Software - From Research to Practice 2007, 2008

Workshops chair, European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing (ESOCC) 2017

Programme committee chair

  • Workshop on Software Architecture Challenges in Big Data (SACBD 2018, co-located with ECSA)
  • International Workshop on Optimization in Modern Computing Systems (OptiMoCS 2018, co-located with ESOCC)

Member of the Applied Mathematics Committee of the János Bolyai Mathematical Society (since 2015)

Head of the Data Protection subgroup of the Big Data Value Association (since 2018)

Scientific projects with third-party funding

  • RestAssured - Secure Data Processing in the Cloud (European Union, 2017-2019, Work-package lead)
  • CloudWave - Agile Service Engineering for the Future Internet (European Union, 2013-2016, Senior researcher)
  • Combinatorial algorithms and their application in computer engineering (János Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2011-2014, Principal Investigator)
  • Optimization Methods for Cloud Computing and Communications (Hungarian Scientific Research Fund, 2013-2017, Senior researcher)
  • Combinatorial optimization, with applications in electrical and computer engineering (Hungarian Scientific Research Fund, 2007-2011, Senior researcher)
  • Combinatorial optimization and its applications in electrical engineering (Hungarian Scientific Research Fund, 2003-2007, Researcher)
  • Research for new algorithms in system level synthesis by extending the principles and methodology of software development (Hungarian Scientific Research Fund, 2003-2007, Researcher)
  • Design and simulation technique for DICOM image processor using VHDL technology (Akita Prefecture (Japan), 2001-2004, Researcher)
  • EASYCOMP - Easy Composition in Future Generation Component Systems (European Union, 2000-2003, Researcher)


  • Ericsson research scholarship "Adaptive Evaluation of Cloud Computing Systems" (2015)
  • Outstanding young faculty award, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (2014)
  • J. Kemény award of the John von Neumann Society for Computer Science for outstanding professional activities (2009)
  • ITG-Förderpreis (Award of the German Informationstechnische Gesellschaft for outstanding doctoral dissertation) (2006)
  • Siemens Award for outstanding doctoral dissertation (2005)
  • Dimitris N. Chorafas Award (2004)
  • Werner von Siemens Excellence Award for PhD students (2003)
  • 'Best PhD student' award of the Foundation for Telecommunications in Education (2003)
  • Grant of the Pro Renovanda Cultura Hungariae Student Federation (2002)
  • Pro Scientia Golden Medal (the highest recognition for young researchers by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences) (2001)
  • Award of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (2001)
  • MSc thesis award of the Foundation for the Technical Improvement of the Industry and of the Scientific Society for Measurement, Automation and Information Technology (2001)
  • Winner of the IEEE Hungary Section student paper contest (2001)
  • Grant of Timber Hill LLC (2001, 2002, 2003/2004)
  • First prize of the Smart Card Forum of the John von Neumann Society for Computer Science (2000)
  • K. Rényi prize of the János Bolyai Mathematics Society (2000)

Language skills

German, State language exam: 1994, advanced level

English, Pitman language exam: 1996, higher intermediate level; State language exam: 1997, advanced level

French, State language exam: 1998, intermediate level


Aikido, billiards

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