The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) is one of the leading engineering higher education institutions in the region. It has 23 000 students and 1500 research and teaching stuff and runs fully fledged degree programs in English. The university has excellent research records earning the title of Research University awarded in 2011, furthermore BME has long standing RDI activities in AI.
Research is pursued in AI in three levels:
BME has managed to secure several governmental grants to fund its AI related RDI activities. It has been awarded twice in a row the “Thematic Excellence Program” in the field AI in “Smart Techniques”. Furthermore, its new national Scientific and Technological Park (presently under development) is also centered around intelligent data acquisition and monitoring supported by AI.
In addition, there are several large industrial RDI projects carried out in collaboration with large multinational companies, such as Nokia, Ericsson, Vodafone, Morgan Stanley, MOL, Knorr-Bremse, Bosch, Siemens and Deutsche Telekom on deploying AI in the fields of communication technologies, Industry 4.0, condition based maintenance in oil and gas industry, financial services and information technologies, energetics.
The present research directions in AI are listed as follows: