Márk Jelasity's Curriculum Vitae

Personal Data

First name Márk
Surname Jelasity
Date of Birth April 6, 1973
Place of Birth Székesfehérvár, Hungary
Family Status married, two children
Citizenship Hungarian
Language Hungarian: native
English: fluent written and spoken (official Hungarian exam)
Dutch, Italian: kitchen level
Russian: unfortunately I forget more and more...

Positions Held

2003- senior research scientist at the Research Group on Artificial Intelligence (RGAI) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, University of Szeged H-6701 Szeged, PO Box 652, Hungary Fax: +36 62-425-508
2012 June-August visiting researcher at SICS, Isafjordsgatan 22, Box 1263, SE-164 29 Kista, Sweden
2006 May-July visiting researcher at Telenor R&D, Snarøyveien 30, N-1331 Fornebu, Norway
2006 March-April visiting researcher at IRISA, IRISA/INRIA Rennes, Campus universitaire de Beaulieu, Avenue du Général Leclerc, F-35042 Rennes Cedex, France
2003-2006 postdoc at Department of Computer Science, University of Bologna, Mura Anteo Zamboni 7, I-40126 Bologna, Italy, Fax: +39 051 2094510
2001-2003 postdoc at Computational Intelligence Group, Department of Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081a, NL-1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Fax: +31 20 444 7653
2000 postdoc at Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, Niels Bohrweg 1, Leiden NL-2333 AC, The Netherlands, Fax: +31 71 5276985
1996-2002 research assistant at the Research Group on Artificial Intelligence (RGAI) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, József Attila University H-6701 Szeged, PO Box 652, Hungary Fax: +36 62-425-508

Education and Degrees

2014 DSc degree, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Title of thesis: Gossip-based Protocols for Large-scale Distributed Systems
2011 Habilitation (teaching related degree), University of Szeged, Hungary.
2001 PhD degree, Leiden University, the Netherlands. Title of thesis: The shape of evolutionary search: discovering and representing search space structure (1.1M). Check the errata if you have the original printed version.
2001 MSc degree in general linguistics, University of Szeged, Hungary. Title of thesis: A Framework for Modeling Non-Supervised Learning of Phonemes from Acoustic Input (856k).
1998-2000 cognitive science phd studies at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary.
1996-2000 theoretical linguistics studies at the József Attila University (predecessor of University of Szeged), Szeged, Hungary.
1996 MSc degree in mathematics and computer science, József Attila University (predecessor of University of Szeged), Szeged, Hungary. Title of thesis: The Wave Model of Genetic Algorithms.
1991-1996 computer science and mathematics studies at the József Attila University (predecessor of University of Szeged), Szeged, Hungary.
1987-1991 Secondary school József Attila Gimnázium in Székesfehérvár.

Scholarships and Awards

2014 December 10 years best paper award at the ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware Conference.
2014 September Best paper award at the 14th IEEE International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing (P2P 2014).
2013 September Best paper award at the 7th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2013).
2013Scientific Award of the Faculty of Science and Informatics, University of Szeged, Hungary.
2013 March-July Fulbright Scholarship to visit Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.
2011-2014 Bolyai Scholarship. Awarded to young researchers by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for research excellence.
2007-2010 Bolyai Scholarship. Awarded to young researchers by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for research excellence.
November 1997 Pro Scientia Medal of the Council of National Scientific Students' Associations (OTDT). Awarded to students for research excellence.
June 1997 Outstanding Student Award, Faculty of Sciences, József Attila University (predecessor of University of Szeged), Szeged, Hungary.
April 1997 1st Prize at the National Scientific Conference of Students (in Hungarian OTDK) with the work entitled The Wave Model of Genetic Algorithms.
June 1996 Graduation with honors (Master's degree in computer science and mathematics).
1995/96 Scholarship of the Hungarian Republic. Full year scholarship awarded to students with an outsdanding scholastic record, by the Ministry of Education.
May 1995 3rd Prize at the National Scientific Conference of Students with the work entitled Genetic algorithms, introduction of species-structure.
1988 2nd Prize at the Mathematical Competition of the Three Counties (Veszprém, Pest and Fejér).

Research Experience and Interests

2003-2006 Working in the European BISON project I worked on several gossip based protocols for aggregation (distributed data mining) and communication topology management. The goal was extreme scalability, adaptivity and fault tolerance via all sorts of self-* properties (self-healing, self-organizing, etc). We have also developed the PeerSim simulator in Java, and we still maintain it.
2000-2003 Working in the European DREAM project I developed an adaptive and scalable open source framework for distributed computation on the Internet. From a technical point of view I programmed in Java (TCP/IP, serialization, security) and from a research point of view I developed a communication model which later evolved into the so called newscast model, a gossip based scheme for topology management and information dissemination.
1996-2000 Automatic speech recognition. Design and partial implementation of a signal processing and recognizing package in ANSI C++.
1995-2002 Study of genetic algorithms (GAs) with a theoretical point of view focusing mainly on the relationship between the structure of search spaces and the behavior of the algorithms.
1993-1998 Developing, implementing (in C++ language) and testing a new algorithm GAS for exploring the local optima (ie, the structure of the landscape) of a given objective function. GAS is a GA that also models species creation. A further algorithm called UEGO was also designed and implemented that eliminates some of the drawbacks of GAS in cooperation with the University of Almeria.
Motivation The common theme of my seemingly completely fragmented past and present research is the desire to understand the nature and emergence of structure, intelligence and knowledge, both from a philosophic and a practical point of view. This is obviously a very broad topic, but in all cases can be characterized by something which is the opposite of top down design and control. In other words, I prefer looking at simple things that result in something complex and I try to avoid the opposite case.
Communities Formerly my activity was largely within the evolutionary computing community (EC). Now I usually publish/review/edit in/for forums related to peer-to-peer (P2P) computing. This is a broad definition because many communities are interested in P2P, such as distributed computing and systems, networking, multi-agent systems, database systems, and so on. My attraction to P2P comes from the combination of my interest in self-organization, and my ambition to do things that actually (or at least might) work.

Teaching Experience

tutorial Peer-to-Peer Systems and Gossip Protocols, at SASO 2007, 2007 July 8, MIT, Boston (MA), USA.
supervision Boglárka Tóth and Tamás Vinkó, I. prize at the National Scientific Conference of Students, Eger, Hungary, 2001
self-organizing algorithms University of Szeged, Hungary, Spring semester 2007
peer-to-peer algorithms University of Szeged, Hungary, Fall semester 2006
self-managing systems PhD course at Università di Bologna, Spring semester 2005
complex networks 4 classes at Università di Bologna as part of "complex adaptive systems" (Spring semesters 2004, 2005 and 2006)
evolutionary computing 1 semester at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2002, 1 semester at József Attila University in 1997
artificial intelligence 4 semesters at József Attila University from 1997-1999 (both on the faculty of sciences and faculty of arts)
numeric methods 5 semesters at József Attila University from 1996-1999
algorithms and data structures 2 semesters at József Attila University in 1995

Organization and Editing

SASO'07 cover image ESOA'06 cover image ieee is cover image selfstar cover image

Peer Reviews

journal associate editor Advances in Complex Systems (ACS)
journal (alphabetical order) ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review | ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems | ACM Transactions on Computer Systems | AI Communications | Acta Cybernetica | Ad Hoc Networks | Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence | Central European Journal of Operations Research | Computer Communications | Computer Networks | Computing | Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience | Distributed Computing | eTransactions on Networks and Service Management | Evolutionary Computation | Future Generation Computer Systems | IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing | IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications | IEEE Signal Processing Magazine | IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computing | IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering | IEEE Transactions on Multimedia | IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management | IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems | IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics | International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems | International Journal of Computer Mathematics | Journal of Discrete Algorithms | Journal of Grid Computing | Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing | Optimization Letters | Parallel Computing | Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications | Software Practice and Experience | Swarm Intelligence | The Computer Journal
PhD thesis Márton Pósfai (2015, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest) | John Ardelius (2013, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm) | Ahmad Al-Shishtawy (2012, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm) | Michel Meulpolder (2011, Delft University of Technology) | László Toka (2011, Eurecom, Telecom Paris, and Budapest University of Technology and Economics) | Marco Biazzini (2010, University of Trento) | István Bíró (2010, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest) | Attila Fekete (2008, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest) | Péter Kersch (2008, Budapest University of Technology and Economics) | Spyros Voulgaris (2006, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam) | Laszlo Gulyas (2005, SZTAKI, Budpest)
PC member OPODIS 2014 | Middleware 2014 | ICDCS 2014 | P2P 2014 | SocInfo 2013 | OPODIS 2013 | P2P 2013 | DAIS 2013 | SocInfo 2012 | P2P 2012 | ANTS 2012 | GECCO 2012 | LION 2012 | PDP 2012 | BIONETICS 2011 | ECCS 2011 | GECCO 2011 | IWSOS 2011 | MSOP2P 2011 | PDP 2011 | LION 2011 | SAC 2011, SCS track | BIONETICS 2010 | CEC 2010 | P2P 2010 | PPSN 2010 | ANTS 2010 | HICSS 2010 (DUC mini-track) | LION 2010 | SAC 2010, SCS track | PDP 2010 | BIONETICS 2009 | SSS 2009, SOS track and P2P track | PDP 2009 | SOPDS 2009 | HICSS 2009 (ADS mini-track) | LION 2009 | ECOSOA 2008 | P2P 2008 | ESAW 2008 | BIONETICS 2008 | PPSN 2008 | DAPSYS 2008 | Euro-Par 2008 vice chair of topic: Peer-to-Peer Computing | SOPDS 2008 | MSOP2P 2008 | BIONETICS 2007 | EEMMAS 2007 | P2P 2007 | CEC 2007 special session on EC for decentralized systems | ICPP 2007 | ICCCN 2007 | DPUbiq 2007 | MSOP2P 2007 | MA4CS 2006 | BIONETICS 2006 | ICCCN 2006 | P2P 2006 | Euro-Par 2006 vice chair of topic: Peer-to-Peer and Web Computing | SelfMan 2006 | ICDCS 2006 (P2P track) | STD3S 2006 | IEEE StoDiS 2005 | Euro-Par 2005 vice chair of topic: Peer-to-Peer and Web Computing | ESOA'05 | AISB'05 SIC | International Symposium on Computational Intelligence | GECCO 1999 | PPSN IV
conference reviewer IPDPS 2011 | DSN 2007 | DSN 2006 | PODS 2006 | NOMS 2006 | SelfMan 2005 | ECCS'05 | ICAC-04 | DSN-2004 | DISC 2004 | ANTS 2004
proposal reviewer European Research Council (ERC) | Austrian Science Fund (FWF) | Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF) | EU FP7 ICT FET | Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) | The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) | Slovak Research and Development Agency (APVV) | Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA)


Here I list (mostly invited) talks that I gave at seminars of different institutions, or invited talks at conferences. I do not list regular conference talks, project presentations and internal working talks.

Selected Papers

This is work I like most, both published and unpublished. This list is volatile and biased towards fresh stuff. Check the full list of published papers and technical reports if you don't find here what you're after.

Technical Reports

Titles listed here are unpublished. When a paper gets published (appears under publications) that covers a paper in this list (extended, revised, etc., version), the paper in question is removed from here. When the unpublished version is more extended than the published one, it is not removed from here however.


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