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My name is Gergely Takács and I am a research scientist. I am a very curious person: I like good ideas and I am fascinated by technology.
I also like simple solutions and creating things that have never existed before. This is my personal website...

Short biography

I currently work as a research scientist at the Institute of Automation, Measurement and Applied Informatics, of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Slovak University of Technology. I have received my bachelor's and master's degrees from this university in the field of mechatronics, later pursued my doctoral studies in the same engineering discipline. I have received my PhD in 2009 and have been working at this institution since.

My work is largely connected to model predictive control and active vibration control. I am interested in the application of smart materials and advanced control algorithms in vibration damping. You may read about my research interests in more detail here. My latest research efforts have been published in a book by Springer, under the title "Model Predictive Vibration Control", which was one of the top 25% most downloaded eBooks in the relevant Springer eBook Collection in 2012.

I have had the honor to stay at the Engineering Department of the University of Oxford on three separate occasions as a visiting researcher. My professional interests have taken me to present papers at conferences in Bangalore, India; Moscow and Novosibirsk, Russia; Oxford and Cambridge, England; New York, USA; Bangkok, Thailand; Sorrento, Italy; Innsbruck, Austria; and many more countries and places around the world.

I have spent a year in the United States as a high school student. Since then I have been an academic visitor in the United Kingdom for an extended period, and have been writing my articles, theses and books in English. In addition to that, I speak Slovak fluently and use it in everyday communication, while Hungarian is my first language.

Personal life

I maintain a happy relationship with my girlfriend who is an aspiring contemporary poet. I have no wife, no kids, no dogs or loans. However, that might change, so come back for the latest updates. I like black tea, sunshine and spicy food. I dislike spiders, commuting and toothache.
You may learn about me more by visiting my blog.

Full resume

In case you would like to see a more formal presentation of my professional biography, you can read my resume online or if you prefer may also download a PDF version of this curriculum vitae.