I took my MSc. degree in mathematics in 1992, and my PhD degree in computer science in 1999. After completing my PhD degree, my interest turned to digital topology and multi-modal human-computer interactions. As a result, I received a nearly two-year postdoctoral scholarship for an EU project led by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where I mainly focused on facial detection and recognition of facial gestures between 2000-2002.
The results I achieved there were the basis for my habilitation dissertation, which I successfully defended in 2004, and was appointed as an associate professor at the Faculty of Informatics of the University of Debrecen. The focus of my research has since then been on digital image processing and image recognition.
In recent years I have been involved in many projects. My work has received recognition in many cases. I won the Bolyai János Research Scholarship in 2002, the Prize of Faculty of Informatics in 2004, and the Matsumae International Foundation Research Scholarship in 2006.
I actively participate in scientific public life. I am a member of many professional organizations, of which IEEE (Senior Member 2020-) and NJSZT are more important. I was the founding member of the NJSZT KÉPAF, member of the board (1997-2013), chairman (2007-2011). Since 2016 I have been the president of the NJSZT Hajdú-Bihar County Regional Organization. I participated in the organization of several conferences and summer schools. I am continually doing reviews for IEEE Transaction on Image Processing, Journal of Universal Computer Sciences and Acta Cybernetica.
In addition to directing scientific projects, I gained leadership experience as the IT Manager of the University of Debrecen (2009-2013) and then as Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Debrecen (2013-2019).