Laszlo Bacsardi

Laszlo Bacsardi obtained M.Sc. degree in computer engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Budapest, Hungary in 2006. He wrote his PhD thesis on the possible connection between space communications and quantum communications at the BME Department of Telecommunications in 2012. His current research interests are in mobile ad hoc communication, quantum computing and quantum communications.

From 2009, he works at the University of Sopron, Hungary (formerly known as University of West Hungary). Currently, he is Associate Professor and the Head of the Institute of Informatics and Economics. As an Adjunct Assistant Professor, he is member of faculty at the Department of Networked Systems and Services, BME as well.

Dr. Bacsardi is the Secretary General of the Hungarian Astronautical Society (MANT), which is the oldest Hungarian non-profit space association founded in 1956. He is member of the board of a Hungarian scientific newspaper (‘World of Nature’​) and he is the publisher of a non-profit Hungarian space news portal (‘Space World’​). Furthermore, he is member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Scientific Association for Infocommunications Hungary (HTE—an IEEE and IEEE ComSoc sister society). He has joined the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and served as the Hungarian National Point of Contact between 2012-2016. As a member of SGAC’s Executive Office, he is currently active as Regional Events Coordinator.

He is member of two committees of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF): IAF Space Communications and Navigation Committee and the IAF Space Societies Committee. Moreover, Dr. Bacsardi is substitute management committee member of the COST Action CA15220 Quantum Technologies in Space which is a four-year-long European research action started in 2016. He has more than 80 publications.

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