Gábor Simkó

Personal data

  • Name: Gábor Simkó
  • Date of birth: 22th September, 1984
  • Place of birth: Szombathely
  • Nationality: Hungarian
  • Family status: Unmarried
  • E-mail: Gabor Simko's e-mail address


  • 1999 - 2003: Nagy Lajos Grammar School, Szombathely
  • 2003 - 2008: Budapest University of Technology and Economics
    Computer Science (Technical Informatics)
  • 2007 -: Budapest University of Technology and Economics
    Biomedical Engineering


  • Simkļæ½ G. Clavicle detection, suppression and nodule detection on chest radiograph images, 4th European Medical and Biological Engineering Conf. EMBEC'08

Honors and awards

  • Prime Minister's Fellowship (2002)
  • Scholarship of the Republic of Hungary (2009)
  • University Professional Scholarship, BUTE (2008/II.)
  • University Professional Scholarship, BUTE (2009/I.)
  • Scholarship of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (2008/II.)
  • Scholarship of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (2009/I.)

Club memberships

  • Hungarian Research Student Movement (Club of the most prominent hungarian students)
  • Bolyai Workshop (Institute for the most talented students of Hungary)
  • Society of Young Hungarian Scientists
  • Eligible to be member of Mensa club (passed the Mensa IQ test >=135, top 1% of population)
  • AEGEE - European Students Forum (cooperation amongst young people in Europe)
  • LINK-Group (Network research group)

Competitons (partial list, only the most important national and international results)

  • 1999: 8th place János Arany National Grammar Competition
  • 1999: Finalist József Öveges National Physics Competition
  • 1999: 13th place Hungarian National KENGURU Math Competition
  • 1999: 36th place Tihamér Nemes National Programming Competition
  • 2000: Finalist Tihamér Nemes National Programming Competition
  • 2001: 2nd place László Kalmár National Informatics Competition
  • 2001: 36th place National Gordiusz Math Test Competition
  • 2001: 56th place Tihamér Nemes National Programming Competition
  • 2002: 13th place Tihamér Nemes National Programming Competition
  • 2002: 35th place National Gordiusz Math Test Competition
  • 2002: Bronze medal International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI)
  • 2002: 24th place Central European Olympiad in Informatics (CEOI)
  • 2002: 1st place XI. Hungarian Scientific and Innovation Contest for Youth
  • 2003: Emphasized Commendation award XII. Hungarian Scientific and Innovation Contest
  • 2007: 2nd place Research student conference, BUTE
  • 2007: 10th place International Challenge 24 Programming Contest
  • 2008: in top 1000 Google International Coding Competition (quarter-finalist)
  • 2008: in top 200 Microsoft International Imagine Cup Algorithm Contest (semifinalist)
  • (1st to 3rd place on 22 county contests in Math, Physics, Informatics, Tennis, Table-soccer and Chess)

Work experience

  • 11/2003 – 10/2004: Codeland Ltd.
    CAD (doors and windows designer) software developer, 3D rendering
  • 04/2004 – 12/2007: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Image and Pattern Analysis Group
    Consultant: Chetverikov Dmitry
    Stereo photograph based scene reconstruction
    Object categorization on photographs
    Feature points localization on photographs
    Image stitching
    Real-time video stitching
    Physical modelling and rendering of smoke
  • 04/2005 – 10/2005: Holografika Ltd.
    Developing file format for 3D video and video rendering
  • 03/2006 – 06/2006: Radisson SAS Hotel
    Video installation at the entrance
  • 09/2006 – 06/2008: Budapest University of Technology And Economics
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics
    Consultant: Dr. Gábor Horváth
    Chest radiograph image analysing
  • 07/2007 – 06/2008: Innomed Medical Inc.
    Computer Aided Diagnoses software
  • 02/2009 – LINK-Group, network research of aging

Professional skills

  • Programming languages: C, C++ (since 1998), C#, Matlab, ProLog, Sml, Java, Assembly, Promela (Spin, LTL model-control), Pascal, J2ME, SQL, XSQL, PHP, DNAnet, UML, ASP .NET, LaTeX
  • Operating systems: Linux Debian/Gentoo/Redhat/Suse, Windows 95/98, Windows XP, SunOS
  • Algorithms experiences: PPCA, SVM, ANN, RANSAC, GIST (Gradient Image Stitching), CG (Conjugate Gradient), SIFT (Scale Invariant Feature – David Lowe), MSER (Maximally Stable Extremal Region – Jiri Matas), SalScale (Scale Saliency - Timor Kadir), Octree, KD-Tree, ASM (Active Shape Modelling), ACM (Active Contour Modelling), Radon/Hough transformation
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS exams):

Language skills

  • English: High level skills
  • German: Basic reading and writing skills
  • Italian: Basic reading skills
  • Hungarian Native language


  • Driving license Category B


  • Playing guitar (classic and electric)
  • Skiing, bodybuilding
  • Table soccer, darts
  • Speed cubing (Rubik cube)


  1. Simkó, G. I., Gyurkó, D., Veres, D. V., Nánási, T. and Csermely, P. (2009) Network strategies to understand the aging process and help age-related drug design. Genome Medicine 1, 90
    Download it! PDF format
  2. Horváth G., Orbán G., Horváth Á., Simkó G., Pataki B., Máday P., Juhász S., Horváth Á.: A CAD System for Screening X-ray Chest Radiography, 11th World Congress on Med. Phy., Germany, 2009.
  3. Simkó G., Orbán G., Máday P., and Horváth G. Elimination of clavicle shadow to help automatic lung nodule detection on chest radiographs, In Proc. IFMBE, volume 22, pages 488-491, 2008
  4. Horváth G., Juhász S. and Simkó G. CAD-rendszerek a tüdőszűrés hatékonyságának javítására. IME Képalkotó különszám, VII. évfolyam, 2008
  5. Simkó G. and Bicskei L.: Localization and elimination of interfering factors on chest radiograph images, 2007
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