Anton Čižmár

Dr.h.c. prof. Ing. Anton Čižmár, CSc. graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava with a degree in telecommunications in 1980. After a brief working period in Slovak Telecommunications, he joined the Technical University in Košice (TUKE). From 1994 to 2000 he held the position of Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics. Between 2000 and 2007 he acted as Vice-chancellor of TUKE for Informatics and from 2007 to 2015 he served as Chancellor of the Technical University in Košice. During this period, the EU structural fund projects amounting for more than 100 mill. euros were implemented at the university. They resulted in, among other things, the Technicom – a modern university science park. As Chancellor, he initiated the establishment of the currently very popular Start-up Centre, in which many start-up companies have been supported. He currently works at the TUKE as Vice-Chancellor for Innovation and Technology Transfer and is also Vice President for Strategy at University Science Park Technicom. He is a professor of electronics and telecommunications technology and a guarantor of the computer network department. He has been the main beneficiary of more than 20 EU projects in informatics and communications networks and the first director of the successful Košice IT Valley association. His research is focused on computer speech recognition and digital modulation for 5G technologies.