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Levente Buttyan

  • PhD
  • Associate Professor, Head of the Lab
  • CrySyS Lab, BME-HIT
  • 4Followers
  • 3Following

Research interests

Secure protocols and privacy enhancing mechanisms for wireless embedded systems and networks.


Levente Buttyán was born in 1970 in Salgótarján, Hungary. He received the M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in 1995, and earned the Ph.D. degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology -- Lausanne (EPFL) in 2002. In 2003, he joined the Department of Telecommunications at BME, where he currently holds a position as an Associate Professor and leads the Laboratory of Cryptography and Systems Security (CrySyS). His research interests are in the design and analysis of secure protocols and privacy enhancing mechanisms for wireless networked embedded systems (including wireless sensor networks, mesh networks, vehicular communications, and RFID systems), and the application of formal methods in security engineering. Levente Buttyán has carried out research in various international research projects (e.g., UbiSecSens, SeVeCom, EU-MESH, WSAN4CIP), in which he had task leader and work package leader roles. He published several refereed journal papers and refereed conference/workshop papers. He also co-authored a book with Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux on Security and Cooperation in Wireless Networks published by the Cambridge University Press in 2008. Besides research, he has been teaching courses on network security and electronic commerce in the MSc program at BME, and gave invited lectures at various places (e.g., Bertinoro PhD School on Security of Wireless Networking (SWING) 2007, ENISA SummerSchool on Network and Information Security (NIS) 2008). Levente Buttyán is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, an Area Editor of Elsevier Computer Communications, a member of the Editorial Board of the Infocommunications Journal in Hungary, and he was a Guest Co-editor of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue on Non-cooperative Behavior in Networking. He is a Steering Committee member of the ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security, and he served on the Technical Program Committees of a number of international conferences and workshops, most of which were related to wireless network security. He is the chair of the Scientific Committee of the Scientific Association for Infocommunications Hungary, a sister society of the IEEE Communications Society. He is a professional member of the ACM, and an affiliate of the IEEE Computer Society. Levente Buttyán held visiting poisitions at EPFL and at the University of Washington, Seattle. He received the Békésy György Postdoctoral Fellowship (2003--2006) and the Bolyai János Research Fellowship (2008-2011) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

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Professional experience

Associate Professor, Head of the Lab