**Personal**

Place and date of birth: Budapest, 12 January 1969.

**Positions**

… – 2009: Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest

**Studies, Degrees**

- 1993 – 1997: PhD student at ELTE. Thesis advisor: Tamás Szőnyi

Title of dissertation: The Rédei Method in Finite Geometry - 1988 – 1993: Graduate studies in pure mathematics, ELTE
- 1979 – 1987: Miklós Radnóti Grammar School, Budapest

**Teaching**

Symmetric structures – lecture

Problem solving in combinatorics – practical course

Enumeration – practical course

Discrete mathematics – lecture and practical course

Extremal combinatorics – lecture

Algebraic methods in combinatorics – lecture

**International Conferences**

22009 BCC (St Andrews, United Kingdom)

2008 Combinatorics (Costermano, Italy), plenary speaker

2006 Second Irsee Conference (Germany), plenary speaker

1999 BCC (Canterbury, United Kingdom)

**Awards**

2006. János Bolyai Scholarship (from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

**Publications**

- On (k,6) graphs arising from projective planes (with T. Héger and Zs. Weiner),
*Discrete Math. 3 (2008), no. 1, 63-80* - Permutations, hyperplanes and polynomials over finite fields (with T. Héger, Z.L.Nagy and D. Pálvölgyi),
*Finite Fields And Their Applications 16:(5) 301-314 (2010)*. - If a linear code has an extension, then it also has a linear extension (with T. Alderson),
*Designs, Codes and Cryptography,***53/1**(2009), 59-68. - On the graph of a function over a prime field whose small powers have bounded degree (with S. Ball),
*European**Journal of Combinatorics*,**30**(2009) 1575-1584. - Directions in AG(2,p^2) (with L. Lovász and T. Szőnyi),
*Innovations in Incidence Geometry,***6/7**189-201 (2009). - On geometric constructions of (k,g)-graphs (with T. Héger),
*Contributions to Discrete Mathematics,***3**(2008) 63-80. - Complete (q^2-1)-arcs of Q(4,q) (with J. De Beule),
*Finite Fields and Their Applications,***14**(2008) 14-21. - On linear combinations of permutation polynomials that are permutation polynomials (with S. Ball, P. Sziklai),
*Journal of Combinatorial Theory Ser. A***115**(2008) 505-516. - On linear codes whose weights and length have a common divisor (with S. Ball, A. Blokhuis, P. Sziklai and Zs. Weiner),
*Advances in Mathematics,***211**(2007) 94-104. - Random constructions and density results (with T. Szőnyi),
*Designs, Codes and Cryptography*,**47**(2007) 267-287. - On regular semiovals in PG(2,q), J
*ournal of Algebraic Combinatorics***23**(2006) 71-77. - On large minimal blocking sets (with A. Cossidente, Cs. Mengyán, A. Siciliano, T. Szőnyi and Zs.Weiner),
*Journal of Combinatorial Designs***13**(2005) 25-41. - On the spectrum of minimal blocking sets in PG(2,q) (with T. Szőnyi and Zs. Weiner),
*Journal of Geometry 76 (2003) 256-281* - On maximal partial spreads in PG(n,q) (with T. Szőnyi),
*Design, Codes and Criptography***29**(2003) 123-129. - On (q+t,t) arcs of type (0,2,t) (with Zs. Weiner),
*Designs, Codes and Cryptography***29**(2003) 131-139. - On a generalization of Rédei’s theorem,
*Combinatorica***23/4**(2003) 585-598. - The Rédei method applied to finite geometry (Ph.D. Thesis), ELTE (1997).
- On the size of the smallest non-classical blocking set of Redei type in PG(2,p),
*Journal of Combinatorial Theory Ser. A.***89**(2000) 43-54. - On the structure of a generalization of weakly associative lattices (with P. Sziklai),
*Ars Combinatoria***62**(2002) 221-226. - On the number of directions determined by a point set in AG(2,p),
*Discrete mathematics***208/209**299-309. - A remark on blocking sets of almost Rédei type,
*Journal of Geometry***60 (1997)**65-73. - Two remarks on blocking sets and nuclei in planes of prime order (with: P. Sziklai, T. Szőnyi),
*Designs, Codes and Cryptography***10**(1997) 29-39.

**PhD students**

Tamás Héger (2007-2009), Zoltán Lóránt Nagy (2008-2009), Péter Csikvári (2009)

**Hobbies**

Bridge, swimming, tennis, chess, listening to music, walking on stilts, reading