• Sep 17, 1928
    (b.) - ?

Bio/Description

A Slovak computer scientist, he received his Ph.D. at the Technical University in Prague and his Habilitation (Dr.Sc.) in Computer Science at the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, Slovakia. Around 1958 he developed the analog computer. In 1966, he was Professor at the Institute for technical Cybernetics. In 1969, he developed the 16-bit processor RPP-16, which was produced from 1974. It was designed as a real-time control system. It was based on integrated circuits by Texas instruments. He and colleagues received the Czechoslovak State Award for 1976 for technology. The system was widely (for example, when the control of nuclear power plants and coal mines) in the CSSR official policy favored, but others developed in the framework of the COMECON calculators that were mostly IBM or DEC clones. In 1978 he co-founded the Institute of Cybernetics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, and was its Director until 1989. Cybernetics was a then popular description of computer science. In the 1990s, he established the University of Trencin a center of the central Váh river valley in WesternSlovakia close to the border with the Czech Republic. He was its first Rector. Later he turned to parallel computer architectures for image and signal processing, as well as in database technology. In 1996, he received the Computer Pioneer Award, and in 1998, he received the Order of the Ľudovit Štur. He has written three books and more than 100 scientific papers.