Rudas Tamás - Curriculum Vitae

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

1978: M. Sc. with honors in mathematics, Eötvös Loránd University

1985: Dr. rer. nat. (summa cum laude) in mathematics (probability and statistics) Eötvös Loránd University

1994: Candidate of Mathematical Science (CSc), Hungarian Academy of Sciences

2000: Habilitation (Dr Habil) in sociology, Eötvös Loránd University

2003: Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (DSc), Hungarian Academy of Sciences

 

POSITIONS HELD

 

Department of Data Analysis, Mass Communication Research Centre, Budapest

                   1978-1980: Junior Research Fellow

Department of Methodology, Institute of Sociology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

                   1980-1985: Research Fellow

                   1985-1990: Senior Lecturer

 Statistics Group, Department of Methodology, Institute of Sociology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

                   1990-1995: Senior Lecturer and Head

                   1995-1996: Reader and Head

                   1991-1996: Program Director in Survey Statistics

Center for Applied Statistics, Central European University, Budapest

                   1996-1998: Associate Professor and Head

                   1998-1999: Professor of Statistics and Head

Department of Statistics, School of Sociology and Social Policy, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

                   1999-2002: Reader and Head

                   2002-2003: Professor of Statistics and Head

                   1999-2003 : Director of the School

Department of Statistics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

                   2003-2012 : Professor of Statistics and Head

Faculty of Social Sciences

                   2003-2009 Founding Dean

Department of Statistics, Institute of Empirical Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

                  2012-2015: Head of the Department, Director of the Institute    

                   2012- Professor of Statistics

                   2016- Director-General of the Centre For Social Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

 

VISITING POSITIONS

 

Department of Statistics, Pennsylvania State University, USA

August 1989 -May 1990: Visiting Professor

Department of Mathematics, University of Toledo, USA

September 1992 - August 1993: Visiting Professor

Statistics and Pscyhometry Research Division, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, USA

August 1994 - September 1994: Visiting Scholar

Center for Surveys, Methods and Analyses (ZUMA), Mannheim, Germany

September1995 - October 1995: Guest Professor

Department of Mathematics, University of Toledo, USA

March 1997 - June 1997: Visiting Professor

Institute of Statistics, Technical University of Graz, Austria

October 1999 - January 2000: Visiting Professor

Center for Social Studies, Central European University, Warsaw, Poland

May 2000: Visiting Professor

Center for Social Studies, Central European University, Warsaw, Poland

May 2001 – June 2001: Visiting Professor

Center for Social Studies, Central European University, Warsaw, Poland

May 2002 – June 2002: Visiting Professor

Program in Public Policy, University of Erfurt, Germany

January, 2003: Visiting Professor

Graduate Program in Statistics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

November 2003: Visiting Professor

Center for Social Studies, Warsaw, Poland

June 2004:Visiting Professor

Graduate Program in Statistics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

August 2004: Visiting Professor

Department of Statistics and Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, University of Washington, USA

September 2004-June 2005: Visiting Professor

Center for Social Studies, Warsaw, Poland

July 2005:Visiting Professor

 Graduate Program in Statistics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

November 2005: Visiting Professor

Graduate Program in Statistics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

November 2006: Visiting Professor

Graduate Program in Statistics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

December 2007: Visiting Professor

Department of Statistics and Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, University of Washington, USA

March – June 2008: Visiting Professor

Graduate Program in Statistics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

December 2008: Visiting Professor

Graduate Program in Statistics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

December 2009: Visiting Professor

Doctoral Program in Statistics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

May 2011: Visiting Professor

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

March 2017: Visiting Professor

International Centre for Mathematial Sciences, Edinburgh, Scotland
May 2017: Invited Speaker

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND SHORT COURSES

 

Institute of Anthropology and Human Genetics, University of Heidelberg, Germany,

May 1986 - July 1986: DAAD-fellow

Department of Theoretical Statistics, Institute of Mathematics, University of Aarhus, Denmark,

April 1987 - June 1987: Hungarian-Danish Exchange Programme Fellow

Fields Institute, University of Toronto, Canada

September 1999 - October 1999: Visiting Member

Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforshung, Universitat Koeln, Germany

March 2003: Short course

University of Torino, Italy

January 2004: Short course

University Roma Tre, Italy

January 2009: Short course

Doctoral Program in Statistics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

May 2012, 2013: Short course

University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy,

September 2016: Short course

 

HONOURS

 

Erdei Prize of the Hungarian Sociological Association for the application of statistical methods in sociology, 1988

Szechenyi Professorship, 2000-2003 

Chairman of the Board, TARKI Foundation, 2003-

Vice President, European Association of Methodology, 2008-2012

Affiliate Professor, Department of Statistics, The University of Washington, 2008-

Golden Memorial Medal of the Eötvös Loránd University, 2009

Chairman of the Advisory Board, Institute of Sociology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2010-2012

Faculty Award, Faculty of Social Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University, 2010

Elected Fellow, European Academy of Sociology, 2010

Academy Award, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2011

President, European Association of Methodology, 2012-2014

Angelusz Prize of the Hungarian Sociological Association, 2013

 

PART TIME (ADJUNCT) POSITIONS

 

Dept. of Human Genetics, National Institute of Health, Budapest

195-85: Research Associate

TARKI Social Research Centre, Budapest

1986-88 Research Associate and Head of the Research Group 'Statistical analysis of categorical data'

1989-96 Senior Research Fellow and Head, Dept. of Mathematical Statistics

1996-98 Senior Research Fellow

1998-2011 Academic Director

Department of Political Science, Central European University, Budapest

1994-96: Recurrent Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science and Statistics

Statistics Group, Institute of Sociology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

1996-99: Reader and Program Director

Department of Political Science, Central European University, Budapest

1999 - Recurrent Visiting Professor of Statistics

2016- Professor, Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest

 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

General Secretary, European Association of Methodology (2004-2008)

Directed the research group which developed the DISTAN package for the analysis of discrete data (1986-1992)

Directed a research group which developed a microsimulation data base and microsimulation software (1995-2003)

Consultant to the law firm Shook, Hardy and Bacon (1999-2004)

Consultant to the Joint Industry Body of the Hungarian tv-channels on audience measurement (1999)

 

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

 

Member of the Editorial Board: Advances in Methodology and Statistics

Member of the Editorial Board: Methodology - European Journal of Research Methods for the Behavioral and

                          Social Sciences

Member of the Scientific Committee: Methods of Psychological Research - Online

Member of the Scientific Committee: Bulletin of Sociological Methodology

Member of the Advisory Board: Szociológia

Member of the Advisory Board: Croatian Review of Economic, Business and Social Statistics

 

REVIEWER

 

Annals of Statistics

Biometrika

British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology

Communications in Statistics (Theory and Methods),

Computational Statistics and Data Analysis

Electronic Journal of Statistics

Hacettepe Journal of Mathematics and Statistics

Journal of Applied Statistics

Journal of Classification

Journal of Multivariate Analysis

Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference

Journal of the American Statistical Association (Theory and Methods)

Közgazdasági Szemle

Külgazdaság

Magyar Statisztikai Szemle

Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability

Methods of Psychological Research

Metodoloski Zvezki

Metrika

Sociological Methodology

Sociological Methods and Research

SpringerPlus

Statistics and Computing

Statistical Methodology

Szociológia

Test

Transactions of the IEEE

Austrian Science Foundation

European Commission, 6th and 7th Framework

Hungarian National Science Foundation

Italian Ministry for Research

US National Science Foundation

NATO Science Programme

European Commission, 6th and 7th Framework

Springer Publishers

 

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

 

Co-Director, Budapest Summer School on the Theory and Application of Statistical Models  (1991-94)

Co-Organizer or organizer, Slovene-Austrian-Hungarian-Italian-Croatian Meeting of Young Statisticians, (every year from 1998)

Member of the Organizing Committee, Conference on Information Theory, Cryptography and Statistics, Budapest (2001)

Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee and local organizer: 25th Biennial Meeting of the Society for  Multivariate Analysis in the Behavioural Sciences, jointly with the 2nd Conference of the European Association of Methodology, Budapest (2006)

Workshop co-organizer, Data Mining in Official Statistics, SIAM Data Mining Conference, Anaheim (2012)

 

Invited session organizer:

5th International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Köln (2000), Sunbelt Conference, Budapest (2001), 23rd Biennial Conference of the Society for Multivariate  Analysis in the Behavioural Sciences, Tilburg (2004), 6th International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Amsterdam (2004), COMPSTAT, Rome (2006), 7th International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Naples  (2008), CFE-ERCIM, London (2013), CFE-ERCIM, Pisa (2014)

 

Member of the program committee:

International Conference on Methodology and Statistics, Preddvor (1996), International Conference on Applied Statistics, Preddvor (1997), 21st Biennial Conference of the Society for Multivariate Analysis in the Behavioural Sciences,Leuwen (1998), Conference on Applied Statistics, Preddvor (1998), Austrian-Slovene-Hungarian Meeting of Young Statisticians, Piran (1998), International Conference on Applied Statistics, Preddvor (1999), Slovene-Austrian-Hungarian-Italian Meeting of Young Statistician, Pecs (1999), 22nd Biennial Conference of the Society for Multivariate Analysis in the Behavioural Sciences, London (2000), International Conference on Applied Statistics, Preddvor (2000), Slovene-Austrian-Hungarian-Italian Meeting of Young Statistician, Udine (2000), International Conference on Applied Statistics, Ljubljana (2001), Slovene-Austrian-Hungarian-Italian Meeting of Young Statistician, Klagenfurt (2001), 23rd Biennial Conference of the Society for Multivariate Analysis in the Behavioural Sciences, Tilburg (2002), International Conference on Methodology and Statistics, Ljubljana (2002), Slovene-Austrian-Hungarian-Italian Meeting of Young Statistician, Piran (2002), International Conference on Methodology and Statistics, Ljubljana (2003), Slovene-Austrian-Hungarian-Italian-Croatian Meeting of Young Statistician, Balatonföldvár (2003), 24th Biennial Conference of the Society for Multivariate Analysis in the Behavioural Sciences, Jena (2004), International Conference on Fuzzy Sets and Soft Computing in Economics and Finance, St Petersburg (2004), Slovene-Austrian-Hungarian-Italian-Croatian Meeting of Young Statistician, Rimini (2004), Applied Statistics, Ljubljana (2004), Slovene-Austrian-Hungarian-Italian-Croatian Meeting of Young Statistician, Segau (2005), Applied Statistics,  Ribno (2005), Slovene-Austrian-Hungarian-Italian-Croatian Meeting of Young Statistician, Opatija (2006), Applied Statistics, Bled (2006), Slovene-Austrian-Hungarian-Italian-Croatian Meeting of Young Statistician, Piran (2007), Applied Statistics,  Ribno (2007), Applied Statistics,  Ribno (2008), Slovene-Austrian-Hungarian-Italian-Croatian Meeting of Young Statistician, Balatonfüred (2008), Slovene-Austrian-Hungarian-Italian-Croatian Meeting of Young Statistician, Basovizza (2009), 4th European Conference of Methodology, Potsdam (2010), Slovene-Austrian-Hungarian-Italian-Croatian Meeting of Young Statistician, Vorau (2010), Slovene-Austrian-Hungarian-Italian-Croatian Meeting of Young Statistician, Rijeka (2011), Slovene-Austrian-Hungarian-Italian-Croatian Meeting of Young Statistician, Piran (2012), Slovene-Austrian-Hungarian-Italian-Croatian Meeting of Young Statistician, Balatonfured (2013), 7th Conference of the ERCIM, Pisa (2014), COMPSTAT 2016, Oviedo (2016)

 

INVITED AND PLENARY CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

1986, 1990, 1992: Workshop on Graphical Association Models, Wiesbaden.1988: Workshop on Graphical Association Models, Aalborg. 1995: Workshop on the Analysis of Large Data Sets, Oxford; International Conference on Statistics and Methodology, Preddvor. 1996: Workshop on Latent Variable Models, Wiesbaden; Conference on Statistics and Social Science, State College. 1997: Symposion on the Analysis of Categorical Data, Tilburg. 1998: Conference on Statistical Issues in the Social Sciences, Stockholm. 1999: Workshop on Conditional Independence Structures and Graphical Models, Toronto, Seminar on Relating Causal Structure to Conditional Independence Structure, Toronto. 2000: 5th International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Köln (two talks), Research Kitchen on Learning Graphical Models, Trest, 2001: Microsimulation Methodology, Budapest, 2002: International Conference on Methodology and Statistics, Ljubljana, 2004: 24th Biannual Conference of the Society for Multivariate Analysis in the Behavioral Sciences Jena, : 6th International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Amsterdam, 2006: COMPSTAT, Rome, 2007: HUNNET IV, Budapest, 2012: Algebraic Statistics in Europe, Vienna, Conference on the 10th Anniversary of the Statistics Graduate Program, University of Ljubljana, 2014: 6th European Congress of Methodology, Utrecht, 2015: 8th International Workshop on Simulation, Vienna, 14th  Congress on the Methodology of the Social Sciences, Palma de Mallorca, World Statistics Day Workshop, Budapest (2015), Graduate Workshop, University of Ljubljana (2016), Cost Action Workshop, Paris (2016), 2016 COMPSTAT, Oviedo, CESS 2016, Budapest, Cost Action Workshop, Amsterdam (2017), 3rd SaW Collaborative Workshop, Lisbon (2017)

 

CONTRIBUTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

1984: Colloquium on Goodness-of-fit, Debrecen; COMPSTAT 84, Prague. 1985:Session of the International Statistical Institute, 1986: COMPSTAT 86,Rome; World Congress of the Bernoulli Society, Tashkent. 1987: European Meeting of Statisticians, Thessaloniki; Satellite Meeting of the EMS,Thessaloniki.1988: International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Dubrovnik; European Meeting of Statisticians, Berlin. 1989: International Workshop on Social Science Methodology, Ruegen. 1989: SoftStat 89, Heidelberg; CASOR, Dresden*. 1990: COMPSTAT 90, Dubrovnik; International Conference of the Biometric Societey, Budapest. 1991: Workshop on Statistical Modelling, Utrecht; International Conference of the Psychometric Society, Trier. 1992 International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Trento. 1993: Conference on the Analysis of Categorical Longitudinal Data, State College. 1994: World Congress of the International Sociological Association, Bielefeld. 1995: International Conference on the Visualisation of Categorical Data, Köln; Workshop on Mixture Models, Aussois; H. A. David Conference, Ames. 1996 European Conference on Highly Structured Stochastic Systems, Rebild. 1997: International Conference on Statistical Analysis Based on the L1 Norm, Neuchatel; International Conference on Applied Statistics, Preddvor. 1998: Conference on Network Analysis, Barcelona*; 21st Biennial Conference of the Society for Multivariate Analysis in the Behavioural Sciences, Leuven; 13th International Workshop on Statistical Modeling, New Orleans; Workshop on Microsimulation Methodology, Cambridge*; Prague Stochastics 98, Prague; Workshop on Structural Learning in Graphical Models, Tirano; Conference of the Society for Economic Modelling, Matrafured*. 1999: Large Scale Data Analysis, Köln, International Conference on Applied Statistics, Preddvor*, HUSITA*, Budapest. 2000: ; 22nd Biennial Conference of the Society for Multivariate Analysis in the Behavioural Sciences, London; 8th Zittau Fuzzy Colloquium, Zittau*, 4th Conference on Distributions with Given Marginals and Statistical Modeling, Barcelolna*; 5th International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Köln* (two talks), Conference Foundations and Aplications of Statistics, Jerusalem*. 2001: 16th International Workshop on Statistical Modeling, Odense*, Conference of the Psychometric Society, Osaka*, International Symposium on Information Theory, Washington* International Conference on Applied Statistics, Ljubljana, 2002: 23rd Biennial Conference of the Society for Multivariate Analysis in the Behavioural Sciences, Tilburg, 2003:Joint Statistical Meetings, San Francisco, International Conference on Robust Statistics, Antwerp*, 2004: 6th International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Amsterdam, International Conference on Fuzzy Sets and Soft Computing in Economics and Finance, St Petersburg* , 2006: Statistical Latent Variable Models in the Health Sciences, Perugia , 25th Biannual Conference of the Society for Multivariate Analysis in the Behavioral Sciences , Budapest, 2008: 26th Biannual Conference of the Society for Multivariate Analysis in the Behavioral Sciences , Oviedo, 7th International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Naples, 2009: Conference of the European Survey Association, Warsaw, 2010: 4th European Conference of Methodology, Potsdam, Joint Statistical Meetings, Vancouver*, 180th Session of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2011: Spring Methodology Conference, American Sociological Association, Tilburg, 4th International Conference of the ERCIM WG on Computing & Statistics, London, 2012: Workshop on Data Mining in Official Statistics, SIAM Data Mining Cinference, Anaheim, Algebraic Statistics int he Alleghenies, State College*, 6th European Conference on Methodology, Santiago de Compostela, 2013: New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics, Brussels, UK Meeting on Causal Inference, Manchester, Journees de Statistique, Toulouse, 29th European Meeting of Statisticians, Budapest (3 presentations*),  6th International Conference of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics, London (2 presentations*), 2014: Workshop on Algebraic Statistics, Chicago*, Workshop on Algebraic Statistics, Prague, 7th Conference of the ERCIM, Pisa (3 presentations*), 2015: 8th Conference of the ERCIM, London, 2016: 7th Conference of the European Association of Methodology, Palma

 

(*: talk presented by co-author)

 

COLLOQUIA PRESENTATIONS

 

1987: University of Wiesbaden. 1988: University of California at Los Angeles, Iowa State University, University of Madison, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania State University, Educational Testing Service. 1993:University of Michigan, Iowa State University, University of Iowa. 1994: University of Toledo, Pennsylvania State University, Educational Testing Service, Hershey Medical Center, University of Delaware. 1995: Center for Surveys and Methods (ZUMA), University of Toledo, University of Pennsylvania, University of Delaware, Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University, University of Iowa, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 1996: Center for Surveys and Methods (ZUMA), University of Tilburg, University of Essex. 1997: University of Ljubljana, Gallup Research Center and University of Nebraska. 2000: University of Graz, London School of Economics. 2001: University of Perugia (two talks), University of Roma Tre, 2004: Technical University of Turin, University of Eindhoven, University of Washington, 2005: University of Washington (two talks), 2007: University of Ljubljana. 2008: University of Washington. 2010: University of Maryland, University of Nebraska, University of Washington, New York University, 2011: University of Szeged, University of Utrecht. 2012: University of Washington, University of Ottawa, New York University. 2014: University of Washington. 2016: New York University. 2016: Columbia University. 2016: University of Washington