Szabolcs Sövényi, born in Hungary, received two M.Sc. degrees in mechanical engineering, the first one from the Technical University of Budapest in 1998, and the second one from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2002. He expects to earn his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor by June, 2005.
His work experience includes a four-month project on artificial intelligence in England sponsored by Rolls Royce, a four week internship in Sweden at Volvo, a two-year master’s thesis project on finite element thermal analysis and piezoelectric force sensing at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His current research project deals with the analysis and cancellation of vibration feedthrough of joystick controlled equipment in moving vehicles. The main contribution of his Ph.D. research relates to the identification of the biomechanical system of the human operator in a moving environment. His research interests are: haptics, electromechanical systems, control systems, system identification, signal processing, finite element thermal analysis.