**Personal:**

*Place and date of birth:* Budapest, Hungary; September 7, 1943

*Affiliation:* Department of Algebra, Budapest University of Technology
and Economics

*Address:* 1111 Stoczek u. 2. H ép. 5. em., Budapest, Hungary

*Phone:* (36-1) 463 1111/56 61

*Fax:* (36-1) 463 1780

*e-mail:* sereny@math.bme.hu

**Education:**

MSc in Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Budapest, 1966

MSc in Mathematics, Eötvös Lorand University, 1975

**Positions:**

Research fellow, Central Institute of Physical Research, 1966-1976

Assistant Professor, Mathematical Department, Faculty of Electric Engineering, Technical University of Budapest, 1976-1996

Associate Professor, Department of Algebra, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1996-

**Teaching experience:**

Lectures for undergraduate students of electrical engineering and informatics on real end complex analysis, elementary abstract algebra, topology, and graph theory, computer algebra applications (DERIVE and MAPLE), and mathematical logic, Technical University of Budapest, 1976-

Undergraduate calculus lectures in English, Engineering Program of the International Educational Center of the Technical University of Budapest, 1988-91

Graduate courses on model theory, Eötvös Lorand University, 1992-95

Undergraduate lectures on mathematical logic and set theory for students in mathematics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1999-

**Research:**

Construction of equipments for research in nuclear physics, Central Institute of Physical Research, 1966-76

Research in algebraic logic, in particular, the various algebraic generalizations of classical model theoretical results, investigation of models of languages with finitely many variables and, respectively, containing relations of infinite rank; the characterization of limits to these types of generalizations, in collaboration with fellows of the Mathematical Institute of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1983-

Investigations concerning the field where philosophical and mathematical
logic meet, examination of limits of formal reasoning, 1998-

**Degrees:**

Dr. univ. in set theory and mathematical logic (summa cum laude), Eötvös Loránd University, 1987

PhD in mathematics, Eötvös Loránd University, 1996

**Scholarships:**

Algebraic logic, Mathematical Institute of of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1 year, 1985-86

Invited speaker, Semester on Algebraic Logic, Stefan Banach International Mathematical Center, Warsaw, 4 weeks, 1991

TEMPUS scholarship on computer algebra, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, 6 weeks, 1994

**Language skills:**

English: fluently spoken (exam date: 1980, level: advanced)

Russian: good command (exam date: 1974, level: advanced)