Tamas Haidegger


I developed strong professional connections which helped me in numerous ways. I met the best people in my field and once I got to know them, I could ask them questions any time and they assisted me all along - even today.”
— Tamas Haidegger

Tamas completed an internship at the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics at Johns Hopkins University in 2007-2008 through the Hungarian American Enterprise Scholarship Fund. Now a pioneer in robotics, he still finds time to give back to his community.

"The HAESF internship was a life-changing experience, which still determines my daily activities. I learnt quite a bit about high-end scientific research, research and education management, laboratory project management, scientific paper and grant writing, and picked up various other soft skills. Also, the professional relationships lasted: I have sent numerous students to the U.S., having joint grants with Johns Hopkins University and an active working relationship with numerous groups I got to know during my stay."

What he’s up to now:

Deputy Director for the newly created Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics at Óbuda University in Budapest. Tamas is also a co-founder and CEO of the startup company HandInScan, developer of the Semmelweis System of hand hygiene quality management, now in use in North American, European, and Japanese health care institutions. You can read more about how Tamas' passion developed in the U.S. on his blog on surgical robotics.