Koltai, Tamás PhD

Positionprofessor, dean, head of PhD school
SubdepartmentProduction management
Room numberQA306
Phone+36 1 463-2432


  • Production and operations management
  • Organization of Production
  • Engineering economy
  • Applied operations research

Research fields

  • Cost analysis of production and service systems
  • Sensitivity analysis of the results of quantitative management decision making models
  • Assembly line balancing with workforce skill constraints
  • The application of data envelopment analysis (DEA) for the evaluation of business simulation games
  • Sensitivity analysis of data envelopment analysis (DEA) results

Significant Fellowships and Honors

  • Visiting Professor (Professor Visitante) at the Department of Industrial Organization, Engineering Faculty, Seville University, 1990-1992
  • Visiting Scholar at the Department of Production Management and Strategy, The University of Michigan Business School, Ann Arbor, 1998-1999)
  • Adjunct Lecturer, International Manager Center, 1989-1998
  • Széchenyi Professorship, 1999-2003
  • "Best Paper Award" for the paper presented at Ninth European Meeting on Cybernetics and System Research (1988, Wien) in the section titled Management and Cybernetics of Organization
  • Faculty Researcer Award (senior category), Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, 2010
  • Memorial Medal, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, 2016


  • English (C1)
  • Spanish (B2)


  • Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2016, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Dr. habil, 2000, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • PhD in Industrial Engineering, 1987, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Technical University of Budapest
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering, 1983, Technical University of Budapest, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering