Dániel Varró is an associate professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics where he received his PhD in 2004 and his habilitation in 2011. His main research interest is model-driven software and systems engineering with special focus on model transformations. He published over 100 papers, and received a Springer Best Paper Award and ACM Distinguished Paper Award at the MODELS 2009 conference
He is a member of the editorial board of the Software and System Modeling journal (Springer), and regularly serves in the programme committee of various international conferences in the field. He was the local organizing chair of ETAPS 2008 and EDCC-5 held in Budapest, and he is a PC co-chair of AGTIVE 2011 and FASE 2013.
He is the founder of the VIATRA2 model transformation framework and EMF-IncQuery project, and the principal investigator at his university of the SENSORIA, DIANA, and SecureChange European research projects. He is a three time recipient of the IBM Faculty Award. Previously, he was a visiting researcher at SRI International, at the University of Paderborn and twice at TU Berlin.