András Zsótér

Department of Chemistry
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Fax: (852) 2857-1586


Science graduate with job and research experience related to computer application, automation and instrumentation. Excellent programming skills in Assembly as well as in high level languages. Able to design and manufacture interface cards from chips up. Capable and willing to learn new skills. Looking for job at commercial or research organizations.


  • I am available from the end of June 1996.
  • I can move to virtually any location or any country providing my employer can sponsor my visa application (I am holding a Hungarian passport).


Place and date of birth 1966, Békéscsaba, Hungary


1993- The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Studying for Ph.D. in Chemistry.
Field: Automated Organic Synthesis with Robotics

Tools used:

This project started under DOS but migrated to Linux.

This project also involves hardware design and implementation

  • Motion control (stepper motors)
  • Interfacing with high voltage devices (optocouplers)
  • Measurement (analog to digital signal conversion)
  • Serial communication (interfacing with external devices through RS232)

Scholarships received:

  • Robert Black College Scholarship (1993-94)
  • Postgraduate Studentship (1995)

1985-1990 József Attila University, Szeged, Hungary


  • Chemistry and Biology (1985-1986)
  • Chemistry and General and Applied Linguistics (1986-1990)


University Degree (Master's degree equivalent) in Chemistry and in General and Applied Linguistics (József Attila University, Szeged, Hungary, 23 June 1990)
Classification: Excellent (4.83 from 5.00).


  • Chemistry: New Results in Chemoton Theory (The OR-Type Branching)
  • Linguistics: A Computational Model of Hungarian Morphology

Working Experience:

Mar. 1991-Dec. 1992

Worked as a freelance computer programmer mainly for Lingware Co. Ltd. (a Hungarian-American joint venture company specializing in computer-aided translation and linguistic products).


  • Development of programs for morphologycal analysis of Hungarian text.

Tools used:

  • Turbo Pascal (with OOP)
  • Turbo Pascal for Windows.

Jun. 1990-Feb. 1991

Biologycal Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
Szeged, Hungary; Job title: Research Assistant.


  • Development of the controller program for an Automated Laboratory Workstation. (A development for BIOHIT International oy.)

Tools used:

  • Turbo Pascal
  • 8086 assembly.

Jan. 1985-Aug. 1985

County Hospital at Békéscsaba, Hungary; Job title: Computer Operator


  • Development of a program for Event-related Desynchronization examinations.

Tools used:

  • Z-80 assembly
  • Sinclair Spectrum Basic.

Programming skills

Programming Languages:

  • 80x86 Assembly, Forth, Pascal, Z-80 Assembly, BASIC, C++, C, AWK

Operating Systems:

  • MS-DOS (Eight years of experience.)
  • MS-Windows (Working knowledge.)
  • Linux (Preferred.)


  1. A. Zsótér, ``Does Late Binding Really Have To Be Slow?'', Forth Dimensions, XVIII #1, 31-35 (1996).
    The HTML version of this paper is available at
    The Dynamic Object-oriented Forth (for Linux and Solaris) can be downloaded from

  2. A. Zsótér and R. S. Tse, ``Object-oriented Forth in Robotic Chemical Synthesis'', The 17th Annual FORML Conference, Asilomar CA, November 24-26, 1995.

  3. A. Zsótér, ``Implementation of Object-oriented programming via register based pointer'', Journal of Microcomputer Applications (1995), 18, 279-285.

  4. A. Zsótér, ``An Assembly Programmer's Approach to Object-oriented Forth'', Forth Dimensions, XVI #6, 11-17 (1995).
    The HTML version of this paper is available at
    The Object-oriented Forth (OOF) can be downloaded from

  5. K. Fábricz, A. Zsótér ``On the Computational Treatment of Hungarian Morphology'', 2nd International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian, Szeged, April 10-12, 1994.

  6. A. Zsótér, ``New Results in Chemoton Theory (The OR-Type Branching)'' XVth Symposium of The Hungarian Biophysics Society, Szeged, 1989