Sándor Darányi has been working at the University of Borås since 2003. His areas of research are advanced access to digital libraries, including automatic indexing, automatic classification, information retrieval and information visualization; digital preservation; narrative genomics for the study of intangible cultural heritage (e.g. mythologies and tales); quantum interaction; and evolving semantics.
He has been involved in several national and international research projects, with publications on e.g. the integration of simulations in formal models of digital libraries; physics as a metaphor to model language change; and formalization of folk narratives for the extraction of test collections from unstructured big data.
He is on the editorial board of Journal of Information Science
1994 Candidate of Science (CSc), Ethnography, Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest, Hungary.
1989 PhD, Information Science, Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Library and Information Science, Budapest, Hungary.
1981-1985 MA, Library and Information Science, Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Library and Information Science, Budapest, Hungary.
1970-1975 MSc, University of Agriculture, Gödöllő, Hungary.
2011- Professor, Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås, Borås, Sweden
2008- Honorary Professor, Department of Library Science, Szeged University, Hungary
2003- Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer), Swedish School of Library and Information Science (University of Gothenburg), University College Borås, Borås, Sweden and Consultant, Center for Information Retrieval, University of Veszprém, Hungary
2001-2003 Head of Unit, EU Science and Technology Cooperation, Ministry of Education, Budapest, Hungary and National Contact Point for social sciences and the humanities in the 6th Framework Programme
1997-2001 Science and Technology Attaché, Embassy of the Hungarian Republic, Helsinki, Finland
1996-1997 Associate Professor and Temporary Chair, School of Journalism, Library and Information Science, Oslo University College, Oslo, Norway
1995-1996 Professional consultant in Library and Information Science
1993,1995 Kaser Endowed Lecturer and Visiting Scholar, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
1985-1996 Assistant Professor of Information Science, specialised in information retrieval, Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Library and Information Science, Budapest, Hungary