Levente was born in Sighisoara, Romania in 1975. He received the Dipl. Eng. in Electronic Engineering from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, Romania.
He has received the PhD degree in the area of hybrid control architecture development for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, at the Mobile & Marine Robotics Research Centre, Electronics and Computer Engineering Department, University of Limerick, Ireland. He was a member of the Mobile & Marine Robotics Research Group in the University of Limerick from 2002 - 2007. From there he took up a position working in The University of Southampton, UK as a Research Fellow working in the area of underwater vehicles.
His research interests include: autonomous mobile robotics, marine robots, motion control, design of guidance, navigation and control systems for autonomous underwater vehicles, behaviour-based control architectures, hybrid control architectures, electronic hardware and sensor integration, real-time embedded control system programming, offshore aquaculture.