László Lovász obtained his doctoral degree in mathematics from the Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary, 1971). He is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the US National Academy of Sciences and several other Academies. He was teaching at the University of Szeged (1975-1982), Eötvös Loránd University (1983-1993, 2006-2011), and Yale University (1993-1999), and worked as a researcher at Microsoft Research (1999-2006) and the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics (2020-).
He served as President of the International Mathematical Union (2007-2010) and President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2014-2020). His awards include the Wolf Prize (1999), the Kyoto Prize (2010) and the Abel Prize (2021).
His field of research is discrete mathematics, its applications to the theory theory of computing, and its interactions with classical mathematics.