Istvan Forgacs received the M. S. degree in electrical engineering from Budapest Technical University in 1980. His research interests include program testing and maintenance, debugging, slicing and flow analysis. He has published about 30 technical articles. From 1994 till 1999 he is a senior research associate of the Information Research Group, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He received the Ph.D. degree in computer science in 1993.
Since 1999 he is the R&D director of Balthazar Ltd. He was the project leader and designer of ClearMaker the first third generation analyzer, and of Y2K.O. the only product which was able to automatically test programs after Y2K remediation process.