Vajk Szeverényi is an archaeologist from the Institute of Archaeology at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He studied prehistoric and classical archaeology as well as Assyriology at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. Following this he became doctoral fellow in the Institute for Archaeology at the University of Oxford. He completed his thesis in 2004 with a work entitled “Interregional Interaction and Social Change in the Early Bronze Age of the Carpathian Basin”.
During his fellowship at Topoi Vajk Szeverényi works with research group (D-6) Atlas of Innovations adding a new archaeological finding group to the atlas, that is innovations of pyrotechnology from the 4th to 2nd century BC found in Central Europe and the Black Sea Region which have been until now left unavailable and  undocumented for researches based on an international level.