Members of CNC Group


  • Igor Farkaš - cognitive robotics, language learning, neural networks, action understanding and motor imagery
  • Ľubica Beňušková - biophysical neuron models, plasticity
  • Martin Takáč (part-time) - cognitive semantics and knowledge representation, computational models of language emergence and language acquisition
  • Barbora Cimrová (part-time) - action understanding and motor imagery
  • Kristína Malinovská - biologically plausible ANN, deep learning, cognitive robotics, motor cognition, cognitive semantics

PhD students

  • Juraj Holas - reinforcement learning, human-robot interaction (supervisor I. Farkaš)
  • Matúš Tuna - deep learning, few shot learning (supervisor I. Farkaš)
  • Matúš Tomko - bio-inspired neural modeling (supervisor Ľ. Beňušková)
  • Endre Hamerlik - natural language processing, knowledge representation, interpretability in DNN (supervisor M. Takáč)
  • Matej Fandl - attractor neural networks (supervisor M. Takáč)
  • Iveta Bečková - biologically plausible learning of NN, explainable AI (supervisor I. Farkaš)
  • Štefan Pócoš - attention mechanism in neural networks, explainable AI (supervisor I. Farkaš)


Each year, a number of local students from bachelor and master programmes in applied informatics, as well as the master programme in cognitive science work on projects related CNC research areas. Members of the CNC group also supervise foreign students during their mobility in Bratislava (MEi:CogSci consortium).


All members are with the Department of Applied Informatics.