prof. Ing. Igor Farkaš, Dr.
Centre for Cognitive Science
Department of Applied Informatics
Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics
Mlynská dolina, 842 48 Bratislava
Office: I-25 (building of informatics)
Phone: +421-2-60295 621
My research interests are in the interrelated areas of neural networks, cognitive science, artificial intelligence and robotics. I believe that computational approaches are inevitable for explaining the mechanisms of learning and information processing that underlie cognition. I have always been a strong proponent of (brain-inspired) artificial neural networks as a preferred computational paradigm. I have worked with various models and applied them across domains, mainly language acquisition, and recently I became interested in cognitive robotics. We focus on modeling the cognitive development of a situated embodied agent. I think that developmental cognitive robotics provides an ideal approach that allows putting together various building blocks in an autonomous agent, with an emphasis on learning (supervised, unsupervised, reinforcement-based).
We also do experimental work focusing on motor cognition using EEG measurements. We deal with brain-computer interfaces, exploiting the motor imagery paradigm.
I am a senior researcher of the Cognition and Neural Computation group.