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prof. Ing. Igor Farkaš, Dr.
Centre for Cognitive Science
Department of Applied Informatics
Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics
Comenius University
Mlynská dolina, 842 48 Bratislava
Slovak Republic

E-mail: farkas[[at]]fmph[[dot]]uniba[[dot]]sk
Office: I-25 (building of informatics)
Phone: +421-2-60295 621

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Broadly speaking, my research interests are in the overlapping areas of cognitive science and artificial intelligence. 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 (biologically 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. In our work, we focus on modeling cognitive development of a situated embodied agent. I think that developmental cognitive robotics provides an ideal approach that allows to put together various building blocks in a semi-autonomous agent, with an emphasis on learning.

We also do experimental work focusing on motor cognition using the EEG measurement system. We deal with brain-computer interfaces, exploiting the motor imagery paradigm associated with (de)synchronization of brain rhythms.

I am a senior researcher of the Cognition and Neural Computation Research Group.

I supervise master and bachelor students: see the list of defended theses and of supervised projects by incoming students during the mobility semester.

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