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doc. RNDr. Martin Takáč, PhD.
Associate professor
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: takac[[at]]ii[[dot]]fmph[[dot]]uniba[[dot]]sk
Office: I-37 (building of informatics)
Phone: +421-2-60295 370
Fax: +421-2-654 22 263

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I received MSc in artificial intelligence and PhD in applied informatics from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. I have been teaching and doing research in the area of cognitive science, which allows me to combine my professional background with my long-standing interest in human cognition and psychology. I mostly do computational models of cognitive phenomena related to knowledge representation and meaning construction, language origins and acquisition, cognitive semantics and qualitative reasoning. I have been collaborating with researchers at the University of Otago and Soul Machines Ltd. in New Zealand, which has been a very enriching experience for me, both professionally and personally.

I am interested in a wider impact of AI on society and ethical aspects of cognitive technologies. I am active in raising public awareness about these issues. See my public outreach page (in Slovak).

I am a senior member of the Cognition and Neural Computation Research Group and a founding member of Slovak Cognitive Science Society.

I supervise PhD students of computer science, master students of cognitive science (mIKV) and applied informatics (mAIN) and bachelor students of applied informatics (bAIN). See their completed theses, and the list of open topics (in Slovak) I am currently offering.

I like to spend my leisure time outdoors or by making and playing various kinds of traditional Slovak flutes and bagpipes.