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-24a (building of informatics)
Phone: +421-2-60295 621
My research interests are in the interrelated areas of 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 (ANNs) as a preferred computational paradigm. On one hand, I would like to understand how ANNs work, on the other, I have applied various (small scale) models in different domains, mainly for language modeling, and more recently in robotics. 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, or reinforcement-based). I am also interested in explainable AI, intrinsic motivation (in RL) and abstraction in cognition.
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.
I supervise doctoral, master and bachelor students: see the list of defended theses and of supervised projects by incoming students during the mobility semester.
From time to time, I provide feedback to public media on some relevant topics.
My profiles at GoogleScholar, ResearchGate, LinkedIn.