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Center for Cognitive Infocommunications

Scope

Cognitive infocommunications (CogInfoCom) investigates the link between the research areas of infocommunications and cognitive sciences, as well as the various engineering applications which have emerged as the synergic combination of these sciences. The primary goal of CogInfoCom is to provide a systematic view of how cognitive processes can co-evolve with infocommunications devices so that the capabilities of the human brain may not only be extended through these devices, irrespective of geographical distance but may also be blended with the capabilities of any artificially cognitive system. This merging and extension of cognitive capabilities are targeted towards applications in which artificial and/or natural cognitive systems are enabled to work together more effectively.

Members

Prof. Péter Baranyi Ph.D., D.Sc.

Professor Baranyi obtained his Ph.D. in Informatics in 1999 and became the Doctor of Hungarian Academy Sciences in 2006. He is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Engineering. His work has been recognized with several international awards, including the Kimura Award, International Dennis Gabor Award, and the young investigator award by Sigma XI.

In the field of non-linear control theory, Professor Baranyi developed the TP model transformation, which is a higher-order singular value decomposition of continuous functions, structures, or dynamic models. This transformation plays a crucial role in non-linear control design theories and opens up new theory for optimization.

Around 2010, Professor Baranyi introduced the concept of Cognitive Infocommunications (CogInfoCom). Since then, CogInfoCom has evolved into a scientific discipline, giving rise to various branches including, for instance,  Mathability, Digital Reality, Digital & Cognitive Corporate Reality, and Socio-Cognitive ICT. Within the field of CogInfoCom, Professor Baranyi led a research group investigating the cognitive aspects of Virtual Reality for application in corporate environments. His research group was the first to discover that users could achieve 40-50% better effectiveness in 3D digital environments.

Dr. Ádám B. Csapó Ph.D.

Ádám Balázs Csapó obtained his PhD degree at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2014, and is currently teaching and conducting research as an associate professor at Corvinus University of Budapest.

In his research, Dr. Csapó aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of the phenomena behind the “digital and cognitive reality” that is emerging as a result of recent trends in human-ICT co-evolution. Specifically, he has focused on aspects of 3D information systems and generative models which can contribute to making human perception, understanding, learning, and information recall faster and more efficient.

Dr. Ildikó Horváth Ph.D.

Ildikó Horváth obtained her PhD degree in 2017 and in 2023 completed her habilitation in Information Sciences. Her research focuses on the examination of the cognitive aspects of 3-dimensional alternative reality (VR, AR, Mixed reality) systems. The research goal is to determine the directions of development in digital ICT environments that ensure users’ work with the most optimal cognitive load, thus positively impacting work efficiency. It also investigates the effects of digital environments on changes in human abilities and the possibilities of personalization. She has experience in leadership, organization of education and development, and over 10 years of experience in scientific research, publishing, and university education for BSc, MSc, and PhD levels.

Dr. Anna Sudár Ph.D.

Anna Sudár obtained her PhD degree in 2023 in the field of computer science and holds an MSc degree in cognitive science. Her research topic is spatial cognition and the examination of general cognitive abilities in virtual reality. She has more than fifteen scientific publications including a book chapter. In the past 6 years as a scientific community activity, she participated in the organization of several international IEEE conferences and helped the editorial processes of many international Special Journal Issues.

Dr. Borbála Berki Ph.D.

Borbála Berki obtained her PhD degree in 2023 in the field of computer science. Her work focuses on the human cognitive aspects of virtual reality. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and an MSc in cognitive psychology specialization. She has authored more than twenty scientific publications in recent years, including a book chapter.

Prof. Viktor Dörfler, PhD

Viktor Dörfler is a scholar, consultant, teacher, and speaker, a Professor of AI Strategy at the University of Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, UK, and holds visiting scholar positions at the Management Department of the University of Zagreb, Croatia and at the Corvinus Institute for Advanced Studies (CIAS) of the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. Prof Dörfler has worked in the field of AI for 25 years, during which he spearheaded the development of AI software (1999-2004), designed intelligent platforms, and conducted a number of AI implementations. Meanwhile, his scholarly research focused on talent, creativity, the nature of knowledge, and the grandmaster-apprentice relationship. In this role, Prof Dörfler conducted in-depth open-ended interviews with 20 top scientists, including 17 Nobel Laureates, in order to understand the thinking of scientists at the highest level of mastery. Through the synthesis of these two areas, his recent focus is on the human side of AI implementations. His book What Every CEO Should Know About AI, published by the Cambridge University Press, deals with AI strategy, and discusses how to get things right, from a human-organizational perspective, in AI implementations. According to Prof Dörfler organizations today need to figure out how to create harmony between implementing AI solutions, supporting grandmaster-apprentice relationships and fostering communities of practice (CoPs).

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