Center for Cognitive Infocommunications
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.
Prof. Péter Baranyi Ph.D., D.Sc. (Scholar profile)
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. (Scholar profile)
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. Shas 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.