Igor Farkaš holds a PhD degree in applied informatics and MSc degree in technical cybernetics, both from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. In 2000-2003 he worked as a research fellow (postdoc) at the Department of Psychology, University of Richmond, VA where he worked on connectionist modeling of early lexical acquisition. Since 2003 he has been affiliated with the Department of Applied Informatics of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University Bratislava, since 2014 as a full professor and the head of department. He coordinates the Cognition and Neural Computation research group, and the Centre for Cognitive Science.
Igor Farkaš received a prestigious Fulbright scholarship (Department of Computer Science, University of Texas in Austin) and Humboldt scholarship (Department of Computational Linguistics and Phonetics, Saarland University, Germany).
His research interests include understanding artificial neural network models, and their use for cognitive modeling in robotics and language, reinforcement learning, intrinsic motivation and the concept of abstractness. In the field of education, he is the faculty coordinator of the Middle European interdisciplinary master program in Cognitive Science (MEi:CogSci).
Prof. Igor Farkaš serves as the coordinator of the TERAIS project, Transformation Lead Expert, and WP5 Systematic Development of People Leader.