Meet The Team
István Ulbert, MD, DSc
I. Human-machine interfaces labII. Human epilepsy labIII. Neural tissue interfacingIV. High-density brain imaging
Director, Head of the group, Full Professor
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Lucia Wittner, PhD
II. Human epilepsy labIII. Neural tissue interfacing
Senior Research Fellow
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Richárd Fiáth, PhD
III. Neural tissue interfacing
IV. High-density brain imaging
Richárd Fiáth received his M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Faculty of Information Technology, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary, in 2009 and his Ph.D. degree in neurosciences from the Semmelweis University, Budapest, in 2017. He is currently working as postdoc at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Budapest. His current research interests include neural interfaces, high-density neural recording methods, thalamocortical oscillations and the physiology of sleep. CV
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Gergely Márton, PhD
I. Human-machine interfaces
Dr. Gergely Márton has an MSc degree in electrical engineering and a PhD in neurosciences. He is a researcher, inventor, hardware designer and programmer working on MEMS neural microelectrode arrays and brain-computer interfacing. He is also experimenting with the application of deep learning and advanced image processing in neurosciences and plays touch rugby for even more fun.
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Kinga Tóth, PhD
II. Human epilepsy lab
Kinga works on surgically removed human neocortical tissues from epileptic and non-epileptic patients. She studies the spontaneous synchronous population activity which is generated in the slice-preparations of these specimens. By applying electrophysiological and anatomical methods, she examines the role of perisomatic inhibition in the generation of physiological and pathological activities. CV (hu)
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Domonkos Horváth, MSc
Domokos Meszéna, PhD
Domokos recently received his Ph.D. (summa cum laude) at Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics. He joined the group in 2014. He has a keen interest in neural-tissue interfacing using various tools of electrophysiology (in vivo and in vitro) as well as two-photon laser scanning microscopy. Recently he designed a multi-modal setup to record simultaneous intra- and extracellular signals from the same neuron combined with two-photon imaging for generating ground-truth datasets. Outside the lab, he defines himself - among others - as a community person, a guitar player (classical, jazz), and a hobby DSLR photographer. CV
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Ágnes Kandrács, PhD
Agnes Kandracs earned her Ph.D. degree at the Roska Tamas Doctoral School of Sciences and Technology at Pazmany Peter Catholic University in Budapest Hungary under the supervision of Dr. Lucia Wittner. She completed her BSc and MSc at the Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics at the Pazmany Peter Catholic University with a specialization in molecular bionics and infobionics engineering. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at UlbertLab. Her main research project is the electrophysiological and anatomical examination of cortical neural networks. CV
Bálint File, PhD
V. Computational modeling
Bálint File has an MSc degree in info-bionic engineering and he is recently finished a PhD in network analysis of complex systems. His research interest focus on the network analysis of large-scale neural interactions and network organization of free word associations. He also likes exploring different cultures and hiking in remote areas., CV
Tibor Nánási, MD, PhD
Tibor received his MD at Semmelweis University and completed his MSc of Medical Biotechnology at Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics. As a bioinformaticist, he specialized on the systems biology of human brain aging and on neural oscillations. His current research is focused on computational approaches combining machine learning and graph-based techniques to analyze gene expression changes in health and disease. Apart from the in silico experiments, he’s an amateur electric guitar player and photographer. CV (hu)
Estilla Zsófia Tóth, MSc
Csaba Köllőd, MSc
Csaba received his master degree in Info-bionics engineering at Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics. His research topic is about Brain-Computer Interfaces supported by Deep Learning technologies. Currently he is developing an application, which will be challenged in the next Cybathlon competition in BCI discipline. He is the manager and the leader programmer of this project. In his free time he loves to teach skiing, playing Ultimate Frisbee, go to theater, scouting and learning new things like guitar playing, photography and more. CV
Csaba Horváth, MSc
János Rokai, MD
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Csilla Szita-Szabó, MSc
PhD Student - on Maternity Leave
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Ward Fadel, MSc
PhD Student - Stipendium Hungaricum
Moutz Wahdow, MSc
András Adolf, MSc
After receiving his master degree in Info-Bionics Engineering at Pázmány Péter Catholic University, András has started his PhD studies at Roska Tamás Doctoral School. His topic is about Brain-Computer Interfaces supported by Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning for the classification of EEG signals. He focuses on Neural Networks with limited amount of input data, and on different Channel Selection algorithms. Currently he is also working on the Cybathlon project. In his free time, he likes running, learning Spanish, hiking and playing on electric guitar.
Melinda Rácz, MSc
Melinda Rácz is a Ph.D. student at János Szentágothai Doctoral School of Neurosciences of Semmelweis University. They obtained their master’s degree in electrical engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2020. Melinda is interested in brain-computer interfacing (based on e.g. EEG, ECoG, or neural signals recorded using intracranial electrodes); they are a member of the group since 2018. CV
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Barnabás Kocsis, MSc
Beatrix Kovács, MSc
Obada Muhammad, MSc
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Former members, visiting researchers and their current affiliations
Gábor Orbán, PhD
Currently Postdoc at IIT Microtechnology for Neuroelectronics, Genova, Italy (Luca Berdondini's Lab)
Gergely Mészáros, MSc
Blanka Bodri, BSc
Viola Matusz, MSc
Currently at 3DHisteq Ltd.
Nóra Bunford, PhD
Recently formed her own Lendület Developmental and Translational Neuroscience Research Group, Bunford Lab.
Katharina Hofer, PhD
Now post-doc at Dan Rokni Lab (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Bálint Péter Kerekes, PhD
Now working as Production Consultant at ISYS-ON Information Consulting Ltd.
Emília Tóth, PhD
Now post-doc at Sandipan Pati Lab, UAB department of Neurology, Alabama, US.
Ildikó Pál, PhD
Now working at Gedeon Richter Plc.
Zoltán Kárász, PhD
Now working as a Machine learning engineer at Bosch.
Richárd Csercsa, PhD
Currently working as an R&D engineer at Ericsson.
Balázs Gábor Dombovári, PhD
Now working at GE Healthcare.
László Grand, PhD
Currently at Nevrotech Inc., Appercell Inc. and PPCU FITB.
László Entz, MD, PhD
Currently at Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland.
Dániel Fabó, MD, PhD
Currently at National Institute of Clinical Neurosciences.
János Pálhalmi, PhD
Currently at EastWestData Ltd.
Student accomplishments in the Lab
Botond Vezse (2022)
Balázs Szabó (2022)
Luca Reicher (2021)
Klaudia Csikós (2021)
Ábel Petik (2021)
Fanni Veres (2021)
Dorina Papp (2021)
Csilla Noémi Kastal (2021)
Péter Szulovszky (2021)
Borbála Csomai (2021)
Zita Ilona Zarándy (2021)
Ágoston Várhidy (2021)
Ádám Salamon (2020)
Bálint Tamás (2020)
Dorottya Laura Bilicz (2020)
Zsófia Lánczi (2020)
Mihály Levente Boda (2020)
Marcell Lebek (2020)
Nikomidisz Eftimiu (2020)
Dániel Huszka (2020)
Daniella Bartucz (2020)
Veronika Kardos (2020)
Piroska Telek (2020)
Ágoston Pethes (2020)
Polina Arisztarhova (2020)
Máté Unger (2020)
Levente Balázsi (2020)
Nóra Berecz (2020)
Ádám Harascsák (2020)
Petra Molnár (2020)
Tünde Szungyi (2020)
Blanka Bodri (2020)
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