BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND PROGRAM STAFF

 

General Director:

George Kampis, Ph.D., D.Sc., Dr. Habil., Professor and Head of History and Philosophy of Science, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary
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Co-Director:

Péter Érdi, Ph.D., D.Sc., Dr. Habil. Henry R. Luce Professor of Complex Systems, Director, Center for Complex Systems Studies,
Kalamazoo College, MI.
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US Director: Anthony P. Chemero, PhD., Professor of Philosophy and
Psychology,
University of Cincinnati
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Funding US Director

John Bickle, PhD., Professor and Head of the Philosophy and Religion Department.
Mississippi State University
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Program Chair:

Laszlo Ropolyi, PhD. Assist. Professor, History and Philosophy of Science,
Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary
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Hungarian Coordinator:

Ms Ildiko Pieczka
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Postal Address:

BSCS
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary
H-1117 Budapest, Pazmany Peter s. 1.
Tel./FAX: +36 1 372 2924

 

US Coordinator:
(Inquiries)

Ms. Judit Hegedüs
Kalamazoo, MI
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COLLABORATING INSTITUTIONS AND BOARD MEMBERS:

Kalamazoo College Prof. Péter Érdi
Mississippi State University Prof. John Bickle
Hokkaido University Prof. Ichiro Tsuda
New Bulgarian University Prof. Boicho Kokinov †
University of Vienna Assoc. Prof. Markus Peschl

 

Faculty

The BSCS faculty consists of regular as well as visiting professors. The exact faculty composition changes slightly from year to year while we are rigorously keeping the overall structure of the program.


PAST FACULTY

Past BSCS faculty includes Professor Colin Allen (Indiana Unversity), Professor Carl Craver (Washington University), Professor Boicho Kokinov † (New Bulgarian University), Associate Professor Olga Markic (University of Ljubljana), Professor Ichiro Tsuda (Hokkaido University), Professor John Kihlstrom (University of California, Berkeley) and others.

CORE FACULTY
PROFESSOR RON CHRISLEY

Reader in Philosophy Director, Centre for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Sussex.
Author of Chrisley, R. (2009) "Artificial intelligence and the study of consciousness". In Bayne, T.,
Cleeremans, A. and Wilken, P. (eds) Oxford Companion to Consciousness. Oxford University Press.
Web: http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/users/ronc/

 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR VAIBHAV DIWADKAR

Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit, MI. Research in Psychiatry & Behavioral
Neurosciences, Psychology. Uses imaging to study the functional organization of cortico-striatal
and cortico-limbic networks in normal development and to understand dysfunction in these
circuits in vulnerable and disordered adolescent populations.
Web: http://tnp.wayne.edu/faculty_schizo.php

 

PROFESSOR PÉTER ÉRDI

Author of Mathematical Models of Chemical Reactions (with J. Tóth, Princeton UP, 1999), Neural
Organization: Structure, Function, and Dynamics (with M.A. Arbib and J. Szentágothai, MIT Press) and
Complexity Explained (Springer). He is Henry R. Luce Professor of Complex Systems at
Kalamazoo College, and Head of the Department of Biophysics in KFKI RMKI at the Hungarian
National Academy of Sciences.
Web: http://kzoo.edu/~perdi/

 

PROFESSOR GÁBOR FORRAI

Author of Truth, Reference and Conceptual Schemes (Kluwer, 2002).
Chairman of Philosophy Department, Miskolc University, Hungary.
Web: http://www.uni-miskolc.hu/~filtort/forrai/FG.htm

 

PROFESSOR LILIA GUROVA

Associate Professor of Cognitive Science, New Bulgarian University.
Author of Gurova, L. (2003). Philosophy of Science Meets Cognitive Science: the Categorization
Debate. In: Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol.236, 141-162.
Web: http://www.nbu.bg/cogs/cvs/gurova.html

 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR ZOLTAN JAKAB

Author of Why Not Color Physicalism Without Color Absolutism? (Commentary on A. Byrne and D.
Hilbert: Color Realism and Color Science), Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 26 (1), 2003, 34-35
Technical University, Budapest
Web: http://www.cogsci.bme.hu/DoCS/munkatarsak/JZpub.html

 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR GABOR KUTROVATZ

Author of An Epistemological Reconsideration of Present Controversies about Science. In Sonya Kaneva (ed.):
Challenges Facing Philosophy in United Europe. Sofia, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2004. Pp. 31-38.
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Web: http://hps.elte.hu/kutrovatz/

 

PROFESSOR ÁDÁM MIKLÓSI

Author of The ethological analysis of imitation, Biological Review,74,347-374,1999 and other
publications. Leader of the Cognitive Ethology Group at the Department of Ethology at Eötvös
since 1991.
Web: http://etologia.aitia.hu/main.php?folderID=872&articleID=3864&ctag=articlelist&iid=1

 

DR. VASSILIS CUTSURIDIS

Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology - FORTH, Crete, Greece.
He is the editor of the "Hippocampal Microcircuits: A Computational Modeller's Resourse Book" (published by Springer in 2010), the "Perception-Action Cycle: Models, Algorithms and Hardware" (Springer, 2011) and "Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems" (Springer, 2008) books.

 

GUEST FACULTY IN 2012:
Assoc. Prof. Olga Markic (Dept. of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana), Dr. Laszlo Negyessy (Neurobionics Research Group, Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Dr. Zoltan Somogyvari (Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences).