• OTKA project supported by National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary
  • János Bolyai Research Scholarship - Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    • Research on lighting design, measurement and evaluation methods with the use of human psychophysics and visual neural signals

      Period: September, 2017 – August, 2020

      Supervisor: Balázs Vince Nagy


      Feedback from human perception and brain activity can provide close indicators on the effects of artificial illumination. Different psychophysical and electrophysiological methods are to be applied to record perceptual responses in order to model and to develop methods of lighting and its evaluation for practical design. The project aims to further develop these measurement methods and their application for lighting design and measurement.

    • Research of Computational Intelligence Algorithms and Models

      Period: September, 2018 – August, 2021

      Supervisor: János Botzheim


      Nature inspired optimization algorithms, such as evolutionary and swarm algorithms, play increasingly significant role in engineering and other applied systems’ modeling control, and in performing decision making and optimization tasks related to them. Such nature inspired algorithms have been proposed since the last two decades, which can help efficiently solve high complexity modeling, control, and optimization tasks. The advantage of these algorithms is their ability to solve and quasi-optimize problems with non-linear, high-dimensional, multi-modal, dynamic, and discontinuous character. Their principles are based on the search for a population of solutions, which tuning is done using mechanisms similar to biological processes. They belong to the Computational Intelligence (CI) research field. CI offers approaches like fuzzy systems, artificial neural networks, and evolutionary algorithms. The most important common features of such solutions are that they aim at acceptably sub-optimal, usually approximate solutions, while keeping the computational complexity (both in the senses of space and time) at a tractable, usually low degree polynomial level. The goal of the research is to improve computational intelligence algorithms and to apply these algorithms to model identification task, furthermore to apply computational intelligence algorithms and models for solving engineering problems mainly related to robotics.

  • VKE
  • EGT

Awards and Achievements
  • 2018 Prof. Dr. habil. György Ábrahám József Nádor emlékérem (József Nándor Medallion)

  • 2016 Prof. Dr. habil. Péter Korondi Magyar Érdemrend tisztikeresztje (Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, Officer's Cross)

  • 2014 Prof. De. habil györgy Ábrahám Magyar Érdemrend tisztikereszt Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, Officer's Cross)

  • Prof. József Kövecses

    Centre for Intelligent Machines and Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University


  • Alen Hajnal , PhD

    School of Psychology, The University of Southern Mississippi


  • Alon Wolf

    Professor Technion, Haifa, Isreal, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, director Biorobotics and Biomechanics Lab


Most important publications of the Departments
  • A. A. Saputra, J. Botzheim, N. Kubota: Evolving a Sensory-Motor Interconnection Structure for Adaptive Biped Robot Locomotion, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, In Press (2019)
  • Nagymáté, Gergely; Kiss, Rita M.: Affordable gait analysis using augmented reality markers. PLOS ONE 14: 2 Paper: e0212319 , 15 p. (2019)
  • T.Bódis, J. Botzheim: Bacterial Memetic Algorithms for Order Picking Routing Problem with Loading Constraints. Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 105, pp. 196-220 (2018).
  • A. A. Saputra, Y. Toda, J. Botzheim, N. Kubota: Neuro-Activity-Based Dynamic Path Planner for 3-D Rough Terrain. IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, Vol 10, No. 2, pp. 138-150 (2018).
  • N. N. W. Tay, J. Botzheim, N. Kubota: Human-Centric Automation and Optimization for Smart Homes. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Vol 15, No. 4, pp. 1759-1771 (2018).
  • Csaba, Budai; László, L Kovács; József, Kövecses: Combined Effect of Sampling and Coulomb Friction on Haptic Systems Dynamics JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL AND NONLINEAR DYNAMICS 13: 6 Paper: 061005 , 10 p. (2018)
  • Nagymáté, Gergely; Tuchband, Tamás; Kiss, Rita M: A novel validation and calibration method for motion capture systems based on micro-triangulation. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS 74 pp. 16-22. Paper: BM8656, 7 p. (2018)
  • Petró, Bálint; T Nagy, Judit; Kiss, Rita M: Effectiveness and recovery action of a perturbation balance test – a comparison of single-leg and bipedal stances. COMPUTER METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING 21: 10 pp. 593-600., 8 p. (2018)
  • Nagymate, G; Orlovits, Z; Kiss, RM: Reliability analysis of a sensitive and independent stabilometry parameter set. PLOS ONE 13: 4 Paper: e0195995, 14 p. (2018)
  • Rita, M Kiss; Bence, Jáger; Zsanett, Orlovits; Mária, Takács: Comparison of spinal curvature parameters as determined by the ZEBRIS spine examination method and the Cobb method in children with scoliosis. PLOS ONE 13: 7 Paper: e0200245 , 19 p. (2018)
  • Budai, C; Kovács, LL; Kövecses, J; Stépán, G: Effect of dry friction on vibrations of sampled-data mechatronic systems. NONLINEAR DYNAMICS 88: 1 pp. 349-361., 13 p. (2017)
  • Petro, B; Papachatzopoulou, A; Kiss, RM: Devices and tasks involved in the objective assessment of standing dynamic balancing - A systematic literature review. PLOS ONE 12: 9 Paper: e0185188 , 25 p. (2017)
  • A. A. Saputra, J. Botzheim, I. A. Sulistijono, N. Kubota: Biologically Inspired Control System for 3-D Locomotion of a Humanoid Biped Robot. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, 46(7):898–911, (2016)
  • N. N. W. Tay, J. Botzheim, N. Kubota: Joint probabilistic approach for real-time face recognition with transfer learning. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 75:409–421, (20169.
  • D. Tang, B. Yusuf, J. Botzheim, N. Kubota, C. S. Chan: A novel multimodal communication framework using robot partner for aging population. Expert Systems with Applications, 42:4540–4555, (2015).
  • J. Botzheim, P. Földesi: Novel calculation of fuzzy exponent in the sigmoid functions for fuzzy neural networks. Neurocomputing, 129:458–466, 2014).
  • Mirella, Telles Salgueiro Barboni ; Clarissa, Bueno ; Balazs, Vince Nagy ; Patricia, Lobo Maia ; Kallene, Summer Vidal ; Rosana, Cardoso Alves ; Russel, J Reiter ; Fernanda, Gaspar do Amaral ; Jose, Cipolla-Neto ; Dora, Fix Ventura Melanopsin System Dysfunction in Smith-Magenis Syndrome Patients INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY AND VISUAL SCIENCE 59 pp. 362-369. , 8 p. (2018)
  • Aher, A J ; Martins, C.M.G. ; Barboni, M.T.S. ; Nagy, B.V. ; Hauzman, E. ; Bonci, D.M.O. ; Ventura, D.F. Electroretinographical determination of human color vision type JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA A: OPTICS IMAGE SCIENCE AND VISION 35 : 4 pp. 92-98. , 7 p. (2018)
  • Huchzermeyer, C. ; Martins, C.M.G. ; Nagy, B.V. ; Barboni, M.T.S. ; Ventura, D.F. ; Costa, M.F ; Kremers, J Photoreceptor-specific light adaptation of critical flicker frequency in trichromat and dichromat observers JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA A: OPTICS IMAGE SCIENCE AND VISION 35 : 4 pp. 106-113. , 8 p. (2018)
  • Ioshimoto, GL ; Camargo, AA ; Liber, AMP ; Nagy, BV ; Damico, FM ; Ventura, DF Comparison between albino and pigmented rabbit ERGs DOCUMENTA OPHTHALMOLOGICA 136 : 2 pp. 113-123. , 11 p. (2018)
  • Duque-Chica, GL ; Gracitelli, CPB ; Moura, ALA ; Nagy, BV ; Vidal, KS ; Paranhos, A ; Ventura, DF Inner and Outer Retinal Contributions to Pupillary Light Response: Correlation to Functional and Morphologic Parameters in Glaucoma JOURNAL OF GLAUCOMA 27 : 8 pp. 723-732. , 10 p. (2018)
  • Barboni, MTS ; Nagy, BV ; Martins, CMG ; Bonci, DMO ; Hauzman, E ; Aher, A ; Tsai, TI ; Kremers, J ; Ventura, DF L-/M-cone opponency in visual evoked potentials of human cortex JOURNAL OF VISION 17 : 9 Paper: 20 , 12 p. (2017)
  • Barboni, MTS ; Martins, CMG ; Nagy, BV ; Tsai, T ; Damico, FM ; Da, Costa MF ; Pavanello, RCM ; Lourenço, NCV ; Cerqueira, AMP ; Zatz, M et al. Dystrophin is required for proper functioning of luminance and red-green cone opponent mechanisms in the human retina INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY AND VISUAL SCIENCE 57 : 8 p. 3581 , 6 p. (2016)
  • Gomes, Martins Cristiane Maria ; Tsai, Tina ; Salgueiro, Barboni Mirella Telles ; da Costa, Marcelo Fernandes ; Nagy, Balazs ; Ventura, Dora Fix ; Kremers, Jan The influence of stimulus size on heterochromatic modulation electroretinograms JOURNAL OF VISION 16 : 8 Paper: 13 (2016)
  • Tsai, TI ; Barboni, MTS ; Nagy, BV ; Roux, MJ ; Rendon, A ; Ventura, DF ; Kremers, J Asymmetrical functional deficits of ON and OFF retinal processing in the mdx3cv mouse model of duchenne muscular dystrophy INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY AND VISUAL SCIENCE 57 : 13 pp. 5788-5798. , 11 p. (2016)
  • Graciatelli, C P B ; Duque-Chica, G L ; Roizenblatt, M ; Moura, A L A ; Nagy, B V ; Ragot, de Melo G ; Borba, P D ; Teixeira, S H ; Tufik, S ; Ventura, D F et al. Intrinsically Photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cell Activity Is Associated with Decreased Sleep Quality in Patients with Glaucoma OPHTHALMOLOGY 122 : 6 pp. 1139-1148. , 10 p. (2015)
  • Nagy, BV ; Barboni, MTS ; Martins, CMG ; da Costa, MF ; Kremers, J ; Ventura, DF Human flicker electroretinography using different temporal modulations at mesopic and photopic luminance levels DOCUMENTA OPHTHALMOLOGICA 129 : 2 pp. 129-138. , 10 p. (2014)
  • Vince Nagy, Balázs ; Németh, Zoltán ; Samu, Krisztián ; Ábrahám, György Variability and systematic differences in normal, protan and deutan color naming FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY 5 Paper: 1416 , 22 p. (2014)
  • K.A.G., Smet ; L., Yandan ; B.V., Nagy ; Z., Németh ; G.L., Duque-Chica ; J.M., Quintero ; C., Hung-Shing ; R.M., Luo ; S., Mahdi ; P., Hanselaer Cross-cultural variation of memory colors of familiar objects OPTICS EXPRESS 22 : 26 pp. 32308-32328. , 21 p. (2014)
  • C P, B Graciatelli ; G.L., Duque-Chica ; A.L.A., Moura ; B.V., Nagy ; G.R., De Melo ; M., Roizenblatt ; P.D., Borba ; S.H., Teixeira ; D.F., Ventura ; A., Paranhos A positive association between intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells and retinal nerve fiber layer thinning in glaucoma INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY AND VISUAL SCIENCE 55 : 12 pp. 7997-8005. , 9 p. (2014)