Portrait of Ferenc Csikor

Department of Computational Sciences
Wigner Research Centre for Physics
office: building 6, room 10
email: [last].[first]@wigner.hu
phone: +36-1-392 2222 x2744

Ferenc graduated with a B.Sc. in Computer Science and an M.Sc. in Physics at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest, Hungary. He earned his Ph.D. at the Eötvös Loránd University under the supervision of István Groma with a research topic at the intersection of statistical physics and materials science. He was a postdoctoral research fellow with Michael Zaiser at the University of Edinburgh and, again, with István Groma at the Eötvös Loránd University. He then worked in the industry on laser scanning microscopy targeting neural tissue as software development and IT director, giving him the first glimpse into neuroscience.

Ferenc joined the Computational Systems Neuroscience Lab in 2020. He is currently working on hierarchical generative models of the ventral visual hierarchy in primates.


Ferenc Csikor, Balázs Meszéna, Bence Szabó, Gergő Orbán, Top-down inference in an early visual cortex inspired hierarchical Variational Autoencoder, arXiv, doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2206.00436, 2022.