Team

Coordinator

Maciej Witek

Profesor of Philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Szczecin and President of the Polish Society for Cognitive Science. He specializes in pragmatics, communication studies, and philosophy of cognitive science. He has published articles in Journal of Pragmatics, Language and Communication, Language Sciences, Argumentation, Lodz Papers in Pragmatics (among other journals) on speech acts, linguistic underdeterminacy, and accommodation in linguistic communication. Currently he is working on the project “Intentions and conventions in linguistic communication. A non-Gricean programme in the philosophy of language and cognitive science” founded by the National Science Centre, Poland (Grant ID: 2015/19/B/HS1/03306).

Academic Staff

Sylwester Jaworski

Sylwester Jaworski is assistant professor at the Faculty of Neophilology of the University of Szczecin. His interests include phonetics and phonology, language change, language acquisition and connected speech phenomena. So far he has written over 20 papers that were published either in peer-reviewed journals (e.g. Poznań Studies in Contemporary Linguistics, Celtoslavica) or as chapters in books. Currently, his research activity is focused on the acoustic properties of rhotics (r-sounds) in Slavonic languages.

Adriana Schetz

An assistant professor at the Institute of Philosophy, University of Szczecin, Poland. Her interests include philosophy of mind, cognitive science, philosophy of psychology, and especially the problem of perception, consciousness, and animal cognition. She is the author of a book Biological Externalism in the Theories of Perception, published in Polish in 2014. She is currently working on a new book on animal learning theories.

Barbara Wąsikowska

An Assistant Professor in the Institute of IT in Management of Economy at the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Szczecin. She specializes in methods of Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience. She has published articles in Selected Issues of Experimental Economics, Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, Business Informatics: Concepts and Applications, Studia Informatica, Selected Issues of Data Analysis. Her foregoing research, that resulted in over 30 publications, concentrated mainly on applications of artificial intelligence (especially the rough set theory) and techniques of cognitive neuroscience in economy and management.

Agata Wawrzyniak

An Assistant Professor in the Institute of IT in Management at the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Szczecin. Her main areas of research are multi-agent simulation in modelling of socio-economic systems, application of cognitive neuroscience techniques in marketing communication and artificial intelligence in economics. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers and chapters in monographs. Currently she is working on consumer behaviour investigation with the use of multi-agent modelling and simulation.

Dominik Paszkiewicz

Lecturer in the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Szczecin. He works within the areas of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and computer science. His main topics of interest are computer systems and interfaces usability and accessibility, assistive technologies, human centered design, and applied design methods in User Experience Design field. He also explores the possibility of using models of natural language processing in designing conversational interfaces. He works as a user experience consultant for large companies and institutions. Currently he's working on a doctoral dissertation on affordances in computer systems and interfaces.

PhD Candidates

Artur Kosecki

I am a candidate for a PhD degree. The fields of my research are history of analytic philosophy, ontology, philosophy of mind and philosophy of cognitive science. I received a grant to realize a project titled: „The Paraphrase Method and Ontological Disputes. The Analysis of Carnap's, Ajdukiewicz's and Quine's Views”. Funds: The National Science Center (Poland). The aim of this project is to reconstruct the selected applications of paraphrases. Their usage will be analyzed on the basis of Carnap’s, Ajdukiewicz’s and Quine’s philosophy. I was also a member of the research group: „Analytic Philosophy: History nad Problems of Contemporary Philosophy”. Grant director: prof. T. Szubka. Funds: Foundation for Polish Science.

Mateusz Włodarczyk

Doctoral Researcher in the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Szczecin. He obtained his MA in psychology. His research interests involve psycholinguistics, experimental pragmatics and evolution of language. Currently, he is working as Co-Investigator in the project “Intentions and conventions in linguistic communication. A non-Gricean programme in the philosophy of language and cognitive science” founded by the National Science Centre, Poland (Grant ID: 2015/19/B/HS1/03306), where he is conducting research on presuppositions and accommodation.