Prof. Dr. Daniel D. Hromada


Daniel Devatman Hromada is since August 2018 UdK’s Juniorprofessor for Digital Education at Einstein Center Digital Future. Born in 1982 in Bratislava, he holds bachelor degrees in humanities from Charles University (Prague) and linguistics from University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis; master degree in artificial and natural cognition from Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Paris). In 2016, a successful defense of his Thesis “Evolutionary modelis of ontogeny of linguistic categories”, entitled Daniel to carry a double doctorate from both Slovak Technical University (cybernetics) as well as University Paris 8 – Lumieres (psychology). Father of two children, he’s a founder and first senator of oldest Slovak digital community

In majority of his publications, Daniel Hromada addresses topics as diverse as natural language processing, developmental linguistics, computer vision, semantic vector spaces, machine learning, evolutionary computation, computational rhetorics, narrative enrichment, roboethics and machine morality. His main design project at UdK / ECDF is the construction of a “digital Fibel”, that is, a speech-based, book-like digital artifact for cognitive enhancment of 7 – 10 year old children.

Selected publications 

Hromada, D. (2010). Quantitative Intercultural comparison by means of parallel page ranking of diverse national wikipedias. In Proceedings of JADT (Vol. 2010, p. 152).

Hromada, D. D., Tijus, C., Poitrenaud, S., & Nadel, J. (2010). Zygomatic smile detection: The semi-supervised Haar training of a fast and frugal system: A gift to opencv community. In Computing and Communication Technologies, Research, Innovation, and Vision for the Future (RIVF), 2010 IEEE RIVF International Conference on (pp. 1-5). IEEE.

Hromada, D. D. (2011). The Central Problem of Roboethics: from Definition towards Solution. Proceedings of International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP) 2011: The Computational Turn: Past, Presents, Futures?, MV-Verlag, Münster.

Hromada, D. D. (2011). Initial experiments with multilingual extraction of rhetoric figures by means of PERL-compatible regular expressions. In Proceedings of the Second Student Research Workshop associated with RANLP 2011 (pp. 85-90).

El Ghali, A., Hromada, D., & El Ghali, K. (2012). Enrichir et raisonner sur des espaces sémantiques pour l'attribution de mots-clés (Enriching and reasoning on semantic spaces for keyword extraction)[in French]. In JEP-TALN-RECITAL 2012, Workshop DEFT 2012: DÉfi Fouille de Textes (DEFT 2012 Workshop: Text Mining Challenge) (pp. 77-90).

Hromada, D. D. (2014). Conditions for cognitive plausibility of computational models of category induction. In International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems (pp. 93-105). Springer.

Hromada, D. D. (2014). Empiric Introduction to Light Stochastic Binarization. In International Conference on Text, Speech, and Dialogue (pp. 37-45). Springer.

Hromada, D. D. (2014). Comparative study concerning the role of surface morphological features in the induction of part-of-speech categories. In International Conference on Text, Speech, and Dialogue (pp. 46-52). Springer.

Hromada, D. D., & Gaudiello, I. (2014). Introduction to Moral Induction Model and its Deployment in Artificial Agents. Sociable Robots and the Future of Social Relations: Proceedings of Robo-Philosophy 2014.

Hromada, D. D. (2015) Narrative fostering of morality in artificial agents : Constructivism, machine learning and story-telling. L'esprit au-delà du droit, Mare & Martin, Paris.

Hromada, D. D. (2016) Reproducible Identification of Pragmatic Universalia in CHILDES Transcripts. In Proceedings of JADT (Vol. 2016).