Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BEng, MRes, PhD, Newcastle University
Research Websites: Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR)
Research Areas: Reaching and grasping, collaborative robotics, machine vision, neural networks, human-machine interfaces, radio propagation, free-space optical communication, virtual reality, refrigeration and air conditioning
Zoltan Derzsi is an interdisciplinary researcher interested in studying the boundary of human and machine. By trade, he is an electronic engineer who specializes in wireless communication (radio and free-space optical), electronics, and embedded systems. After graduating, he was accepted into the Wellcome Trust neuroscience program, where he earned his PhD for finding the limits of human stereo vision by further developing an advanced signal processing technique. At NYUAD, he is a researcher in psychology in the lab of Professor Robert Volcic, and investigates the haptic side of human perception and action: reaching, grasping using techniques such as virtual reality and collaborative robotics. Zoltan is also a registered TensorFlow developer, the author of several software packages, and the license holder for the NYUAD amateur radio station. Other interests include refrigeration and air conditioning, sustainable technologies, and animal welfare.