CV – Tamás Faragó, PhD

Place & date of birth: Szolnok, Hungary – 01. 04. 1983.
Nationality: Hungarian
Education: certified biologist (ELTE)

2006 – 2009        Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Science, Biology Doctoral School, Ethology programme
2001-2006           Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Science, with Biologist, specialization at Evolutionary biology, Ecology and Systemaics

Languages skills: English, German

Degree: 2012     PhD Dissertation: Dog (Canis familiaris) growls as communicative signals – Acoustic and behavioural analyses

Professional experience and positions:
2016                       Research fellow, MTA Premium Post-doc grant

2012-2016              Research fellow, MTA-ELTE Comparative Ethological Research Group
2013-2014              Substitute research fellow, VetMed, Messerli Institute, Clever Dog Lab

2012                       Research fellow, ELTE Dept. of Ethology, LIREC Project
2011-2012              Assistant researcher, ELTE Dept. of Ethology, LIREC Project
2010-2011             Assistant researcher, ELTE Dept. of Ethology, TAMOP Project

Teaching experience:
Bioacoustics – special collegium (ELTE) since 2016

Integrated research methods in ethology (ELTE) since 2016
Human-animal interactions – special collegium, 2012-2015
Evolution of Canids – special collegium (ELTE), since 2010
Evolution of communication – special collegium (ELTE), since 2010
Ethology II. practical (ELTE), 2010-2018
Into science practicum (Messerli Institute, VetMed, Vienna) 2013-2014
Canine Evolution, Behaviour and Cognitiion (Messerli Institute, VetMed, Vienna) 2014

Domestic and foreign scholarships:
2016-2019           MTA Premium Post-doctoral Research Grant

2015-2016           Next Generation Canine Research Fellowship (Stanton Foundation)
2009                    ÖAU Project Vienna (4 months)
2007                    ÖAU Project Vienna (2 months)

2017-                     ASAB, member
2006; 2008-2011   Hungarian Biological Society, member
2006-                    Hungarian Ethological Society, member 

2003                      Association of United Biology Students, (2003-2007 deputy chairman)

Professional awards and recognition:
2016                      ELTE Innovative Researcher Award

5 most significant publications (within 5 years):
Gergely, A., Faragó, T., Galambos, Á., Topál, J. 2017. Differential effects of speech situations on mothers’ and fathers’ infant-directed and dog-directed speech: An acoustic analysis. Scientific Reports,doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-13883-2

Pongrácz, P., Lenkei, R., Marx, A., Faragó, T. 2017. Should I whine or should I bark? Qualitative and quantitative differences between the vocalizations of dogs with and without separation-related symptoms. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 196: 61-68. 10.1016/j.applanim.2017.07.002

Faragó, T., Takács, N., Miklósi, Á, Pongrácz, P. 2017. Dog growls express various contextual and affective content for human listeners. Royal Society Open Science, 4: 5. doi: 10.1098/rsos.170134

Andics, A., Gábor, A., Gácsi, M., Faragó, T., Szabó, D., Miklósi, Á. 2016. Neural mechanisms for lexical processing in dogs. Science, 353: 1030-1032. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf3777

Andics, A., Gácsi, M., Faragó, T., Kis, A., Miklósi, Á. 2014. Voice-sensitive regions in the dog and human brain are revealed by comparative fMRI. Current Biology, 24: 574-578.