My current research interests are mostly related to my PhD topic, which deals with designing an intelligent cognitive assistant for behavior change in mental health. Specifically, I am constructing an artificial cognitive architecture that uses input natural language and biophysiological signals to diagnose stress/anxiety/depression levels of a user in real-time. It then outputs individually adapted behavior change strategies for different user personalities in natural language, changing with time to adjust to specific diagnoses and historical interactions with the user. Besides artificial intelligence, I also study cognitive phenomena; I have worked with EEG, fMRI, TMS, first-person methods as well as computational modelling and simulations, which made me very interested in the theory of research design in general. I advocate for open exchange of knowledge as well as responsible public communication as an antidote to misinformation and folk science.

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I enjoy reading, music, art, films & TV shows, board games, practicing capoeira, playing soccer, bodyweight training, cooking, and sewing. I sometimes try to write fiction. I used to make music and ran a record company for a living. Causes that are dear to me include workers' rights, veganism, intersectional approaches to equality, and open society (free education, universal healthcare, etc.).


  • tine [dot] kolenik [at] ijs [dot] si
  • Jožef Stefan Institute (main building, room 224), Jamova cesta 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe