DOB:                                          11-04-1988



  • 2011-: PhD studies at Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2011-2012: Conference Interpreting postgraduate studies at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (English, German, Italian).
  • 2009-2011: Cognitive Psychology MA studies at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
  • 2006-2009: Psychology BA studies at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University.


  • 2015-: assistant lecturer at Semmelweis University, Budapest
  • 2013-: fellow of the Department of Epileptology of the Hungarian National Institute of Clinical Neuroscience (OKITI).
  • 2012-: cooperation with the research group of Dr. Martin Dresler at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry (Munich, Germany). Processing and analyis of a common all-night EEG database for research about the relationship between individual EEG characteristics and psychometric features.
  • 2010-: cooperation with the joint research department of Semmelweis University (SE) and BME under the supervision of Róbert Bódizs. Participation in the research of sleep EEG features and cognition, creation of MATLAB-based statistical analysis tools, and their application in EEG data analysis, extensive translation work (dream journals). PhD student in this research group since 2011.
  • 2009: apprenticeship at the research department of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPKE) under the supervision of Zoltán Vidnyánszky and his team. Participation in EEG-based vision research experiments, with a minor insight to MR-based research methods.
  • 2008: apprenticeship at the electrophysiological research department of the Budapest Technical University (BME) under the supervision of Gyula Kovács and Márta Zimmer. Participation in EEG-based vision research experiments.


  • 2012-: lecturer at Kodolányi János University College (various psychology-related subjects)
  • 2011-: lecturer at Semmelweis University (Medical Psychology, Medical Communication)


  • 2015: 1st prize of the Semmelweis Friends’ Association (Semmelweis Baráti Kör)
  • 2015: Award for Excellence in Research by the Mensa Foundation
  • 2014: Semmelweis University PhD Conference 1st prize
  • 2014: Honourable Mention Award at Gordon Research Conferences: Sleep Regulation & Function (Galveston, Texas)
  • 2011: 1st place at the TDK (Hungarian national university-level scientific competition) at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, in Foreign Languages (English)
  • 2011: supported author of the Ducog 3 international conference of the Central European Cognitive Science Association
  • 2010: awarded author of the article writing contest of the journal Mindennapi Pszichológia
  • 2006: 14th place and Honorable Mention at the XIV. International Philosophy Olympiad (Cosenza, Italy)
  • 2006: 3rd place at the OKTV (Hungarian national high school competition) in Philosophy


  • Experience in experimental work and the statistical analysis of data
  • MATLAB programming skills
  • EEG signal processing skills (visual scoring and creating automatic processing algorithms)


  • Hungarian: native
  • English: advanced (C1)
  • German: advanced (C1)
  • Italian: advanced (C1)


  • Péter Simor, Klára Horváth, Péter P. Ujma, Róbert Bódizs (2013). Increased alpha power indicates wake-like EEG oscillations during different sleep stages in nightmare disorder. Biological Psychology 94:592-600.
  • Péter Simor, János Körmendi, Klára Horváth, Ferenc Gombos, Péter P. Ujma, Róbert Bódizs (2014). Electroencephalographic and Autonomic Alterations in Nightmare Disorder during Pre-and Post-REM periods. Brain and Cognition 91C:62-70.
  • Péter P. Ujma, Boris Konrad, Lisa Genzel, Annabell Bleifuss, Péter Simor, Adrián Pótári, János Körmendi, Ferenc Gombos, Axel Steiger, Róbert Bódizs, Martin Dresler (2014). Sleep spindles and intelligence: Evidence for a sexual dimorphism. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(49):16358-68.
  • Róbert Bódizs, Ferenc Gombos, Péter P. Ujma, Ilona Kovács (2014). Sleep spindling and fluid intelligence across adolescent development: sex matters. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:952.
  • Péter Przemyslaw Ujma, Péter Simor, Ferri Raffaele, Dániel Fabó, Anna Kelemen, Loránd Erőss, Róbert Bódizs, Péter Halász (2015). Increased interictal spike activity associated with transient slow wave trains during non-rapid eye movement sleep. Sleep and Biological Rhythms. 13: 155–162.
  • Péter Przemyslaw Ujma, Ferenc Gombos, Lisa Genzel, Boris Nikolai Konrad, Péter Simor, Axel Steiger, Martin Dresler, Róbert Bódizs (2015). A comparison of two sleep spindle detection methods based on all night averages: individually adjusted versus fixed frequencies. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9:52.
  • Péter Przemyslaw Ujma, Róbert Bódizs, Ferenc Gombos, Johannes Stintzing, Boris N. Konrad, Lisa Genzel, Axel Steiger, Martin Dresler (2015). Nap sleep spindle correlates of intelligence. Scientific Reports, 5:17159

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