Eyedea Recognition, a spin-off company of the Czech Technical University founded by researchers from the Department of Cybernetics helps Europol recognize faces and identify the dangerous criminal and terrorist networks in Europe For more information [in Czech], see the iDnes article.
Ing. Michal Uřičář (supervised by dr. Franc) and Prof. Jiří Matas received the 3rd place award prize for their track “Apparent Age Estimation” from the paper “Structured Output SVM Prediction of Apparent Age, Gender and Smile from Deep Features” at ChaLearn Looking at People CVPR Workshop 2016. Congratulations!
Our PhD student Ing. Lukáš Neumann (supervised by Prof. Matas) has won the 2nd place in the “Joseph Fourier Prize” competition in the field of computer science on the topic of “Scene Text Recognition in Images and Videos”. More information is here. Congratulations!
Vojtěch Vonásek successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled A guided approach to sampling-based motion planning (supervisor: Ing. Libor Přeučil, CSc.). Congratulations!
Radim Tyleček successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled Probabilistic Models for Symmetric Object Detection in Images (supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Radim Šára). Congratulations!
Jan Heller successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled Global Optimization Techniques in Camera-Robot Calibration (supervisor: dr. Tomáš Pajdla). Congratulations!
Jiří Wild successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled Spike Sorting of Microelectrode Single-channel Recordings: Evaluation and Applications (supervisor: dr. Daniel Novák). Congratulations!
Jeannine Jozef Maria Gabriëls successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis entitled Algebraic computations in quantum logics (supervisor: Prof. Mirko Navara). Congratulations!
Our colleagues from the group Multi-robot Systems and people from CRAS got a sponsorship to participate in the international robotics contest „Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge“, which will be organized by the University in Abu Dhabi in March 2017. More information (Czech only) you can find here. Congratulations and good luck!
Our colleague, dr. Daniel Novák (Nature Inspired Technologies Group), was invited to the Studio Leonardo (in Czech) of the Czech Radio Plus channel. He discussed (in Czech) about a mobile application that helps to manage diabetes in children. Many thanks for the representation of our department!