The Joseph Fourier Prize for Computer Science this year was won by the technical universities in Prague, Brno and Ostrava. The competition is organised every year by the French Embassy and the computer section is run by the French IT company Atos. “The aim of the competition is to recognise outstanding scientific work with a special focus on artificial intelligence, computer systems and networks, cyber security, database systems, human-computer interaction, graphics, numerical analysis, programming languages, software engineering, bioinformatics and computer theory,” say the organisers.
The second place went to Robert Pěnička with his project on mission planning of autonomous drones in data collection tasks. The work can help in humanitarian missions when searching for people after disasters, inspecting buildings or monitoring a selected area.