Drone footage from 2016 captured an unknown, fast-flying object in the US state of Utah, and many people have since lived under the assumption that it was a UFO. Five years on, on June 4 this year, it was proved that it was in fact a Great Horned Falcon. A detailed analysis of the available …read more
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The international Guide2Research evaluates successful computer science on the basis of their H-index, citations, and the number of documents in the DBLP database collected by May 10, 2021. The “Top Computer Scientists Ranking” includes all top computer scientists from the Czech Republic. The best rated is prof. Jiří Matas, Head of the Visual Recognition Group …read more
Artificial intelligence (AI) research got into the most prestigious society of 59 universities in 13 countries. Among the 101 scientists awarded the Amazon Research Award 2020 (ARA) by Amazon are prof. Jiří Matas from the Department of Cybernetics and prof. Jan Faigl from the Department of Computers. Professor Jiří Matas succeeded with the project Training …read more
The project is entitled “Learning Universal Visual Representation with Limited Supervision” and will last 5 years (2021-2025). Human perception of visual similarity, i.e. telling whether two objects or scenes are visually similar or not, relies on a number of different factors, such as shape, texture, color, local or global appearance, and motion. Human ability to …read more
Filip Radenović, graduate of doctoral study branch Artificial Intelligence and Biocybernetics, received Antonín Svoboda´s Award for the Best Ph.D. Thesis. Theme: Visual Retrieval with Compact Image, Supervisor Assoc. Prof. Jiří Chum, Ph.D. The award is given by Czech Society for Cybernetics and Informatics (ČSKI), whose mission includes development of cybernetics and informatics in the Czech …read more
Arun Mukundan, Giorgos Tolias and Ondrej Chum received the best science paper honourable mention at the British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) 2017 for their article Multiple-kernel Local-patch Descriptor.