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Prof. Svoboda Series of Distinguished Lectures – Prof. Raimund Ubar 
Next seminar from Prof. Svoboda Series of Distinguished Lectures will focus on the issue of "Complexity, Accuracy, Dependability – the Challenges in Testing of Digital Systems". The aim of this lecture series is to bring to the CTU community internationally renowned experts who significantly contributed to the field of informatics.


PhD Thesis defense (Ing. Michal Novotný) 
PhD Thesis defense "Automated assessment of diadochokinesis and resonance in dysarthrias associated with basal ganglia dysfunction", Ing. Michal Novotný, field of study Electrical Engineering Theory, Ph.D. Programme Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.


PhD Thesis defense (Ing. Tereza Tykalová) 
PhD Thesis defense „Evaluation of motor speech disorders by acoustic analysis: differential diagnosis and monitoring of medical intervention“, Ing. Tereza Tykalová, field of study Electrical Engineering Theory, Ph.D. Programme Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.


PIS – Assoc. Prof. Tomáš Skopal: Similarity search in unstructured data 
LECTURE ANNOTATION: Nowadays, in the "Big Data" era, we often encounter data that come from sensors digitizing the "signals of nature", where their technical data structure is used merely for manipulation and reproduction. We often think of multimedia (image, audio) as the prominent non-structured data types, however, general sensory data are much more diverse. There are abstract similarity models used for searching non-structured data, where the data entities are represented by domain-specific descriptors (e.g., high-dimensional vectors, time series or strings). The similarity of two entities is then measured as a distance of their descriptors, so the problem is geometrized as searching for the nearest descriptors to a descriptor of the query object. The geometry of similarity spaces is very important for database indexing, i.e., techniques for speeding up the search, but also for modeling the similarity and the descriptor itself. In the talk we will show that the implicit Euclidean perception of space is not the only possibility; the more general metric space model is also very popular. One could even develop unique distance spaces whose topological properties are directly derived from the data. We will also discuss problems related to similarity modeling, especially the choice between semantic descriptors and smart similarity functions. LECTURER: Tomáš Skopal works in the area of similarity search and various topics connected to multimedia databases and information retrieval. He is an associate professor and currently the head of Department of Software Engineering at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague. He is also the leader of the successful SIRET (SImilarity RETrieval) research group, which he founded in 2006. He received his MSc from Palacký University in Olomouc and his PhD from the Technical University of Ostrava (VŠB). Afterwards he moved to Charles University in Prague and also worked as a visiting professor and researcher at the University of Konstanz, Germany, and at the DCC, University of Chile, Santiago. ABOUT THE PRAGUE COMPUTER SCIENCE SEMINAR: The seminar will take place on the 4th Thursday of each month at 4:00pm (except June, July, August and December) alternately in the buildings of Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Karlovo nám. 13, Praha 2 and Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Malostranské nám. 25, Praha 1. Its program will consist of a one-hour lecture followed by a discussion. The lecture should be based on an (internationally) exceptional or remarkable achievement of the lecturer, presented in a way which is comprehensible and interesting to a broad computer science community. The lectures will be in English. The seminar framework was laid out by the preparatory committee consisting of Michal Chytil (Czech Academy of Sciences, Computer Science Institute), Pavel Kordík (Czech Tech. Univ., Faculty of Information Technologies), Jan Kybic (Czech Tech. Univ., Faculty of Electrical Engineering), Michal Pěchouček Czech Tech. Univ., Faculty of Electrical Engineering), Jiří Sgall (Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics), Vojtěch Svátek (University of Economics, Faculty of Informatics and Statistics), Michal Šorel (Czech Academy of Sciences,Institute of Information Theory and Automation), and Filip Železný (Czech Tech. Univ., Faculty of Electrical Engineering) The idea to organize this seminar emerged in discussions of the representatives of several research institutes on how to avoid the undesired fragmentation of the Czech computer science community.


PhD Thesis defense (Ing. Larisa Tarba) 
PhD Thesis defense "Quality control methods and tools for improvement of effectivenessof manufacturing processes", Ing. Larisa Tarba, field of study Electrotechnology and Materials, Ph.D. Programme Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.


Cybersecurity and AI 
Department of Computer Science organize a serie of Expert Panels. Topic: Cybersecurity and AI Can this technology really protect us? Guests: Karel Obluk - AVG Ondřej Vlček - Avast Martin Rehák - Cisco Sebastián García - FEL, CVUT Experts from academic or scientific institutions and leaders from industry will meet on an organized panel on a specific topic from Computer Science or IT. The Expert Panel is held in English. Each guest has the space of 10-15 minutes to contribute to the topic from his point of view. The speeches are followed by a moderated discussion. The Expert Panel is held in English.


InstallFest 2017 

04.03.2017 - 05.03.2017

Track on Middleware and Enterprise Application Software (MEAS) 
The objective of MEAS track is to provide researchers and software architects the opportunity to present their observations, experiences and research in the area of production-level enterprise applications. The aim of integrate academic research and industry level research, introduce the best practices, state of the art and mostly production level experience impacting the development, design, maintenance, scalability and other software quality attributes. Paper submission due September 15, '16 Students can participate in Student Research Competition (SRC)

03.04.2017 - 07.04.2017

Eric Gruson: IP protection for Software 
Topic: IP protection for Software Presenters: Eric Gruson (based out of our office in Paris) – our SW IP expert Starts at: 16:30 Duration: total 1.5 hour with split roughly between lecture of 60 minutes and Q&A 30 minutes. Location: Prague, Charles square, large lecture room called Zengerova