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The technological conference CyberSec & AI Prague will take place in DOX gallery in Prague on 25 October 2019. The event is organized together by the CTU in Prague and Avast. Among the speakers are some of the top minds in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and machine learning including CTU researchers. The opening speech will be given by the rector of CTU in Prague doc. RNDr. Vojtěch Petráček, CSc. and prof. Dr. Michal Pěchouček, MSc., head of the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering.
Students and PhD students can sign up for the 22nd year of the Werner von Siemens Award 2019 by 30 November.

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Experts from the Institute of Aerospace Engineering at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, together with Direct Fly, s.r.o, are involved in the development of a new all-metal aircraft in the UL / LSA category. The new UL will be designed for certification with a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 600 kilograms. It should be applicable not only for landing on short, unpaved surfaces, but also as a cruise aircraft for long-haul flights and at higher cruising speeds than other airplanes of the same category. It should be capable of short take-off and landing (STOL). Runway of 89 meters should be sufficient to take-off and ascent up to 15 meters, landing from 15 meters of height should require about 250 meters of runway. At the same time, the aircraft is designed as a kit (Kitplane) and such technology allows significant reduction in costs and shorter production deadlines.
The first year of the FEL_Camp camp took place at the tent base of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Temešvár near the Orlík Dam from 6 to 9 August. High school students had to find the wreckage of a crashed plane and save the survivors. They had to use a lot of knowledge in the field of electronics, energetics and ICT to successfully complete the task. Throughout the course, they were assisted by instructors from the ranks of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering.
Scientists from the CTU University Center for Energy Efficient Buildings launched the SAWER system in the desert in the United Arab Emirates, whose development began in 2017. The test run will be evaluated at the end of 2019. The designers will use the experience gained during the trial operation when designing the equipment for the Czech pavilion at EXPO 2020 in Dubai, which should be installed next year.
Within the IEEE RAS Summer School on Multi-Robot Systems 2019, which took place at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague from 29 July to 2 August, flights of cooperating autonomous drones were carried out by CTU scientists as well as participants of the summer school.
Katarína Křížková Gajdošová from the Department of Physics of the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague, who is also involved in the project of the Center of Advanced Applied Natural Sciences (CAAS), has won the Best Thesis Award of the ALICE experiment.