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Rector's letter to the students considering the current epidemiological situation.
The Innovation Week of the Czech Republic 2020 will be held in the Karlín Forum starting at 8.00 on Tuesday, 29 September. As a leading technical university, the CTU in Prague has become the academic partner of the event. This 5th year will be opened by the Rector of CTU doc. Vojtěch Petráček.
The Laboratory of Intelligent Software Testing (STILL) from the Department of Computers of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering participates in the "Hack the Mind. Hack the Brain. Help Us Understand", organized by DefSec Innovation Hub in cooperation with NATO, the Czech Army and other partners, including CTU in Prague. Applications for the event can be submitted until October 10.
On September 24, 2020 in Prague, the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University is organizing the conference Challenges of Journalism in 21. Century – Automated Journalism and AI Journalism aiming to reflect the increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) methods in journalism. The event is an outcome of a joint project of the Department of Journalism, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Department of Informatics and Computer Science, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and Czech News Agency, entitled "Transformation of ethical aspects with the advent of artificial intelligence journalism". The principal investigator of the project supported by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic is PhDr. Václav Moravec, Ph.D., Ph.D. (Charles University).
Following the successful CyberSec & AI Prague 2019 conference, which won the AI Awards for "Event of the Year", CTU in Prague and Avast have once again joined forces to bring together experts in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and cyber security. This year’s edition will see Avast and CTU introduce a hybrid conference concept, an online and physical event bringing together experts from all over the world without being restricted to one location. Taking place on 8 October, 2020, the global event will simultaneously run in Prague, London, New York City and San Francisco with the content broadcasted live to attendees worldwide. World-class experts in the field of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, such as Roger Dingledine, Director, Researcher and Co-founder of the Tor Project, and Garry Kasparov, Chess Grandmaster and Avast Security Ambassador will offer their insight on applying AI in privacy protection and security.

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An important part of the NATO 2020 Days in Ostrava and the Air Force Days of the Army of the Czech Republic was the ceremonial awarding of members and employees of the integrated rescue system, security forces and public hygiene stations. Among the winners was also a student of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the Czech Technical University, doctoral study program of Population Protection, Ing. Denisa Charlotte Ralbovská.
A team of scientists from the Institute of Experimental Medicine of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic participated in the development of a new patent for a device used to test the toxicity of complex mixtures of air pollutants. The toxicological incubator, on which experts from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Czech Technical University and the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague also cooperated, is able to test, for example, emissions of internal combustion engines in real operation.
Two new student formulas were revealed on 4 September after technical presentations. Despite the cancellation of all international Formula Student races, the eForce FEE Prague Formula team did not slow down in development and presented the invited guests with a complete novelty in addition to the optimized electric formula model - a self-driving formula that the team was the first to construct in the Czech Republic. Both formulas have won several awards this summer in online alternatives to traditional international races.
On September 1st, 2020, Mr. Ching-Jong Liao, President of the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, signed a memorandum of cooperation between the two universities aimed at further common opportunities and developments in science and research. Memorandum signed by the Rector of CTU in Prague doc. Vojtěch Petráček was brought to the handover ceremony by the Vice-Rector for Information System of the Czech Technical University in Prague, Radek Holý.
You can visit the world premiere of the exhibition "iMucha - the famous collection in motion" in the Prague Municipal House from 21 August. Among other things, the exhibition features an animated self-portrait of Alfons Mucha or moving beauties from his famous posters. The animations were created also with the help of the EbSynth tool, which was developed by the emerging company Secret Weapons, which is backed by conceptual designer Jakub Javora and researchers Ondřej Jamriška and Šárka Sochorová from the team of prof. Daniel Sýkora from the Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction, Faculty of Electrical Engineering. Thanks to their efforts, the world-unique algorithms developed at the department are coming into real practice.