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As part of protective measures associated with the coronavirus pandemic, the dates of the admission procedure are changed to individual faculties and parts of the Czech Technical 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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The Faculty of Civil Engineering engaged in complete reconstruction of its two largest lecture halls. Originally, a total of 480 students could sit in the classrooms built in 1978, after the reconstruction, the capacity of the premises will be increased to 540 seats, of which 12 for people with reduced mobility. The plan is to conclude the works by the end of this year, students should sit in the auditoriums again in January 2021. The contract was won in tender by VW Wachal. The author of the project is Grebner company.
Since 2015, the University Center for Energy Efficient Buildings of the Czech Technical University (UCEEB) together with its industrial partner SKANSKA, a.s (now Wieden, s.r.o.) has been researching possibilities of integrating energy modules with curtain walls in buildings. The goal of the energetically active curtains walls project was to integrate a hybrid photovoltaic-thermal (PVT) collector with an optically selective reflective grid. In the ongoing project of an autonomous façade module, UCEEB focused on the use of a Peltier cooler in combination with photovoltaics integrated into the CW together with battery storage.
Yesterday evening, the final evening of the Hack the Crisis Czech Republic hackathon took place in the WeWork coworking space in Prague. With the participation of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček and Government Commissioner for IT Vladimír Dzurilla, the expert jury selected eight winning projects, which shared 10 million crowns donated to the competition by Hyundai. The winning project was DIANA Biotechnologies. In second place came the unique solution of pulmonary ventilation CoroVent, designed for the treatment of COVID19, by the team of prof. Karel Roubík from the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in cooperation with partners. The CoroVent ventilator is currently manufactured by MICo Medical.
On 22 June 2020, a discussion meeting took place in the CTU-CIIRC building within the Global Science Café cycle organized by the Czech Centers entitled Research and Innovation in the Fight against COVID 19. The invitation was accepted by the Rector of the CTU doc. Vojtěch Petráček, student of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering Šimon Walzel, member and coordinator of the team of engineers in the CoroVent project, David Miklas from the COVID Initiative and Pavel Burget from the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics . The discussion was moderated by Petr Kaiser, special representative for scientific diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In June 2020, two years have passed, since the foundation of the organization that has been raised from the beginning on the community initiative of European scientists and institutions focused on artificial intelligence (AI) research. It currently brings together 375 research groups from 35 countries, with the support of more than 3,500 individuals, mainly leading artificial intelligence researchers, technologists and innovators. In the Czech Republic, CLAIRE has strong ties to the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics of the Czech Technical University in Prague (CIIRC CTU), which also runs its Prague office.