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This year's anniversary on 17 November, 1939 and 1989 will commemorate more events than usual on this year's annual event. CTU in Prague is also joining the anniversary of the Day of Fight for Freedom and Democracy and International Student Day with several events and activities.
The NKC - Gender and Science invited the renowned professor Gina Neff, senior researcher and associate professor at the Oxford Internet Institute and at the Department of Sociology at Oxford University, specializing in innovation, the digital transformation of industries and the way new technologies affect work. Her lecture will focus on artificial intelligence systems and show examples of how prejudices about women and their role in society are manifested and reproduced in these systems. The lecture will take place on 11 November at 5 pm in room C-202 of the Faculty of Civil Engineering.
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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A two-meter statue printed on a 3D printer from a recyclable filament called Kaleidoscope by Ekin Ünlü from Turkey was auctioned off on 8 October at the International Engineering Fair in Brno in the presence of Karel Havlíček, Minister of Industry and Trade. It is a winning design that came from the Digital Factory student competition.
In October 2019, the first representative of the Czech Republic in the Executive Committee of the Mathematical Models Group for Interactive Network Dynamics, established within the COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) organization, became doc. David Krejčiřík from the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, CTU in Prague.
The Czech Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will build according to the design of twenty-three-year-old students of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. They won in a special category of the fourth INSPIRELI AWARDS international competition. The competition was attended in four categories by a total of 1,038 contestants with 887 projects. This competition within the INSPIRELI AWARDS was announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic together with the Department of Architecture of Faculty of Civil Engineering. There were 281 projects from 474 students from 38 countries on 6 continents. The winners are Slovak students Jana Hájková and Kristína Boháčová, who are completing their sixth year of architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. The award ceremony was held on 10 October at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, CTU in Prague.
On September 24, 2019 in Brussels, Director of the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics with the Czech Technical University (CIIRC CTU) Ondřej Velek and Director General of the European Commission Jean-Eric Paquet signed a document granting 15 million Euro funding for the establishment of the RICAIP Centre of Excellence.
The CTU Czech Institute of Computer Science, Robotics and Cybernetics hosted an international conference on Urban Resilience (Urban Resilience) organized on 3 and 4 October together with EFEED. Urban resilience is a relatively new area of research, bringing together results from different disciplines to prepare cities to manage the risks associated with such events as earthquakes, floods, blackouts or pollution.