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On 17 January, the ceremonial convention of the CTU Scientific Council will in Bethlehem Chapel. The honorary title, Doctor Honoris causa, will be awarded to prof. Ruzena Bajcsy and prof. Steffen Leonhardt from the hands of CTU rector.

Ruzena Bajcsy is an American computer scientist specializing in robotics. He is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley, where she also holds the post of Director Emeritus of the CITRIS. In the past, she worked as a professor and head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania where she was the founding director of General Robotics and Active Sensory Perception laboratory (GRASP) and a member of the Neurosciences Institute at the School of Medicine. She was also the Director of the Science and Computer Science Foundation. She graduated from her master and doctoral studies in electrical engineering at the Slovak Technical University in 1957 and 1967 and received another doctorate degree at Stanford University in Computer Science in 1972. From 2003 to 2005, she was a member of the President´s Advisory Board in the area of information technologies. In November 2002, her name was listed in the 50 most important women in science.

Steffen Leonhardt studied electrical engineering at the State University of New York in Buffalo, USA and at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, where he graduated in Computer Engineering in 1987 and Control Engineering in 1989. In 1996, he defended his dissertation work on Fault Diagnosis using Neural Network at TU Darmstadt. In addition, in 1998, he successfully graduated from the Medical School at Goethe Universität in Frankfurt am Main and received his doctorate in medicine in 2000. Professor Leonhardt worked as a researcher at Draeger Medical AG & Co KG in Lübeck from 1999 to 2000. After successfully completing his first research work at the Anesthesiology Department, he became Research Manager and directed two research projects at the Intensive Care Unit. All of these projects were commercialized in 2003.  For more than 14 years, Steffen Leonhardt has developed highly-performing and internationally recognized research and personally worked in the fields of Instrumentation and Measurement Technologies in Medicine, Personal Healthcare and Automation and Management in Medicine.

CTU in Prague honors the Doctor Honoris Causa to Professor Steffen Leonhardt as a recognition of his significant scientific contribution in the field of medical care, the theory of engineering management of biomedical applications, medical expert systems and diagnostic methods. His success as a dean for study affairs also includes the successful implementation of a double degree program between the Czech Technical University in Prague and RWTH Aachen.

You can find invitation here.

To take part in the event, make a reservation at 224 353 672, or by e-mail to: unitl 10. 1. 2018.

Contact person: Ivana Kinkalová

photo: Denník N/Vladimír Šimíček