The award of the European Association of Steel Construction Manufacturers - ECCS is awarded in recognition to major scientists who have made a significant contribution to the development of scientific and technical knowledge in the field of structural steel constructions.
On 6 September, the meeting of the Chamber of Statutory Towns of the Czech Republic took place at the CTU. The event took place under the auspices of the Rector doc. Vojtěch Petráček as he gave a solemn greeting to the mayors of the statutory cities of the Czech Republic and other guests.
The team of prof. Jiří Matas of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering has been working with Toyota since 2003 on the development of an autonomous car. The scope of cooperation is gradually expanding. This year sought the foundation of the Toyota Research Lab sponsored by Toyota by amount of 1 million Euro per year.
Doc. Vojtěch Petráček and the President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Radek Vondráček met at the University Center of Energy-Efficient CTU Buildings on Wednesday, 22 August and together inspected the S.A.W.E.R. system which will form the technological core of the Czech National Pavilion at the World Expo 2020 exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Dne 21. srpna byla u Fakulty elektrotechnické ČVUT v Praze v Kampusu Dejvice spuštěna nová virtuální keška. Ta unikátním způsobem připomíná místo, odkud bylo tehdejší Československo připojeno k internetu. Právě jeho nástup pomohl k rozšíření celosvětové hry Geocaching.
The ninth annual CTU Camp Jáma Lvová (the Lion´s pit) took place in Svatý Štěpán. This was attended by 24 gifted children from the second level of elementary schools and multi-year grammar schools from all over the Czech Republic. The camp, which is the closing ceremony of the year-long mathematical and programming correspondence competition, was set this year in a divine theme. Participants in the role of the gods controlled course of the world, cared for the welfare of their sheep flock and faced many threats.
A total of 35 students took part in the two-week long 13th annual Summer University at the Temelin Nuclear Power Plant this year. The event took place from 23 July to 3 August. The participants included 6 students from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 5 students from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, 9 students from the Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering and one from the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague.
In the second half of July, one of the three training camps of the Czech Republic's Secondary Czech Cyber Security Championship, which are preparing Czech students for the European finals, took place at the Cyber Security Training Center of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. It is organized by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and will take place in London from 15 to 17 October.
The rector of the Czech Technical University in Prague, doc. RNDr. Vojtěch Petráček, CSc., And President of the Research Institute of Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) Chunhong Park signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The conclusion of the Memoranda was initiated by KIMM as an expression of interest in deepening the cooperation at the level of the whole CTU based on the successful solution of the existing cooperation projects, especially the ones by Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, represented by the Dean, prof. Ing. Michael Valášek, DrSc., Head of the Institute of Production Machines and Equipment (RCMT) Ing. Petr Kolář, Ph.D., and Ing. Matěj Sulitka, Ph.D., Head of Co-operation Projects.
Under the leadership of prof. Miroslav Bárta, the Czech Institute of Egyptology at Charles University has long been developing research on the dynamics of the development of complex societies based on the study of anatomy of the internal dynamics of ancient Egyptian civilization. Since 2006 major activities in this field include the creation and intensive implementation of the database of officials buried in Abusir and adjacent burial grounds in Sakkara and Giza and other selected locations under the guidance of Dr. Veronika Dulíková. Due to the scope of the database, it was necessary to find methods that can handle fragmented information. At this stage, the researchers of Charles University teamed up with experts from CTU, namely Ing. Radek Marík from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. Gradually, the Egyptology and Cybernetics team succeeded in applying several methods of cybernetics and artificial intelligence, and gained support at the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic for the project "Methods of Complex Networks Applied to the Data of Ancient Egypt in the Age of the Old Kingdom (2700 - 2180 BC)". The main objective of the project is a new approach to processing and interpretation of available data from the period of pyramid builders and the use of semi-automated methods in their processing. A new scientific field of cyber-egyptology was defined by this project.