The paper PLMP - Point-Line Minimal Problems in Full Visibility for Multiple Views, co-authored by Tomáš Pajdla of CTU - CIIRC, won Best Student Paper Award at IEEE / VF International Conference on Computer Vision 2019 (ICCV 2019) held in Seoul from 29 October to 1 November. ICCV is a prestigious international conference on computer vision that is held every two years.
After three years of development and testing, a unique web application was created together with students from the Czech Technical University in Prague, titled Wowee. It uses the principle of crowdfunding among friends, family or colleagues, who, through a simple online application, can fold into meaningful gifts.
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering CTU, together with Avast, is developing research into artificial intelligence and machine learning. This is the first of its kind in this area. The Avast AI and Cybersecurity Laboratory (abbreviated AAICL), where most of the research will take place, is located on the Faculty campus at Charles Square.
The ninth edition of the Hockey Battle of the four largest universities in Prague (CTU, UK, VŠE and CULS) was held on Thursday, 31 October. The CTU Student Union was again the co-organizer and coordinator of this year.
On 30 October, prof. Mgr. Petr Páta was inaugurated into office of the Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering for the term from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2023 in the Bethlehem Chapel. The ceremony was attended by representatives of CTU and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, including the Rector of CTU, doc. Vojtěch Petráček and other members of the academic community.
Scientists from the Center of Advanced Photovoltaics at the Department of Electrical technology of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering are developing highly efficient solar cells based on hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites. They have now achieved an efficiency of 19.1%.
On behalf of the CTU Management, the CTU Rector doc. Vojtěch Petráček and Chancellor Ing. Lucie Orgoníková honored the memory of Marie Charousková, a laboratory technician at the Research Institute of Agriculture, who studied distantly at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Czech Technical University on 31 October. They laid flowers and lit a candle at her memorial in Prague's Klarov.
In order to compare the level of quality of study at universities of architecture and related disciplines, the Czech Chamber of Architects organizes an annual Review of Diploma Theses. It was the 20th year this year. A total of 78 diplomas applied for the award. The work was evaluated by an expert jury headed by President David Matásek. Other members were architects David Jiránek, Eva Kováříková and Jan Mléčka and art historian and theoretician Martina Mertová. The judges mainly assessed the architectural quality of the submitted works.
The International Engineering Fair was held at the Brno Exhibition Center from 7 to 11 October. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering presented an unusually large number of exhibits, most of which were in line with the main theme of the fair - Industry 4.0 and the digital factory. The two-meter statue printed on a 3D printer from recyclable filament called Kaleidoscope by turkish student Ekin Ünlü from the Faculty of Architecture was then auctioned off on 8 October in the presence of Karel Havlíček, Minister of Industry and Trade. It is a winning design that emerged from the Digital Factory student competition.
A team of students from CTU in Prague led by prof. Zdeněk Hanzálek from the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics won the 3rd place in the Formula F1 / 10 Autonomous Formula Competition at Columbia University in New York. The competition took place on 14 October 2019. Overall 11 teams from all over the world qualified for the competition.