Three CTU students, the winners of the second edition of the EuroTeQaThon international competition held at Technical University of Munich in November 2022, spent two very busy days in Brussels. On 19 and 20 January 2023 they presented their project on waste heat recovery and met with representatives of the European Commission, including visit to the European Parliament.
Czech Technical University in Prague together with Technical and Testing Institute of Construction Prague and certification company Research Institute of Civil Engineering have been operating, managing and developing the SBToolCZ tool for assessing the sustainability of buildings since 2011. Its users will have access to an updated version from 2023, which will offer improved features and will be in line with the current legislative, environmental and social situation.
In the pre-Christmas period, just a month ago, ten experts from CTU received their professorial appointment decrees from the hands of the Minister of Education Vladimír Balaš in the Grand Hall of the Karolinum compound. Four of the new professors are positioned at Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, three at Faculty of Civil Engineering, and one each at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Architecture and Faculty of Information Technology of the CTU in Prague.
Staff members and friends of CTU in Prague came together on the invitation of the rector, Dr. Vojtěch Petráček, on Tuesday, January 17th at the New Year concert in the Rudolfinum.
Degradation processes occurring in materials of structural parts and technological units exposed to mechanical stresses, high temperatures, aggressive environment, radiation, etc. during operation can cause serious operational accidents leading to significant economic and ecological damage, possibly even loss of life. The research of these processes and fractographic analysis of damaged parts is one of the main activities of the Fractographic Department of the Department of Materials (KMAT) of Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering (FJFI), which is celebrating 50 years of its existence. The anniversary celebration will take place in the FJFI building at Trojanova 13, Prague 2 on Thursday, 19 January 2023, from 13:00.
The game Hell Baked, in which players as hell officials punish sinners, won this year's competition of semester projects by students of Faculty of Electrical Engineering of CTU. The winning team, consisting of Ondřej Baštař, Jan Kabíček, Ondřej Pelikán and Jakub Profota, scored points in a competition of 12 other groups. The presentation of all beta versions of the game and the announcement of the winners took place on Tuesday, 10 January, at FEL CTU building on Prague's Charles Square. The three best projects were decided by a 15-member jury consisting of academy members and representatives of game studios.
Experts in artificial intelligence from Faculty of Information Technology of Czech Technical University in Prague (FIT CTU) have won two competitions at the prestigious international conference NeurIPS 2022 (Neural Information Processing Systems). Scientists from FIT CTU won the competition for modelling the atmosphere of exoplanets and the competition for the most accurate weather forecast, such as extreme rainfall in developing countries. The New Orleans conference on machine learning was attended by 10,000 artificial intelligence experts from around the world.
The selected musical composition and the sound of the Škoda Superb electric car had to be synthesized by students who competed in the seventh year of the Synth Challenge competition organized by CTU Faculty of Electrical Engineering and partners. The winner was Tomáš Chaloupecký, a student of the Master's degree programme Cybernetics and Robotics. The expert jury appreciated especially his successful programming of the composition Typewriter by the American composer Leroy Anderson.
The goal of DNS4EU is to provide EU citizens, companies, and institutions with a secure, privacy compliant, and powerful recursive DNS – an “address book of the internet” enabling browsing web via domain names instead of strings of numbers. The project will become a vital part of European internet sovereignty.
There are more than 40,000 immovable cultural monuments in the Czech Republic, a large number of which are in a state of disrepair. Due to their monumental nature, these objects require higher costs for restoration and maintenance than ordinary objects, but it is also difficult to determine how much money is needed to ensure that restoration and maintenance can be carried out efficiently. Timely and properly carried out maintenance could significantly extend the lifetime of these buildings and reduce the operation costs and future repairs. The Monurev software will enable the owners of these facilities to obtain the most accurate estimate of the planned costs for their restoration based on the information entered. The software was developed at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague, is designed for owners and managers of immovable cultural monuments - individuals, regions, cities and municipalities - and is available free of charge.