Inauguration of Associate Professor Petr Hanáček as Dean of FIT BUT

The inauguration of Associate Professor Petr Hanáček to the position of Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology BUT will take place on 4 April 2024 at 9:00 in lecture hall D105.


Trucks and buses will be equipped with nanoradars and sensors to increase safety. FIT BUT participates in their development

Truck drivers have a poor view of their immediate surroundings - blind spots cover not only the area in front of and behind the truck, but also the sides. So from July 2024, European Commission regulations require trucks and buses to have safety sensors that can detect motorcyclists, cyclists or other vulnerable road users. This will be ensured by innovative laser sensors and nano-radars, on which experts from FIT BUT have collaborated.

A child hiding behind the back of a vehicle or a cyclist riding next to a turning truck - new lidar sensor and nano-radar technologies can help drivers detect these dangerous situations. Within the framework of two projects of the TACR, experts from FIT BUT developed them together with the company Valeo, which specialises in research, development and production of assistance systems and systems for autonomous driving.

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Kamil Malinka and Anton Firc from FIT BUT demonstrated the sophistication of deepfakes at a meeting of cybercrime specialists

How to most effectively detect and combat new phenomena in cybercrime was the main topic of a two-day meeting of specialists in this area of crime from the ranks of prosecutors and police officers organized by the Supreme State Prosecutor's Office in cooperation with the Judicial Academy in Kroměříž. Specialist criminologists and prosecutors from all over the Czech Republic meet regularly every year within an informal expert network and exchange experiences. This time, for the first time, they also invited fellow police officers and prosecutors from Slovakia to a joint meeting.

Experts from both countries agreed that specialisation and continuous training is key to effectively combat cybercrime, enabling them to keep up to date with increasingly sophisticated criminal tactics. Such meetings also have the benefit of exchanging specific lessons learned from successful cases.  

One of the biggest challenges is the rapid development of deepfake technology, which brings with it extensive risks associated with the spread of disinformation, identity theft, various types of fraud, phishing attacks or extortion and a range of other illegal activities. The researchers Kamil Malinka and Anton Firc from the Faculty of Information Technology of Brno University of Technology illustrated how credible simulations of foreign faces and voices created by artificial intelligence can be.  

[img] 2024 is looking for student speakers, apply by March 3

Become a speaker at the biggest event for developers, administrators and users of Linux and open source in Central Europe - 2024. The conference will take place on 13-15 June at FIT BUT in Brno. As every year, DevConf.CZ welcomes emerging speakers.

Don't have any experience in public presenting yet, but are you working on an interesting project, bachelor or master thesis or simply interested in the field of open source technologies? Submit your idea and share your knowledge and interests with the open source community in the form of a 15 minute lightning talk or a 35 minute talk. You can find more information about the conference, its content and how to properly submit a talk proposal here. All talks, presentations and workshops will be in English.

Applications are being collected until 3 March, and all information can be found on the conference website.

The dissertation defence of Marek Žák from the Institute of Intelligent Systems will take place on 28 February

We cordially invite you to the dissertation defence of Ing. Marek Žák entitled Biology-inspired control of a walking robot. Mobile robots are used for a variety of purposes, often in places that would be unthinkable for humans. These include rescue operations or space exploration. Walking robots can move in difficult terrain, but their disadvantages can be energy consumption, slowness of movement, inability to carry heavier loads or difficulty of control.

This dissertation describes the design, construction and control of a novel biology-inspired hexapod robot, WHexaR, that can deal with these obstacles. The full abstract of the thesis is available at this link. 

The work was supervised by Associate Professor František Zbořil and Specialist Supervisor Ing.  Jaroslav Rozman.

The defence will take place on February 28th at 1 pm in meeting room C209 at FIT BUT.

The opponents are prof. Ing. Petr Musilek, Ph.D. from the University of Alberta and Ing. Tomáš Ondráček, Ph.D. from Artin.



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