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Are you interested in studying abroad? The faculty will support foreign summer schools and online courses

Unfortunately, the current situation is still not conducive to trips abroad to study or do an internship. Therefore, the faculty decided to support other activities that would allow students and doctoral students to gain knowledge and experience from abroad. For example, it will contribute to foreign online courses of your choice, as well as short-term trips to work on final theses, excursions, summer schools or professional courses, which will take place by the end of June. You can find more information on the faculty's website or contact M. Studena.

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Brno International Summer School in Information Technology

The Faculty of Information Technology opens an International Summer School in IT. It will offer courses in cyber security, machine learning and interactive applications to people from around the world. From July 7 to 24, participants will receive theoretical and practical seminars, as well as visits to technology companies or informal trips to interesting places. For more information see HERE.

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Two FIT students received prizes in the Brno PhD Talent competition

Among the 130 participating first-year doctoral students, two entrants from the Faculty of Information Technology impressed the jury of Brno PhD Talent, a competition among Brno universities. Roman Andriushchenko and Jiří Pavela, both from the Department of Intelligent Systems, made it to the top-twenty-five and will thus receive a scholarship from the city of Brno. While Roman Andriushchenko focuses on computer-aided synthesis of probabilistic models, Jiří Pavela works on efficient techniques for measuring software performance. The competing projects and contestants themselves have been assessed by leading experts, primarily from abroad. The selected students will receive a financial aid of CZK 300,000 paid over the next three years. It should provide talented doctoral students with better conditions so that they can fully devote themselves to their studies and research.

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System for answering human questions developed at FIT succeeded in a trivia quiz

It was a close call, but team of researchers from the KNOT@FIT group - Martin Fajčík, Martin Dočekal, Karel Ondřej and Pavel Smrž - managed to come in third at the EfficientQA competition held as part of the NeurIPS 2020 conference. Their system called BUT R2-D2 succeeded alongside such big names as Facebook or Microsoft and triumphed in the "machine competition" where it also competed against humans in a trivia quiz. You can find more information HERE

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IT Spy:Thesis from FIT in TOP 10 of the Czech Republic and Slovakia

The split 4th-10th place of the IT Spy competition went to Roman Andriushchenko from FIT. His diploma thesis, supervised by Milan Češka Jr., deals with computer-aided synthesis of probabilistic models. The work significantly increases the speed and accuracy of probability programs. These play a significant part in various areas of engineering and in fact represent the design of programs whose goal is to determine unknown parameters in order to achieve a given result. These programs can be used, for example, to design a communication protocol capable of transferring a specified amount of data, or to find optimal strategies for areas such as energy consumption management. The expert jury, made up of leading academics and business representatives, selected the best works out of over 1,400 diploma theses in the field of computer science from Czech and Slovak universities.

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