Associate professor Petr Hanáček was elected a candidate for appointment as dean of FIT BUT

On 31 October 2023 at the regular meeting of the Academic Senate of the FIT BUT, doc. Dr. Ing. Petr Hanáček was elected a candidate for appointment as dean. Petr Hanáček is the head of the Department of Intelligent Systems, chairman of the Academic Senate of BUT and performs other functions within FIT and the entire BUT.

His goal is to contribute to the development of the faculty as an important and recognized educational and research center that is open to cooperation with other faculties, Czech and foreign universities, research institutions, companies and the public sphere.

The complete program statement is available here.


Speech@FIT Celebrates Double Publication Success in Prestigious Magazine

The renowned IEEE Signal Processing Magazine has recently published not one, but two articles authored by researchers from Speech@FIT research group:

In Issue 3, an article titled "Neural Target Speech Extraction: An Overview" by the PhD graduate, Kateřina Žmolíková, was featured. She collaborated with colleagues from NTT in Japan and Tencent in the United States. You can reed her article here:

In Issue 5, the magazine published an article "Twenty-Five Years of Evolution in Speech and Language Processing" by world-leading experts in speech and language processing, including Lukáš Burget and Honza Černocký from our Faculty, who provided insights on speaker and language recognition. You can access the article here:

The IEEE Signal Processing Magazine is published by IEEE, the world's largest organization uniting electronics and computer scientists, boasting over 420,000 members. Within this impressive network, the Signal Processing Society (SPS) stands as one of the largest and most influential professional communities.


Summer IT School Inspires High School Girls to Explore Technology

In the last week of August, our Faculty was buzzing with energy as the Summer IT School for Girls unfolded. This traditional event drew 35 enthusiastic high school girls from across the Czech Republic, providing them with an opportunity to discover the fun side of computer science.

The program featured activities such as programming robots, creating mobile applications, and even experimenting with 3D printing, allowing the students to explore various aspects of the IT world in a hands-on way. One of the highlights was a meeting with female IT professionals from leading tech companies who shared their experiences and career stories.

The Summer IT School for Girls at FIT not only opens up new horizons for high school girls but also provides a platform for future IT female professionals.


Winners Revealed in Booster Challenge 2023 Competition

The Booster Challenge 2023 competition has announced its champions. Mário Havran and Dominik Klement claimed the top spot with their project VOLTEEK, winning a prize of 60,000 CZK. Their modular Battery Control System (BCS) impressed judges with its technical excellence and market potential.

Jakub Mašek and Martin Zelenák secured second place with their "Wireless Timer for Fire Attack," and Marko Poľanský received recognition for "Bazoš bot."

The Booster Challenge is a part of the Star(t)up@FIT project, which aims at supporting student entrepreneurs in transforming their ideas into successful ventures.

Congratulations to the winners, driving innovation and entrepreneurship forward.


Representatives from the Beijing Institute of Technology explored studying in Brno

A delegation of students and academics from the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) visited our Faculty in August.

They attended various lectures and presentations as well as enjoyed numerous cultural and social activities.  One of the highlights was an evening event with representatives from the Student Union of FIT at the students' club. Our Chinese colleagues had the opportunity to taste various Czech specialties, exchange experiences with our students about studying in both China and here, and enjoy a wonderful time together.

The delegation was led by Leading Professor Liu Hao, whom the Brno University of Technology (VUT) has maintained a long-standing collaboration with, primarily in the field of air traffic management and aviation technologies. Professor Hao has previously been awarded the VUT Silver Medal for his work.

The visit provided an excellent platform for fostering international academic exchange and strengthening the ties between our institutions. It is through such interactions that knowledge and expertise can be shared, enhancing the quality of education and research on a global scale.

The chinese students and academics met with the representatives ouf our Student Union of FIT at the students' club Kachnička.

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