Pavel Matějka


Research worker

+420 54114 1283
Office L226



Personal data

  • Born: 30/12/1977 in Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Nationality: Czech
  • Home address: Písecná 8, 78335 Olomouc-Chomoutov, Czech Republic
  • Professional address: Brno University of Technology
    Faculty of Information Technology
    Department of Computer Graphics and Multimedia
    Bozetechova 2, 612 66 Brno, Czech Republic
    Tel: +420 5 41141283, Fax: +420 5 41141270
  • Mail to:, ~ matejkap
  • Cell phone: +420 603 874 886


  • 2001 - now: Doctoral studies, Institute of Radioelectronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication and Department of Computer Graphics and Multimedia, Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic. Supervisors: Dr. Milan Sigmund, Dr. Jan Cernocký. Working title of the doctoral thesis: "Language identification based on phonetic cues". Planned submission: summer 2005.
  • 1996 - 2001: Department of Control and Instrumentation, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic. Supervisor: Dr. Václav Jirsík, Diploma thesis: "Speaker Verification".
  • 1992 - 1996: Secondary School of Electrotechnics, Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Professional career

Stays abroad:

  • 07/2005: EUROMASTER Summer School (Edinburg, UK), 2nd place in poster competition.
  • 10/2002 - 6/2003: USA - Oregon Graduate Inst., Anthropic Speech Processing Group, under the assistance of Prof. Hynek Hermanský, work on robust feature extraction and phoneme recognition for M4 project.

     Participation in projects:

  • 2004-2006: Augmented Multi-party Interaction (AMI), EU Framework 6 project, Information Society Technologies. Work on feature extraction for LVCSR and Keyword spotting.
  • 2003-2006: Language identification - industrial grant from CAMEA Ltd. Developing language identification system for sorting incoming calls.
  • 2002-2005: M4 - Multimodal Meeting Manager, 5th EU Framework 5 project, Information Society Technologies. Work on robust feature extraction and phoneme recognition.


  • 2005: EEICT/EMI Student Conference and Competition, 1st place in the signal processing category at national EEICT and international EMI too.
  • 2003: NIST LID - International language identification evaluation campaign. Participating at OGI.   

Research interests

  • signal processing
  • speech processing (feature extraction, recognition)
  • phoneme recognition
  • language identification

Computer skills

  • Languages: C/C++, Perl, UNIX-shells, Matlab, HTML, LaTeX.
  • Operating systems: Unix/Linux, Dos, Windows.
  • Speech processing software: HTK, QuickNet.

Teaching experience

  • Signals and systems: computer labs.
  • Speech processing: computer labs.
  • Programmable logical devices: labs.
  • Supervising Bc. and MSc. students' projects at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology, 2001-2005.



  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • ISCA (International speech communication association)

Other interests

  • hiking
  • climbing
  • traveling
  • photography
  • bike
  • reading


  • Czech (mother tongue)
  • English (fluent)

Selected publications

  • P. Matejka, P. Schwarz, J. Cernocký and P. Chytil: "Phonotactic Language Identificaion Using High Quality Phoneme Recognition", accepted to Eurospeech 2005, available upon request.
  • P. Schwarz, P. Matejka, and J. Cernocký: "Towards lower error rates in phoneme recognition," in Proc. TSD 2004, Brno, Czech Republic, Sept. 2004, pp. 465-472.
  • P. Schwarz, P. Matejka, and J. Cernocký: "Recognition of phoneme strings using TRAP technique," in Proc. Eurospeech 2003, Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 2003, pp. 825-828.

       All publications are listed on section Publications

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