prof. Ing. Michal Haindl, DrSc.

(*1955, Prague)
haindl.michalInstitute of Information Theory and Automatization of the CAS

After completing his studies in Technical Cybernetics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in 1979, he was admitted to the Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, where he defended his candidate’s dissertation work in 1984 and since 2002 has been the head of the Department of the Recognition of Images. In 2001, he acquired the scientific degree of DrSc., in 2004 he was made a Reader (Associate Professor) at the FEE of CTU and in 2010 was appointed a professor at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. In 2013, he became a member of the Academy Council of the CAS and since 2017 he has been entrusted in it with the coordination and conceptual development of Strategy AS21, methodological supervision of the academic computer networks and databases, including administration of the licensing in this area, and international cooperation in the area of information sciences and computer networks.

During his professional career, he dealt with the theory of control and modelling of supercritical hydraulic flow (co-author of the mathematical solution of the conditions of the emergence of an annular jump – 4 Czechoslovak patents and 150 realized sewage treatment plants). Since 1983, he has been engaged in the modelling and recognition of image information. He was the primary investigator or co-investigator of several large EC projects, foreign projects and numerous national projects. In 1990–1995, he worked at Newcastle University (Newcastle), in Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Didcot), at the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (Amsterdam) and at the Institute National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (Rocquencourt) on several projects from the area of the analysis of images and data recognition.

He has published the research results in more than 330 scientific articles in books, journals and conference proceedings. These papers have more than 1100 citations. He currently lectures at the FIT and FD of CTU, is the representative of the CR in the Governing Board of the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR) and in several commissions of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM). He was the supervisor of 15 students from the Czech Republic, students from Japan, Italy, France and two students from the Netherlands. He is a member of three editorial boards of international journals and several scientific (NTIS, FIT CTU), professional (FM UEP, FEE CTU, FIT CTU, FMP CU) and institutional councils (II CAS, IITA CAS). He is also the president of the supervisory councils of the MI CAS and NPI CAS.

In 1989, he became a court expert in information sciences. In 2004, he was elected a Fellow of the International Association of Pattern Recognition for his results from the area of recognition based on multi-dimensional models and in 2011 was awarded the Prize of the CAS for scientific results in the area of the Mathematical Modelling of the Visual Characteristics of the Surfaces of Materials.

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