prof. Ing. Michal Haindl, DrSc.
Institute of Information Theory and Automatization of the CAS
Michal Haindl completed his studies in technical cybernetics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in 1979. He then joined the Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the former Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (now the Czech Academy of Sciences - CAS), 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 obtained the scientific degree of DrSc. He was appointed Reader (Associate Professor) at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the CTU in 2004 and in 2010 was appointed Professor at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. In 2013, he became a member of the Academy Council of the CAS, where he has been since 2017 entrusted with the coordination and conceptual development of Strategy AV21, 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, Michal Haindl has 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 has been the primary investigator or co-investigator of several large EC projects, foreign projects and numerous national projects. From 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.
Michal Haindl has published the research results in more than 330 scientific articles in books, journals and conference proceedings. These papers have more than 2000 citations. He currently lectures at the Czech Technical University, 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 17 students from the Czech Republic, Japan, Italy, France and the Netherlands. He is a member of three editorial boards of international journals and several scientific (NTIS, FIT CTU) and a number of professional (FM UEP, FEE CTU, FIT CTU, FMP CU) and institutional councils (II CAS, IITA CAS). He also serves as the chair of the supervisory boards of the MI CAS and NPI CAS.
In 1989, Michal Haindl became a court expert in information sciences. In 2004, he was elected a Fellow of the International Association of Pattern Recognition for his results in 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 mathematical modelling of the visual characteristics of the surfaces of materials.
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