The Prague Informatic Seminar presents:
by Tomáš Skopal
Thursday, February 23 at 4 p.m. in room KNE:107.
Nowadays, in the "Big Data" era, we often encounter data that come from sensors digitizing the "signals of nature", where their technical data structure is used merely for manipulation and reproduction. We often think of multimedia (image, audio) as the prominent non-structured data types, however, general sensory data are much more diverse.
Tomáš Skopal works in the area of similarity search and various topics connected to multimedia databases and information retrieval. He is an associate professor and currently the head of Department of Software Engineering at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague. He is also the leader of the successful SIRET (SImilarity RETrieval) research group, which he founded in 2006. He received his MSc from Palacký University in Olomouc and his PhD from the Technical University of Ostrava (VŠB). Afterwards he moved to Charles University in Prague and also worked as a visiting professor and researcher at the University of Konstanz, Germany, and at the DCC, University of Chile, Santiago.