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Current projects co-financed by the European social fund and the national budget of the Czech Republic

AMASS - Architecture-driven, Multi-concern and Seamless Assurance and Certification of Cyber-Physical Systems

Advanced VR, iMmersive serious games and augmented reality as tools to raise awareness and access to European underwater Cultural heritage

  • Investigator: doc. Fotios Liarokapis, PhD
  • Project Period: 10/2016 - 09/2019
  • Project Description:
    Underwater Cultural Heritage assets are widely spread into the Mediterranean. Unlike land archaeological sites, however, submerged settlements, ancient ports and other coastal industrial installations, especially shipwrecks, are not accessible to the general public or all experts, due to their environment and depth. Photos and surfaced artifacts exhibited in maritime museums provide fragmented aspects of such sites but are the only ones visitors can actually see. Digital technologies have also been, randomly used, in museum rooms, as a supplementary information source, but not always very successfully. Thus, Virtual Museums provide a unique opportunity for digital accessibility to both scholars and general public, interested in having a better grasp of underwater sites. Such digital encounters should allow virtual 3D underwater visit opportunities for children, elderly or people with mobility problems, instead of only specialized drivers. A Virtual Museum (VM) of ancient seafaring is a technologically demanding endeavor, but one that will cover a significant gap in the dissemination of underwater archaeological finds to the public. Its main objective is to introduce the general public into diverse archaeological domains pertaining to ships, such as shipbuilding and navigation, cargoes and trade mechanisms, but also underwater archaeological methods and conservation and protection issues. Thus and given the multicultural character of seafaring and seaborne trade, through which the Mediterranean people have been interacting and communicating over the last 2500 years, a VM will enhance better understanding of common Cultural Heritage, within and around Europe, and will bring together an interdisciplinary team of specialists from different countries. This project, based on the re-use of open GIS maritime data, 3D models of shipwrecks, 2D drawings from books and publications and already existed underwater archaeological parks will provide creative and highly innovative ideas and solutions for underwater documentation and excavation process; sustainable financing of underwater studies through synergies among stakeholders; investigation and creation of several technological tools which will be exploited to boost wide public awareness about our maritime and underwater cultural heritage, by bringing the sea depth within reach.
  • Investors:
    • European Union – Horizon 2020 – Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies (Societal Challenges)
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RAQUEL - Randomness and Quantum Entanglement

  • Investigator: doc. RNDr. Jan Bouda, Ph.D.
  • Project Period: 10/2013 - 09/2016
  • Project Description:
    Randomness has established itself as a vital building block of information processing and represents an integral ingredient for practically any aspect in the field of information processing and technology. The principal objective of this project will be to establish and evaluate the role played by randomness in quantum information processing. We propose to address the main difficulties that arise through the use of randomness, in particular, 1) the use of randomness as a theoretical tool to prove existence and properties of information processing applications; 2) the design of novel quantum information processing applications that exploit randomness; 3) the design and analysis of applications that work with real-world (that is, non-uniform) randomness; 4) the construction of design techniques that produce high-quality randomness, both from a computational and adversarial perspective; and, finally, 5) the use of randomness to analyze and improve the physical processes necessary for the design quantum communication and computation devices. The consortium (composed of 8 research teams) aims to unite the forces of EU expertise in computer science, physics and mathematics to undertake a comprehensive study of randomness and quantum information within their research portfolio. Many of the targeted tasks combine the knowledge of partners. Hence, strong research interactions will be necessary to successfully achieve the objectives of the project.
  • Investors:
    • European Union – 7th Framework Programme – Cooperation
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Planned projects co-financed by the European social fund and the national budget of the Czech Republic

Information Society – Development of Infrastructure for Research and Educational Purposes

  • Investigator: Roman Čermák, M.Sc., MBA
  • Project Period: 04/2017 - 09/2021
  • Project Description:
    The project focuses on finishing the required research and innovation infrastructure of the Faculty of Informatics of Masaryk University for educational purposes in research-oriented study programmes. The infrastructure will serve the entire range of doctoral programmes linked to the Faculty of Informatics. It will concern mostly the multidisciplinary doctoral study programme Safe Knowledge Society and the P1805 Informatics doctoral programme, which will be restructured into two separate and innovated programmes. The infrastructure will also make provisions for an incorporation of bachelor and master's study programmes into research. PhD programmes will undergo an increase in capacity, quality and attractiveness, following the current trends in research and development, being in close connection with the activities of their own research centres and specialized laboratories and cooperating with the companies operating in the CERIT Science Park.
  • Investors:
    • Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic

Information Society – Development of DSP

  • Investigator: Roman Čermák, M.Sc., MBA
  • Project Period: 09/2017 - 08/2022
  • Project Description:
    The project aims at complete restructuring of the doctoral studies at the Faculty of Informatics. Within the scope of this restructuring, both fields of the existing doctoral study programme (DSP) will be innovated and, after certain adjustments, will become two separate doctoral study programmes. Furthermore, a new doctoral study programme will be created to increase the attractiveness of the Faculty of Informatics. The project will also support PhD internships at foreign institutions, research mobility and internationalization. The project's strategic objective is to secure the development of human resources in research and development by developing research-oriented study programmes linked closely to the activities of specific research centres and specialized laboratories including cooperation with the application sector in our own science park and other activities in the specific field of information society. This objective is carried out in synergy with the long-term development of the infrastructure on the MU premises at Botanická Street. The implementation of the project is considered to be a key area to increase the quality of education and the efficiency of MU research teams. It is regarded as a part of the Strategic Plan of MU: i.a. internationalization, the university research profile, cooperation with the application sphere and promotion of employment.
  • Investors:
    • Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic

Finished projects

Responsible contact: Roman Čermák, M.Sc., MBA