Colloquium of Faculty of Informatics

The Informatics Colloquium takes place on Tuesday at 14:30 during the term time. The aim of the colloquia is to introduce state of the art research from all areas of computer science to the wide audience of the Faculty of Informatics.

Time and place

Tuesday 14:30–15:30, lecture hall A217, Faculty of Informatics Building
(speaker avaiable for informal discussion since around 14:00)


Fall 2022 - schedule overview

20/9 Maria Lujan Ganuza (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina) Lossless Multidimensional Visualization: an introductory talk
27/9 Daniel Ricardo Echeverri Giraldo (Masaryk University) Tangible Narratives: The Intersection of Performance, Interactivity, and Narrative
4/10 Tomáš Bureš (Charles University) Towards ML-based architectural specification of collective adaptive systems
18/10 Jakub Šimko (Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technologies, Slovakia) TBA
25/10 László Végh (London School of Economics, Great Britain) TBA
8/11 Zdeněk Matěj (MUNI, CR) TBA
15/11 Michal Pilipczuk (Warsaw University, Poland) TBA
29/11 Jakub Lokoč (Charles University, CR) TBA

On Tuesdays November 1 and November 22, there will be a series of talks given by PhD students.


Maria Lujan Ganuza (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina)
Lossless Multidimensional Visualization: an introductory talk

Tuesday 20 September 2022, 14:30, lecture hall A217

Visualization of multidimensional (n-D) datasets is a major challenge, as visualization methods must overcome the problem of mapping complex high-dimensional data into representations suitable for visualization. One way to approach this problem is to represent the data in a low-dimensional space. Thus, visualization techniques must provide low-dimensional representations but, at the same time, they must preserve certain properties of the structure of the dataset as faithfully as possible. In this talk, Dr. María Luján Ganuza will present her recent research lines related to this topic, including the exploration and implementation of General Lines Coordinates and the design of a novel visualization technique for analyzing eye movement data during the reading of micro-stories.


Daniel Ricardo Echeverri Giraldo (MUNI, CR)
Tangible Narratives: The Intersection of Performance, Interactivity, and Narrative

Tuesday 27 September 2022, 14:30, lecture hall A217

This presentation will look at two cases of Research through Design where design and computer science meet. It will briefly introduce Letters to José and The Non-Myth of the Noble Red, both tangible narratives. From the first case, the presentation will introduce a narrative architecture and a typology that frames the qualities of tangible artefacts with narrative meaning. Later, the presentation will introduce The Non-myth of the Noble Red, another design case which expands upon the learnings gained from the design of Letters to José. However, this second case also considers concepts and practices borrowed from the study of performative arts, in particular the work of Bertolt Brech. The true purpose of this presentation is to exemplify alternative approaches to enquiry where a designerly, creative, artistic, and experimental processes to research place the making of design artefacts at the ontological centre of the research. At the same time, the learning and insights stem not for the making of artefacts but FROM their making.


Tomáš Bureš (Charles University)
Towards ML-based architectural specification of collective adaptive systems

Tuesday 4 October 2022, 14:30, lecture hall A217

Collective adaptive systems is a class of systems composed of autonomic components or agents which collaborate and adapt towards a individual and group-level goals. The key property of these systems is that they are dynamic – i.e. their architecture undergoes constant change – and they are subject to uncertainty. This talk will show how the dynamic architecture of these systems can be described using the concepts of autonomic components and ensembles and how machine learning can be used to simplify the specification of these systems (especially with respect to uncertainty).


Jakub Šimko (Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technologies, Slovakia)
TBA

Tuesday 18 October 2022, 14:30, lecture hall A217

TBA


László Végh (London School of Economics, Great Britain)
TBA

Tuesday 25 October 2022, 14:30, lecture hall A217

TBA


Zdeněk Matěj (MUNI, CR)
TBA

Tuesday 8 November 2022, 14:30, lecture hall A217

TBA


Michal Pilipczuk (Warsaw University, Poland)
TBA

Tuesday 15 November 2022, 14:30, lecture hall A217

TBA


Jakub Lokoč (Charles University, CR)
TBA

Tuesday 29 November 2022, 14:30, lecture hall A217

TBA


Past colloquia