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Wiedermann Jiří

Prof., RNDr., DrSc.
Born February 28, 1948 in Ostrava

  • Theoretical computer science, theory of computational complexity, non-standard models of computations, artificial intelligence, artificial life
  • Member of Learned Society since 2003

Educational and professional preparation:

  • Student, Faculty of Natural Science, Comenius University (ComU), Bratislava; 1974, RNDr.;
  • 1981, CSc., Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (CSAS), Prague;
  • 1993, DrSc., ComU;
  • 2000, Associate Professor;
  • 2004, Full Professor of Computer Science (CS), Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague (FMP CU).

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1971-1993, Institute of Informatics and Statistics, Bratislava; lecturer, FMP CS, ComU;
  • 1993-present, Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic (AS CR);
  • 2000-present, Director; lecturer, FMP CU.

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • 1996-2003, Member, European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS); Vice President, EATCS
  • Member, Council of Directors, European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM)

Selected publications:

  • Searching Algorithms. Teubner Texte zur Mathematik, Vol. 99, Verlaggesellschaft, Leipzig 1987, 123 pp.
  • Quo Vadetis, Parallel Machine Models? In: Computer Science Today. Recent Trends and Developments. (van Leeuwen J., Ed.) Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Vol. 1000, Springer-Verlag, Berlin 1995, pp. 101-114
  • The Turing Machine Paradigm in Contemporary Computing. In: Mathematics Unlimited - 2001 and Beyond. (Engquist B., Schmid W., Eds.). Springer, Berlin 2001, pp. 1139-1155 (with J. van Leeuwen)
  • Array Processing Machines: An Abstract Model. BIT 27, pp. 25-43, 1987 (with J. van Leeuwen)
  • On the Power of Synchronization. J. Information Processing and Cybernetics, 10, 499-506, 1989
  • On the Computational Efficiency of Symmetric Neural Networks. Theoretical Computer Science, 80, 337-345, 1991
  • Theory of Neuromata. Journal of the ACM 45, No. 1, 155-178 , 1998 (together with J. Šíma)
  • The Emergent Computational Potential of Evolving Artificial Living Systems. Artificial Intelligence Communications, IOS Press, 15, No. 4, pp. 205-216, 2002 (with J. van Leeuwen)
  • The Computational Limits to the Cognitive Power of the Neuroidal Tabula Rasa. Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence (JETAI), Taylor & Francis Publ., 15, No. 3, pp. 267-279, 2003
  • Characterizing the Super-Turing Computing Power and Efficiency of Classical Fuzzy Turing Machines. Theoretical Computer Science 317, pp. 61-69, 2004

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Reaction to the case of Tomáš Hudlický: Members of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic support the freedom of expression

„We believe that free exchange of ideas is a key condition for the pursuit of truth and that the honest opinions should be scrutinized, challenged or rebutted but not censored or suppressed,“ say 45 members of the Learned Society in a statement regarding the retracted opinion paper by Prof. Tomáš Hudlický.


The letter by Jan Konvalinka to the President and Vice-Chancellor of the Brock University regarding the retracted article of Prof. Tomáš Hudlický

Opinions could and should be challenged, questioned or refuted but never silenced. In order to be able to think, we have to have the right to inquire, question and even offend or be mistaken,” writes Assoc. Prof. Jan Konvalinka, a biochemist at the IOCB Prague and the Vice-Rector of the Charles University, to Gervan Fearon.


Prof Miroslav Bárta receives the Česká hlava National Government Award

Learned Society member, Prof. Mgr. Miroslav Bárta, Dr. (Charles University Faculty of Arts) received the Česká hlava (Czech Head) National Government Award on 25 November 2019. A renowned Czech Egyptologist and archaeologist, Professor Bárta researches the history of ancient civilisations, the human relationship to the natural environment, and also for many years the evolution of complex societies. He leads the Czech Institute of Egyptology for archaeological and environmental research in Egypt and Sudan. His principal research interest is the period of the pyramid builders of the Old Kingdom.