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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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Luboš Perek is celebrating his 100th year

Founding fellow of the Learned Society and its doyen, astronomer doc. RNDr. Luboš Perek, DrSc, is celebrating his 100th birthday on 26 July 2019. He is an indelible part of history as the person who helped define cosmic space, he was the first to point out the issue of cosmic waste and was also a teacher to the most important Czechoslovak astronomers. Let us express our respect and admiration of the extraordinary scientific career of a person who worked tirelessly and continues to work. The Learned Society wishes Mr Perek health, optimism and joy in the oncoming years.


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