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Institute of Applied informatics

The Institute of Applied Informatics (hereafter "UAI") was established on the 1st of January 2009 as one of several new non-biological study programmes at the Faculty of Science. Since then it has gradually worked on the expansion and improvement of informatics and computer science within the faculty. The study programmes offered by the UAI have proven very popular among prospective students.


Homepage: http://www.prf.jcu.cz/en/uai
Head of the Department: Libor Dostálek
E-mail: libor.dostalek@prf.jcu.cz

Characteristics 

The Institute of Applied Informatics (hereafter “UAI”) was established on the 1st of January 2009 as one of several new non-biological study programmes at the Faculty of Science. Since then

it has gradually worked on the expansion and improvement of informatics and computer science within the faculty. The study programmes offered by the UAI have proven very popular among prospective students.

 The Institute consists of four departments. Particular departments guarantee concrete study specializations and take care of research in their areas. The departments are:

  • Informatics and bioinformatics.
  • Security and networks.
  • Embedded systems and robotics.
  • Forensic Science and Criminology. 

Study Programmes and Education Activities

At the time of writing the UAI performs education at the Bachelor’s and Master´s level. Students study either Applied Informatics or Bioinformatics.

After the first semester, students of Applied Informatics choose their specializations, which are provided by particular departments of the institute.

Bioinformatics can be studied either in Czech or in English. The study of informatics in English is a so called cross-border study which is provided along with the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. Students study alternately at our university and at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. In the end, they receive both Czech and Austrian diplomas.

Research Activities

Department of Informatics and Bioinformatics

 The Department of Informatics and Bioinformatics pursues development and realization of systems, algorithms for analysis and interpretation of biological and chemometric data using supercomputers or distributed systems. At present, the main trend of research is the usage of virtualization in computing systems

Department of Security and Networks

The department focuses in education and research activities in the domains of IoT, traditional infrastructure networking including wireless and sensor networks. Its main aim are security aspects in various fields like data transmission, network architecture, long-term data preservation. It cooperates on several projects, including cross-border joint research cooperation with Austria and Bavaria as well as with several companies like National Security Authority,Telefonica O2, CESNET or CZ.NIC.

Department of Robotics and Embedded Systems

The Department of Robotics and Embedded Systems is engaged in scientific activities aimed at the construction of UAV resources and their exploitation in industry and especially in geographical and biological monitoring, control transmission lines, power plants, etc. With this basic intent is associated research in the field of image processing and data. An integral part of the department's teaching is technical subjects related to operating systems in open source development platforms. This is accompanied by developments in smart homes.

Forensic Science and Criminology

The department deals with teaching vocational subjects and scientific activities in the areas of criminology, forensic and legal sciences. As a part of its activities the department is a guarantor of the specialization "forensic and technical activities in IT" bachelor study program "Applied Informatics". The department deals with forensic documentation of data for the purposes of criminal proceedings. Furthermore, the department solves issues of forensic examinations of digital technologies.

Example of results:

Publications:

VOHNOUT R., ŘÍHOVÁ Z., DOSTÁLKOVÁ I. (2016): Electronic Payments Profitability Extent Model. Prague 2016, Acta informatica Pragensia, roč. 5, č. 2, s. 192-207. ISSN: 1805-4951.

ŘÍHOVÁ Z., DOSTÁLKOVÁ I. (2016): Psychological aspects of project manager activities in IT projects.

Ostrava, sborník mezinárodní konference “IT pro praxi”.

DVOŘÁK M., ŘÍHOVÁ Z., DOSTÁLEK L. (2016): Sborník: IS2 [flash disk]. Prague: TATE International, s. 91–111.

ŘÍHOVÁ Z.(2016): Rozšíření přístupu k modelování firemních procesů, Systémová integrace 2-2016, s.83-90, ČSSI. ISSN: 1804-2716.

JELÍNEK J., KLIMEŠ R. (2016): Improved Model of Social Networks Dynamics, ICAART 2016 - 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Inteligence, Rome, 24. - 26. 2. 2016. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2016) - Volume 1, pages 141-148, SCITEPRESS, ISBN: 978-989-758-172-4.