RNDr. Jan Blažek, Ph.D.


Position: postdoc
Phone: +420 26605 2864
Room: 23
Address: ÚTIA AV ČR, Pod Vodárenskou věží 4, CZ-182 08, Praha 8, Czech Republic
Research interests: Multimodal data processing, artificial intelligence, neural networks, genetic algorithms, underdrawing detection, change detection, art restoration, cloud computing
Publications: list



Vocational school of craft and art
Vocational certificate, Artistic blacksmith and locksmith, 2006 - 2008
Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Master’s degree, Artificial Intelligence, 2004 - 2009
Ph.D., Image Processing, 2009 - 2018

Research fellowship 24th November - 5th December 2014

National Institute of Optics - Consiglio Nationale di Recherche
Largo Enrico Fermi, 6 - 50125 Firenze
Opificion delle Pietre Dure
Via Alfani, 78 - 50121 Firenze (Italy)
Department of Information Engineering - Universita Degli Studi Firenze
Via Santa Marta 3, 4 - Firenze


Duration: 2007 - 2014
Web pages:
Members: Jan Blažek, Jakub Hajič

An image processing toolbox for restorers and conservators focused on image registration and fast releasing.

Methods for multimodal image processing based on mathematical models of optical properties of paint materials for artwork analysis
Duration: 2011-2014
Web pages:
Members: ALMA (Academic Materials Research Laboratory of Painted Artworks),
ZOI UTIA of the CAS (dep. of Image Processing, Institute of Information Theory and Automation Academy of Sciences Czech Republic)
Agency: GACR
Identification number: GAP103/12/2211

Supervised students:

PhD students:

  • Tomáš Karella - Image processing for material research in nuclear energetics

Diploma theses (finalized):

  • Jaroslav Knotek (2020) - Automation of nuclear fuel visual inspection
  • Jakub Tuček (2019) - CLI for grid network MetaCentrum
  • Hubert Kindermann (2014) - Optical Character Recognition at Camera Captured Images
  • Radek Fürbach (2013) - Methods for Localization of Image Differences in Different Modalities of Paintings

Bachelor theses (finalized):

  • Adam Harmanec (2019) - Traffic sign classification by deep learning (Bc.)
  • Petr Bambušek (2015) - Agent for playing Texas Hold’em poker
  • Lukáš Machalík (2015) - Application for on-line tracking of racers during a race
  • Jakub Hajič (2014) - Extracting Control Points from Image Pairs for Perspective Transformation
  • Jiří Mareš (2012) - Classification of earth colours
  • Hubert Kindermann (2011) - Character recognition of machine-written documents

Theses in progress

  • Jan Palášek - Detection of grids on nuclear fuel set images
  • Adam Harmanec - Registration of images of nuclear fuel assembly
  • Matyáš Lamprecht - Sequential analysis of transaction data