Prof. Ing. Jan Flusser, DrSc.


Position: Director of the Institute
Phone: +420 26605 2357
Room: 149, 106
Phone: +420 266052357
www: home page
Address: ÚTIA AV ČR, Pod Vodárenskou věží 4, CZ-182 08, Praha 8, Czech Republic
Research interests: image processing and pattern recognition
Publications: list


Education & Affiliation

Jan Flusser was born on the 30th April 1962 in Prague, Czech Republic. He received the M.Sc. degree in mathematical engineering from the Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague, in 1985, the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in 1990, and the DrSc. degree in technical cybernetics from the Czech Technical University in 2001. Since 1985 he has been with the Institute of Information Theory and Automation (UTIA). In 1995-2007 he was holding the position of a head of Department of Image Processing. In 1998-2006 he was a chairman of the Scientific Board of UTIA. He was appointed Director of the Institute on the 1st May 2007.


Jan Flusser's research interest is on the field of invariant-based pattern recognition and image fusion. His main areas are moments and moment invariants, image registration, multichannel blind deconvolution, and super-resolution imaging. He has authored and coauthored more than 150 research publications in these areas, including tutorials (ICIP'05, ICIP'07, EUSIPCO'07, CVPR'08, FUSION'08) and invited/keynote talks at international conferences (ICCS'06, COMPSTAT'06, WIO'06, DICTA'07, CGIM'08). He has been involved in several research projects (both Czech and international ones) and in successful applications in computer vision, remote sensing, medicine, and astronomy. His work (with co-authors) on image restoration in astronomy was awarded by the Award of the Chairman of the Czech Science Foundation (GA CR) in 2007. In the same year, his team won the Prize of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic for the contribution to image fusion theory.

Teaching & Supervising

Since 1991 he has been also affiliated with the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University (MFF UK), Prague and with the Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University (FJFI CVUT), Prague (habilitation in Computer Science at MFF UK in 1998, full professorship in Applied Mathematics at FJFI CVUT in 2004), where he gives undergraduate and graduate courses on Digital Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, and Moment invariants and wavelets. He has been a supervisor of several Ph.D and diploma theses. He is also a member of several committees for state examinations, for Ph.D defences in Computer Science and DSc. defences in Computer Science and Cybernetics, a member of the Board of Ph.D study in Software Systems at MFF UK, and a member of the Board of Ph.D study in Mathematical Engineering at FJFI CVUT.

Organizing & Others

Jan Flusser has been a member of numerous program and organizing committees at international conferences and personally organized and chaired two special sessions (COMPSTAT'06 and CGIM'08). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Kybernetika, a member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Management, University of Economics, a member of the Evaluation Committee MRHK2 of the Ministry of Education, and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

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