Center for Machine Perception (CMP) is a virtual research center at the Czech Technical University in Prague. CMP has been an informal body headed by Václav Hlaváč since its foundation in 1996.
CMP comprises scientists sharing common interests in computer vision, pattern recogniton, machine learning, and autonomous robotics from the following groups
- Biomedical imaging algorithms (head Jan Kybic)
- Machine learning (head Boris Flach)
- Vision for robotics and autonomous systems (head Tomáš Svoboda)
- Visual recognition (head Jiří Matas)
- Applied algebra and geometry (head Tomáš Pajdla, also Josef Šivic)
- Robot perception (head Václav Hlaváč)
The mission of CMP is to provide and develop a stimulating and open research environment for groups and scientists sharing common interests. CMP facilitates scientific collaboration and joint research projects, pursues ambitious common scientific objectives. CMP helps educating and promoting young scientists and their research. CMP is committed to the principles of academic freedom and follows the rules of good scientific practice.
CMP activities include:
- Common scientific seminars, workshops and colloquia
- Active contributions to Ph.D. education
- Shared infrastructure (computing resources, labs)
- Shared CMP library located at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Cybernetics, Karlovo náměstí campus
- Coorganization of the Computer Vision Winter Workshop
CMP is steered by the board. The CMP board decides about the membership, policies and services. The CMP board appoints a head. CMP services are supported by a thin administrative support, the CMP secretariat.