Vaclav HLAVAC, Professor, born 1956
Head of the Center for Machine Perception
(nickname Vasek, pronounced Vashek in the English transcription)

Czech Technical University in Prague
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Cybernetics
and Czech Institute of Informatics, Cybernetics, and Robotics
121 35 Prague 2, Karlovo namesti 13, Czech Republic
Fax: + 420 224 357 385, Phone: + 420 224 357 465, Mobile: +420 603 149 689

Current Position: Professor of technical cybernetics, head of the Center Machine Perception
Research Interests: Computer vision, reconstruction of 3D scenes from 2D images, analysis of videosekvences, cognitive systems, pattern recognition with emphasis to relation between statistical and structural methods, robotics, industrial and other applications of the above.
Current projects: Look at the web pages of the CMP research group I am responsible for.

Qualification: 1981 graduated Ing. (similar to MSc.) in control engineering from the CTU Prague; 1982 PhD student at the CTU, since 1983 teaching position, 1987 PhD from the CTU (Analysis of the integrated circuits images); 1990 head of the Computer Vision Laboratory, 1992 Associate Professor; 1996 head of the Center for Machine Perception of the CTU, 1998 Professor.

Five selected Publications:

Sonka M., Hlavac V. , Boyle R.: Image Processing, Analysis, and Machine Vision, 4th edition, Thomson Learning, Toronto, 2014, 912 p, ISBN-10: 1133593607  (3rd edition, Thomson Learning, Toronto, 2007; 2nd edition  Brooks/Cole, Pacific Grove, CA, 1999; 1st edition Chapman & Hall, London 1993).
Schlesinger M.I., Hlavac V.: Ten lectures on statistical and syntactic pattern recognition, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2002, 521 p.
Uhríková Z., Hlaváč V., Růžička E., Nugent C.D.: TremAn: A tool for measuring tremor frequency from video sequences, Movement Disorders, 25(4), March 2010, 504-506.
Shekhovtsov A., Hlavac V
.: On partial opimality by auxiliary submodular problems. Control Systems and Computers, 232(2): 71-78, 2011.
Shekhovtsov A., Hlavac V.: A distributed mincut/maxflow algorithm combining path augmentation and push-relabel.
104(3), International Journal of Computer Vision, 315-342, 2013.

Teaching or tutorial presentations: While teaching and writing textbooks I created several teaching or tutorial presentations. The files with presentations in pdf are available in English and/or in Czech. I am updating these pages when presentations are created or updated..
We also maintain MATLAB exercises code for computer vision, see

Other Links: Publications from 1994 (searchable), Publications 1984-1998 (.ps)
Alumni - my former PhD, MSc and Bc students.
Personal: Children: son Vaclav *1978, daughter Anna *1990, son Jaroslav *1992, granddaughter Johana *2008, grandson Vitezslav *2011.

  Last update: 13.06. 2014