Future of Education in the EU
Czech Republic

Professor of Cybernetics and Head of the Department of Control Engineering at Czech Technical University in Prague. He held research positions at ETH Zurich, Twente Universiteit, NL and the Academy of Sciences and lectured at many universities worldwide, including Toronto, Glasgow and Padua. He is a highly cited researcher in the theory of automatic control, networks, multiagent systems, recently focused on the formations of robots, platoons autonomous cars, and swarms of UAVs and satellites. He published hundreds of research articles in the world’s leading scientific and technical journals. He co-founded the company PolyX, Ltd. developing software for the application of polynomial methods with thousands of installations in industry and universities around the world. He has led dozens of EU, NATO, international, domestic and contract research projects at the Department for Honeywell, Porsche, US Navy and others. He created the elite Cybernetics and Robotics program at the CzechTech and co-founded the EU SpaceMaster program, whose students spent every semester at a different European university. He supervised dozens of Ph.D. nowadays successfully working in companies and universities worldwide. Recently, he led a European Industrial Doctorate project along with the Belgian company Siemens Industrial Software. He was the General Chair of the 16th World Congress of the International Federation IFAC. He is a member of the Scientific Boards of several universities and ministries, the Vice-Chair of the Science Assessment Committee of the Czech Government Council and Chair of the Evaluating Panel for Technical and Information Sciences. He founded the Czech robotic competition RoboRace for elementary and secondary schools, participated by hundreds of teams from all over the country every year. He was a TEDx lecturer. He is an active science and education communicator addressing achievements in cybernetics, robotics, and their present and future social impacts publicly. He won numerous awards and became a Hall of Famer by receiving the Werner von Siemens Best Educator Prize.