Department of Computer Graphics and Multimedia
Department of Computer Graphics and Multimedia (DCGM) deals with research and education in human-computer interaction, multimedia and multimodal data mining, image and video processing, computer graphics, speech data mining, advanced approaches to automatic control, knowledge technologies and big data processing. It builds on fundamentals of mathematics, physics, theoretical informatics, control theory and machine learning. It uses advanced computational architectures - super-computers, computing clusters, GP-GPU accelerators and specialized architectures of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA) and signal processors (DSP).
At the Brno University of Technology, DCGM is the unit with the highest number of EC-funded projects (for example, 24 projects in the 7th Framework Programme and new projects in Horizon2020), it has projects funded by U.S. agencies DARPA and IARPA and a large number of locally funded projects. DCGM intensively cooperates with both Czech and international industry (for example Honeywell, Škoda Auto, Evektor, Raytheon BBN or Telefónica Móviles). The members of DCGM have founded a number of innovative spin-off companies: Camea, Phonexia, 3DimLaboratory, ReplayWell and AngelCam.
DCGM has specialized equipment for human-computer interaction: two aircraft simulators for the development of R&D in user interfaces and autonomous automatic systems in aviation, a PR2 robot, 3D video-projection equipment, holography lab, terabyte corpora of images, speech, and text and a multichannel audio acquisition equipment.
DCGM organizes prestigious series of seminars VGS-IT, inviting world leading scientists. It also organizes student contests aiming at computer vision, speech and image processing, computer graphics and user interfaces. It co-organizes FIT's student conference and competition Excel@FIT and, together with Charles University in Prague, the annual gathering of graphics and vision community HiVisComp.
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We are proud of various achievements including: