Prof. Ing. Lukáš Sekanina, Ph.D.

Education:

  • PhD in information technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology, 2002 (PhD thesis - Component Approach to Evolvable Systems awarded with Siemens Award 2003 for Outstanding Ph.D thesis and Siemens Award 2005 for Outstanding Research Publication)
  • Ing in computer science and engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Brno University of Technology, 1999  

Professional career:

  • Head of Department of Computer Systems at FIT (2/2016 - )
  • chamber chair of Academic senate of FIT (10/2013 - )
  • head of the Research programme 8 of the National Supercomputing Center IT4Innovations (2011 - )
  • professor of computer science and engineering, Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology, 2011
  • member of Academic senate of FIT (2010 - )
  • visiting professor (May 2012) and co-supervisor of Ruben Salvador, a PhD student at Center of Industrial Electronics, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • associate professor, habilitation in computer science and engineering, Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology, 2006 (thesis: Evolutionary Approach to the Implementation Problem)
  • deputy Head of Department of Computer Systems at FIT (2005 - )
  • Fulbright scholar conducting research with NASA Jet Propulsion Lab evolvable hardware group, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA (September - December 2004)
  • assistant professor with FIT VUT Brno (2002 - 2006)
  • visiting researcher at Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway (October-November 2001)
  • visiting lecturer at Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College, Erie, USA (spring semester 2001)
  • lecturer with FEI and FIT VUT Brno (1998-2002)

Research interests:

  • theory and implementation of bio-inspired computing systems
  • evolutionary algorithms and evolvable hardware 
  • reconfigurable architectures
  • cellular automata and cellular systems
  • approximate computing

Evolvable Hardware at FIT:

Awards:

Awards to my students:

  • Zdeněk Vašíček - Joseph Fourier Award for research in computer science and engineering  (2011)
  • Michal Bidlo - Werner von Siemens Excellence Award for PhD thesis (2009)
  • Zdeněk Vašíček - Josef Hlávka Award for MSc thesis (2006)

Memberships:

Editorial Board Member:

Invited Talks, Tutorials and Lectures:

Steering committee member:

  • Evolvable Systems: From Biology to Hardware (2013 -)
  • IEEE Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems (2013 -)

Conference Chairing:

  • EuroGP 2018: 21th European Conference on Genetic Programming (Parma, IT) - program co-chair
  • DATE 2017: Special Session - Biologically-inspired techniques for smart, secure and low power SoCs (Lausanne, CH) - SS co-chair
  • EuroGP 2017: 20th European Conference on Genetic Programming (Amsterdam, NL) - publication chair
  • DTIS 2016: 11th International Conference on Design & Technology of Integrated Systems in Nanoscale Era  (Istanbul, TR) - program chair
  • IEEE DDECS 2014: Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems (Warsaw, PL) - general vice-chair
  • IEEE DDECS 2013: Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems (Karlovy Vary, CZ) - general chair
  • MEMICS 2011: Annual Doctoral Workshop on Mathematical and Engineering Methods in Computer Science (Lednice, CZ) - program co-chair 
  • ICES 2008: International Conference on Evolvable Systems: From Biology to Hardware (Praha, CZ) - program co-chair

Program committee member:

  • AC - Workshop on Approximate Computing - 2015 (Paderborn), 2016 (Pittsburgh)
  • AHS - NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems - 2006 (Istanbul), 2007 (Edinburgh), 2008 (Noordwijk), 2009 (San Francisco), 2010 (Anaheim), 2011 (San Diego), 2012 (Nuremberg), 2013 (Torino), 2014 (Leicester), 2015 (Montreal), 2017 (Pasadena)
  • ARCS - Architecture of Computing Systems  - 2013 (Prague) 
  • BLISS - ECSIS Symposium on Bio-inspired, Learning, and Intelligent Systems for Security- 2007 (Edinburgh), 2008 (Edinburgh), 2009 (Edinburgh) 
  • CEC - IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation - 2005 (Edinburgh), 2006 (Vancouver), 2007 (Singapore), 2009(Trondheim), 2013 (Cancun), 2014 (Beijing), 2016 (Vancouver)
  • CEC - Special Sessions - Evolutionary Design Automation 2003 (Canberra), Hardware Aspects of Bio-Inspired Architectures and Systems 2012 (Brisbane)  
  • CF - ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers - Special session on  Dependability Issues in Emerging Technologies 2006 (Ischia, Italy)
  • CODESOAR - Complexity through Development and Self-Organizing Representations - GECCO Workshop 2006 (Seattle, USA)
  • DATE - Design, Automation and Test in Europe - 2017 (Lausanne)
  • DDECS - IEEE Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems -  DDECS,www.ddecs.org, 2005-2011, 2012 (Tallinn), 2013 (Karlovy Vary), 2014 (Warsaw), 2015 (Belgrade), 2016 (Kosice), 2017 (Dresden)
  • DSD - Special Session on Logic Synthesis Hot Anew at the Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design - 2009 (Patras)
  • ECTA - International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications, formerly ICEC - 2010 (Valencia), 2011 (Paris), 2012 (Barcelona)
  • ESM - European Modelling and Simulation Conference 2005 (Porto, Portugal), 2006 (Toulouse, France)
  • EST - International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies - 2010
  • EuroGP - European Conference on Genetic Programming 2005-2011, 2012 (Malaga), 2013 (Vienna), 2014 (Granada), 2015 (Copenhagen), 2016 (Porto), 2017 (Amsterdam) 
  • EvoHOT - European Workshop on Hardware Optimisation - 2004 (Coimbra), 2005 (Lausanne), 2006 (Budapest), 2007 (Valencia, Spain), 2008 (Napoli), 2012 (Malaga)
  • FPL - Field Programmable Logic and Applications - 2012 (Oslo), 2013 (Porto), 2014 (Munich), 2015 (London)
  • GECCO - Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - 2007 (London), 2008 (Atlanta), 2009 (Montreal), 2014 (Vancouver), 2015 (Madrid), 2016 (Denver), 2017 (Berlin) 
  • ICAIS - International Conference on Adaptive and Intelligent Systems - 2009, 2011 (Klagenfurt)
  • ICES - International Conference on Evolvable Systems: From Biology to Hardware - 2003 (Trondheim), 2005 (Barcelona), 2007 (Wuhan), 2008 (Prague), 2010 (York), 2013 (Singapore), 2014 (Orlando), 2015 (Cape Town), 2016 (Athens)
  • ISDA - International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications - 2007 (Rio de Janeiro)
  • ISDS - ECSIS Symposium on Intelligent Systems for Defense and Security - 2006 (Iasi)
  • ISIS - International Seminar on Intelligent Systems - 2010 (Kosice)
  • MEMICS - Annual Doctoral Workshop on Mathematical and Engineering Methods in Computer Science - 2009 (Znojmo), 2010 (Mikulov), 2011 (Lednice) 
  • MENDEL - International Conference on Soft Computing - 2012, 2013 (Brno)
  • ReConFig - International Conference on ReConFigurable Computing and FPGAs - 2009 - 2013 (Cancun, Mexico)
  • SMC - IEEE Int. Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - 2013 (Manchester), 2016 (Budapest), 2017 (Banff)
  • WAPCO - HiPEAC Workshop on Approximate Computing - 2016 (Prague), 2017 (Stockholm)
  • WEAH - IEEE Workshop on Evolvable and Adaptive Hardware - 2007 (Honolulu), 2009 (Nashville, TN, USA)

Organizing committee member:

  • ICES 2008: International Conference on Evolvable Systems: From Biology to Hardware (Praha)
  • ECBS 2004: 11th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems (Brno)
  • DDECS 2002: 5th IEEE International Workshop on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems (Brno)
  • PAD 2003 - Computer Architectures and Diagnostics for PhD students (Zvíkovské Podhradí) 

References/Citations:

Patents:

  • Sekanina L., Vasicek Z. Nonlinear image filter. Czech Industrial Property Office, patent 304181, 2013

Others:

  • PAD 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010 - workshops on Computer Architectures and Diagnostics for PhD students
  • Seminar of the Department of Computer Systems UPSY 2003 - now

Books:

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Edited Proceedings:

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