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 - 2016)
  • 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, implementation and applications of bio-inspired computing systems
  • evolutionary algorithms and evolvable hardware 
  • approximate computing and approximate circuits

Evolvable Hardware at FIT:

Awards:

Awards to my students:

  • Vojtěch Mrázek - Joseph Fourier Award for research in computer science and engineering - . place  (2019)
  • Vojtěch Mrázek - Antonín Svoboda Award for the Best Ph.D. Thesis - 1st place (2018)
  • Zdeněk Vašíček - Joseph Fourier Award for research in computer science and engineering - 1st place  (2011)
  • Michal Bidlo - Werner von Siemens Excellence Award for PhD thesis (2009)
  • Zdeněk Vašíček - Josef Hlávka Award for MSc thesis (2006)

Former PhD students:

  • Michal Bidlo (defended in 2009), Zbyšek Gajda (2011), Zdeněk Vašíček (2012), Martin Žádník (2013), Ruben Salvador (UPM Madrid, 2015), Pavol Korček (2016), Jiří Petrlík (2016), Radek Hrbáček (2017), Michaela Drahošová (2017), Miloš Minařík (2018), Vojtěch Mrázek (2018). 

Memberships:

  • Research Board of the Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology (2008 -)
  • Research Board of the Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Technical University in Prague (2009 -)
  • Research Board of Masaryk University (2015 -)
  • Research Board of Brno University of Technology (2018 - )
  • Ph.D study academic council of Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University (2018 - )
  • Ph.D study academic council of Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava (2018 - )
  • IEEE (CIS, CEDA) - Senior Member

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:

  • DATE 2020: Design Automation and Test in Europe - topic chair (D10 - Approximate computing)
  • DDECS 2020: Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems (Novi Sad) - topic chair
  • EuroGP 2019: European Conference on Genetic Programming (Leipzig, DE) - program co-chair
  • EuroGP 2018: 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:

  • AICAS - IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Circuits and Systems - 2019 (Taiwan)
  • AxC - Workshop on Approximate Computing - 2015 (Paderborn), 2016 (Pittsburgh), 2018 (Bremen), 2019 (Florence)
  • 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), 2018 (Edinburgh), 2019 (Colchester)
  • 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), 2018 (Rio de Janeiro), 2019 (Wellington)
  • 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), 2018 (Dreseden), 2019 (Florence), 2020 (Grenoble)
  • 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), 2018 (Budapest), 2019 (Cluj-Napoca), 2020 (Novi Sad)
  • 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), 2018 (Parma), 2019 (Leipzig), 2020 (Seville) 
  • 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), 2018 (Kyoto), 2019 (Prague) 
  • 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), 2018 (Bangalore)
  • 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), 2019 (Bari)
  • 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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