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PIS seminar series Michal Pěchouček

The Prague Computer Science seminar series, coorganized by Department of Computer Science, presents:

Understanding future technologies through agent-based simulation by Michal Pěchouček

Thursday, May 26,  at 4 p.m. in Auditorium S5, MFF UK (Malostranské nám. 25, Praha 1).

Lecture anotation:

Current world is driven by data and superb analytical capability provided by state-of-the-art machine learning research. We assume that there exist classes of important prediction problems related to interaction among autonomous rational entities, for which statistical data analysis is not sufficient enough (such as understanding of future operation of drones in urban environment or massive deployment of autonomous vehicles in existing car traffic).

We propose to complement modern data analysis with state-of-the-art procedural and decentralised computational modelling methods referred as agent-based simulation. We argue that agent-based simulation can help us to understand and solve the problems of a near future for which there are no empirical data yet available. During the research and technology talk we will discuss concepts, results as much as deployment visions and open problems and challenges of agent-based simulation.

More about the lecturer:

Prof. Dr. Ing. Michal Pěchouček, M.Sc. is a computer science professor with an experience of startup entrepreneur, R&D executive and AI strategist. He is currently the head of Computer Science department at CVUT, FEL, he is the founder and the director of Artificial Intelligence Center (formerly Agent Technology Center) and together with prof. Matas, he is the cofounder of Open Informatics study programme. His research interests lie in the field of agent based computing, multiagent simulation, formal models of social knowledge, multiagent planning and adversarial reasoning. He had been a PI on more than 20 contracts funded by US Department of Defence agencies, NASA, FAA and leading industrial companies. Michal Pěchouček cofounded several startup companies, one of which has been acquired by CISCO Systems in 2013. From 2013 until 2015 he was an executive director of CISCO R&D Center in Prague. In 2016 he has been named as one of 100 New Europe Challengers.