Center for Foundations of Modern Computer Science
Centrum Základů Moderní Informatiky
Center for Foundation of of Modern Computer Science is a research center funded for the period 2018-2023 by Charles University in program UNCE whose goal is to support young scientists. The prinipal investigator of the center is Jiří Sgall. The center is hosted by the following departments:
- Computer Science Institute of Charles University
- Department of Applied Mathematics
- Department of Theoretical Computer Science and Mathematical Logic
The sixth workshop of the Center for Foundations of Modern Computer Science will take place on Monday and Tuesday September 7 and 8, 2020, in Kutná Hora as a part of a joint meeting of IUUK and KAM.
The fifth workshop of the Center for Foundations of Modern Computer Science took place on Tuesday and Wednesday August 4 and 5, 2020, in Prague as a part of MCW XXIV.
The third workshop of the Center for Foundations of Modern Computer Science took place on Monday June 10, 2019, in Prague as a part of STTI 2019.
The second workshop of the Center for Foundations of Modern Computer Science took place on Monday December 10, 2018, at Šámalova chata at Nová Louka in Jizerské hory as a part of HOMONOLO 2018.
The first workshop of the Center for Foundations of Modern Computer Science took place on Tuesday July 21, 2018, in the Mala Strana building as a part of the Midsummer Combinatorial Workshop XXIII.
The team of the center
- Martin Balko
- Jakub Bulín (since 2019)
- Andreas Emil Feldmann
- Jiří Fink (till 2018)
- Pavel Hubáček
- Jan Hubička (till 2018)
- Ida Kantor (since 2020)
- Tereza Klimošová
- Martin Koutecký
- Jan Kynčl (till 2019)
- Irena Penev
- Martin Tancer (till 2019)
- Pavel Veselý (since 2020)
- Issac Davis (2019)
- Ashutosh Rai (2019-2020)
FORMER: Postdoc position for academic year 2018/19, application deadline is March 31. See the announcement.
Goals of the project
The center aims to conduct high-quality research focused on new challenging topics in foundations of computer science. The main topics include new directions such as 3D-geometry of complex objects, cryptography motivated by increasing lack of trust and security in computer networks, optimization and algorithmic questions driven by big data and complex networks, algorithmic game theory in connection with artificial intelligence. In interaction with classical areas such as computational complexity, graph theory, and probability, and based on worldwide trends we will identify and initiate additional new lines of research.
We aim to form an active group of excellent young researchers with rich international experience, contacts and cooperation with leading research institutions and universities worldwide. This will bring a new momentum into Czech computer science, help to educate a new generation of researchers and teachers, and maintain the strong international influence of Charles University in the field of computer science.