Faculty of Informatics
The Faculty of Informatics was established in 1994 as the very first specialized faculty of its kind in the Czech Republic. Its establishment followed decades of experience built in the area of Mathematical Informatics at the Faculty of Science, and with significant involvement from prominent specialists in the field of informatics at both the national and international levels.
Masaryk University recognized the importance of informatics and interdisciplinary informatics applications, along with a need to offer a quality education aimed at understanding the field and practically applying the knowledge gained. The achievements of the Faculty and its graduates are thus proof not only of the Faculty’s success, but that of the entire university.
Research performed at the Faculty of Informatics focuses mainly on quantum informatics, parallel and distributed systems, image analysis, and computer security. A new facility, the KYPO Cybernetic Polygon, was built to simulate a battle against virtual threats and to research methods of protecting the crucial infrastructure of the Czech Republic. In KYPO, both students and researchers can analyse virtual threats in a safe, closed virtual environment.
Academic and research staff have achieved significant successes internationally in different areas of informatics, such as Quantum Informatics, Concurrent and Distributed Computing, Database Systems, Computer Graphics and Image Processing, Computer Networks and Distributed Systems, Computer and Communication Security, Machine Learning, Data Mining, and Natural Language Processing.
From its modest beginnings with an academic staff of twenty and fewer than four-hundred students, the Faculty has grown rapidly to 7 departments and research institutes, and it offers a wide range of study programmes. The Faculty also boasts direct cooperation with numerous Czech and international institutions including IBM, AT&T, Avast, Grisoft, Red Hat, Y-Soft, Kentico Software, and many others.
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