Signal Processing

In today’s information-based societies, millions of individuals and devices are connected wirelessly. Networked sensors acquire measurements relevant to fields such as automation, healthcare, transportation, energy distribution, surveillance, remote sensing, and robotics. The Signal Processing Group develops advanced methods for processing and interpreting sensor data and for converting the information gained into pertinent actions. In doing so, it addresses challenges posed by “big data” scenarios, the upcoming Internet of Things, and the ubiquitous proliferation of sensor devices in current and future sensor–communication–actuator networks. The focus of the Signal Processing Group is on the analysis of data streams, the semantic understanding of audio, image, and video signals, and distributed cognition and control problems in agent networks.

Projects & Cooperation

  • With cooperation with local ICT software company we have developed a method for intelligent optimization and control of business processes. This method was tested and deployed in environment of one of the key logistics company operating in Central Europe. The delivered method was based on artificial intelligence utilizing genetic programming and saved up to 40 % of time and resources, when deployed.
  • OPTOKON, a.s.
    Prototype for intrusion detection of large scale monitored areaThe company deals with supply of special equipment for the military and security companies. The aim of the project was the design and development of distributed sensor system suitable for example for border, objects or areas surveillance, as well as for monitoring of the pipelines, or monitoring of other sources of mechanical vibrations. The total range of the system should work up to 100 km with a resolution of 100 m. A multi-purpose surveillance system using standard telecommunication optical fiber as a distributed sensor was developed. The whole system is located on only one side of the optical fiber. By using the existing telecommunication optical paths it is possible to monitor and detect events around the optical fiber. The total range of the system works up to 100 km with a resolution of 100 m. The advantages include the ability to recognize between different events. The system detects a large range of events, e.g. movement of vehicles, aircrafts or walking intruders. A huge advantage is that it is a very flexible system that can be connected directly to already built information and monitoring systems according to customer requirements.
  • 1st place in Joseph Fourier awardResearcher and member of Signal Processing work group, Dr. Jiri Mekyska, won 1st place in Joseph Fourier award organized by French Embassy in the Czech Republic and company Bull Ltd. He got the prize for his research work in the field of non-invasive neurodegenerative diseases analysis.

Publication record (selected)

  • P. Drotár, J. Mekyska, I. Rektorová, L. Masarová, Z. Smékal, M. Faúndez Zanuy, “Decision support framework for Parkinsons disease based on novel handwriting markers,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 23, no. 3, 2015, p. 1-8. ISSN: 1534-4320. (IF: 3,188)
  • K. Říha, et al. “Novel method for localization of common carotid artery transverse section in ultrasound images using modified viola-jones detector,” Ultrasound in medicine & biology, vol. 39, no. 10, 2013, pp. 1887-1902. (IF: 2,2)
  • I. Eliášová, J. Mekyska, M. Košťálová, R. Mareček, Z. Smékal, I. Rektorová, “Acoustic evaluation of short-term effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on motor aspects of speech in Parkinson’ s disease,” Journal of Neural Transmission, vol. 120, no. 4, 2013, pp. 597-605. ISSN: 0300-9564. (IF: 2,4


  • GPU supercomputerSpecial computer equipped with massively parallel devices of more than 9000 computing units and fast bus. With their help it is possible to accelerate machine learning tasks and simulations up to 720 times.
  • 3D printer
    3D inkjet printer is a special equipment which can create full, photo-realistic color 3D prints: three dimensional solid high-resolution objects with a color texture (4-channel CMYK). This enables rapid prototyping typically in architecture, consumer product designing, digital manufacturing, fine art production and better understanding of virtual object e.g. in medicine.

Partners (selected)

  • Honeywell Czech Republic, Automation and Control SolutionsThe Honeywell ACS department offers products and solutions for the control of thermal heating and technological processes for automation equipment. The Signal processing working group collaborates in the evaluation of noise but for only certain components of industrial products, according to current standards.
  • Rapid-IThe Rapid-I company offers software, problem solutions and services in the area of predictive analysis, data mining and text mining. The company focuses on intelligent automated analysis of large data corpuses, i.e. for a large amount of structured data such as databases and unstructured data such as texts.
  • WebnodeWebnode is a Brno located company with international operations. One of their key software product is providing cheap web hosting services together with tools for quick and easy creation of free website, which contain more than 60 million of users every month. Their other products includes artificial intelligence for business process optimization and automation of text processing.


  • ICUMT 2015 – The 7th International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control SystemsICUMT is an IEEE (R8 + CS Section SP/CAS/COM Joint Chapter) technically co-sponsored (approved) premier an annual international congress providing an open forum for researchers, engineers, network planners and service providers targeted on newly emerging algorithms, systems, standards, services, and applications, bringing together leading international players in telecommunications, control systems, automation and robotics.
  • International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP)In cooperation with the IEEE Czechoslovakia Section SP/CAS/COM Joint Chapter, the TSP 2015 Conference is organized by eight European universities from Czech Republic, Hungary, Turkey, Poland, Slovak Republic, and Slovenia for academics, researchers, and developers