Zuzana Kukelová - winner of the prestigious Cor Baayen Award 2015

11. 09. 2015

logo Európskej komisieZuzana Kukelová is the winner of the prestigious Cor Baayen Award 2015. Zuzana is a young scientist working in the field of computer science and applied mathematics, and she achieves outstanding results.

She combines in her work abstract mathematical results from algebraic geometry to solve technical applications. (Algebraic geometry - older term algebraic geometry is a mathematical discipline which uses methods of abstract algebra to solve geometric problems. It is one of the key areas of modern mathematics and it is associated with a large number of mathematical disciplines, such as complex analysis, topology or number theory - Editor's Note).

This area is very important for the whole society. Zuzana´s benefits of this field of abstract mathematics to solve technical applications is that it offers a range of excellent mathematical solutions that are necessary to the development of computer technology for applications such as 3D maps and image searching in Google.

In her diploma thesis, which she defended in 2013 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Zuzana demonstrated how algebraic techniques are interrelated and how they can be effectively used to solve practical problems. Her works has been beneficial in solving many important practical problems, for example, the camera calibration and 3D reconstruction from images.
Zuzana has been awarded Prize Antonin Svoboda for the best diploma thesis in 2014 by the Slovak Society for Cybernetics and Informatics.
During her short career, Zuzana has presented her works at many significant scientific conferences and she published her articles in scientific journals - Computer Vision.

Zuzana graduated from the department of computer science at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics of Comenius University in Bratislava. She received her doctorate at the Czech Technical University in Prague, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering – Computer Vision. Currently, she works at Microsoft Research Cambridge in the UK.

Source: CORDIS

Translated and published by: M. Izakovičová

Translated by: LŠ

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