Institute of Information Theory and Automation

Department of Image Processing

Head of the Department:
Barbara Zitová

Deputy head of the Department:
Filip Šroubek

Jana Švarcová

phone: +420 286 581 419
staff: people, Ph.D. students
List of publications, courses, projects

The Department is involved in basic research in image processing and pictorial pattern recognition. Major application areas are biomedicine, remote sensing, astronomy, and art conservation.

Main scientific areas
  • Recognition of distorted images and patterns by invariant descriptors regardless of their actual position in the scene
  • Registration and fusion of several images of the same scene taken at different times, by different sensors and/or from different viewpoints in order to obtain information of higher quality
  • Theory of moment invariants, namely of rotation invariants, affine invariants and invariants to convolution
  • Restoration of degraded images, namely multichannel blind deconvolution, edgepreserving denoising, local contrast enhancement, and color transformations
  • Image forensics - detection of image forgeries
  • Cultural heritage applications - cooperation with art conservators in order to facilitate the conservation and material analysis work


Last events:

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The President of the Academy of Sciences of the CR granted The Otto Wichterle Award for 2013 to promising young scientists of the ASCR. Ing. Babak Mahdian, Ph.D. from Department of Image Processing of the Institute of Information Theory and Automation was awarded.
Cyril Hὅschl, a Ph.D. student in Dept. of Image Processing, was awarded the Innovation Award given by The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics. The award was presented to him at the 24th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics held in Baden-Baden, Germany, 2012.
The Spring School of Image Processing is a popular meeting point of students and researchers from several Czech institutions involved in image processing research as well as guests from abroad. The program of the 2012nd edition of the Spring School of Image Processing will consist mainly of tutorial talks given by organizers from the Department of Image Processing (ÚTIA) and participating Ph.D. students. More about the program you can find on the web of Image Processing Department.
Responsible for information: ZOI
Last modification: 22.10.2012
Institute of Information Theory and Automation