Science and research at FIT

  • over 700 research projects
  • 5,000 publications
  • 650 developed products
  • 34 patents
  • 21 research groups
  • a number of start-ups and spin-offs founded at the Faculty of Information Technology, many of them are world leaders in their field today.

Examples of our research projects

Firmly on the world map of speech recognition technology research

At present its speech recognition technology puts BUT among the five most important institutions, alongside Google, Facebook and IBM. It earned its firm place on the world research map in 2006. This was when the newly formed Speech@FIT group won a competitive evaluation organized by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in speaker recognition. Since then, the group has had countless successes at world competitions and a number of successful projects.

New patented method for augmented reality

The Computational Photography research group from FIT BUT in collaboration with Adobe Research has introduced a new method for augmented reality. The new tool, which was subsequently patented in the United States, was presented at the prestigious ECCV conference. The software can refine the position and orientation of the camera, and then offer various information about the surroundings via augmented reality in a mobile app

Surgery without a scalpel

The Supercomputing Technologies SC@FIT group has been working for several years on an international project aimed at simulating ultrasound propagation in living tissues and planning non-invasive ultrasound surgery. Using these simulations, doctors could, for example, remove a tumor from the patient’s body without a single incision. Today, the project has almost 20 thousand registered users.

One of the fastest growing companies in its field

Founded in 2007 as a university spin-off, it is now one of the fastest-growing technology companies in its field. The founders of the company, originally called INVEA-TECH and born out of academic research, were FIT employees. The company was later split into two companies – Flowmon Networks, which was recently acquired by the US-based company Kemp Technologies, and Netcope Technologies, in which BUT still has an ownership interest. This feedback from the market then brought a number of other successes to the faculty – from the development of one of the first 100Gb cards to the successful commercialisation of P4 and receiving the Ministry of the Interior Security Research Award

Fighting cybercrime

The NES@FIT group has completed a ground-breaking project to research and develop next-generation tools to fight cybercrime on the Internet. It focused mainly on network traffic monitoring, analysis of network traffic logs and methods of local network security

3D technology for breast cancer diagnosis

Collaboration between FIT researchers and several European institutions has led to the development of a new breast cancer diagnostic device. This 3D technology could replace conventional ultrasound and X-ray mammography in the future as it is more accurate and presents no radiation hazards

Books from prestigious international publishers

In addition to many articles in peer--reviewed journals, the Formal Model research group headed by Professor Alexander Meduna has published ten books with leading international publishers such as Taylor & Francis, WIT Press, Springer and Wiley.