People

People

Head of the group

Bára Kozlíková is the head of visitlab. She obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Graphics in 2011 and she works as an Associate Professor at FI MU since 2017.

Her main research interest is in visualization and visual analysis of biomolecules, as this was her very first research topic. But she is keen on diverse visualization topics and its application areas.

She is a slight workaholic, happy to work with people. She loves traveling, hiking, reading, playing piano, and photography.

Academic employees

Jan Byška is an Assistant professor at Masaryk University and a part-time Associate professor at the University of Bergen. His work focuses on various challenges in the field of visualization of biomolecular and time-dependent data.

He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Graphics in 2016. After that, he spent 3 years as a postdoc at the University of Bergen.

Jan enjoys sci-fi movies, puzzles, and software development. Much to the dislike of his colleagues, he can spend endless hours by refactoring (and breaking) pieces of code that worked flawlessly before.

Katka Furmanová is an Assistant professor at Masaryk University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Graphics in 2019 from the same university. Afterward, she spent one year as a postdoc at Aarhus University in Denmark. Her primary research interest is the visualization of medical and molecular data. Katka enjoys painting, crafting, hiking, and baking (much to the delight of Jan).

Jirka Chmelík is an Assistant professor and did not provide a description. From our point of view, he does mostly HCI and game stuff, and won’t participate in visitlab’s getaways.

Marek Trtík is an Assistant professor at Masaryk University. He did his PhD at the same university under supervision of Prof. Kučera with close cooperation with the advisor Doc. Strejček. Before the PhD Marek worked as a game developer for almost eight years. He worked on Vietcong games and extensions and also (for half a year) on Mafia 2. His research and teaching focuses on computer games, human-computer interaction, computer graphics and visualisations.

Post-docs

David Kouřil is the group’s first and only postdoctoral researcher. He received his doctorate at TU Wien in Vienna, Austria, where he worked on molecular visualization for science outreach. His research topic stays in the domain of interactive visualization of biological data. More info on www.davidkouril.com

Ph.D. students

Vojtěch Brůža is a Ph.D. candidate. He has been a member of visitlab since its beginnings in 2018. He started his Ph.D. in 2019 and specializes in interactive visualizations in virtual reality for educational purposes.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics, he started to dive into computer graphics and visualizations. He then received his master’s degree in Applied Informatics from the Masaryk University.

Apart from his doctorate, he is also a keen musician and loves to do sports. He also enjoys creative activities such as generative design and music composition.

David Kuťák is human. Most of the time. Sometimes, he transforms into a car. Besides that, he is also a Ph.D. student since 2019. His main research area is biochemical visualization combined with virtual reality. Moreover, he likes DNA and DNA likes him.

Except for the visualization, he is also interested in game development. For this reason, he also plays games from time to time. Just for research purposes, of course.

Disclaimer: he takes no responsibility for any side effects caused by this description.

Hana Pokojná joined as a Ph.D. student in 2021. Her masters’ degrees focused on human anatomy, medical visualisation, and art. She is now working on series of projects that combine science, art, and modern-day technology, aiming to translate complex medical data. She likes jellyfish and pot noodles.

Matěj Lang is a Ph.D. candidate, who joined in 2019. He works on visualization of data from Antarctica.

He holds an MSE degree in Cybernetics, automation, and measurement from Brno University of Technology, where he specialized in computer vision and machine learning.

Apart from his doctorate, he participates in The Theatre of Physics, shows somewhere between physics lecture and stand-up comedy.

Filip Opálený is a Ph.D. student since 2020. He is working on visualizations and visual analysis of chromatin fibers in collaboration with the Faculty of Science. He teaches 3D modeling-related courses and is also a private tutor. He also likes biology, drawing, and pigeons, but does not like coffee nor tomatoes.

Tom Pšorn does his Ph.D. in MRI data visualization, more specifically, his aim is to visualize the mysterious k-space. Besides, he likes theater and books.

Palko Ulbrich is an aspiring Ph.D. student with a topic in biomolecular visualization. He also teaches seminars in the Visualisation course. Despite the common belief, he enjoys cheap german beer standing to his knees in the Danube river only partially.

Kiki Zákopčanová is a Ph.D. candidate since 2018. In the research, she focuses on information visualization and visual analytics in domain of criminal investigations. Besides research, she’s also a part of project Fakta o klimatu that aim to communicate data and facts about climate change in an comprehensible way.

Matúš Talčík is a Ph.D. student, libtard, feminist, and likes Karl Marx.

Tail of the group

Lev Nikolajevič Tolstoy no description needed. By far the most hugged member of the lab.

Alumni: Miroslava Jarešová, Adam Jurčík, Zolko Orémuš