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I am an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of West Bohemia (Pilsen, Czech Republic). My teaching activities concerns mainly artificial intelligence and computer security. My research is focused on natural language processing and pattern recognition, in particular automatic dialog act recognition, document classification, face recognition and machine learning methods.

In May 2015, I obtained an assistant professor degree in natural language processing field at the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the University of West Bohemia. The title of my habilitation thesis was Lexical Information, Syntax and Semantics for Natural Language Processing.

In November 2007, I finished my joint Ph.D. study at the Henri Poincaré University in Nancy (France) and at the University of West Bohemia. I was a member of the Speech Group at LORIA-INRIA (public research laboratory in Nancy). My Ph.D. supervisors were Yves Laprie (LORIA), Christophe Cerisara (LORIA) and Jana Kleckova (Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering).

I received my M.Sc. degree in 1999 with honours from Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of West Bohemia. The title of my M.Sc. thesis, under the supervision of Jana Kleckova, is Superstructure for Oracle Forms 4.5 to cooperate with DBF tables. During the same period I worked in C.C.A. Plzen (IT services) as a developer. I participated in several development projects, usually for database systems design and implementation.