Department of Informatics

The Department of Informatics focuses both on teaching the courses in the common core of study programmes, where the aim is to equip students with the necessary competencies in ICT, and specialised courses of the Business Economics and Management Informatics study programme. Members of this department teach the courses Information Systems, Informatics I, Algorithmisation and Programming, Technical Infrastructure and Network Technology, Basics of Process Management, Project Planning and Management in Information Systems, Data Analysis and Databases, Business Security and Data Protection, Corporate IT Management, Basics of Theoretical Informatics, Numerical Methods and Informatics II. The department also offers a number of optional, supplementary courses focusing on ICT. Members of the department regularly give lectures on ICT topics at secondary schools. The research activities of the department focus on projects such as algorithmisation, programming, cryptography, database technology and architecture, Big Data, modelling and analysis of corporate processes, corporate informatics, cognitive informatics, etc. The project partners are mainly ŠKODA AUTO a.s. and other universities.

Ing. Vladimír Beneš, Ph.D.

Head of Informatics Department

Vladimír Beneš is a graduate in Automation Technology from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague (Ing.) and has a Ph.D. in Engineering Informatics from the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the Faculty of Transportation Sciences of the Czech Technical University in Prague. After starting his career, he devoted himself both to teaching and research and publishing activities in the Department of Numerical Mathematics of the Institute of Technical Mathematics of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague (teaching numerical mathematics, algorithmisation, programming and basic mathematical disciplines). At the same time, he worked in the Institute of Thermomechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences. Here he participated in the development of numerical methods and software in the field of flow (vibration of bodies in a flowing fluid, interaction of flowing fluid and flexible bodies with a variable boundary), application of the finite element method, e.g. Numerical Solution of Vibrations of an Elastic Structure in Viscous Flowing Fluid (London), or Numerical Solution of Fluid-Structure Interaction Using Finite Elements (Göttingen). As a programmer he worked with Škoda Plzeň, a.s., in the Turbines Department, on developing software for designers (parametrisation and graphical representation of surface areas of turbine blades). He was a co-researcher of approximately twenty grants (AVČR, FRVŠ, ČR, MŠMT, ČVUT). He is the author of several university textbooks and chapters in professional publications as well as one software improvement proposal. He supervised dozens of Bachelor and Diploma theses. He was one of the founders of a research and education IT lab (IBM i (iSeries, AS/400)).

Specialisation:

Numerical methods in flow, IBM Power Systems, cryptography, quantum computer

Courses at ŠKODA AUTO University:

Informatics I

Algorithmisation and programming

Numerical Methods

Basics of Theoretical Mathematics

Technical Infrastructure and Network Technology

Ing. Drahoslav Dvořák, Ph.D.

Member of Informatics Department

Drahoslav Dvořák currently manages the division Enterprise Applications & Project Management in the company Mainstream Technologies. He is responsible for and manages large IT projects, most frequently in the field of Finance and Utility, and is experienced in the supply of international organisations. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Liberec, obtaining the degrees Ing. (2003) and Ph.D. (2007). His diploma and dissertation theses dealt with project management. Drahoslav was awarded the Junior Manager title for his diploma thesis. He worked in IT companies as a consultant, lecturer, analyst and project manager. He spent 5 years in Microsoft, where he was involved in supporting and developing the partner network, and then worked as Solution Specialist for medium and enterprise clients. Drahoslav is the only holder of the title Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional for a Microsoft Project in the Czech and Slovak Republic. He is the author of many specialist publications on project management (Project Management, Portfolio Project Management) and IT support (Mastery in Microsoft Project 2010, Microsoft Project 2013). In addition, he published many expert articles. He has worked for ŠKODA AUTO University for more than 10 years and teaches courses both in Czech and English.

Specialisation:

Project management, Microsoft Project, business informatics, cloud technology

Courses at ŠKODA AUTO University:

Project Management

Business Informatics

Ing. Martin Juhas

Member of Informatics Department

Martin Juhas is an expert in information technology and enterprise information systems. Martin has specialised in information technology since the late 1980s. He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague in the field of Electronic Computers. In his career, he worked as an independent analyst-programmer, lecturer, head of software service department and application consultant. He worked in these positions in an automotive company and in an IT company that develops ERP information systems and offers comprehensive IT solutions. It was especially during his work for this IT company where Martin was able to gain a lot of experience in companies from different industries throughout the Czech Republic. In terms of teaching, he specialises in enterprise information systems, data processing and advanced IT skills. Martin has worked at ŠKODA AUTO University since it was founded in 2000.

Specialisation:

Information technology, enterprise information systems, database systems, security in IT, digital photography processing

Courses at ŠKODA AUTO University:

Informatics (Bachelor’s)

Information Systems (Bachelor’s)

Computer Presentation and Digital Photography (Bachelor’s, Master’s)

Informatics II (Bachelor’s, Master’s)

IT in Business (Master’s)

prof. RNDr. Jaroslav Pokorný, CSc.

Member of Informatics Department

Jaroslav Pokorný has worked for ŠKODA AUTO University since 2019. He graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University in the field of Numerical Mathematics. From 1971 to 1974 he worked as a system programmer at the Research Institute of Mathematical Machines (VUMS). Between 1974 and 1982 he worked at the Institute of Computer Science of the Czech Technical University as a specialist and later as a department head. Since 1982 he has worked in the Department of Software Engineering of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University and since 1999 as a professor of informatics. He also contributed to teaching database courses at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University between 1991 and 2013. From 1993 to 2006 he was the department head at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University. Between 2008 and 2012, he was the Vice-Dean for Science and the Deputy Dean. He has always contributed significantly to research in informatics, as evidenced by more than 350 publications. In terms of teaching, he focuses on database courses, data organisation, query languages, XML, and recently graph databases. He has successfully raised dozens of graduates and doctoral students. He teaches data analysis and databases at the Department of Informatics. Jaroslav's hobbies mainly include music. He is president of the mixed choir Gaudium Pragense.

Specialisation:

Database technologies, database architectures, graph databases, Big Data

Courses at ŠKODA AUTO University:

Data analysis and databases

prof. Ing. Václav Řepa, CSc.

Member of Informatics Department

Václav Řepa is a long-time university lecturer. He graduated from the Faculty of Management of the University of Economics in the field of Automated Systems of Management (Ing.). In 1992, he received the CSc. degree. In 2000, he was appointed docent of informatics by the Dean of the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics. In 2008, on the recommendation of the Scientific Council of the University of Economics in Prague, he was appointed Professor of Informatics by the President of the Czech Republic. He is a long-time lecturer at the Department of Information Technology of the University of Economics in Prague. In 2007, he founded the multidisciplinary field of study Cognitive Informatics. He taught at the Pan-European University in Bratislava and in doctoral studies at the University of Hradec Králové, University of Pardubice and Technical University of Liberec. He specialises in interfaces between informatics and management, especially in process management and related areas of information systems development and information modelling. He is a co-founder and chairman of the Board of Guarantors CEABPM (Central European Association for Business Process Management), member of the Steering Committee of International Conferences for Business Informatics Research, member of the programme committees of a number of international conferences and on the editorial boards of two international journals. He has worked with ŠKODA AUTO University since 2018, contributing to the concept and accreditation of the Bachelor's degree programme Business Economics and Management Informatics.

Specialisation:

Business informatics, process management, information systems development, project management.

Courses at ŠKODA AUTO University:

Basics of process management (Bachelor's)

Ing. Bohuslav Růžička, CSc.

Member of Informatics Department

Bohuslav Růžička is a member of the Department of Informatics. He graduated in Applied Mechanics at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Czech Technical University. After graduating, he joined the Institute of Thermomechanics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, where he worked as a researcher in experimental research of low-temperature plasma. As part of his work, he also focused on the use of computer technology for the collection and evaluation of measured data and for the management of experiments. Here he also defended the Candidate of Sciences degree in 1988. Since 1995, he worked for a company called MERLIN (later ARBES), which specialised in developing software for financial institutions and industrial companies. Here he first worked on the development of systems for data measurement using PC and systems for the management of business operations and technological units. He was later a member of the development team of a banking system for Expandia Banka (later eBanka) – the first internet bank in the Czech Republic. He also worked on the eCity project, which taught internet users to work with internet banking and applications, including the first online stores. He also worked in the marketing department, where he was in charge of the DTP department and computer graphics. He worked in this role during most projects with the ARBES company. Since 2009, he worked at the Banking College as Secretary of the Department of Informatics and Quantitative Methods. There he taught information technology. He participated in the creation of an information technology lab (LabIT), specialised classrooms for information technology courses and the introduction of a school version of a real banking system ARBES OBS. He has worked with ŠKODA AUTO University since 2019.

Specialisation:

Information technology, project management, corporate security, computer graphics, digital photography, typography.

Courses at ŠKODA AUTO University:

Informatics (Bachelor’s)

Planning and management of information systems projects (Bachelor's)

Business security and data protection (Bachelor's)

prof. Ing. Jiří Voříšek, CSc.

Member of Informatics Department

Jiří Voříšek is a graduate of the University of Economics in the field of Economic and Mathematical Calculations. He is currently Professor Emeritus of the University of Economics in Prague and professor at ŠKODA AUTO University. He specialises in strategic management of information systems, system integration, outsourcing, cloud computing and methodologies of development and operation of enterprise information systems. He is the author or co-author of eleven books and dozens of textbooks, articles and conference papers. From 1990 to 2013, he was the head of the Department of Information Technology at the University of Economics in Prague. From 1995 to 2015, he was president of the Czech Society for Systems Integration. Between 2010 and 2013, he cooperated with the National Economic Council of the government and Ministry of Industry and Trade on the preparation of the competitiveness strategy of the Czech Republic and the use of performance indicators in state management. From 2011 to 2014, he was a member of the Government Council for Competitiveness and Information Society. Between 2015 and 2018 he cooperated with the Ministry of the Interior on two strategies: "Strategy of Development of Public Administration ICT Services" and "National Strategy of Cloud Computing". He is currently an advisor to the Deputy Minister of the Interior for ICT.