Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Drahanský

Current professional background

I am the head of research group STRaDe at the Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic. My current position is full Professor.

Field of research:

The group (and my own field of research) is strongly oriented on biometric systems and processing of image and videosequence data. However we deal with embedded systems as well, because they are needed for intelligent solutions in the area of image and videosequence data processing. We have running collaborations with industrial partners, criminal police and military departments.

Purpose of your last research visit

Start of a new collaboration in the area of videosequence data processing from a high-speed camera. Of course,
I wanted to meet my colleagues and friends from a long time ago. The last purpose was to refresh my memories to Siegen and city surroundings.

Relation to the University of Siegen and the local host

Previously I worked in the Department of Measurement Technology (Institut für Meßtechnik) under the supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bonfig. He is now retired, and some of his colleagues passed away, so I am now in contact with Dr.-Ing. Nötzel, who moved to the Department of Engineering – Institute of Mechanics and Control Technology – Mechatronics (Department of Maschinenbau – Institut für Mechanik und Regelungstechnik – Mechatronik). He works under the supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. PD Weinberg.

Future projects and Activities

As mentioned before, we would like to collaborate in the area of videosequence data processing from a high-speed camera. This data comes from experiments in solid mechanics.

Impressions of Siegen

From the past I have only a great experience and impression of Siegen in general. The university is multicultural and opens many possibilities not only for students, but for researchers as well. The city is quiet, but not small. The surrounding nature is wonderful.