Current PhD advisors at ÚFAL and their advised PhD topics

  1. Doc. RNDr. Ondřej Bojar, Ph.D.
  2. Mgr. Silvie Cinková, Ph.D.
  3. Mgr. Ondřej Dušek, Ph.D.
  4. Prof. RNDr. Jan Hajič, Dr.
  5. Mgr. Barbora Vidová Hladká, Ph.D. 
  6. Doc. RNDr. Vladislav Kuboň, Ph.D.
  7. Doc. RNDr. Markéta Lopatková, Ph.D.
  8. RNDr. David Mareček, Ph.D.
  9. Doc. RNDr. Pavel Pecina, Ph.D
  10. RNDr. Milan Straka, Ph.D.
  11. Mgr. Magda Ševčíková, Ph.D.
  12. RNDr. Daniel Zeman, Ph.D.
  13. PhDr. Šárka Zikánová, Ph.D.
  14. Doc. Ing. Zdeněk Žabokrtský, Ph.D.

doc. RNDr. Ondřej Bojar, Ph.D.

 

research interests:

  • machine translation
  • spoken language translation
  • speech summarization
  • representation of natural language expression

open PhD topics:                                                                                              

currently supervised PhD theses:

defended PhD theses:


Mgr. Silvie Cinková, Ph.D.

 

research interests:

  • readability
  • reading comprehension
  • plain language
  • Digital Humanities

open PhD topics:

  • evaluation and adaptation of selected readability formulas to Czech
  • domain-sensitive readability assessment
  • reading comprehension of "average" adults
  • empirical background of Plain Czech
  • automatic simplification of Czech according to the Easy To Read standards

currently supervised PhD theses:

  • Mgr. Klára Vaníčková - Error classification in learners of Czech as a foreign language (2019 - now)             

Mgr. Ondřej Dušek, Ph.D.

 

research interests:

  • dialogue systems
  • natural language generation
  • chatbots

open PhD topics:

  • combining chatbots and task-oriented dialogue systems
  • argumentative dialogue
  • explainable natural language generation
  • dialogue systems and language generation evaluation
  • other NLG/dialogue topics – talk to me

currently supervised PhD theses:


prof. RNDr. Jan Hajič, Dr.

 

research interests:

  • semantic representation
  • lexicons and ontologies
  • morhology, syntax
  • building language resources

open PhD topics:

currently supervised PhD theses:

defended PhD theses:


Mgr. Barbora Vidová Hladká, Ph.D.

 

research interests:

  • legal texts processing
  • digital humanities
  • computer assisted language learning

open PhD topics:

currently supervised PhD theses:

  • Mgr. Ivana Sixtová - Exploiting lingvistic knowledge for relation extraction from texts (2013 - now)

defended PhD theses:


 

doc. RNDr. Vladislav Kuboň, Ph.D.

 

research interests:

  • word order
  • gramar checking
  • MT of related languages

currently supervised PhD theses:

  • Mgr. Jan Oldřich Krůza - Iteractive Improving of Transcribed Speech Recordings Exploiting Listener's Feedback (2011 - now)

defended PhD theses:


doc. RNDr. Markéta Lopatková, Ph.D.

 

research interests:

  • dependency syntax
  • lexicon and lexical semantics
  • semantic representation

currently supervised PhD theses:

defended PhD theses:


RNDr. David Mareček, Ph.D.

 

research interests:

  • syntax and parsing
  • interpreting neural networks
  • machine translation
  • word associations

currently supervised PhD theses:

  • Ing. Tomasz Limisiewicz - Exploring multilingual representations of language units in a shared vector space (2019 - now)
  • Mgr. Tomáš Musil - Exploring natural language principles with respect to algorithms of deep neural networks (2017 - now)

doc. RNDr. Pavel Pecina, Ph.D.

 

research interests:

  • information retrieval
  • machine translation
  • multimodal data processing
  • natural language processing

open PhD topics:

currently supervised PhD theses:

defended PhD theses:        


RNDr. Milan Straka, Ph.D.

 

research interests:

  • morphosyntactic analysis
  • natural language understanding
  • multilingual and crosslingual approaches
  • NLP deployment

currently supervised PhD theses:


Mgr. Magda Ševčíková, Ph.D.

 

research interests:

  • derivational morphology
  • word-formation
  • syntax

open PhD topics:

currently supervised PhD theses:

  • Mgr. Emil Svoboda - Modelling compounds for multilingual language data resources (2020 - now)
  • Mgr. Lukáš Kyjánek - Formalization of the word-formation meaning in language data resources (2020 - now)
  • Mgr. Adéla Kalužová - Formal representation of the word-formation process of compounding (2016 - now)  

RNDr. Daniel Zeman, Ph.D.

 

research interests:

  • resource-poor languages
  • universal dependencies
  • syntax and parsing
  • morphology

open PhD topics:

currently supervised PhD theses:

  • Vadim Gudkov - Multilingual Contextualized Processing of Basic Syntactic-semantic Elements (2020 - now)

PhDr. Šárka Zikánová, Ph.D.

 

research interests:

  • discourse structure
  • information structure
  • syntax

open PhD topics:

currently supervised PhD theses:

  • Mariia Anisimova - Argumentation in speeches of the Security Council of the United Nations Organizations (2019 - now)

defended PhD theses:

 

 


doc. Ing. Zdeněk Žabokrtský, Ph.D.

 

research interests:

  • machine learning in NLP
  • language data resources
  • dependency syntax
  • word formation

open PhD topics:

currently supervised PhD theses:

  • Jan Bodnár - Multilingual morphological segmentation (2020 - now)
  • Mgr. Jonáš Vidra - Semi-supervised machine learning methods for developing derivational networks (2018 - now)

defended PhD theses: