RNDr. Pavel Karas, Ph.D.

Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics


Curriculum vitae

Name, first names, scientific degrees
  • Pavel Karas
    Born on April 24, 1984 in Nový Jičín, Czech republic.
    Single, no children.
  • Centre for Biomedical Image Analysis
    Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University
    Botanická 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
    phone: +420 549 49 5774
    mobile: +420 774 814 987
    e-mail: karas@astronomie.cz
Function, current position
  • Research and Development worker
Education and academic qualifications
  • 2011: RNDr. in Informatics, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University. Thesis: "GPU Acceleration of Image Processing Algorithms".
  • 2009: MSc in Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Mathematics and Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Informatics, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University. Thesis: "Study of Methods for Image Registration" (in Czech).
  • 2006: BSc in Mathematics with a view to Education and Informatics with another discipline, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University. Thesis: "Image Registration" (in Czech).
Professional experience
  • 2008–present: The Nicholas Copernicus Observatory and Planetarium in Brno, Technical Staff
Teaching activities
  • 2009–2010: M1141 Základy využití počítačů I
  • 2009: MB103 Matematika III
  • Selected Bachelor and Diploma Theses:
  • 2012: David Wiesner, GPU-Based Implementation Of Certain Subroutines Of An Optical Flow Computation
  • 2011: Lukáš Skovajsa, GPU-Based Implementation Of Diffusion Filters
Internship and stays for the purpose of study or work
  • 2011/01/17 – 2011/07/08: ESIEE Paris, Noisy-le-Grand, LLP Erasmus, FRA
    • The intership took place at ESIEE, Paris, with colaboration with Centre de Morphologie Mathématique, Fontainebleau. The main topic of the intership was GPU acceleration of algorithms of Mathematical Morphology. The work has been published in Journal of Real-Time Image Processing (Springer). The study period was funded by the Erasmus Programme.
    • LC535, MSM0021622419
Language Skills
  • Czech: mother tongue
  • English: advanced
  • French: intermediate
  • Computer experiences: C/C++, CUDA, basics of (X)HTML, PHP, MySQL, LaTeX
  • Interests: music, astronomy, reading, movies, travelling
Major publications
  • KARAS, Pavel, Vincent MORARD, Jan BARTOVSKÝ, Thierry GRANDPIERRE, Eva DOKLÁDALOVÁ, Petr MATULA a Petr DOKLÁDAL. GPU Implementation of Linear Morphological Openings with Arbitrary Angle. Journal of Real-Time Image Processing. Springer-Verlag, 2015, roč. 10, č. 1, s. 27-41. ISSN 1861-8200. Dostupné z: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11554-012-0248-7. URL info
  • KARAS, Pavel a David SVOBODA. Algorithms for Efficient Computation of Convolution. In Design and Architectures for Digital Signal Processing. 1st ed. Rijeka (CRO): InTech, 2013, s. 179-208. ISBN 978-953-51-0874-0. Dostupné z: https://dx.doi.org/10.5772/3456. URL info
  • KARAS, Pavel, David SVOBODA a Pavel ZEMČÍK. GPU Optimization of Convolution for Large 3-D Real Images. In Blanc-Talon, Jacques and Philips, Wilfried and Popescu, Dan and Scheunders, Paul and Zemcík, Pavel. Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems (ACIVS’12). Neuveden: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2012, s. 59-71. ISBN 978-3-642-33139-8. Dostupné z: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-33140-4_6. URL info
  • KARAS, Pavel. Efficient Computation of Morphological Greyscale Reconstruction. In Sixth Doctoral Workshop on Mathematical and Engineering Methods in Computer Science (Selected Papers). Saarbrücken, Warden: Schloss Dagstuhl Publishing, 2011, s. 54-61. ISBN 978-3-939897-22-4. URL info
  • KARAS, Pavel a David SVOBODA. Convolution of Large 3D Images on GPU and its Decomposition. EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. NEW YORK (USA): HINDAWI PUBLISHING CORPORATION, 2011, roč. 2011, č. 120, s. 1-12. ISSN 1687-6172. Dostupné z: https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1687-6180-2011-120. URL info


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