Applied Informatics

Study programme: P 1802 Applied informatics
Discipline: 1802V001 Applied informatics
The standard length of study (duration): 4 years
Form of study: full-time (abbreviation ai-p), part-time (abbreviation ai-k)
Title: Ph.D.
The doctoral study programme Applied informatics is accredited as a four year study programme of FIM UHK and the Faculty of Economics and Administration of the University of Pardubice (FES UPa). The studies are carried out in one field of study – Applied informatics.  
Characteristics of the Study Discipline and its Goals
The study programme involves the mastery of scientific research methods and development systems based on use of information technologies concerning data collection, transmission, storage and processing of data, information and knowledge. Within the frame of studies issues of design, implementation, assessment, use and maintenance of systems in various computer-based application domains of informatics are followed. It covers computer devices, software, organisational and human aspects, industrial and commercial applications. In the studies creative application methods and tools of IT are emphasised with the aim to solve different issues of the real world.
The aim of the study is to form highly qualified professionals that are able to explore, design, implement, professionally develop and in particular put into practice modern information, communication and knowledge technologies in various industrial and other areas.
Profile of the Graduate
The applied informatics graduate is theoretically well-prepared professional capable of conceptual thinking; able to analyse, design and develop information, communication and knowledge technologies in various industries an businesses; and is prepared to become a research worker.
The applied informatics graduate is able to orient in scientific research and can solve various problems in terms of the development systems methods and tools. Graduate is able to collect, transfer, store and process the data, information and knowledge. He/she can independently absorb theoretical and also practical knowledge in the field of applied informatics. Graduate can orient in scientific work and its issues such as law and environmental aspects or ethical and social side of research. After finishing the doctoral study graduate knows how to present research results in various forms and is capable of publishing in scientific magazines or conference proceedings.
Entry Requirements
The candidate has to be a master´s degree graduate with specialisation in informatics or another closely related field of study. The candidate is required to be able to apply ICT professionally – use CASE tools, decision support tools, understand principals of programming, be familiar with ways of acquiring information from information sources and with systems approaches and analysis. A good command of English is required.

The list of supervisors at FIM UHK – Doctoral study – Study programme: Applied informatics

The list of accepted topics of the dissertation thesis
Entrance Examination Requirements
The entrance exam is based on the verbal interview that consists of two parts:
  • Testing of knowledge of informatics and English  
  • The discussion about the potential topic of the dissertation thesis and about the individual specialization and study plan of the candidate. After being invited to do the entrance exam candidate has to send short study (15 pages) about the topic of the dissertation thesis he/she is considering. The candidate is required to send it no longer than 7 days before the exam to email – Study Department. The candidate needs to specify the research area and its tendency and the aims he/she would like to fulfil.   
During the entrance exam candidate will be tested if he/she is prepared for the doctoral study and what are his/her abilities and the topic of the dissertation thesis will be considered.
The examination committee will decide about the successful candidate by voting. The simple majority of the participants must vote for. In case of equality of votes the chairman has to decide.
The candidate needs to send electronic application and the confirmation that the administration fee has been payed. Along with these documents he also has to show the Master´s degree diploma. In case the candidate is successful he/she needs to bring the verified copy of the Master´s degree diploma afterwards.    
You can send your application until 15th May 2018.

Admin fee: 500 CZK
After you fill out and send the application form you will receive the bank details such as bank account number, specific symbol and variable symbol. All of these details will be generated automatically. Please follow these steps to avoid misunderstanding. The admin fee is non-refundable and is obligatory.

We do not need any medical report but the candidate is supposed to be in a good health condition.

Study Organisation
The study programme is realized in connection of both faculties. It is not the parallel study but it is united and characterised by the mobility of students and teachers. Both faculties has modern infrastructure and high speed internet connection that supports faster communication between faculties.
The study is governed by Provisions of Study in Doctoral study programmes which is valid on both universities. This document is part of the Study and Examination Regulations. The programme consist of three compulsory courses:
  • Methodology of Scientific Research
  • Theoretical Informatics (part I and II)
  • Advanced Mathematics and Statistics Methods
Student has to choose two additional optional courses. Those two courses depend on the student´s study discipline and his/her dissertation thesis topic and chosen specialization.
Ph.D. Study (full-time and also part-time) Requirements
  • Student has to pass all of the compulsory courses
  • Has to gain minimum of 180 credits
  • Has to pass state doctoral exam
  • Has to defend dissertation thesis
Study and Courses
During the winter and summer semesters our teachers provide consultations in blocks.  The blocks might take place on various faculties (it depends on the supervisor of the course) – we expect the mobility of our students and pedagogues as well.
In case of full-time students of doctoral study programme the demand is 4 hours a week in the length of 6 semesters (the supervisor can decide according to the department needs). 
Scholarships and scholarship programs
Full-time doctoral degree programme students are entitled to a 4 year basic doctoral scholarship. The height of the basic scholarship is determined by the Dean on an annual basis. Standard student responsibilities in doctoral study are led by the Dean´s regulations. These regulations also define other extra activities where the student is eligible to receive an extra scholarship.
You can read more HERE.
Essential conditions for successful study process:
  • Student has to pass at least one compulsory course until the end of the first year
  • Student has to pass at least two compulsory courses until the end of the second year
  • Student has to pass all the courses in the study plan and has to submit the state doctoral exam application
In the first three years of the study student has to attend a six months long fellowship in any educational or science institution. The fourth year of the study student has to concentrate to his/her research and should finish the dissertation thesis.
  Compulsory courses
·         Methodology of the Scientific Research (15 credits)
o   prof. Krejcar (FIM UHK), prof. Čapek (FES UPa), doc. Linda (FES UPa)
·         Theoretical Informatics (30 credits)
o   prof. Čapek (FES UPa), prof. Hynek (FIM UHK)
·         Advanced Mathematics and Statistics Methods
o   prof. Gavalec (FIM UHK), prof. Skalská (FIM UHK), prof. Pacáková (FES UPa)
Optional courses
  • Ambient Intelligence - prof. Mikulecký
  • Application of the Informatics in Biomedicine - prof. Kuča
  • Application of Knowledge Approaches - doc. Bureš, doc. P. Hájek
  • Architectures and Web Applications Design - doc. Kozel, doc. Komárková
  • Data Modelling - doc. S. Šimonová
  • Discreet and Combinatorial Approaches - doc. Pražák, doc. Kubanová
  • Evolutionary Approaches - prof. Hynek
  • Fuzzy Methods and their Applications - prof. Gavalec
  • Geographic Information Systems - doc. Horák, doc. Komárková
  • Methods and Data Mining Algorithms – prof. Skalská, doc. Petr
  • Multi-agent Systems - doc. Štekerová
  • Computer Graphics and Graphical Methods - prof. Slabý
  • Computer Modelling in Sciences – doc. Musílek
  • Advanced Database Methods - doc. Poulová, doc. S. Šimonová
  • Usability of User Interfaces - prof. Krejcar, doc. Hub
  • Decision Making and Management in Complex Systems - doc. Bureš, doc. Křupka
  • Simulation and Modelling - doc. Hubálovský, doc. Antlová
  • Machine Learning - doc. P. Hájek
  • System Analysis and System Projecting - prof. Slabý, doc. Křupka
  • Theory of Security of Information and Data - prof. Zelenka, prof. Čapek
  • Knowledge and Technologies Transfer - prof. Kuča, doc. Petr
  • Trends in Software Architectures - doc. Malý, doc. Hub
  • Artificial and Computational Intelligence - prof. Mikulecký, doc. Hájek
  • Selected Applications of Statistical Approaches - prof. Skalská, doc. Linda
  • Selected Chapters from Cognitive Sciences - prof. Zelenka, doc. Linda
  • Highly Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems for Processing Large Data - prof. Krejcar

Example of the possible study plan
Student´s activity * Credits
Methodology of Scientific Research * 15
Optional course I * 10
Pedagogical activity * 5
Theoretical Informatics I * 15
Scientific research activity * e.g. 10
Pedagogical activity * 5
Theoretical Informatics II *15
Optional course II * 10
Pedagogical activity * 5
Advanced Mathematics Methods * 7,5
Scientific research activity * e.g. 10
Pedagogical activity * 5
Advanced Statistics Methods * 7,5
Scientific research activity * e.g. 10
Pedagogical activity or Optional course III * 10
Scientific research activity * e.g. 10
Pedagogical activity or Optional course IV * 10
Scientific research activity * e.g. 10
Scientific research activity * e.g. 10
Total credits * 180 and more
Credit evaluation of the scientific and research activity is measured by the publishing activity of the student.

Publishing in the periodic with IF or SJR (Thompson Reuters or Scopus)   30
Monograph (outside of the Czech and Slovak Republic) 30
Publishing in index magazine (e.g. ACM, IEEE etc.) 25
Publishing in index conference proceeding (Thompson Reuters,Scopus, ACM, IEEE etc.) 25
Monograph (in the Czech or Slovak Republic) 20
Publishing in reviewed non-index magazine 15
Publishing in non-index international conference proceeding  12
Study material, script, e-course 10
Publishing in national conference proceeding  8
Other publishing and presentations 5

In case of co-authors the credits are divided according to the extent of cooperation. If there is no exact extent done the credits are divided among the authors.
State doctoral exam requirements
State doctoral exam is the final exam in doctor study programme and leads to its termination. Student can apply only in case he/she has passed all the compulsory courses and gained minimum of 180 credits (compulsory courses – 15 credits, optional courses – 10 credits). Student has to attend university for 6 semesters (the first and the second year of study – 5 credits/semester, the third year of study – 10 credits/semester) and has to provide proof of his/her publishing activity (depends on the quality – from 5 to 30 credits per published piece).
When am I allowed to send the application for the defence of my dissertation thesis?
Defence of the dissertation thesis means the termination of the scientific research part of the doctoral study and it closes the whole study.  The application can be sent only if:
  • The student has successfully passed state doctoral exam
  • The student has published at least one publication in zero impact factor magazine (Thompson JCR) or two index publications in Scopus SJR in quartile Q1 – Q3
In case of any questions please contact prof. Ing. Ondřej Krejcar, Ph.D., Vice-Dean for Science and Research (FIM UHK).
Study Department – Doctoral Study - Admission Process
Eliška Müllerová
tel.: 493 332 211
Study Department – Doctoral Study
Tereza Červená
tel.: 493 332 212

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