Summer semester 2018-2019 — notes

Dear students, Dear colleagues,

the summer semester has just started. Let me remind you a few things that are related to this important event.

Seminar Selected Problems in Mathematical Modelling (Vybrané problémy matematického modelování) which is also know as thesis seminar will take place irregularly on Mondays in the lecture room K12, see the attached schedule.

Note that you are required to give a presentation of your work at the seminar. The presentation is a necessary condition for getting the credits for the subject Diploma theis I/II/III. Please enroll for the seminar as soon as possible. Further, please check that you can give your presentation according to the schedule. If this is not possible, please contact us immediately, and we will try to find the date that is suitable for you.

Let us recall that the first year students are asked to give a 15 minutes presentation regarding the topic of the thesis (description of the topic, description of the main issues and methods that will be probably used for the solution of the given problem). Students in the second/third year are asked to give a 30 minutes presentation on the results/partial results obtained during the solution of the diploma thesis.

Official deadline for the selection of your diploma thesis topics is 15th February 2019.  If you already know the topic of your thesis and your supervisor, please check that the thesis has been officially assigned to you in the Study Information System (SIS). If you do not see the topic in SIS, please ask you supervisor to fix it.

It can happen that you are still not sure about the topic of your thesis. If this is the case, you might need our advice. If this is the case, please do not hesitate and contact us!

If you want to submit your thesis (in summer) this year, please note that the official deadline for the submission of your thesis is 10th May 2019. There is no chance to extend the deadline!

You might check the course list for interesting lectures. My secret tip for an interesting lecture is the new lecture Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of electrochemistry.

Ph.D. student position in modeling of mechanical metamaterials at Czech Technical University in Prague

Milan Jirasek and Jan Zeman at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, are searching for a motivated Ph.D. student, who will work on our new ambitious project on non-periodic mechanical metamaterials. Candidates should be interested in and have some previous experience with mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of the mechanical response of materials or structures.
Interested candidates are invited to proceed to for additional details on the opening.

State exam

We have updated the information concerning the state exam, see the dedicated webpage State exam (MSc Physics) and State exam (MSc Mathematics). In particular, the list of topics for the state exam should be now more specific and also more consistent with the topics covered by the compulsory lectures.

If you are looking for a decent New Year’s resolution, you should consider something like “I will write a fantastic thesis. I am looking forward to the state exam — I will enjoy it.” :-)

Bakalářský obor Matematické modelování

V akademickém roce 2019/2020 otevíráme bakalářský studijní obor Matematické modelování. Studenti středních škol v tuto chvíli začínají rozjímat nad přihláškami ke studiu na vysoké škole, takže pokud máte ve vašem okolí někoho, koho by nabídka bakalářského studia matematického modelování mohla zaujmout, tak neváhejte a připomeňte mu, že na matematickém modelování rádi uvítáme nové studenty a studentky.

4th Advanced in silico drug design workshop in Olomouc

Dear colleagues, please note the following invitation.

Dear colleagues,

we would like to invite you to the 4th Drug Design workshop which
will be held on 21-25 January 2019 in Olomouc (Czech Republic). It is
focused on practical applications of different chemoinformatic tools and
approaches for drug development. This might be interesting for bachelor,
master and PhD students to broaden their experience and sharpen skills.
Basic Python skills would be desirable for QSAR and deep learning
tutorials. However, a brief introduction to Python will be given at the

During the workshop, students will learn pharmacophore modeling with
LigandScout, molecular docking with AutoDock Vina, QSAR modeling with
RDKit and OpenBabel, scikit-learn and SPCI, molecular dynamics with GROMACS and deep learning. A
competition will be organized at the last day of the workshop where
participants will be able to apply acquired knowledge to solve real
chemoinformatic tasks and win prizes.

Please feel free to share this information to those who may be
interested in participating in such event. Thank you.

With kind regards,
Thomas Evangelidis


Dr Thomas Evangelidis

Research Scientist

IOCB – Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Prague, Czech Republic
CEITEC – Central European Institute of Technology
Brno, Czech Republic



Modelářská vánoční besídka

Srdečně Vás zveme na tradiční Vánoční besídku oboru matematického modelování, která se koná v pondělí 10.12.2018 v posluchárně K1 (Sokolovská 83) od 18:00 hodin.

Můžete si zde pochutnat na guláši, chlebíčkách nebo svařáku za doprovodu vánočních koled. Vzhledem k tomu, že se vánoční besídka pořádá v posluchárně K1, rádi bychom pozvali nejen studenty, absolventy a pedagogy spojené s tímto oborem, ale i jejich partnery/ky, přátele a všechny přízvnice matematického modelovaní.

Nezapomeňte si Vaše hudební nástroje!


Master and bachelor thesis — list of topics

Dear students,

let me briefly summarise the topics of master and bachelor theses that were offered at the meeting.

Another list of topics has been compiled by Martin Čížek. If you want to see more topics, please check also the list of topics in Study Information System.