Ján Chudý and Marek Bielik, students of FIT CTU, came first and third, respectively, in the Theoretical Informatics and Artificial Intelligence categories of the student competition SVOČ. They succeeded in a competition that had 55 participants and received top grades from the jury for their theses.
A total of 55 students from Czech and Slovak universities presented their theses in the final of the SVOČ competition in Mathematics and Informatics organized by FNSPE CTU on 24 May 2021. Ján Chudý participated with his bachelor thesis on Simulation of Centralized Algorithms for Multi-Agent Path Finding on Real Robots, which won him first place in his category. The thesis was supervised by FIT’s doc. Pavel Syrunek.
“We wanted to test whether a theoretical plan could be applied to a group of real robots, in this case to the Ozobot robots,” says Syrunek, adding: “At first sight, the task is easy – the robots must reach a target place while avoiding other robots so that they don’t collide – a well known problem of multi-agent pathfinding.”
The second medallist at the SVOČ competition was Marek Bielik, who came third in the same category with his diploma thesis on Algebraic Cryptanalysis of Small Scale Variants of the AES supervised by Mgr. Martin Jureček of FIT CTU. The individual sections in the competition were grouped in twos, so there were four Mathematics sections (with 37 theses) and two Informatics sections (with 18 theses). Due to the epidemiological measures, the final round of the 21st edition of SVOČ took place online in MS Teams.