prof. Mgr. Petr Páta, Ph.D., Dean

I want to lead the faculty towards keeping and strengthening its economic, personal and organizational stability for further development and excellence in all activities.

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Informace personal profile at home Department of Radioelectronics
election program for the term 2019-2023 (Czech language)
Date of birth 16.5.1973, Prague, Czechoslovakia
Employment from 1998 till now: Department of Radioelectronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague


2018 Professor (Radioelectronics)
2010 doc. (Radioelectronics) FEE CTU in Prague
2002 Ph.D. (Radioelectronics) FEE CTU in Prague
1996 Mgr. (Physics) MFF UK in Prague

Research and scientific results

Research area Image photonics, compression of scientific image data, acoustic-optical and optical systems, spatially variant PSF, hyperspectral imaging
ResearcherID D-5817-2013
ORCID 0000-0002-6561-9088
h-index WOS: 6
Projects Solver or co-solver of 2 international projects (FP7, European Space Agency), 3 national projects (GAČR, MPO ČR), and team member of many national and international projects (GAČR, MŠMT ČR, NAKI, ESA, FP7 etc.).

Professional profile

  • Technical manager of the THETIS project (European Space Agency) - design of IR Hyperspectral Imaging System.
  • Member of the international team BOOTES (Burst Optical Observer and Transient Exploring System, since 1996.
  • Head of MAIA (Meteor Automatic Imager and Analyzer) experiment.
  • Head of the WILLIAM experiment (WIde-field aLL-sky Image Analyzing Monitoring system).
  • Member of the INTEGRAL ESA Optical Monitor Camera (OMC) national team (start 2006).
  • Chairman of the Czech and Slovak Society for Photonics, z.s.
  • Member of the professional companies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Optical Society of America, the European Optical Society, IMEKO (panel TC2).
  • Member of the Czech Committee of PRODEX at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.
  • Member of the Scientific Board of FEE CTU in Prague.
  • Member of the Council of the Astronomical Institute, AS CR.
  • Vice-Chairman of the Board of Radioelectronics of the EaI Doctoral Study Program (FEE CTU in Prague).
  • Member of the program committee: 8 international (SPIE, IEEE, and other) and 4 national conferences.
  • Member of the organizing committee: 5 international (SPIE, IEEE, IMEKO, and other) and 4 national conferences.
  • Reviewer of many magazines (IF): Sensors, Optics Communication, Experimental Astronomy, Radioengineering, Remote Sensing and more.

Supervised and defended dissertations

  • Jan Švihlík, Advanced Techniques for Image Noise Suppression, (2008).
  • Stanislav Vítek, Transfer Parameters of Image Sensors  - Modelling and Optimisation,  (2009).
  • Jaromír Schindler, Astronomical Image Data Compression, (2011).
  • Martin Řeřábek, Simulation and optimization of special imaging optical systems, (2013).
  • Martin Blažek, Algorithms for Image Processing of Crowded Fields in Astronomy, (2017).
  • Petr Janout, Modeling of Space Variant Optical Systems, (2018).
  • Jan Bednář, Quality Evaluation Methods for Advanced Optical Materials, (2019).


  • In the field of Image Photonics and Technology, Optics, Multimedia Technology (FEE CTU in Prague).
  • Applied Optics (FBMI CTU in Prague) and Optics, Image and Video Compression (FAMU in Prague).
  • Supervisor of 24 diploma and 31 bachelor theses.
  • Guarantor of the master branch Media and Signal Processing of the study program Electronics and Communication (FEE CTU in Prague).

Selected projects in the years 2014 - 2018

  • Team Member,  IAPETHOS-2 – Infrared Advanced Polarizer for Space and Other Applications - 2, European Space Agency, 2018 -2020.
  • Team Member, CALIOPE – Calomel-Based Thermal-Infrared Optical Acousto-Optical Tunable Filter Breadboardingu, European Space Agency, 2018 -2020.
  • Co-PI and Technical Manager, THETIS (Thermal Hyper-spectral Imaging System Breadboard Requirement Definition and Design), European Space Agency, 2016 - 2017.
  • PI, Multicriteria Optimization of Shift-Variant Imaging Systems, GAČR, 2017 – 2019.
  • Co-PI, Real time video detection of persons in tunnels, MPO TRIO, 2017 – 2019.
  • PI, Nonlinear imaging systems with spatially variant point spread function, GAČR, 2014 - 2016.
  • Co-PI, GLORIA: GLObal Robotic telescopes Intelligent Array for e-Science, FP-7, 2011-2014.
  • Co-PI, Study of Sporadic Meteors and Weak Meteor Showers using Automatic Video Intensifiers Cameras, GAČR, 2009-2013.
  • Team Member, DEMON (Quality Evaluation Methods for Calomel Optical Elements), European Space Agency, 2011-2014.
  • Team Member, Metodiky digitalizace národního filmového fondu (in Czech), NAKI MK ČR, 2011-2017.
  • Team Member, IAPETHOS Infrared Advanced Polarizer for Space and Other Applications, European Space Agency, 2014-2015.
  • Team Member, NAOMI (New acoustooptic device based on Calomel for hyperspectral imaging in space applications), European Space Agency, 2010-2012.
  • Co-PI, CALIOPE (Breadboarding of calomel – based AOTF for TIR band), EuropeanSpace Agency, 2019-2021.

Selected publications in the years 2014 – 2018

  • Blažek, M. -Páta, P.: Photometric analysis of globular clusters using modified Richardson–Lucy algorithm—comparison with DAOPHOT. Astronomische Nachrichten. 2018, 339(5), 371-374. ISSN 0004-6337.
  • Janout, P. - Páta, P.- Skala, P., - Bednář, J.: PSF estimation of space-variant ultra-wide-field of view imaging systems, Applied Sciences, 2017, 7(2),151.
  • Blažek, M. - Páta, P. -  Inneman, A. - Skala, P.: Astronomical Tasks for Tests of X-Ray Optics in VZLUSAT-1 Nanosatellite, Advances in Astronomy, 2017, Vol. 2017, Article ID 3162892, 6 pages.
  • Vítek, S. - Páta, P. - Koten, P. - Fliegel, K.: Long-Term Continuous Double Station Observation of Faint Meteor Showers. Sensors – Open Access Journal. 2016, 16(9), ISSN 1424-8220. 
  • Páta, P. - Klíma, M. - Bednář, J. - Janout, P. - Barta, C - et al.: OFT Sectorization Approach to Analysis of Optical Scattering in Mercurous Chloride Single Crystals. Optics Express. 2015, vol. 23, no. 16, p. 21509-21526. ISSN 1094-4087.
  • Páta, P. - Schindler, J.: Astronomical Context Coder for Image Compression. EXPERIMENTAL ASTRONOMY. 2015, vol. 39, no. 3, p. 495-512. ISSN 0922-6435.
  • Páta, P.: The Impact of KLT Coder on the Image Distortion in Astronomy. Advances in Astronomy. 2015, vol. 2015, art. no. 484379, p. 1-8. ISSN 1687-7969.
  • Blažek, M.- Páta Petr, “Colour transformations and K-means segmentation for automatic cloud detection,” Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 2015, vol. 24, no. 5, 503-509.
  • Vítek. S  - Páta, P.: Realization of High Dynamic Range Imaging in the GLORIA Network and Its Effect on Astronomical Measurement, Realization of High Dynamic Range Imaging in the GLORIA Network and Its Effect on Astronomical Measurement, Advances in Astronomy, vol. 2016, 2016, p. e8645650, Mar. 2016.
  • Švihlík, J. - Fliegel, K. - Kukal, J. - Jehotová, E. - Páta, P. - et al.: Estimation of non-Gaussian noise parameters in the wavelet domain using the moment-generating function. Journal of Electronic Imaging. 2012, vol. 21, no. 2, art. no. 023025, p. 023025-1-023025-15. ISSN 1017-9909. 

Interests and other information

  • Family and especially daughter.
  • Volunteer, founder and long-time chairman of the association Duha Jasmín, z.s. He was awarded the Pilgrim for the Rainbow and the holder of the Rainbow Relay for his volunteer activities.
  • Organizing of leisure time activities (camps, expeditions, meetings) for children and youth with ADHD, focused on social skills training. Bearer of the 7th degree of the Birch leaf.
  • Astronomy and observation of variable stars. Member of the Czech Astronomical Society.
  • Photography: nature, reports from children and youth events and family.


Responsible person: Ing. Radka Šmajsová