Doctor of Natural Science, Rerum Naturalium Doctor (RNDr.), Charles University in Prague;
Master's Degree (Ing.), Czech Technical University in Prague;
Doctor of Physical Mathematical Sciences (DrSc.), Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences
Born in Brno (Czech Republic), 1946;
1969 graduated in Geodesy (Ing., specialized in Geodetic Astronomy), Czech Technical University in Prague;
1976 graduated in Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague;
1982 doctorate (RNDr., Doctor of Natural Science), Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague;
1987 doctorate (DrSc., Doctor of Physical Mathematical Sciences), Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences;
1970 started his career at the Research Institute of Geodesy, Topography and Cartography and (since 1997) is also engaged in university teaching;
1991 awarded the title “a Fellow of the IAG” (International Association of Geodesy);
His biography is included in several Czech and international ‘Who’s Who’ publications.
Membership in Commissions and Scientific Councils
Commission of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic for Doctoral Dissertations (DSc.) in Geophysical Sciences (2003 - );
Commission of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic for Doctoral Dissertations (DrSc.) in Geophysics, Geodesy, Meteorology and Climatology (up to 2001);
Branch Councils for Doctoral Studies (Ph.D.) at the Czech Technical University in Prague (Geodesy and Cartography, Mathematics in Civil Engineering) and the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen (Geomatics).
Membership in Research Projects Evaluation Boards
2006-2007 adviser, Branch Council 3 (Earth and Space Sciences), Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic;
1999-2005 member, Sub-commission 205 (Earth and Space Sciences), Czech Science Foundation.
Membership in Editorial Boards of Scientific Journals: Studia geophysica et geodaetica (1986-2000, 2004- ); Journal of Geodesy (1995-2005); Bulletin Géodésique (1991-1996); Manuscripta geodaetica (1989-1996); Bolletino di Geofisica Teorica ed Applicata (1997-2014); zfv - Zeitschrift für Geodäsie, Geoinformation und Landmanagement (2011- ); Geodesy, Cartography and Aerial Photography (2014- ).
Scientific and Educational Activity Abroad
1985-1986 awarded the Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship at the Department of Geodetic Science, University of Stuttgart, resumed in 1990, 2002 and 2004;
2003 external examiner at the University of Calgary (Department of Geomatics Engineering);
1983 invited to the Department of Geodesy, University of Uppsala.
Offices Held within the International Scientific Cooperation
2011-2015 deputy chair, Local Organizing Committee for the 26th General Assembly of the IUGG, Prague;
1994-2015 secretary, Czech National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics, 1993-2015 IAG National Correspondent, CNCGG;
2007 (Perugia) National Delegate to the IUGG Council at the 24th General Assembly of the IUGG;
(2003- ) member, Advisory Committee and Working Groups, IAG Inter-Commission Committee on Theory;
1999-2003 president, IAG Special Commission on Mathematical and Physical Foundations of Geodesy;
1995-1999 member, IAG Executive Committee and president, IAG Section 4 (General Theory and Methodology);
1987-1995 secretary, IAG Section 4 (General Theory and Methodology);
1983-1987 chairman, IAG Special Study Group 4.57 (Boundary Value and Convergence Problems in Physical Geodesy);
Membership in Scientific Organizations: International Association of Geodesy, European Geoscience Union, American Geophysical Union, The Planetary Society, The New York Academy of Sciences, Leibniz Society of Sciences at Berlin, Union of Czech Mathematician and Physicists, Czech Union of Surveyors and Cartographers, Humboldt Club in the Czech Republic.
Convener of Scientific Sessions
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 - sessions G2, G17, G14 and 8 times G1.1 on Recent Developments in Geodetic Theory, EGU General Assembly, Vienna;
2006 - session G7 (Deterministic and Random Fields Analysis with Application to BVP’s, Approximation Theory), IAG 6th Hotine-Marussi Symposium of Theoretical and Computational Geodesy, Wuhan;
2001 - session B1 (Advances in the Theory of Gravity Field and Geoid Determination), Scientific Assembly of the IAG, Budapest;
1999 - session G12 (Mathematical Modelling and Adjustment Theory), 24th General Assembly of the EGS, The Hague;
1997 - session on Geoid - Theory and Methods, Scientific Assembly of the IAG, Rio de Janeiro;
1996 - session on Geophysical Inversions of Gravity, Geoid and Displacement, IAG International Symposium on Gravity, Geoid, and Marine Geodesy, Tokyo;
1994 - session on Geophysical Inversion of Gravity and Geoid, IAG Joint Symposium of the International Gravity Commission and the International Geoid Commission, Graz.
Organizer of Scientific Symposia (of IAG)
1999 - IAG Section 4 Symposium, 24th General Assembly of the IUGG, Birmingham;
1992 - 1st Continental Workshop on the Geoid in Europe, Prague (sponsored by IAG);
1986 - International Symposium on Figure and Dynamics of the Earth, Moon and Planets, Prague (sponsored by IAG);
1982 - International Symposium on Figure of the Earth, the Moon and Planets, Prague (sponsored by IAG).
Principal Investigator of Projects: 205/94/1243 (1994-1995), 205/96/0956 (1996-1997), 205/99/0833 (1999-2000), 205/01/1463 (2001-2002), 205/04/1423 (2004-2005), 205/06/1330 (2006-2008), and 14-34595S (2014-2016) supported by the Czech Science Foundation.
Principal Investigator of INGO (Inter Non-Governmental Organization) Projects: LA015 (1998-1999) and LA089 (2000-2003) supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.
Principal Investigator of ESA GOCE Project No. 4311: Optimized Solutions and Numerical Methods in Exploiting GOCE and Terrestrial Data for Refined Studies on Earth Gravity Field.
Member of the Center for Earth Dynamic Research (2001-2011) - Experimental Research of the Dynamics of the Earth and its Surface, Project No. LN00A005 supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (2000-2004); Recent Dynamics of the Earth, Project No. LC506 supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (2005-2011).
Member of the NTIS research team (2011-2014) - New Technologies for Information Society, Project No. CZ.1.05/1.1.00/02.0090, European Centre of Excellence.
Member of the PUNTIS research team (2015- ) - Sustainability Support of the Centre NTIS, Project No. LO1506 supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.