Zdenek Hanzalek

Professor at Czech Technical University

Zdenek Hanzalek obtained his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Informatics from the Universite Paul Sabatier Toulouse and a Ph.D. degree in Control Engineering from the CTU. in 1997. He worked on a parallel algorithm optimization at LAAS CNRS in Toulouse (1992 to 1997) and LAG INPG in Grenoble (1998 to 2000). Later he founded the Industrial Informatics Group at CTU in Prague, dealing with combinatorial optimization, scheduling, autonomous cars, and real-time embedded systems.
Zdenek teaches a Combinatorial Optimization course, and he is active in the scheduling community while driving the worldwide seminar schedulingseminar.com. He acquired and led many industrial contracts (e.g., Porsche, Skoda, Volkswagen, UNIS, AZD, Rockwell, Air Navigation Services, EATON, PPL). Besides this, Zdenek acted as the founder of the SW development group at Porsche Engineering Services in Prague, which has several hundreds of employees today. He is the author or co-author of 55 journal papers and approximately 70 conference papers, mainly dealing with applications of optimization algorithms in computer and manufacturing systems.