Faculty staff

Mgr. Tomáš Staudek, Ph.D.

Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing


Curriculum Vitae

My profile
  • Masaryk University
    Faculty of Arts
    Department of Musicology
    Arna Nováka 1
    602 00 Brno
    Czech Republic
Employment - Position
  • Lecturer of mathematical art.
Education and Academic Qualifications
  • 2003:  Ph.D. in computer science (Faculty of Informatics). Thesis topic: Exact Aesthetics—Object and Scene to Messsage.
  • 1998:  M.Sc. in computer science (Faculty of Informatics). Thesis topic: Information Systems for Academic Conference Management.
  • 2007 — :  Graphic designer. Mostly UI, webdesign and corporate identity, with dominating passion for generative design.
  • 2006 — :  Independent educator (Masaryk University & Brno University of Technoloogy). Higher-ed lecturer of algorithmic art and software aesthetics.
  • 2002 — :  Visual artist. Presented at a variety of art shows and festivals, incl. Ars Electronica (Linz), Computer Multimedia Art (Prague) or DOX Center for Contemporary Art (Prague).
  • 2020–2022:  Lecturer (Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs). Author of courses and workshops introducing open-source solutions and enforcing security and privacy in public administration.
  • 2018–2020:  Educational content creator (Fund for Further Education). Author and supervisor of online courses focused on computer-aided creativity and transferable digital competencies for the Strategy of Digital Education (2015–2020).
  • 2007–2016:  Web designer (Institute of Computer Science). Designer & consultant for the Uniweb team delivering new web presentation for Masaryk University. Formerly designing user interface and interaction metaphors for the Integrated Students’ Data Registry system and the university Moodle-based environment for creating and sharing e-learning resources.
  • 1998–2006:  Faculty researcher (Faculty of Informatics). Co-founder of the Graphic Design & Multimedia Group, researcher of software aesthetics and computational foundations of art.
  • 1993–2011:  Event organizer (Faculty of Informatics). Organizing committe member of conferences and academic events of both local and international impact (SOFSEM, DATAKON, MEMICS).
Teaching Activities
  • 2018 — :  Algorithmic art practice (Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University).
  • 2014 — :  Algorithmic art theory (Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University).
  • 2013–2014:  Design, typography & typesetting (Caritas Czech Republic).
  • 2008–2009:  New media art (Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University).
  • 2008:  Internet as the medium for artistic expression (Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University).
  • 2005 — :  Visual creativity informatics (Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology).
  • 2003–2006:  Digital photography (Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University).
  • 2003–2006:  3D modeling with Cinema4D (Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University).
  • 1999–2006:  Visual creativity informatics (Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University).
  • 2002:  Visiting researcher (Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol). Doctoral fellowship at the Digital Media Group aimed at proposing and examining algorithmic criteria for aesthetic evaluation.
University Activities
  • 2017 — :  Founding member (Spolek Interier). Association supporting students’ creative activities.
  • 2017 — :  Editorial board member (JOINME). Online peer-reviewed journal on digital media culture theory & praxis (with Dušan Barok, Barbara Büscher, Martin Flašar, Jozef Kelemen, Denisa Kera and Katarína Rusnáková).
  • 2004–2005:  Editorial board member (IM6). Journal for new media and information technology culture.
Activities Outside University
  • 2017 — :  Co-founder and endowment board member (Napříč.cz). Cultural non-governmental organization (with Josef Prokeš, Robert Král and Zdeněk Filipec).
  • 2005 — :  Professional member (International Association of Art). Partner of UNESCO with the status of consultative association.
  • 2005 — :  Professional member (Union of Visual Artists of the Czech Republic). Member of the national legal body of professional artists and art theoreticians.
Awards Related to Science and Research
  • 2021:  Happy Moments in Generative Art (invited lecture with Helena Vymazalová). Prototyp Festival. BVV – Brno Fairs, Brno.
  • 2018:  Math => Art! Mathematical Constructivism in Visual Arts (invited talk). New Histories for New Media Art. Computer Graphic Re-visited 2.0 exhibition. House of Arts, Brno.
  • 2014:  The Rhythm of Gestures in Mathematical Images (invited talk). 4th International Conference on Performance, Performativity and Media. Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University.
  • 2012:  Computer Art & Fractals (invited talk). Summer School of Computer Science. Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology.
  • 2011:  Math + Art (invited talk). Software Studies Symposium. Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University.
  • 2010:  Algorithmic Aesthetics / Aesthetics of Algorithms (invited talk). Summer School of Computer Science. Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology.
  • 2009:  Computer Art Now: Exact Aesthetics Practically (invited talk). Software Studies Symposium. Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University.
  • 2003:  Rector's Award for the best students in doctoral study.
Major Publications
  • VYMAZALOVÁ, Helena a Tomáš STAUDEK. Šťastné okamžiky v generativním umění. In Prototyp. Festival umění, vědy a technologií. 2021. URL info
  • HORÁKOVÁ, Jana, Jiří MUCHA, Monika SZŰCSOVÁ, Adam FRANC, Martina IVIČIČ, Tomáš STAUDEK a Filip JOHÁNEK. Hands-on Media Art Theory. Linec / Linz: Ars Electronica Festival, 2019. Out of the Box. URL info
  • STAUDEK, Tomáš. Math => Art! Matematický konstruktivismus ve výtvarném umění. In New Histories for New Media Art. 2018. info
  • STAUDEK, Tomáš. Artgorithms: The Rhythm of Gestures in Mathematical Images. In Media – Performance 4 / Gesture. 4th International conference on performance, performativity and media. 2014. info
  • LINKOV, Václav a Tomáš STAUDEK. Chaotic Attractors as a Possible Tool for Psychological Diagnostics. In Psychological Diagnostics of Children and Adolescents, Brno, Czech Republic. 2011. info


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