Lead author and Program Leader Professor Michael Šebek of the program Cybernetics and Robotics has been awarded Werner von Siemens 2015 Prize as the Best University Educator
The prize is awarded by Siemens under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Industry and Trade and Deputy Prime Minister for Science, Research and Innovation, in cooperation with leading Czech universities and the Czech Academy of Sciences. For their scope and level of financial rewards and history, the Werner von Siemens Prizes belong among the most important independent initiatives of this kind in the Czech Republic.
Fourteen nominees competed in for the title of Best Educator in the 18th Werner von Siemens Prize. The winners were selected by the committee of prominent personalities led by Professor Tomas Zima, Rector of Charles University. Professor Sebek won this prestigious award for his educational, scientific and organizational achievements. He is, according to Siemens, an internationally recognized and frequently cited expert in control theory. At gala ceremony in Bethlehem Chapel, the Prize was handed by the CEO of Siemens CR Dr. Eduard Palíšek and by the Rector of Masaryk University Professor MIkuláš Bek.