Zdenek Smekal, is a full professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology (FEEC BUT). Degrees: Eng. (1973), Ph.D. (1978), Assoc. Prof. (1986) in the field of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Prof. (2000) in the field of Theoretical Electrical Engineering. He is a chairman of the board for doctoral study programme of Teleinformatics at the Department of Telecommunications. He guarantees the subjects: Digital Signal Processing, Speech Processing, Analysis of Signals and Systems and participates in other subjects. Since 1998 he is a member of IEEE (Signal Processing), since 2006 as a Senior Member. He is a member of scientific council at FEEC BUT. He was involved in European COST research projects: OC 10 G6 Digital Audio Effects (1997-2001), OC 277 Nonlinear Signal Processing (2004-2006) and OC 2102 Cross-Modal Analysis of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication (2006-2010). During the past five years he has also led two projects focused on information technology in cooperation with companies. He is an author of five monographs and more than 150 papers published in the proceedings of international conferences and scientific journals.