I’m a Czech guy from Pilsen pursuing a PhD at Norwegian University of Science and Technology. In the past couple of years, I spent six months at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, I worked at Microsoft Research in Redmond, USA as a research intern and also visited the CRUISE group at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia.

I specialize in the proactive behavior of smart personal assistants (such as Microsoft Cortana or Apple Siri). Put simply, these assistants should provide you with useful and relevant information when it makes sense, without you even asking for it. In order to make that happen, they need to know which information is important in your context (prediction), how to get it (retrieval) and how to serve it to you (representation). Those are all areas I like to explore.

Apart from work, I fancy riding a bike, hiking, traveling and taking pictures along the way. I like to help a bit, that is why I participate on the Missing Maps initiative. I’m also fond of beautiful and smart things, which explains my interest in design, maps, photography and my wife Kristyna (who’s obviously not a thing, but certainly is smart and beautiful). Oh, and I’m working on a project to augment the real world with digital information: árkhō.ai.

Get in touch

Say hi at benetka@pm.me.
Or, meet me in Pilsen/Prague, Czechia.