Center for Theoretical Study
Jilská 1, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Rep., phone:+4202-22220671, fax:+4202-22220653, personal contact: (Marcela Urbanová)
Doc. Ing. Ivan M. Havel, CSc., Ph.D.

Extended Curriculum Vitae

Ivan M. Havel
Actualized: February,2002
Personal Data:
Birth: October 11, 1938 Prague
Office: Center for Theoretical Study, Jilska 1, 110 00 - Prague 1, Czech Republic
Tel: (+420-2) 2222 0671
Fax: (+420-2) 2222 0653
Wife: Dagmar (Dáša) Havlová
Ivan M. Havel graduated in 1966 from Czech Technical University in Prague, Czechoslovakia. During 1969-71 he attended the University of California at Berkeley, earning his Ph.D. in Computer Science. For several years he worked as a research scientist with the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. Before the communist regime collapsed in late 1989, besides his semiofficial scientific work, he hosted discussion groups in his apartment in Prague, cooperated with samizdat editions and was harassed and briefly detained by the communist police on various occasions. From November 1989 till June 1990 he was engaged in political work as a member of the Council of the Civic Forum Coordination Center (Civic Forum was the leading movement during the 1989 "Velvet Revolution" in Czechoslovakia). Presently he is the director of the Center for Theoretical Study, an international cross-disciplinary institution affiliated with Charles University and the Academy of Sciences in Prague. As a docent (associate professor) at Charles University he also has teaching responsibilities at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics. Since 1990 he is the editor-in-chief of Czechoslovak scientific journal Vesmír (The Universe). He is a member of Academia Europea and several other professional societies, and serves on boards of various academic institutions and cultural foundations.
Education and Degrees
1961–1966 Czech Technical University, Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Ing. (Automation and Computers, 1966)
1969–1971 University of California, Berkeley, USA, Department of Computer Science
M. S. (1970)
Ph.D. (Theoretical Computer Science, 1971)
1974 CSc. (Technical Cybernetics), Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague
1992 Docent (Associate Professor), Charles University, Prague
Major Scientific Interests
Theoretical computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive sciences, philosophy of mind, methodology of science.
Professional Positions
1990 – present: Director, Center for Theoretical Study, Charles University, Prague
1990 – present: Teaching position, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics, Charles University, Prague
1990 Council Member, Civic Forum Coordination Centre, Prague
1981-1990: Computer Programmer, Meta, Prague
1980 Programmer – Analyst, Terplan, Prague
1972-1979 Research scientist, Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague 
1966-1969 Research worker, Institute of Automation and Computing Techniques, Prague
Visiting Positions
1990 Visiting scholar, International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, California, USA (3 months)
1976 Visiting scholar, Department of Artificial Intelligence, University of Edinburgh, UK (3 weeks)
1974 Visiting scholar, Department of Computer Science Aarhus University, Denmark (1 month)
1974 Visiting scholar, Banach Center, Warsaw, Poland (1 month)
1969 – 1971 Research assistant, Department of Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Professional Societies
Academia Europaea (1994 –)
International Institute for General Systems Studies (1994 –)
American Mathematical Society (1997 – 1999)
The New York Academy of Sciences (1994 – 1996)
Czechoslovak/Czech Association for the Club of Rome (1991/93 –)
Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists (1975 –)
Czechoslovak/Czech Society for Cybernetics and Informatics (1966/93 –)
Czechoslovak Society of Science and Arts (1992 –)
Czecho-Slovak Spiritual Parliament (1994 –)
Libri prohibiti (founding member, 1991 –)
Czech Society for Neural Sciences (1993--)
Editorial Boards
Vesmír (The Universe), editor-in-chief (1990 –)
International Journal of General Systems (1990 –)
Int. Series on Systems Science and Engineering, IFSR (1990 –)
Reportér (1990 – 1991)
Fundamenta Informaticae (1980 – 1990)
Boards and Committees (selected)

Board, Committee of Good Will–The Olga Havel Foundation (2001 – )
Advisory Board, VIZE 97 Award (1999 – )
Board, Libri prohibiti (deputy chairman, 2000 –)
Scientific Board, Faculty of Humanities, Prague ( 2001 – )
Scientific Board, Masaryk University, Brno (1999 --)
Society of Founders of International Peace University (deputy chairman
Prague, 1996 –)
Scientific Board, National Technological Museum, Prague (1990 –)
Board, Civic Forum Foundation (1990 –)

Board, The United Nations University International Institute for Software Technology, Macau (1993 – 1998, vice-chair 1997 – 1998)
Scientific Board, The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (AS), Prague (1993 – 1997)
Scientific Board, Institute of Information Theory and Automation AS (1990 – 1997)
Scientific Board, Mathematical Institute AS (1990 – 1992)
Scientific Board, Institute of Computer Science AS (1990 – 1992)
Collegium of Philosophy and Sociology AS (1990 – 1992)

Conference Committees
Program Committee, "Toward a Science of Consciousness", 2001
Honorary Committee (chair), ENTER MultiMediale Festival, 2000, 2001

Program Committee, Academia Europea Annual Conference 2000
Program Committee, Workshop "Is There a Purpose in Nature?" (1998)
Program Committees, International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1993)
Program Committee, Workshop "Brain, Mind, and Physics" (1993)
Program Committees, Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (several times between 1973 and 1993; chair: 1973, 1977, 1992)
Organizing Committees, Prague Conference on Information Theory and Statistical Decision Processes (twice before 1980)
Organizing Committee, Conference Applied Robotics 77 (1977)

Invited Lectures
Symposium MFCS'76, Gdansk, Polsko
1977, 1978, 1982, 1988
SOFSEM Seminars
Modern Programming Seminar
Scott Bader Common Ownership Lecture, UK
Center for Neural Engineering, University of Southern California, USA
State Univ. of New York in Binghampton, USA
Pennsylvania State Univ., USA
Wayne State University, USA
Oakland University, Detroit, USA
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Duke University, USA
Regis College, USA
Harvard University, USA
AAAS, Washington, USA
United Nations International School, New York, USA
The Current Evolution of Academic Institutions, Villa Vigoni, Italy
Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Austria
University of Turku, Finland
Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
12th International Transpersonal Conf. Prague
Int. Summer School, Advanced Topics in AI, Prague
Seminar "Physicalism, Connectionism, and Cognitive Science". Suintio, Finland
Seminar "Tiede, järjestys ja luovuus" Helsinki
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Bombay, India
Izaak Walton Killiam Memorial Lectures, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Workshop "Brain, Mind, and Physics", CTS, Charles University, Prague
Invited lecture, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Chambéry, France
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation Lectures
International Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., USA
Center for the Study of Science in Society, Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA
Redford University, Virginia, USA
University Office of International Programs, State University of Pennsylvania, University Park, Penn., USA
Int. Inst. of Software Technology, United Nations University, Macau
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Opening addresss, Symposium on Nondestructive Characterization of Materials, Prague
Keynote address, ARCINFO'95, Prague
Opening address, FISITA 96, Prague
Symposium "Biologically Inspired Autonomous Sustems Computation, Cognition and Action", Duke University, Durham, USA
Colloquium "Science as Culture", Flemish Science Policy Council, Brussels, Belgium
National Humanities Center, North Carolina, USA
CLEA, Vrije Universitat, Brussels, Belgium
EurOpen.CZ, Staré Splavy, Czech Republic
Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
First World Congress on Paraconsistency (WCP97), Ghent, The Netherlands
Univerzity of Skövde, Sweden
Jan Patočka–Lecture, Collegium Europaeum Jenense, Jena, BRD
Keynote address, Conference "Vision of Europe – Strategies for Change", Vienna
International Symposium on Brain and Consciousness (Psychiatric Society of the Czech Medical Association JEP), Prague 
Symposium INSEA, Faculty of Education, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Conferrence Rationality and Irrationality. The 23rd International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg, Austria
Symposium Perspektives of Society and Science in 21st Century. Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, West Bohemian University, Nečtiny, Czech Republic
Conferrence ICANNGA 2001, Prague, Czech republic
Symposium Meteorological Phenomena of Meso-Scale, Seč, Czech Republic
Workshop SFI and MPI, Leipzig, BRD
Symposium "Alternativy ve vědě a společnosti" Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, West Bohemian University, Nečtiny, Czech Republic

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