Petr Habala: CV

Born: 1968 in Opava, Czech Republic
Married, 2 children.

Education:
• 1996 - 1999: postdoc at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA; mentor: Prof. Edward Odell.
• 1996: Spring program on geometry of banach spaces, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, California, USA.
• 1992 - 1996: Ph.D. in Mathematics (August 1996), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
Thesis: Hereditary properties of infinite-dimensional Banach spaces; supervisor: Prof. Nicole Tomczak-Jaegermann.
• 1987 - 1992: Diploma in Mathematics (M.Sc., May 1992), Charles University in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Thesis: Stationary incompressible bipolar fluids; supervisor: Prof. Jindrich Necas.
• 1983 - 1987: Grammar school of Nicolas Copernicus (with extended program in mathematics and physics) in Bilovec, Czechoslovakia.

Employment, work experiences:
• since 2004: Associated Professor, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University (CVUT) in Prague, Czech Republic.
• 1999 - 2004: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University (CVUT) in Prague, Czech Republic.
• 1999 - 2001: Instructor, English Language, Estela (private language school).
• 1996 - 1999: Instructor, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas, Austin, USA.
• august 1997: "Young Investigator" at NSF Workshop in Linear Analysis and Probability, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.
• 1992 - 1995: Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
• 1991: part-time programming and computer skills teacher at an elementary school.

Awards:
• 2019: The Ministry of Education Award for excellence in university teaching.
• 2003: The Medal of the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, 1 order; for the book Functional analysis and infinite-dimensional geometry (with M. Fabian, P. Hajek, V. Montesinos, J. Pelant, and V. Zizler).
• 1998: The Department of Mathematics Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas, Austin, USA.

Other creative output:
Calculus from practical point of view (2019), videos with overview of methods for solving calculus problems.
Kalkulus prakticky (2018), videos with overview of methods for solving calculus problems (in Czech).
Humorna matematika (Funny mathematics, 2016), videos about mathematics around us, presumably humorous.
Opakujeme matematiku na VS (Reviewing mathematics for university, 2015), videos that refresh topics that every freshman needs to know to survive the first year.
• translation of Robert A. Heinlein: Between Planets, in Czech as "Mezi planetami", Straky na vrbe, 2001.
• translation of Robert A. Heinlein: Red Planet, in Czech as "Ruda planeta", Straky na vrbe, 2000.
• Over 20 published reviews, mostly of fiction books, but also for instance rewies of "Moral animal" by Robert Wright (Interkom 10/2002, 11-12/2002) and "Guns, Germs, and Steel" by Jarred Diamond (Interkom 6/2001).
• Various articles on public affairs and popularization of mathematics.

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