I am a Research Staff Member at IBM Research, T.J. Watson Research Center. Before joining IBM Research, I was working as a researcher at the Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Agent Technology Center, Czech Technical University, and as a visiting research scholar and as a Fulbright Scholar at Carnegie Mellon University in the Intelligent Agents Laboratory of Professor Katia Sycara.

My research interests are in service oriented systems, services research, business processes, and distributed systems. I focus on facilitating seamless interoperability of heterogeneous applications and business processes implemented as services. My research is geared towards the vision of adaptive / autonomous processes. Please, see my publications if you are interested in my work.

I received my Ph.D. in Theoretical Computer Science from the Charles University in Prague. In my doctoral dissertation, I focused primarily on achieving interoperability of possibly incompatible processes consisting of semantically annotated Web services operating in dynamic open environments.

I serve as a program committee member of the following conferences and workshops:

  • SRII 2012, (Program Committee Member): Service Research and Innovation Institute Global Conference
  • KiBP 2012, (Program Committee Member): 1st International Workshop on Knowledge-intensive Business Processes
  • BPM 2011, Industrial Track (Industrial Track Co-Chair): 9th International Conference on Business Process Management
  • SMR2 ‘10 (Program Committee Member): Fourth International Workshop on Service Matchmaking and Resource Retrieval in the Semantic Web
  • ITAT 2009, ITAT 2010 (Program Committee Member): Information Technology Application and Theory Conference

I am an Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Web Science  (IJWS)

I also serve as a reviewer of various journals and conferences including VLDB Journal, Journal of Computer and System Sciences, Journal of Web Semantics, JAAMAS, ACM TOSEM, EIS, IEEE SMCA, WWW 2011, IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2006, ICWS 2007), AAAI 2007, Semantic Web & Web Semantics 2007 (SWWS’07), ITAT 2009, 2010, ICNC 2009, etc.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling and taking photos.