Mathematical Institute in Opava, Czech Republic


rof. RNDr. Jaroslav Smítal, DrSc. Born in 1942 in Kroměříž, Czech Republic. Graduated in 1966 at the Comenius University in Bratislava (Mathematical analysis). In 1970 (equivalent of) Ph.D. degree, Associate Professor (hab. Docent) in 1980, the second scientific degree DrSc. in 1985, Full Professor in 1989, all degrees in Mathematical analysis, from the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. Until l992 Professor of Mathematics at the Comenius University in Bratislava (full position). In 1990 - 91 Vice - Rector of the Comenius University .

Since 1993 Professor of Mathematics at the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic (full position), 1993 – 2005 and since 2008 director of the Mathematical Institute, 1995 - 98 Vice-Rector of the Silesian University in Opava. In 1995 elected a member of the Czech Learned Society. In 1990 - 1995 Vice-President of the Accreditation Board of the Government of Slovak Republic and in 1992 - 1998 Member of the Accreditation Board of the Government of Czech Republic. Member of many other scientific boards, editorial boards etc. both home and abroad.

Main fields of scientific work

real analysis, functional equations and dynamical systems

Principal scientific activities

Invited lectures at tens of conferences and tens of universities abroad (USA, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Austria, Germany, The Nederlands, Danmark, Poland, Hun-gary, Ukraine). Visiting Professor University of Waterloo, Ont., Canada (1982), University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA (1989, 1990, 1992 and 1995), University of California, Santa Barbara, USA (1991), University of Milan, Italy (1992, 1996, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006), Universita Autonoma Barcelona, Spain (1994).

Author or coauthor of more than 90 papers, 10 books, with more than 1100 citations. The best doctoral students: L. Snoha (B. Bystrica, Slovakia), K. Janková (Bratislava, Slovakia), T. Gedeon (Montana State University, USA), J. Bobok (Czech Technical University, Prague), D. Pokluda (Microsoft, Seattle, USA), M. Štefánková (Opava), M. Mlíchová (Čiklová) (Opava).

Since 2005 14 papers published in journals from database Web of Science, and talks at 25 international conferences and/or universities. Since 2005, more than 300 citations (of that 100 according to the SCI or SSCI, and 80 so called qualified citations). Training of young scientists in Opava: M. Babilonová (Štefánková), Ph.D. (2000, Prize of the Minister), Doc. (2003); D. Pokluda, Ph.D. (2001); M. Málek, Ph.D. (2002); Z. Kočan, Ph.D. (2002); J. Kupka, Ph.D. (2004), M. Mlíchová (Čiklová), Ph.D. (2008). Since 2000 main organizer of i 9 international conferences in Opava with their scope along the proposed research plan. 



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