Jiří Wiedermann is a renowned computer scientist based at the Institute of Computer Science, the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Between 2000 and 2012 he served as the director of the Institute, since 2017 he has been the deputy director.
His research interests include, among other things, ad-hoc networks, algorithms, artificial intelligence, artificial life, cognitive systems, computational complexity theory, data structures, distributed computing, embodied robotics, information technology, intelligent algorithms, languages and automata, machine learning, non-standard computational models, networks and network modeling, network algorithms, neurocomputing, parallel computing, philosophy and computing and theoretical computer science. He published two monographs and more than 150 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. In the 1990s he acted as the vice-president of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS). Prof. Wiedermann was a member of the board of directors of ERCIM (European Research Consortium in Informatics and Mathematics) (1997-2010) and is a member of Academia Europaea (London) and of the Czech Learned Society (Prague).