HAAWAII is proud to have in our consortium one of the best research center oriented institutes in the field of automatic speech recognition: According to the latest ranking of the AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars, Faculty of Information Technology, BUT is among the world leaders in this field. BUT is among the five most important world institutions in this field – next to Google, Facebook, IBM and Carnegie Mellon University. FIT researchers Lukáš Burget, Jan Černocký and Pavel Matějka are also on the list of TOP100 world’s most influential researchers. Brno University of Technology is the only institution from the Czech Republic in this ranking. BUT researchers succeeded together with Tomáš Mikolov, a FIT graduate. AMiner indexes authors, publications and data from the field of computer science. The Faculty of Information Technology, BUT, and the research group BUT Speech@FIT are among the leaders in the field of speech data mining for a long time. This year, Brno will host InterSpeech 2021, the world’s largest conference in this field.