Daniela Chudá

Research areas: information security, behavioral biometry, identification and authentification, privacy, machine learning

Position: Expert Researcher

Daniela focuses on information security, privacy, behavioral biometrics in the context of user authentication, similarity of texts and detection of misinformation. She concentrates on advanced methods of user modeling and feature engineering.

She headed up the PoWeR research group at FIIT STU, where machine learning techniques have been utilized, and has authored or co-authored more than 50 publications in scientific journals and conferences. She has participated as an investigator in more than 15 national and international research projects, focusing on e-learning, user modeling, misinformation and plagiarism detection in texts and programming code detection. She reviews submissions for renowned international conferences and scientific journals.

She was a vice-dean for Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD study and mobility at FIIT STU between 2011 and 2019. She is a member of ACM, a vice chair of ACM Slovakia and a member of the executive committee of the Slovak Society for Computer Science.

Selected activities

  • Member of ACM,
  • Vice chair of ACM Slovakia,
  • Member of executive committee of Slovak Society for Computer Science,

Activities in the past:

  • Vice-dean responsible for study at FIIT STU
  • Guarantor of the PhD study at FIIT STU
  • Guarantor of the Bc study programme Information Security at FIIT STU
  • Member of the Scientific Board of FIIT STU
  • Reviewer of dissertation theses

Professional Service

Journals: JCAL, COMSIS, Computer Journal, IJHCITP, AHCI, Computer Applications in Engineering Education, Computers, JICMS
Projects: Grant agencies: VEGA, KEGA
Member of PC: CompSysTech, E-learning, ITAT, Znalosti,

Professional organizations:
Member of ACM, Slovak Research Centre for Artficial Intelligence Research, Slovak Society for Computer Science

FETCH: Future Education and Training in Computing: How to Support Learning at Anytime Anywhere

Grant No. 539461-LLP-1-2013-1-BG-ERASMUS-ENW. 2013-2015, Chuda, D. – principal investigator for Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Misinformation Detection in Healthcare Domain

APVV SK-IL-RD-18-0004. 2018-2020, Partner: Bar Ilan University (prof. Sarit Kraus), Bielikova, M. – principal investigator

Automated Recognition of Antisocial Behaviour in Online Communities

APVV-17-0267. 2018-2020, Partners: Comenius University in Bratislava, Technical University in Kosice, Navrat, P. – principal investigator

Human Information Behavior in the Digital Space

APVV-15-0508. 2016-2020, Partner: Comenius University in Bratislava, Bielikova, M. – principal investigator

Cognitive Traveling in Digital Space of the Web and Digital Libraries Supported by Personalized Services and Social Networks

APVV-0208-10. 2011-2014, Navrat, P. – principal investigator

Acquiring, Processing and Visualization of Textual Information Based on Analysis of Similarity Relations

VEGA 1/0971/11. 2011-2014, Chuda, D. – principal investigator

Selected Student Supervising

She supervised more than 100 bachelor, master and PhD theses.
Selected student theses:


  • Burda Kamil – Behavioral biometrics in the context of user authentication on mobile devices. Ongoing
  • Goldschmidt Patrik – Machine learning in security. Ongoing
  • Mocko Martin – Machine learning in security. Industrial partner: Eset. Ongoing
  • Krátky Peter – Biometric User Model for Recognition on the Web. Defended 2016


  • Bernad Marek – Electronic Identity. Defended 2019
  • Gulis Ivan – Similarity detection of game-playing software. Defended 2018
  • Michalko Pavel – Detecting Text Similarity on the Web. Defended 2013
  • Maršalek Maroš – Source code authorship detection using user modelling. Defended 2013
  • Krajník Peter – The combined usermodel for user identification. Defended 2012
  • Chlpek Ján – Similarity of Slovak Texts. Defended 2012
  • Kumor Andrej – Use of morphology for slovak text similarity determination. Defended 2012
  • Uhlík Martin – Similarity of the programming codes. Defended 2011
  • Majerčík Maroš – User model for identification. Defended 2009
  • Kováčová Bianka – Similarity and the recognition of the programming code. Defended 2009
  • Ďurfina Michal – Multifactor authentication. Defended 2008


  • Janík Lukáš – User Authentication System on Android Devices. Defended 2019
  • Sedlář Jakub – Simulator of model of formal computing machines for Android. Defended 2018
  • Gulis Martin – Simulator of model of formal computing machines for Android. Defended 2017
  • Hagara Lukáš – The influence of biometric characteristics on user experience modeling. Defended 2016
  • Trizna Jakub – Simulator of model of formal computing machines for Android. Defended 2015
  • Krajník Peter – The impact of biometric characteristics to model for user identification. Defended 2010
  • Chlpek Ján – The influence of readability index for determining the similarity in texts. Defended 2010
  • Kumor Andrej – The influence of readability index for determining the similarity in texts. Defended 2010
  • Rodina Dušan – Simulator of model of formal computing machines, Turing machine and RAM. Defended 2008