IT Pilot: an interview with Dr Alex Moucha
Dr Moucha lectures in Computing and IT at Prague College. He is a CISCO Certified Network Professional, and also a qualified pilot. He took time out over the summer to tell us more about his passions and interests.
Thanks to technology, the worlds of creative media and computing are ever more convergent. What for you is the most interesting example of this interconnection?
You number among your hobbies both astronomy and flying (I believe you hold a pilot's licence). Is seeing things from different perspectives or angles an important part of your own personal mode of learning and teaching? Can you elaborate?
Of course. Flying requires that you maintain calm and controlled, even in stressful situations. Flying is also an area in which I need to study and practise a lot. Thus after physics, astronomy and computer science came flying. This alternation keeps my brain young and eager to discover.These days the non-technical public take wireless networks for granted, but they still seem surprised about the need for security. How secure can computer systems ever be? Is quantum-based security a realistic prospect?