Michal Pechoucek, a professor at the Czech Technical University in Prague for more than 20 years, joined Avast as chief technical officer last month. He has authored more than 400 research papers, contributed numerous innovative artificial intelligence applications to research in computer science, and co-founded several technology start-ups. Prior to joining Avast, he directed the research and development Center for AI and Computer Security at CISCO Systems. He lives in Prague with his wife and three daughters, and enjoys skiing, running, and cooking. He speaks this week at the CyberSec & AI Prague conference. The Avast Blog sat down with him for this Q&A interview.