Poznan University of Technology has been selected for European Universities Initiative!

We are pleased to announce that Poznan University of Technology with EUNICE (European University for Customised Education) project has been selected for the second edition of European Universities Initiative and became the leader of the whole group (no other university in Poland received this distinction). This initiative was started as a response to the call of the European Council for strengthening the cooperation between European universities and creating a new generation of specialists. Participation in this program is a great success for a university.

It’s also worth mentioning that among the group working on EUNICE project, there are two members of our Institute – Pawel Sniatala and Jedrzej Musial.

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Two of our Institute members have been elected to hold posts in PIPS

At the end of June the XIII Meeting of PIPS (Polish Information Processing Society) Delegates took place, one of the main goals was to elect a new management. It’s worth noting that because of the current epidemy, the election was held remotely, for the first time in organisation’s history. The results were published on June 29th and among the elected members, there were two people from our Institute:

  1. Maciej Drozdowski – vice-president of PIPS Board of Directors (source, in Polish)
  2. Anrzej Marciniak – vice-president of PIPS Science Committee (source, in Polish)
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Our PhD student, Sylwester Swat took 1st place in PACE competition

We are glad to inform that our PhD student, Sylwester Swat, took first place in PACE 2020 (Parameterized Algorithms and
Computational Experiments Challenge) competition in the heuristic track:

Official results
Results on our webpage OPTIL.io

The competition was carried out using our Intitute’s platform OPTIL.io. Every competitor had to solve the optimalization version of Treedepth decomposition.

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Dr hab. Maciej Antczak became a scholar of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for outstanding young scientists.


We are pleased to announce that an employee of our Institute, dr hab. Maciej Antczak, has received a scholarship from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for outstanding young scientists for the years 2020-2022 in recognition of his scientific achievements.

Dr hab. Maciej Antczak deals with the design and development of novel methods in RNA structural bioinformatics; is one of the authors of the RNAComposer system – currently the world’s most popular 3D RNA structure modeling system.

We wish you further success!

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Our PhD student received “Best PhD Symposium Paper Award”!

We are glad to announce that one of our PhD students, Maksymilian Marcinowski, received “Best PhD Symposium Paper Award” during ICWE2020 (International Conference on Web Engineering). His work was titled ”Predicting the outbreak of conflict in online discussions using emotion-based features”. Congratulations and good luck in your future career!

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Dr. Marta Szachniuk received the title of professor!

We are pleased to announce that a member of our institute, dr. Marta Szachniuk, has received the title of professor of engineering and technical sciences, granted by polish president Andrzej Duda. We wish you further success!

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Poznan University of Technology is no. 1 in Guide2Research ranking of scientific research units in the field of computer science!

Guide2Research regularly prepares 4 rankings (of the universities, scientists, scientific journals and conferences) for the scientific community in the fields of computer science and electronics. In their newest ranking for year 2020, Poznan University of Technology is no. 1 in Poland and no. 314 in the world (LINK). Furthermore, amongst the best polish scientists (LINK) three are from Institute of Computing Science of PUT: prof. Roman Slowinski (1st place), prof. Jacek Blazewicz (5th place) and prof. Jerzy Stefanowski (6th place in Poland).

Guide2Research ranks are based on commonly used scientometrical parameters. For universities, one of the criteria taken into account is the number of employees who are on the list of 1000 scientists with highest Hirsh index (only researchers with H-index greater than 40 according to Google Scholar are counted). There are only 7 such researchers in Poland, among whom 3 are from Poznan University of Technology. If you want to know more, watch the interview with prof. Blazewicz, done by Polish Television (LINK, in Polish). Congratulations for all distinguished!

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Our student will take part in NASA Mars 2020 mission launch

Three third year students at the Faculty of Computing and Telecommunications of Poznan University of Technology – Maciej Czyzewski, Daniel Nowak and Kamil Piechowiak (under supervision of prof. Jacek Blazewicz) were invited to Kennedy Space Center in the USA, where they will take part in NASA Mars 2020 mission launch (mid-July 2020).

The main goal of this mission is the further exploration of Mars surface and search for any traces of micro-organic life using Preservence – an unmanned rover. It will be carried into space by Atlas V-541 rocket (height: 58m, mass: 531t).

The invitation to participate is the award for winning this year’s NASA Space Apps Challenge in category: “Best Use of Science”. Our students created an app called “The Great Bloom Theory” during the 48 hour hackathon. This app, using data shared by NASA, can predict a month in advance where next Cyanobacteria blooms on Earth will appear. Solutions like this are utilised to prevent algal blooms, which can be harmful and create dead zones (areas with lower dissolved oxygen concentration or completely depleted of it) in the sea, where most of aquatic life can’t survive. During the launch, students will have the opportunity to compare their solution with the currently used one.

To know more, check the project and the competition websites.

It’s worth mentioning that this success was widely covered by polish media (all sources are in Polish):

Congratulations for the students! We wish you further success!

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Prof. Joanna Jozefowska is EURO Vice President 1!

Prof. Joanna Jozefowska

We are pleased to inform that prof. Joanna Jozefowska from Poznan University of Technology has been appointed as Vice President 1 in EURO Executive Committee. She has been EURO member for many years and took part in the organisation of “EURO 2016” conference in Poznan. Congratulations for this great distinction!

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Scholarship of Minister of Science and Higher Education for our student!

We are pleased to announce that our student, Mateusz Kudła, received Scholarship of Minister of Science and Higher Education for academic year 2019/2020 for students with oustanding achievements. Congratulations to Mateusz and his supervisor, prof. Jacek Błażewicz. We wish you further success!

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