Stypendium START

Dr Tomasz Pawlak became this year’s winner of the START Foundation for Polish Science. The winners of the Poznań University of Technology were three. The full list of winners is available at:
Winners

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40 years of EJOR

The European Journal of Operational Research, where the co-ordinating editor is professor Roman Słowiński celebrates the 40th anniversary this year. For this occasion, it selected the 40 most influential papers from over 16 thousand published in EJOR during the last 40 years. The preamble of this selection contains the description of selection criteria.

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Genetic Map of Poland will be created at Institute of Computing Science

On the 23rd of December a grant agreement was signed for the creation of Genetic Map of Poland, which will be built under the project “ECBiG – European Centre for Bioinformatics and Genomics” that is included on the Polish Roadmap for Research Infrastructures. Project consortium consists of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan University of Technology (Institute of Computing Science) and Poznan company Centrum Badań DNA sp. z o.o. The project manager within the work packages assigned to Poznan University of Technology is the director of the Institute of Computer Science Prof. Jacek Błażewicz.

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Cyber-security competition “Capture the Flag” in April

Faculty of Computing together with BAE System is organizing the next edition of cyber-security competition “Capture the Flag”, which will be held on April, 25th.

More information can be found on the poster of the contest:

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ECBG on the Polish Roadmap for Research Infrastructures

European Centre for Bioinformatics and Genomics [ECBG] is the only project lead by Poznan University of Technology that is included in the Polish Roadmap for Research Infrastructures. This roadmap, which is curated by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education in cooperation with scientists, consists of 53 strategic projects for Polish science and economy. These projects are the keys to improving the quality of research in Poland.

ECBG is consortium of Poznan University of Technology and Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences. [document in Polish]

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Poznan Game Jam 2017

The 4th edition of Poznan Game Jam was hosted by our Faculty from 20th to 22nd January 2017. It is a 48 hours marathon in which the participants design and program computer games.

The event was very popular, with 70 people who created 17 games in total. The projects ranged from simple HTML5 or Unity3D based ideas to more advanced ones that used eye tracking technology or smartphones with sophisticated indoor sensors. All of the games can be found here.

Poznan Game Jam 2017 short summary video can be found here.

This year the event was organized by four people: Jędrzej Marszałkowski, Paweł Wojciechowski, Krzysztof Odasz and Jakub Marszałkowski.

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IEEE Fellow for Prof. Roman Slowinski

Prof. Roman Slowinski became IEEE Fellow for his contributions to dominance-based rough set theory, robust ordinal regression and preference learning.

This title is given to less than 0,1% of IEEE members each year, for their contribution to science, practical experience and education.

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Great achievement in ACM-ICPC competition in Central European Region for Poznan University of Technology

Team of our students, Szymon Wolarz, Adam Krasuski and Bartosz Prusak, finished on 15th place in the Central European Region competition in team programming ACM-ICPC.

In the category of technical universities we were on second place, just behind Prague University of Technology, which means that Poznan University of Technology is yet again the best Polish technical university in this competition. It is worth noting that the competition favours non-technical universities, because the tasks given to the participants are more of a theoretical type than taken from practice.

Congratulations to the students and we wish them more successes to come!

The results can be viewed here.

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Let’s Roq: The machine learning competition for Poznan University of Technology students

Today, machine learning is one of the fastest growing areas of computer science, in terms of both theoretical research and practical applications. Based on this trend, numerous companies are eager to get involved by organizing machine learning competitions for the students at Poznan University of Technology.

Roq.ad, Europe’s leading cross-device technology provider, and Poznan University of Technology are currently working in tandem to organize and bring students the “Let’s Roq” challenge. The competition’s key task for students is to find the best supervised algorithm for cross-device connections. It’s a very relevant and challenging real-life problem we face with today due to the rapid growth of the online advertising industry.

As a company, Roq.ad is a successful start-up headquartered in Berlin. Its engineering team is, however, almost entirely based in Poznan. That being said, the solutions proposed by Roq.ad are also strongly based on machine learning technologies.

During competition, students will face the task of estimating the probability that two given devices belong to the same user. It is worth noting that data made available for students is coming from actual Internet traffic. Of course, all sensitive information has been removed to prevent identification of devices and users.

All students of Poznan University of Technology are invited to participate in the competition (including graduate students). The student teams will compete for a prize pool of 10 000 PLN and gain the opportunity to complete an internship within Roq.ad’s data science team.

For more information about the competition, please consult the following sources:
https://challenge.roq.ad and
https://www.cs.put.poznan.pl/kjasinska/lectures/mmds-challenge/letsroq/

Competition Launch:

November 4, 2016, at. 9:45, room 125BT (during the lecture: The Mining of Massive Datasets Challenge taught by dr. Krzysztof Dembczyński).

Consultation hours (to discuss problems and get valuable hints or tips):

Tuesdays, 16:50-18:20 or 18:30-20:00, room 43 CW (supervised by Kalina Jasinska, M.Sc.)

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Data Ninja: A data mining competition for students organized by the OLX Group

The second edition of the data mining competition organized by the OLX Group and universities in Poznań will be launched soon. This time the challenge is to create a predictive model for assigning correct categories to announcements submitted to the OLX service. The student teams will compete for a prize pool of 10 000 PLN and internships at the OLX Group.

The OLX Group invites all students of Poznan University of Technology, Adam Mickiewicz University, and Poznan University of Economics and Business to participate in the “Data Ninja” competition.

For more information please attend the first meeting on Friday, October 21, 2016, at 9:45 in room 125BT (it will be held during the lecture of The Mining of Massive Datasets Challenge taught by dr. Krzysztof Dembczyński).

Afterwards, the consultation hours for the participants of the competition will take place on Tuesdays, 16:50-18:20 or 18:30-20:00, in room 43 CW. They will be supervised by Kalina Jasinska, M.Sc.

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