Maciej Antczak got the Award for outstanding scientific achievements granted by the Polish Academy of Sciences – Division IV

We are pleased to inform that a member of our Institute – dr. Maciej Antczak has received the award for outstanding scientific achievements granted by Polish Academy of Sciences – Division IV (Technical Sciences).  This distinction was given for Maciej’s set of articles describing effective algorithms and methods for structural bioinformatics challenges.

Congratulations! We wish you further success!

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Marta Szachniuk nominated for Polish Intelligent Development Award!

We are pleased to inform, that a member of our group – prof. Marta Szachniuk, has been nominated for the 6th edition of Polish Intelligent Development Award in the category “Scientist of the Future”. The nomination was given in recognition of Marta’s scientific project, RNApolis. The awardees will be chosen in 2021.

Official website of the prize (in Polish)

Nomination letter (in Polish)

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dr. Jedrzej Musial becomes an external expert in Horizon Europe!

Jedrzej Musial

As a part of the preparation for the next European research and innovation program – Horizon Europe, one of its key elements is currently being put together –  European Partnerships. There are 49 of them in total, first partnerships are planned to be launched in the following year. It’s crucial to take advantage of this project in order to increase Polish contribution.

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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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