Dr Tadeusz Kobus is a winner of KDM PCSS 2017

In this year’s Conference of High Power Computer Users in PSNC, Dr. Tadeusz Kobys was the winner of the “Najciekawsza praca dyplomowa i doktorska z wykorzystaniem PCSS” (“Most interesting thesis and PhD thesis using PSNC”) for his PhD thesis “Transaction Replication: Algorithm and Properties”. In addition, the award for the most interesting presentation at the reporting session. For more information, please visit: KDM 2017 Conference

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Best Paper Award

Prof. Roman Słowiński awarded for outstanding contribution entitled “Robust ordinal regresion for decision under risk and uncertainty” published in the Jurnal of Business Economics in 2016.
Best Paper Award

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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 22nd of December 2016 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

In 2015, the Faculty of Informatics of the Poznan University of Technology, in cooperation with European Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics, which was created under the project of the same name (ECBiG), was listed on the prestigious Polish Roadmap for Research Infrastructure (PMDIB). This status has been achieved through long & fruitful team-work with the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS). The principle idea that led the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and its co-researchers to these actions was the establishment or specialization of scientific structures of exceptional importance for the development of research across the country. Ultimately, only 53 key points for the growth of Polish science and economy, including the European Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics, are placed on this Roadmap.

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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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