Success of the RNApolis team in the international CASP-RNA competition

A team of researchers from the Institute of Computing Science of Poznan University of Technology and the Department of Structural Bioinformatics at ICHB PAS, consisting of dr Maciej Antczak, dr Mariusz Popenda, dr Joanna Sarzynska, dr Tomasz Żok, and prof Marta Szachniuk, won the 3d place in CASP-RNA – the 3D RNA structure prediction competition.
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Success of our students in E-Health Hackathon

We are pleased to inform about a success of our students (of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence) in a hackathon organised by Roche and Janssen companies under the auspices of Warsaw Health Innovation Hub. The event took place with the cooperation of Federation of Polish Entrepreneurs and under the patronage of Polish Ministry of Health.

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Special photo with prof. Jacek Błażewicz, in gratitude for many years of serving as director

Prof. Jacek Błażewicz ends his service as the director of the Institute. Special thanks from the employees for the excellent service.



Prof. Roman Słowinski received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa

On 14 September 2022, prof. Roman Slowinski has received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of Hellenic Mediterranean University in Heraklion on Crete. The ceremony ended with a professor’s lecture titled “Preference Learning by Robust Ordinal Regression for Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding”.

The video coverage and the lecture are available here (the coverage is in Greek, the lecture in English).


“Scientist of the Future” award for prof. Agnieszka Lawrynowicz

The award was presented to the researcher of the Faculty of Computing and Telecommunications during the Intelligent Development Forum, which took place in Uniejów.

Prof. Agnieszka Ławrynowicz conducts research related to artificial intelligence. The project realized with the support of the Norwegian Funds and the National Center for Research and Development “TAISTI – artificial intelligence technologies for recommending substitutes for ingredients in cooking recipes” brought her recognition.

The goals of the project are the following:

  • integrating knowledge and data resources on recipes and their ingredients in order to use artificial intelligence algorithms,
  • developing machine learning-based methods to recommend potential substitutes for ingredients and predict their properties,
  • developing knowledge-based (logical inference) methods for selecting and explaining target ingredients and their adequate substitutes,
  • a proof-of-concept system for recommending component substitutes in order to integrate and demonstrate the developed technologies.

START scholarship for Michal Tomczyk and Sylwester Swat

The 11th May The Foundation for Polish Science has announced the results of the START 2022 competition. It is the oldest scholarship programme in Poland, the goal of which is to support young scientists and encourage them to further develop their skills, awardees get a yearly scholarship – 28,000 PLN. During this edition 100 persons were granted the stipend, two of them are members of our Institute: PhD. Michał Tomczyk and Msc. Sylwester Swat. The latter one received also Barbara Skarga Research Stipend, “which may be granted to a person whose research is distinguished by boldly crossing the boundaries between various fields of inquiry, opening up new research perspectives, and creating new values in science”.



Professor Roman Slowinski has received the title “Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques”!

The dignity and insignia of the L’Ordre des Palmes Académiques were granted to professor Roman Słowiński, the academic of the Institute of Computer Science at the Poznan University of Technology, as well as the vice-president of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Prime Minister of the French Republic. The award ceremony was held at the Embassy of the French Republic in Warsaw. The decorations were made by the French ambassador to Poland, Frédéric Billet. In his speech, the ambassador emphasized the outstanding merits of those honoured in the development of Franco-Polish relations in the academic and scientific fields. Together with prof. Roman Słowiński, the order was also awarded to prof. Jerzy Duszyński, president of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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Prof. Stefanowski became a National Corresponding Member of PAS

We are pleased to inform that prof. Jerzy Stefanowski has become a National Corresponding Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He will officially begin to perform his duties in Division IV (responsible for Engineering Sciences) on 1st January 2022. This distinction is well deserved as prof. Stefanowski is one of the most often cited Polish computer scientists and published many valuable articles in renowned scientific journals and at the most important conferences.



French Prime Minister bestowed the title of “Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques” upon prof. Slowinski!

Prof. Roman Slowinski has received the title of “Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques“, which is one of the oldest civil distinctions in France, as it had been established by Napoléon Bonaparte in 1808. Since 1955 this rank has been awarded by the French Prime Minister.

Congratulations, we wish you further success!


Our students got a distinction in PIPS Best Master Theses Competition

We are glad to announce that our students – Msc Hubert Krzyzanowski and MSc Lukasz Pieta, have received a distinction in the 38th Competition for Best Master Theses organized by PIPS (Polish Information Processing Society).

Title of the thesis (in Polish): Odkrywanie charakterystyk User-Defined Functions
Supervisor: PhD Robert Wrembel