Biographical Note

Andrzej Cichocki

Andrzej Cichocki received the M.Sc. (with honors), Ph.D. and Dr.Sc. (Habilitation) degrees, all in electrical engineering. from Warsaw University of Technology ( Poland ). Since 1972, he has been with the Institute of Theory of Electrical Engineering, Measurement and Information Systems , Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology, where he obtained a title of a full Professor in 1995. He spent several years at University Erlangen-Nuerenberg ( Germany ), at the Chair of Applied and Theoretical Electrical Engineering directed by Professor Rolf Unbehauen, as an Alexander-von-Humboldt Research Fellow and Guest Professor. In 1995-1997 he was a team leader of the laboratory for Artificial Brain Systems, at Frontier Research Program RIKEN ( Japan ), in the Brain Information Processing Group. He is currently the head of the laboratory for Advanced Brain Signal Processing, at RIKEN Brain Science Institute (JAPAN) in the Technology Developement Group    He is co-author of more than 250 scientific papers and three internationally recognized monographs (two of them translated to Chinese): Adaptive Blind Signal and Image Processing   (Wiley, April 2003-revised edition), CMOS Switched-Capacitor and Continuous-Time Integrated Circuits and Systems (Springer-Verlag, 1989) and Neural Networks for Optimizations and Signal Processing (Teubner-Wiley, 1994). He is Editor in Chief of International Journal Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience .

Andrzej Cichocki
Riken BSI Laboratory for Advanced Brain Signal Processing

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Włodzisław Duch

Wlodzislaw Duch heads the Department of Informatics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland, and has been a Visiting Professor at the School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2003-07). His Ph.D. was in quantum chemistry (1980), postdoc at Univ. of Souther California, Los Angeles (1980-82), D.Sc. in applied math (1987); worked at University of Florida; Max-Planck-Institute, Munich, Germany, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Meiji and Rikkyo University in Japan, and several other institutions. He is on the editorial board of IEEE TNN, CPC, NIP-LR, Journal of Mind and Behavior, and 8 other journals; co-founder & scientific editor of the "Polish Cognitive Science" journal; president of the European Neural Networks Society executive committee (2006-2008), member of IEEE NNS Technical committee; expert of the European Union science programs; published over 350 scientific and popular articles, 4 books, edited many others, his DuchSoft company makes GhostMiner software package marketed by Fujitsu.

Expert in computational intelligence (CI), especially methods that facilitate understanding of data, and neurocognitive infromatics, or algorithms inspired by models of brain functions at different levels. Among other topics works on creation of general CI theory based on similarity evaluation, meta-learning schemes that automatically discover the best model for a given data, geometrical theories for modeling of mental events and relating such models to neurodynamics, and toys that facilitate mental development. With a wide background in many branches of science and understanding of different cultures he bridges various scientific communities. As a service to the international community maintains many web pages related to CI, computational neuroscience, machine learning and statistics. To access these pages and his full CV type "Duch" in Google.

Włodzisław Duch
Department of Informatics, Nicolaus Copernicus University
Torun, Poland

Biographical Note

Marcin Paprzycki

Marcin Paprzycki (Senior Member of the IEEE and Senior Fulbright Lecturer) has received his M.S. Degree in 1986 from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland and his Ph.D. in 1990 from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. His initial research interests were in high performance computing and parallel computing, high performance linear algebra in particular. Over time they evolved toward distributed systems and Internet-based computing; in particular, agent systems. He has published more than 200 research papers and was invited to Program Committees of over 250 international conferences. He is on editorial boards of 14 journals and a book series.

Marcin Paprzycki
Systems Research Institute
Polish Academy of Science
Warsaw, Poland

Biographical Note

Pablo A. Estévez

Pablo A. Estévez received the M. Sc., and Dr. Eng. degrees from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1992 and 1995, respectively. He is currently chairman and associate professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Chile. His research interests include neural networks, evolutionary computation and information theoretic learning applied to pattern recognition, data visualization, feature selection, clustering, classification, and prediction tasks. His research interests include real-world applications such as fraud detection, automated visual inspection systems, video surveillance and sleep pattern analysis.
  Dr. Estévez is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE CIS. He is an elected member of the CIS ADCOM for 2008-2010. He served as Chairman of the IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecturer Program committee during 2005-2007. He was the Founding Chairman of the CIS Chilean Chapter, which he founded in 2003. Under his leadership the Chapter won the first Outstanding Chapter Award for 2005. He also serves as Founding Chair of the IEEE Latin-American Summer School on Computational Intelligence (EVIC), held every year since December 2004 at the University of Chile, Santiago. He teaches undergraduate-level courses on Circuit Theory and graduate-level courses on Neural Networks and Evolutionary Computation. He has been an invited researcher at the Communication Science Lab., NTT-Kyoto, ENS-Lyon in France, and visiting professor at the University of Tokyo.

University of Chile
Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Department of Electrical Engineering

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Jarek Meller 1,2,3,4

PhD in computational chemistry, MSc in physics (major in computer physics), MSc in mathematics (major in computer science) and undergraduate education in sociology from the Nicholas Copernicus University in Torun (Copernicus was born in Torun in 1473), Poland. As a postdoc, I had been working in the fields of computational chemistry (Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France), computational biology (Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel), electronic structure of large biomolecules (Kyoto University, Japan) and bioinformatics (Cornell University, Ithaca, USA). In recent years, my major fields of interest have been protein structure prediction, functional gene annotations, machine learning and data mining in genomics and clinical research. I currently hold the position of an Associate Professor in the Depts. of Environmental Health and Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and in the Division of Biomedical Informatics, Children's Hospital Research Foundation.

1Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45267, USA
2Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221, USA
3Division of Biomedical Informatics, Children's Hospital Research Foundation, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
4Department of Informatics, Nicholas Copernicus University, 87-100 Toruń, Poland

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Roman Słowiński

Roman Słowiński is a Professor and Founding Head of the Laboratory of Intelligent Decision Support Systems within the Institute of Computing Science, Poznań University of Technology, Poland. Since 2002 he holds, moreover, professor's position at the Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. He has been professor on European Chair at the University of Paris Dauphine, and invited professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and at the University of Catania. He held also other visiting university appointments in several other universities in Europe, America and Asia.
He has done extensive research on methodology and techniques of decision support, including multiple criteria decisions analysis, preference modeling and knowledge-based decision support. This methodology employs a junction of operations research and artificial intelligence. His particular interest is focused on:  soft and granular computing, including modelling of uncertainty and imprecision in decision problems; rough set theory; fuzzy set theory; multi-objective optimization; project scheduling, including multiple category resources, multiple job modes, multiple criteria and uncertainty; decision support in medicine, technology, economics and environmental studies.
He is laureate of the EURO Gold Medal (1991), Doctor Honoris Causa of Polytechnic Faculty of Mons (2000) and Doctor Honoris Causa of University of Paris Dauphine (2001). In 2004, he was elected member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He holds, moreover, the Edgeworth-Pareto Award, by International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (1997). In 2005, he received the Annual Prize of the Foundation for Polish Science, regarded as the most prestigious scientific award in Poland.
Since 1999, he is editor of the European Journal of Operational Research, and since 1990 he is, moreover, editor of Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences. From 1998 to 2003, he was editor of Decision Analysis Section of the International Journal on Fuzzy Sets and Systems. He is on editorial board of fifteen other scientific journals. He organized the First International Workshop on Rough Set Theory and Applications in Poznań, in 1992.
His record of publications includes over three hundred scientific articles in major international journals and edited volumes.
He supervised twenty Ph.D. theses in Operations Research and Computer Science.

Roman Słowiński
Institute of Computing Science
Poznań University of Technology
Piotrowo 2, 60-965 Poznań, Poland
tel.: (+48-61) 6652902 or 8790790
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