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Curriculum Vitae Professor Ryszard Tadeusiewicz

Professor Ryszard Tadeusiewicz obtained his Master of Science degree with honours at the AGH University of Science and Technology in 1971. After receiving his master's degree in Automatic Control Engineering he went on to studying Medicine at Collegium Medicum of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

Since April 1971 he performed research in the areas of bio-cybernetics, automatic control engineering, and computer science. In 1975 he was awarded the Ph.D. degree, and in 1981 the degree of Doctor of Sciences (Doctor Habilitatus). In 1986 he became Associate Professor and in 1991 Full Professor at the AGH University of Science and Technology. He has written over 300 scientific papers, published in prestigious Polish and foreign scientific journals, as well as numerous conference presentations - both national and international. Prof. Tadeusiewicz has also written over 70 scientific monographs and books, among them several highly popular textbooks, which were adopted by dozens of Polish universities and had many editions. He is also a great science promoter, author of dozens of articles and popular books, which include a book and a series of articles popularizing science among primary schools pupils. He also delivered lectures popularizing knowledge, for instance a series of 50 lectures delivered at Music, Press and Books Association. He also gave many talks on radio and television.

For 32 years he has lectured at the AGH University of Science and Technology, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and supervising master's and doctoral dissertations. For 22 years he has lectured and conducted seminars at the University of Economics in Krakow, and for 8 years at the Pedagogical Academy on postgraduate training for teachers of computer sciences; for 6 years Prof. Tadeusiewicz worked in the Academy of Physical Education, where he established the position of Chair of Biocybernetic Anthropomotorics. He also taught at the Jagiellonian University and supervised master theses in the field of computer science, and medical physics at the Collegium Medicum at the Department of Propaedeutics of Medical Computer Sciences. He also worked for two years at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, teaching bio-cybernetics of perception, and computer image processing.

Prof. Tadeusiewicz supervised the total of 47 doctoral students as the primary advisor at the AGH University of Science and Technology, Academy of Economics, and Collegium Medicum. He wrote reviews of 158 doctoral theses as an external reviewer, and reviews of 71 doctor hablilitatus papers. A number of times Prof. Tadeusiewicz has been asked to take part in opinion-giving and advisory bodies to the offices of the President and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland. Since 2001 he has been elected member of the Central Commission for Scientific Degrees and Scientific Titles founded by the President of Poland, which grants the degrees of Professor (a process that is centralized in Poland, universities cannot grant full Professor degrees).

In January 1998, by a secret ballot of the members of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAU), Professor Tadeusiewicz was elected its Corresponding Member. At PAU he co-organized the Committee of Geoinformatics established in 1998. Currently he serves on the PAU's Committee on Civilization Threats.

In March 2002, by a secret ballot of the members of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), Professor Tadeusiewicz was elected its Corresponding Member and full member of the Technical Sciences department.

In February 1998, the International Organization of European Engineers (FEANI) granted Professor Tadeusiewicz the title of the Euro-engineer.

In February 2000, Prof. Tadeusiewicz was elected Foreigner Member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.

In September 2003, in Paris, Prof. Tadeusiewicz was elected Foreigner Member of French Academy of Sciences, Arts and Literature (Academie Europeenne des Seciences, des Arts et des Letters).

Since mid 1970's, Professor Tadeusiewicz has served on two committees of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN): the Committee of Bio-cybernetics and Biomedical Engineering (for a number of years he held the function of President of the Neural Networks Section), and the Committee of Automatic Control Engineering and Robotics (for many years as Chair of the Sensors and Receptor Section). He has also worked on numerous committees at PAN, like the Committee of Computer Sciences Applications in Medicine of the Committee of Core Sciences, Committee of Mathematical Sciences Application in Basic and Clinical Examinations of the Division of Medical Sciences, and in the Committee of Electrical Engineering and Automatic Control of the Division of the Technical Sciences of PAN.

In July 2001, Prof. Tadeusiewicz was awarded title of Honorary Doctor (Doctor Honoris Causa) of the ANSTED International University (Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia), and in February 2002, Prof. Tadeusiewicz was awarded title of Honorary Professor of the National Mining Institute of Ukraine (Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine). In autumn 2002, Prof. Tadeusiewicz was awarded title of Honorary Doctor of the Wroclaw University of Technology and Honorary Doctor of the Czestochowa University of Technology. In autumn 2003, Prof. Tadeusiewicz was awarded title of Honorary Doctor of the Ivano-Franco University of Technology (Ukraine).

He is a regular reviewer of international journals like Neurocomputing, Computer Vision and Graphics, Signal Processing, Biological Cybernetics, and a member of editorial boards of a number of journals, like Advisory Editor for Machine Graphics & Vision, Image Processing and Communications, Guest Editor of the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Book Reviewer for IEEE Computer Society - Parallel & Distributed Technology, member of Editing Board of the Polish quarterly Computers in Education, member of the Editing Committee of the Polish Monthly Computer Sciences, member of Editing Committee of the Polish quarterly Electrotechnics. He is also member of scientific boards at many Polish and international scientific conferences, like the International Conference on Image Processing and its Applications, Real Time Systems, Computer Vision, Process Automation, Mathematical Models in Automation and Robotics, System - Modelling - Control, Computer Vision and Image Processing, Computers in Medicine, etc.

Professor Tadeusiewicz has close research ties with the following centres: University of Colorado in Denver, University of Toledo (Toledo, Ohio, USA), George Mason University (Fairfax, Virginia, USA), the Institution of Electrical Engineers (London, UK), Deakin University (Geelong, Australia), DESY (Hamburg, D), Technical University of Genova (I), CERN (Geneva, CH), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (CH), ICPI (Lyon, F), INSA (Lyon, F), Bristol University (UK), Birmingham University (UK), Technische Universitaet - (Ilmenau D), Universitade de Aveiro (P), Universidad de Velencia (ES).

Professor Tadeusiewicz is a member of many international associations like the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior member), the International Neural Network Society, Signal Processing Society, Society on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, IFAC Technical Committee on Artificial Intelligence in Real-Time Control, ACM, SPIE and many others. For a number of years he took active role in the TEMPUS program (chairman of the Computer Vision section in TEMPUS JEP 0962, the PI in the Computer Vision and Image Processing in TEMPUS S_JEP 07181-94, Chairman of the section Image Processing in the international program TEMPUS S_JEP 07648-94).

Right from the beginning of the Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences he has been a member of its Scientific Board. He also held the membership of the Scientific Board of the Industrial Institute of Automatic Control and Measurements in Warsaw, the Institute of Machining in Krakow, Institute of Sports in Warsaw and the Polish Association of Measuring, Automatic Control and Robotics. He was a member of the Committee for Professional Specialization for Engineers (Association of Polish Electrical Engineers); he is also member of Inter-regional Committee for Professional Specialization of Teachers at the Regional Methodical Center in Krakow (the President of the Committee for Degrees of Professional Specialization in the Field of Computer Sciences).

Professor Tadeusiewicz is a very active member of many Polish Scientific Associations: The Polish Computer Sciences Association (founding member, for a number of years he presided over arbitration by Fellow Members), the Polish Phonetic Association (the President of the Małopolski Division since the beginning of the existence of the Association), the Polish Cybernetic Association (for 20 years a member of the Board), the Polish Bio-Physical Association (Vice-President of the Krakow Division Board), the Polish Acoustic Association (former member of the Board and of the Auditing Committee), the Polish Neural Network Association (Vice-President of the Polish Board), the Polish Association of Nervous System Research, and many others. Worth mentioning is also his membership in the Association of Friends of Fine Arts in Krakow.

In 1990 the Polish scientific community elected Professor Tadeusiewicz Member of the State Committee for Scientific Research (Polish acronym KBN). In the years 1990-1994 he acted as a member of Team for Basic Technical Sciences, which was responsible for awarding grants in the field of basic research for all branches of technical sciences, and also for assigning categories to the Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the majority of Departments of Higher Technical Schools in Poland. Despite difficulties generated by awarding money to peers, after his first term at the Committee of Scientific Research he was re-elected for the second term where he worked until 1997 as a member of the Committee of Applied Research (expressing opinions on work and awarding grants in the fields of Automatic Control, Electronics, Computer Sciences and Telecommunications). Additionally, by a nomination of the President of KBN and the Deputy Prime Minster of the Government of the Republic of Poland, Prof. Tadeusiewicz was called to become a member of the Opinion-formulating Advisory Team for Computer Sciences Infrastructure and to the qualifying Commission of the International Computer Science Institute (Berkeley, California). After two terms (maximum allowable), Prof. Tadeusiewicz was nominated by the Committee directors the President of the Computer Sciences Section of the Committee of Applied Research of KBN, a position which he still holds.

Apart from his activities in the Committee of Scientific Research, Professor Tadeusiewicz was a number of times a member of the Expert Team giving opinion on candidates for a prestigious Award of the Foundation for Polish Science. He was also elected Secretary, then the President of the Council of the Sniadecki Brothers Foundation. For years he has been a member of the Inter-University Scientific Board for Magnetic Nucleus Resonance, the President of the Problem Committee for Medical Computer Sciences of the Polish Normalization Committee, and many others.

Due to his extremely popular seminars in computer science for banking at the Academy of Economics in Krakow, Prof. Tadeusiewicz was elected to the Governing Board of the biggest Polish Bank: BPH (Bank Przemysłowo-Handlowy) as the Advisor for Computer Sciences to the President of the BPH Bank. In this capacity he was one of the main opinion-givers of the largest computer undertaking in the Polish banking sector, the introduction of the integrated banking system PROFILE in 1995, covering with its range the headquarters of the BPH Bank and over 100 branches and outlets of the bank in the whole Poland. Recognizing his knowledge in the field of computer-science techniques and banking, the President and the Board of the BDK (Bank Depozytowo-Kredytowy in Lublin) asked for his opinion on methods of computerization of the bank, which operates in the South-East part of Poland.

In 1996, in a secret ballot he was elected Deputy Rector for Science at the AGH University of Science and Technology, and in January 1998 Rector of the AGH University of Science and Technology. He was re-elected again as Rector in 1999 and once more in May 2002 for the period 2002-2005. This makes him the longest-serving Rector of the University.

As Rector of the AGH University of Science and Technology, in 1999 he was elected by Rectors of other Polish universities a member of Presidium of the Conference of Autonomous Polish Schools, the President of the Conference of Rectors of Polish Technical Universities. As Rector of the AGH University of Science and Technology, Prof. Tadeusiewicz is also an active member at the Conference of European Rectors, member of European Universities Association, and also one of signatories of Magna Charta Universitatum (document signed by 500 rectors of the most famous Universities in Europe in memoriam of 900th anniversary of the world's oldest University of Bologna). As Rector of the AGH University of Science and Technology, Prof. Tadeusiewicz was elected to be a member of the Polish Academic and Economic Forum and other political and economical advisory boards.

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