Prof. Jan Madey
Ph.D., D.Sc., Full professor of Computer Science, Rector’s Deputy for Multimedia Education at the University of Warsaw, past Vice‑Rector at the University. Member of the Polish General Committee of the Informatics Olympiad. Chairman of the Board of the Polish Children’s Fund. President of EUNIS (European University Information Systems Organization) from 2009 until 2015. Author of over 120 papers, reports and books on programming languages, operating systems, software engineering and computer science education. He spent 10 years at some of the leading educational institutions in Western Europe and North America. Member of ACM, IEEE, the Society for Software Engineering, the Polish Mathematical Society and an Honorary Member of the Polish Information Processing Society. Since 1994 he has been the coach of the University of Warsaw teams for the ACM ICPC (International Collegiate Programming Contest). Currently, he shares coaching duties with Prof. Krzysztof Diks. The University of Warsaw teams regularly advance to the world finals and were crowned world champions at both the 2003 contest held in Beverly Hills, CA and the 2007 competition in Tokyo. Prof. Madey is also the National Organiser of the European Union Contest for Young Scientists.
Prof. Krzysztof Diks
Ph.D., DSc, Full professor of Computer Science. He is the Director of the Institute of Informatics at the University of Warsaw. His research concerns algorithmics, in particular algorithmic graph theory and parallel, and distributed computing. He has published over 60 scientific papers and is a co‑author of the popular academic coursebook Algorithms and Data Structures. Since 1993, he has been a member of the Polish General Committee of the Informatics Olympiad and subsequently starting in 1999 he has been the Chairman of the Committee. A member of the prestigious Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Computer Science Committee at the Polish Academy of Sciences. He heads many initiatives related to the Informatics Olympiad and has been an educator of many generations of top Polish computer scientists. Thanks to his support, Polish students have won the International Olympiad in Informatics twice and the world finals of ACM ICPC: 2003 in Beverly Hills and 2007 in Tokyo. In 2005, he organized the International Olympiad in Informatics in Poland. In 2012, along with Prof. Jan Madey, he organized the world finals of ACM ICPC in Poland.
Przemyslaw Chojecki, PhD
Przemyslaw has obtained a MSc in Mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and a PhD in Mathematics from Universite Pierre et Marie Curie also in Paris. He is currently a researcher at the University of Oxford in England. His main area of research is number theory. He has given many lectures on his research around the world, among others at: MIT, Columbia University, Cambridge, Paris, Zurich, Kyoto. Besides research in pure Mathematics, he is interested in different forms of investment possibilities. He particularly enjoys stock markets and real estate markets, as well as new technologies and algorithmic trading.
Marek Cygan, PhD
Ph.D., Marek is the world champion in ACM ICPC 2007 and the world champion in Google Code Jam 2005. The main themes of Marek’s research interests are different aspects of algorithmics. He focuses on approximation algorithms and fixed parameter tractability. After being a post‑doc at the University of Maryland and IDSIA, University of Lugano, Marek returned to the Institute of Informatics at University of Warsaw, where he is currently an Assistant Professor. Moreover, Marek is an active contributor to deepsense.ai R&D team, which focuses on Deep Learning.
Marcin Mucha, PhD
PhD, DSc. Master’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from University of Warsaw. He specializes in algorithmics. Once Marcin completed his PhD he spent a year at Max Planck Institute in Saarbruecken, Germany as a post‑doc. Then he returned to University of Warsaw, where he is currently employed as an Assistant Professor. His research focuses on approximation algorithms for hard problems. However, he is also interested in other areas, e.g. online algorithms and graph algorithms. He has got a significant experience in practical applications of combinatorial optimization and Machine Learning methods. Finalist of the ACM ICPC World Finals 1996. Additionally, Marcin is an active contributor to deepsense.ai R&D team, which focuses on Deep Learning.
Piotr Migdal, PhD
Piotr is a data scientist with a quantum physics background. His doctoral thesis was centered on data visualization and complex networks techniques for quantum states. After performing research at MIT in Cambridge, MA; ICFO in Barcelona and ISI Foundation in Turin and authoring 12 publications he switched to working in data science in Warsaw and San Francisco, seeing enormous opportunity in this rapidly growing field. His tools of choice are Python and R for data analysis and Machine Learning and D3.js for interactive data visualizations. He benefits from his research‑level skill in social networks analysis and hierarchical clustering. His talks and expertise were welcomed at Barcelona Python Meetup, Bay Area D3.js User Group and Caltech. He volunteered tutoring gifted schoolchildren of the Polish Children’s Fund, yielding top prizes in the European Union’s Contest for Young Scientists.
Jakub is a PhD student researching convex optimization methods at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the world champion in Google Code Jam 2012 and won second place in the following three famous programming competitions: ACM ICPC World Finals 2012 (gold medal), TopCoder Open 2012 and Facebook Hacker Cup 2013. He used to work at Facebook on Machine Learning infrastructure. Furthermore, Jakub is an active contributor to deepsense.ai R&D team, which focuses on Deep Learning.
Wojciech is a graduate of the prestigious Double Degree Program in Mathematics and Computer Science from University of Warsaw. He is the 2012 ACM ICPC World Finals gold medalist (2nd place). Moreover, in 2010 and 2011 he won the ACM ICPC in Central Europe. He also won a number of medals at different global competitions in Mathematics and Programming. In 2010, he was one of finalists of the world finals in TopCoder. He won a silver medal at the International Olympiad in Mathematics 2006. He worked as a Software Engineer at Google in Krakow and Zurich and Facebook in Palo Alto, CA.
Tomasz completed the prestigious Double Degree Program in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Warsaw. He is the 2007 International Olympiad in Informatics World Champion and the winner of the gold medal (2nd place) at ACM ICPC World Finals 2012. Moreover, in 2010 and 2011 he won the ACM ICPC in Central Europe. He also won a number of medals at different global competitions in Mathematics and Programming. He was five times the world finalist of TopCoder. He worked as a Software Engineer for Google in Zurich and Warsaw.