W³odzis³aw Duch - Curriculum Vitae

March 2016; this document in PDF; short biogram | krótki biogram po polsku i to samo w wersji PDF.
Academic Genealogy Education and degrees Positions held
Address and personal Invited talks Publications
Computer experience Journals and associations Research Fields
Conferences and schools Major grants Teaching Experience
Resume Resume po polsku Tematy prac dr/mgr

 

Office  Katedra Informatyki Stosowanej (Department of Informatics), Wydzia³ Fizyki, Astronomii i Informatyki Stosowanej (Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics)
address Uniwersytet Miko³aja Kopernika (Nicolaus Copernicus University)
ul. Grudziadzka 5, 87-100 Toruñ, Poland
E-mail id: wduch, on the server is.umk.pl
WWW: Google "W. Duch" or type http://www.is.umk.pl/~duch
Tel: (48-56) 622 1543 or 611-3267; Fax: (48-56) 622 1543
 
Home  ul. Koniuchy 11B/37 
address  87-100 Toruñ, Poland
 
Personal Born: 27 July 1954, in Kwidzyn, Poland
data Nationality: Polish
Married: 18.04.1976, with Maria Wisniewska
Children: Jakub born 1978; Alicja born 1980
 
Sex: male

Education, degrees and titles

1997 Title of a "professor of theoretical physics and informatics"
1987 Habilitation (D.Sc.) in many body physics. Thesis title: Graphical representation of model spaces, published by Springer Verlag, Berlin (1986); thesis won the Ministry of Education Award.
1980 PhD in quantum chemistry. Thesis title: Direct Configuration Interaction Method (Ministry of Education Award granted in 1981). Thesis advisor: Prof. dr hab. Jacek Karwowski.
1977-1980 Graduate study in quantum chemistry at the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland.
1977 Master of Science diploma (highest honors, "blue diploma").
1972-1977    Undergraduate study in physics at the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland.

Academic Genealogy and my Neurotree.

Positions held (one month or longer only)

2015 Chairman of the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission Board (przewodnicz¹cy Rady Dyrektorów Komisji Fulbrighta), from 06/2015 to 30.11.2015.
2014-2015 Undersecretary of State (Vice-minister), in the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, from 22.04.2014 to 30.11.2015.
2012-2014 Vice-President for Research and ICT Infrastructure, and Deputy President of the Nicolaus Copernicus University (UMK); 4-year term, starting 1.09.2012.
2010-2012 Nanyang Visiting Professor, Nanyang Technological University, School of Computer Engineering, Division of Software & Information Systems, Singapore (4 month/year).
2004-2007 Visiting Professor, Nanyang Technological University, School of Computer Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Singapore (6 month each year).
2003 Senior Fellow, Nanyang Technological University, School of Computer Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Singapore (1 year sabbatical).
2002-2009 Visiting Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Informatics, Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation, USA. 10 times, 2-4 weeks
2001-2002 President, Executive Board of the Kopernik.pl company (March 2001, the company existed till the end of 2002).
2000-now Professor Ordinarius (Profesor zwyczajny), Nicolaus Copernicus University (UMK), head of the Department of Informatics, Torun, Poland; teaching, research, administration, member of countless committees.
1998-2008 President, DuchSoft research and development company.
1990-1999 Associate Professor (Profesor Nadzwyczajny), Nicolaus Copernicus University (UMK), head of the Department of Computer Methods, Torun, Poland; teaching, research, administration, member of countless committees.
1996-2001 Visiting Scientist, Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (MPA), Garching b. München, Germany; 1-2 month each year, research.
2000 Visiting Professor, Meiji University, Department of Computer Science, Kawasaki, Tokyo, Japan; 1 month, research.
1997 Visiting Scientist, Max-Planck-Institut für Psychological Research (MPPF), München, Germany; 1 month, research.
1997 Visiting Professor, LSIIT, Artificial Intelligence Department, Louis Pasteur Universite, Strasbourg, France, 1 month, research.
1996 Senior Research Fellow, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Faculty of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, Iizuka, Fukuoka, Japan; 3 month, research.
1995 Visiting Scientist, Center for Neural Networks, King's College, London, and IUT, Université de Champagne, Reims, France, research.
1994 Senior Research Fellow, Rikkyo University, Department of Chemistry, Tokyo, Japan; 3 month, research.
1992-1994 Visiting Scientist, Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (MPA), Garching b. München, Germany; 2 month each year, research.
1992 Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; 1 month, research.
1991 Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; 5 weeks, research.
1990 Visiting Professor, Quantum Theory Project, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA; 6 weeks, research.
1989-1991 Visiting Scientist, Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (MPA), Garching b. München; 3 month each year, research.
1988 Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California; 1.5 month, research.
Visiting Scientist, Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (MPA), Garching b. München, Germany; 1.5 month, research.
1988-1991 Vice-president for computing, Nicolaus Copernicus University.
1988-1990 Associate Professor (Docent), Nicolaus Copernicus University, Institute of Physics, Torun, Poland; teaching, research, administration.
1987 Visiting Scientist, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden; 1 month, research;
Visiting Scientist, MPA; 3 month, research.
1985-1987 Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (MPA), Garching b. München, Germany; 1.5 years, research.
1984-1988 Adiunkt (Assistant Professor), Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland; teaching and research.
1984 Visiting Scientist, Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (MPA), Garching b. München, Germany; 3 months, research.
1982-1984 Starszy Asystent (Senior Assistant), Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland; teaching and research.
1980-1982 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California, USA; 2 years, research.
1980 Asystent (Teaching Assistant), Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland; teaching and research.

Journals - editorial boards

  1. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, BBS associate, since 2003
  2. Cognitive Computations (Springer), since 2012
  3. Cognitive Neurodynamics (Springer), since 2006
  4. Computer Physics Communications (Elsevier, North Holland), Special Editor (1994-2007)
  5. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, books and media editor, appointed 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006-2008 (list of reviews)
  6. International Journal of Computational Intelligence, editor (2004-2006)
  7. International Journal of Information Technology and Intelligent Computing, editor, since 2006
  8. International Journal of Neural Systems (IJNS), World Scientific, Editorial Advisory Board 2005
  9. International Journal of Signal Processing, editor (2004-2006)
  10. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, editor 2001-2015
  11. Journal of Artificial General Intelligence (JAGI), starting in 2008
  12. Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing Research, since 2009
  13. Journal of Mind and Behavior, assessing editor, since 2002
  14. Machine Graphics and Vision, since 2003
  15. Natural Intelligence: the INNS Magazine, since 2011
  16. Neural Information Processing Letters and Reviews, since 2003
  17. Nonlinear Biomedical Physics, Open Access journal (BioMed Central, London), since 2006, in 2012 re-launched as the European Physical Journal (EPJ) Nonlinear Biomedical Physics.
  18. Theoria et Historia Scientiarum

  19. Handbook of Natural Computing: Theory, Experiments, and Applications, Springer, advisory board, since 2008

  20. In Polish:
  21. Kognitywistyka i Media w Edukacji (Cognitive Science and Media in Education), scientific secretary, 1998-2010
  22. Avant, portal awangardy filozoficzno-naukowej, head of scientific board, since 2011
  23. Studia z Kognitywistyki i Filozofii Umys³u, UAM, 2015

Professional associations

Awards for inventions:

Computer experience

Programming:
FORTRAN (Fortran 77 and 90)and WATFIVE interactive, various dialects of PASCAL, LOGO, BASIC; SPEAKEAZY, dBase IV and older, Lotus 123, Framework IV and older (Fred language); Matlab, symbolic algebra languages Mathematica, Maple, Reduce, HTML.
Computer systems:
UNIX (Standard, AIX, Sun OS/Solaris), MS Windows 3.1/95/NT/2000, MS-DOS, CP/M, TSO, CMS, Amos, Amis, IBM 360/370 systems JCL and utilities, CRAY system, VMS.
Applications:
MS Office, Lotus Smartsuite, TeX and LaTeX typesetting systems, various DOS shells: Norton, Xtree, Xtpro, PCTools, Desqview, many statistical and other application packages.

Teaching experience

Artificial intelligence, computational intelligence, neural networks, machine learning, fuzzy and rough logic.
Cognitive science, introductory courses, including philosophy of mind, neurobiology, brain and behavior, computational neuropsychology.
Computer science, introductory courses, introductory programming courses in Fortran, Pascal, Logo, applications and networking.
Physics, basic and advanced quantum mechanics, field theory (classical), foundations of physics, elementary and advanced quantum chemistry, atomic and molecular physics, group theory, computer methods in physics.


Popularization of science

About 50 popular articles in many journals.
2 major awards for popularization of science (1983, 1984).

Other Major Interests

In no particular order: music of all kinds; musical instruments (collection of flutes, Electronic Wind Instrument AkaiPro EWI400s); scuba diving (holding Advanced Open Water Diver certificate), oriental philosophy (Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean), especially meditation schools, frontiers of science and technology, brain research, psychology, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, science-fiction, Hi-Fi and digital sound/video.

Languages:

Research fields, in order of present interest

Major Grants

Involvement in international projects (see also professional associations:

2006-08-11-14 EUCog 1, 2, 3 - European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotic, FP7 coordination action
2012 SINTELNET, EU FET Coordination Project in Social Intelligence
2012 Confluence of humans and computers, EU FP7 FET Proactive Consultation Panel
2010 CHIST-ERA Consortium, EU FET Project consultant
2009-2012 2nd European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics, FP7 EU Networks Project
2008-2012 COST Action BM0605 "Consciousness: A Transdisciplinary, Integrated Approach" , EU COST Project
2008-2012 COST Action BM0601 NeuroMath "Advanced Methods For The Estimation Of Human Brain Activity And Connectivity", EU COST Project
2008-2010 Argumentation as cognitive process, UMK - Rutgers University
2005-2007 COST Action B27 Group, "Electric neuronal oscillations and cognition (ENOC)", EU COST Project
2005 Beyond the Horizon, EU FP7 FET Proactive Consultation Panel
1999-2001 Similarity-based reasoning systems with applications in science and medicine.
IBMBF-KBN POL-040-98, principal investigator on Polish side (IBMBF, Internationale Büro (IB) das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung)
1996 Kyushu Institute of Technology, Heiwa Nakajima Foundation Research Award, 3 month, about 18.000 $.
1995 Development of electron correlation methods based on intermediate hamiltonians. (principal investigator on the Polish side, with prof. J-P. Malrieu on the French side). Cooperation scientifique entre la France et la Pologne, KBN/Le ministre Francais des affaires etrangeres, No. 114
1995 European Union COST project "Intelligent software for chemistry", W. Duch, first co-investigator, in collaboration with Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (Garching b. Munchen, prof. Diercksen, principal investigator), Belfast (Ireland), Bratyslawa (Slovakia), Groningen (Holland), Leeds (UK) and Espoo (Finland).
1994 Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Research Award, 3 month, about 13.000 $.
1992-1995 CEC TEMPUS Office, "Computer Based Education", 3 years; budget 196.000 ECU in 1992/3, 279.000 ECU in 1993/4 and 310.000 in 1994/5; coordinator of the program. Participating institutions: Nicolaus Copernicus University (main beneficiary), University of Cambridge and University of Leeds (UK), Paul Sabatiér University and Universite de Champagne in Reims (France), Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik and the Technical University of Munich (Germany)
1986-1987 Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Germany; "Application of symmetric group methods in quantum chemistry", research support for 18 months, additional support (around 20.000 DM) for equipment and books.

National grants:

2017-2021 In the quest of sources of brain cognitive activity. NCN, Co-principal investigator, large multidisciplinary collaborative grant (over 1 mln Euro, consortium with Nencki Institute and World Hearing Center, Warsaw)
2013-2018 Development of phonematic hearing and working memory in infants and children (NeuroPerKog). NCN, principal investigator, large multidisciplinary collaborative grant (over 1 mln $)
2010-2012 Autism: comprehensive approach. MNiSW, principal investigator
2010-2013 Universal meta-learning algorithms in computational intelligence. MNiSW, PI - N. Jankowski
2010-2012 Prototype-based logical rules with applications for data exploration. MNiSW, PI - M. Blachnik
2010-2012 Heterarchical methods of information search supported by lexical networks. MNiSW, PI - J. Szymanski
2005-2007 Selection of information. KBN, principal investigator, no. T11C-07128
2005-2007 Meta-learning. KBN, co-principal investigator
2000-2002 Theory and applications of computational intelligence. KBN, principal investigator, no. 8 T11C 006 19
1998-1999 Adaptive systems in applications to analysis of medical and psychometrical data, KBN, principal investigator
1995-1997 Neurofuzzy systems, KBN, 133.000 PLN, principal investigator
1995 Grant from KBN to build Local Area Network in the Institute of Physics and Department of Informatics building, about 25.000 $ (with physics).
1991-1993 KBN (State Committee for Scientific Research), ``Development of configuration interaction method", principal investigator.
1989-1990 Resortowy Program Badawczo-Rozwojowy RRI.14: "Budowa systemów oprogramowania profesjonalnego dla potrzeb nauki i dydaktyki: symulacje komputerowe w fizyce" (computer simulations in physics; software development); local coordinator of the program supervising about 10 investigators.
1988-1991 Resortowy Program Badawczo-Rozwojowy RRI.14 : "Informatyzacja procesów dydaktycznych i naukowo badawczych w szkolach wyzszych" (computer methods in teaching and research); local coordinator of large program, planning and creation of 6 computer laboratories at the Nicolaus Copernicus University.

National grants (minor):

2016-2017 BrainHeart. The influence of HRV-biofeedback training on dnamics of attentional processes and divergent thinking, NCN Preludium, PhD grant for Ewa Ratajczak
2000-2001 Application of similarity based methods to analysis of medical images. KBN, PhD grant for Karol Grudziñski, no. 8 T11E 042 19
2000-2001 Application of the neurofuzzy FSM system to analysis of experimental data. KBN, PhD grant for Rafa³ Adamczak, no. 8 T11F 019 19
1998-2000 Med-Uni project, Stefan Batory Foundation, grant director
1998-1999 Sieci ontogeniczne - badania nad kontrol¹ z³o¿onoœci sieci neuronowych, KBN, PhD grant for Norbert Jankowski, 19 750 zl
1992-1993 UMK, local grant, "What can you teach neural networks?", principal investigator.
1991-1992 UMK, local grant, "Models of neural networks", principal investigator.
1990-1991 UMK, local grant, "Parallel data processing", principal investigator.