In the project Krzysztof Cyran will be responsible fo major decisions concerning the project and the contacts with European Commission and participants.
Krzysztof A. Cyran received his MSc degree in computer science (1992), PhD degree (with honours) in technical sciences (2000) and his DSc degree (habilitation) in technical sciences with specialty in computer science (2012) at Silesian University of Technology (SUT), Gliwice, Poland. His PhD dissertation addresses the problem of image recognition with the use of computer generated holograms applied as ring-wedge detectors and his DSc dissertation concerns artificial intelligence, branching processes and coalescent methods in evolution of humans and early life. He has been an author and co-author of more than 100 publications, including technical papers in journals (several of them indexed by Thomson Scientific) conference proceedings and monographs with a total number of citations exceeding 180. Since 2012, he is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Informatics at SUT. Prof. Cyran (in 2003-2004) was a Visiting Scholar in Department of Statistics at William Marsh Rice University in Houston, USA. After his return from USA, he worked as the Assistant Professor and the Vice-Head of the Institute of Informatics at SUT. Since 2011, he is the Director of the Virtual Flying Laboratory (VFL), the exceptional laboratory equipped with 14 professional flight simulators. The VFL has been co-funded by European Union, following favourable evaluation of Prof. K. A. Cyran’s and Ms. D. Sokołowska’s initiative to establish such laboratory in SUT. In EGALITE project, VFL is a basis for performing research in the field of multiconstellation Global Satellite Navigation Systems (GNSS), including GPS, EGNOS and Galileo systems used in aviation. His current research interests are in image recognition and processing, artificial intelligence, digital circuits, decision support systems, rough sets, aviation and aeronautics, but he is interested also in computational population genetics and bioinformatics.
Prof. Cyran has been involved in numerous statutory projects led in the Institute of Informatics and in many scientific grants awarded by the State Committee for Scientific Research in Poland as well as European projects within the 7the Framework Program (7FP) of the European Union. In particular, he is the co-ordinator and the Scientist in charge in the EGALITE project. He is also local coordinator and Scientist in charge at SUT in SHERPA and HEDGE NEXT, the two others 7FP projects related to GNSS in aviation and implemented using professional VFL infrastructure. Prof. Cyran has received several awards of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology for his scientific achievements, and he also has been rewarded by President of Poland for his scientific work at SUT. In 2004-2005 he was a member of International Society for Computational Biology. Currently he is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Biological Systems, member of the Scientific Program Committee of international conferences in Malta (ECC’08), Rodos (AIC’08, ISCGAV’08, ISTASC’08) and multiconference in Crete (CSCC’08) as well as a reviewer for Studia Informatica and such journals indexed by Thompson Scientific as: Optoelectronic Review, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, Journal of Biological Systems, and Neurocomputing.
I like dancing (in particular, after a glass of good red wine) and playing volleyball (not necessarily in the same conditions). I also love car driving and flying. The last, either in flight simulators or within the world of my thoughts...