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wlipski.jpgWitold Lipski Prize

The Foundation for Information Technology Development in cooperation with the Polish Chapter of the ACM and the Polish Information Processing Society, following the initiative of a group of Polish computer scientists working abroad, established in 2004 the Prize for Young Researchers in Computer Science for the best scientific achievements in computer science and its applications. The Prize is named in honor and in recognition of Witold Lipski. Researchers eligible for the Prize should not be older than 30 (32 in the case of maternal leave) and should work or study at a Polish university or institution conducting research in computer science.

The Prize is awarded by the Prize Board, which evaluates the overall scientific accomplishments of the candidates in computer science and its applications, primarily on the basis of their research publications. At present, the Prize Board members are: Krzysztof Apt, Pawe?? Idziak, Jan Madey, Zygmunt Mazur, Leszek Pacholski, Marcin Paprzycki, Andrzej Tarlecki (chair), Miros??aw Truszczy??ski, W??adys??aw M. Turski.

The Prize is awarded annually. On the 2nd of October 2009, the results of the 5th edition of the Prize were announced. The winners were: Adrian Kosowski from the Gdansk University of Technology, and Filip Murlak from the University of Warsaw. The winners of the past editions are: Piotr Sankowski, Katarzyna Paluch (2005), Marcin Bie??kowski, Miko??aj Boja??czyk (2006), ?�ukasz Kowalik (2007), Dariusz Dereniowski,  Marek Klonowski (2008),
Filip Murlak and Adrian Kosowski (2009).

Witold Lipski

Witold Lipski was a brilliant Polish computer scientist, who died prematurely in 1985 at the age of 35. He graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology and worked at the Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences. His scientific interests and research concerned important and difficult areas of computer science, including combinatorics, database theory and computational geometry. In each of these fields he introduced highly innovative and bright ideas, initiating new research directions and bringing in numerous original and powerful concepts and results, which earned him a worldwide visibility and respect. In 2009 we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Witold Lipski’s birth.



In addition to being a highly regarded scientist and a cultivated individual, Witek was a wonderful human being, whose memory will remain for us a constant source of inspiration.

Franco P. Preparata


He was a pleasure and an inspiration for me during the sadly short period of our acquaintance. I believe that naming this prize after Lipski is very appropriate; Witek would have liked nothing more than to inspire young mathematicians from his beloved Poland.


Christos Papadimitriou

Next edition of the Prize

The Call for the 2010 edition of the Prize is expected in January 2010, with application deadline in April 2010.


Please find more at the web site:    http://nagrodalipskiego.mimuw.edu.pl/prize.html


 
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