AGH University of Science and Technology
Head of the Computer Systems Group, Department of Computer Science
Prof. Jacek Kitowski,(full professor of computer science) graduated in 1973 at the Electrical Department of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow (Poland). He obtained Ph.D. (in physics) in 1978 and D.Sc. (habilitation) in 1991 in computer science at the same University. He is the Head of the Computer Systems Group at the Department of Computer Science of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland. Made full professor in 2001. He also works for the Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET-AGH, where he is responsible for developing high-performance systems. He is the author or co-author of about 190 scientific papers. His topics of interest include, but are not limited to, large-scale computations, multiprocessor architectures, high availability systems, network computing, Grid services and Grid storage systems, knowledge engineering. He participates in program committees of many conferences, and has been involved in many national and international projects most notably in EU IST CrossGrid, where he directed a task aimed at data access optimization, in the EU IST Pellucid Project, as the WP leader, in EU IST K-WfGrid Project, in EU int.eu.grid Project, in EU Gredia Project, in EU gSLM and PL-Grid Projects. Recently involved in EDA EUSAS and PLGrid PLUS projects. Director of Polish Consortium PL-Grid for development of computing infrastructure for scientific research.