Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. Jan Madey

Prof. Jan Madey

University of Warsaw

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

Prof. Krzysztof Diks

University of Warsaw

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.

Sebastian Faust, Ph.D.

Sebastian Faust, Ph.D.

Ruhr-University of Bochum

Sebastian is currently an assistant professor at the Ruhr-University of Bochum where he works on topics related to both theoretical and applied cryptography, including leakage and tamper resilient cryptography and cryptographic protocol design. His research is frequently presented at leading security and crypto conferences (CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, TCC, ICALP) and journals (SIAM Journal of Computing). He has also served as a PC member of several international conferences, including EUROCRYPT, Theory of Cryptography Conference (TCC), and Conference on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES). He is a recipient of the Emmy Noether grant from the German Science Foundation, a Marie-Curie Intra-European Fellowship (2013-2014) and a Microsoft Research Ph.D. scholarship (2007-2010). He was the co-author of the Best Paper Award winning submission at EUROCRYPT 2014.

Stefan Dziembowski, Ph.D.

Stefan Dziembowski, Ph.D.

University of Warsaw

Stefan is a professor at the University of Warsaw. His interests are theoretical and applied cryptography. Prof. Dziembowski received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Aarhus, Denmark in 2001. He was a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, CNR Pisa and the Sapienza University of Rome, where he joined the faculty in 2008. In 2010, he moved to the University of Warsaw where he leads the Cryptography and Data Security Group. His papers appeared at several leading computer science conferences and journals. He also served as a PC member of numerous international conferences and was the general chair of the Twelfth Theory of Cryptography Conference (TCC’15). He is a recipient of an ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant grant, an FNP Welcome grant and a Marie-Curie Intra-European Fellowship (2006-2007). He also co-authored two papers which won Best Paper Awards at Eurocrypt 2014 and IEEE S&P 2014.

Marek Cygan, Ph.D.

Marek Cygan, Ph.D.

University of Warsaw

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.io R&D team, which focuses on Deep Learning.