Professor Zdzisław Pawlak (1926-2006): Founder of the Polish School of Artificial Intelligence

  • Andrzej Skowron
  • Mihir Kr. Chakraborty
  • Jerzy Grzymała-Busse
  • Victor Marek
  • Sankar K. Pal
  • James F. Peters
  • Grzegorz Rozenberg
  • Dominik Ślȩzak
  • Roman Słowiński
  • Shusaku Tsumoto
  • Alicja Wakulicz-Deja
  • Guoyin Wang
  • Wojciech Ziarko
Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 42)


This chapter is dedicated to the memory of Professor Zdzisław Pawlak, founder of the Polish school of Artificial Intelligence and one of the pioneers in Computer Engineering and Computer Science with worldwide influence.

To capture the spirit of Professor Pawlak’s creative genius, this chapter contains testimonies of many collaborators, colleagues and friends pointing to Professor’s scientific achievements and his personal qualities. In short, we present Professor Pawlak as a truly great scientist, teacher and human being.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrzej Skowron
    • 1
  • Mihir Kr. Chakraborty
    • 1
  • Jerzy Grzymała-Busse
    • 1
  • Victor Marek
    • 1
  • Sankar K. Pal
    • 1
  • James F. Peters
    • 1
  • Grzegorz Rozenberg
    • 1
  • Dominik Ślȩzak
    • 1
  • Roman Słowiński
    • 1
  • Shusaku Tsumoto
    • 1
  • Alicja Wakulicz-Deja
    • 1
  • Guoyin Wang
    • 1
  • Wojciech Ziarko
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of MathematicsWarsaw UniversityWarsawPoland

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