Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a constitutive element of technological revolution we are witnessing now. In recent years, AI has become the subject of increased interest not only in science and business, but also in governments and public administration. All due to its growing and largely uncontrolled impact on various areas of our individual and social lives.
NASK (Research and Academic Computer Network) as a leading state research institute operating in the domain of the Ministry of Digital Affairs in Poland intensifies its activity in the area of AI in the scientific and practical dimension. The conference "Dimensions of artificial intelligence. NASK - digitalization - Poland" is one of the demonstration of this activity. The conference program refers to the heterogeneity of the meaning of the term artificial intelligence in its practical purposes. The conference is organized for the first time by the Centre of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analysis NASK (AIDA), newly created at NASK.
Patrice Bertail Ph.D.(Paris TelecomTech, France)
Dimitris N. Politis Ph.D. (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Rafał Lange Ph.D., Filip Konopczyński (NASK)
1. Weronika Gutfeter (NASK), 2D and 3D imaging in face recognition
2. VoiceLAB i Voice bot OSE
1. Konrad Ciecierski Eng.D. (NASK), Analysis of text document classification based upon Polish Journal of Laws
and set of parliamentary interpellations.
2. Jarosław Harezlak Ph.D. Brain imaging and mobile health; statistical learning to the rescue
NASK is a national research institute supervised by the Ministry of Digital Affairs. Our key activities are related to ensuring the security of Internet. CERT Polska, operating within the structure of NASK, is tasked with responding to cyber security threats in the network.
NASK carries out the scientific and research & development activities, mainly in the field of security, reliability and efficiency of the ICT networks. Biometric identity verification methods in the security of services hold important place in our institute. NASK is also the Polish national registry of Internet names in the .pl domain.
Educational activities and popularization of the information society idea play crucial role. NASK Academy conducts unique trainings for companies and institutions with particular focus on the ICT security. For years NASK has been carrying out the European Commission's Safer Internet promoting the safe use of new technologies and the Internet among children and youth.
In 2017 the institute became the operator of the National Education Network (OSE) program, which aim is to connect all the schools in Poland to a fast and secure Internet (ose.gov.pl).
Dr. Harezlak is a Professor and an Interim Co-chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, U.S.A. After graduating from Harvard University and 2 years of post-doctoral training at the Harvard School of Public Health, he joined Indiana University where he has been since. He has held a visiting appointment at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.A. and is an adjunct professor at the University of Wroclaw, Poland. His interests span a number of medical areas including mild traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative diseases and physical activity as well as statistical areas including semiparametric regression, functional data analysis, brain imaging and intensively-collected longitudinal data. Dr Harezlak serves as an Associate Editor for PLoS One and Biostatistics and Epidemiology .
Assistant professor at the Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences, where he manages NLP-related projects in the Linguistic Engineering Group, and Chief Science Officer at Sages. Member of the Program Board of Big Data postgraduate studies conducted in cooperation between Warsaw University of Technology and Sages, as well as Data Science in Management postgraduate studies organized by Koźmiński University and Sages. For many years he has been involved in data analysis and machine learning projects, initially in relation to image processing, and now in application to natural language processing. Particularly interested in corpus linguistics, information extraction, as well as effective processing of large data sets.
Konrad Andrzej Ciecierski, PhD. PhD with distinction in computer science at Warsaw University of Technology. Specializes in application of machine learning in medical sciences, digital signal processing, natural language processing and in broad spectrum of deep learning applications.
Head of Bioinformatics and Machine Recognition department at NASK institute. Employee of Clinic of Neurosurgery of Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Institute of Oncology. Member of neurosurgical team specializing in treatment of Parkinson Disease and other extrapyramidal disorders.
Mariusz Kamola received his PhD degree in automation from Warsaw University of Technology. He has been continuously with NASK and WUT as researcher, involved in projects of application nature. His recent research interests cover natural language processing, complex network analysis, internet of things, and artificial intelligence.
Research Assistant in Biometric and Machine Intelligence Laboratory in Research and Academic Computer Network (NASK). PhD Candidate in Informatics at Warsaw University of Technology. She worked in various projects on implementing machine learning methods in biometric systems. Among the projects worth mentioning are: tool for face identification in video forensic analytics, comparing compression methods of biometric templates on smart cards, validation of photography for identity documents and a multimodal access control system. She was an author of few algorithms submitted to the international conferences: one for face identification in images from outdoor surveillance system and one for ear recognition in-the-wild. Her research interests include face recognition methods invariant to pose variability.
In 2012 got his Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Faculty of Mechatronics at the Warsaw University of Technology, and the Master’s degree also in Biomedical Engineering from the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology at WUT in 2014. From 2013 he is with the Biometrics and Machine Intelligence Laboratory at the Research and Academic Computer Network NASK. In June 2019 he defended with honors his doctoral dissertation entitled „Iris Recognition Methods Resistant to Biological Changes in the Eye” and got a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology. Since 2019 an Assistant Professor at NASK, he took the lead of the Biometric Systems Group. His interests include novel methods and applications of iris biometrics, such as post-mortem iris identification, which he investigates as a part of the international research team together with scientists from the University of Notre Dame in USA and from the Medical University of Warsaw. He authored or co-authored more than twenty peer-reviewed publications, including papers accepted for the top international conferences and journals related to biometrics and computer vision
Researcher and analyst at NASK. University of Warsaw graduate (Law and Cultural Anthropology), he carried out projects for the University of Warsaw, National Bank of Poland, Institute for New Economic Thinking and the Kalecki Foundation. Author of articles published by Przekrój, Kultura Współczesna, Visegrad Insight, Gazeta Wyborcza, Newsweek, Res Publica, Kultura Liberalna, Magazyn Kontakt.
Sociologist specializing in social research and data analysis and head of the Market and Opinion Research Department at NASK. The John Paul II University of Lublin alumnus (MA, PhD), former head of the Opinia Research Center, National Youth Research Correspondent for Poland in the Directorate of Youth and Sport of Council of Europe in Strasbourg. He carried out research projects for the Council of Europe, Central Statistical Office of Poland, Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland, YMCA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Polish Ombudsman for Children, British Council and others.
Dimitris Politis is currently Distinguished Professor at the Department of Mathematics---also affiliated with the Department of Economics—at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). He is an internationally known academic statistician working on time series, resampling methods, and nonparametric estimation. He has co-authored over 100 journal papers and several books, including the recent textbook ``Time Series: a First Course with Bootstrap Starter’’ (with T. McElroy), Chapman and Hall/CRC Press, 2019.
Patrice Bertail is professor of mathematics (specialized in statistics and probability) at the university Paris-Nanterre. He is researcher at Modal-X in Paris-Nanterre and belongs to the chair Big Data and IA at Telecom-ParisTech. He is the author of around 100 publications and a few books on non-parametric statistics. His fields of interest extend from bootstrap and resampling procedures for dependent data, Markov chains, survey samplings to empirical process and statistical learning.
He has done a lot of applications in the field of food risk assessment.
Jacek Leśkow, Ph.D. Eng., Prof. at the Cracow University of Technology, works also at the Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Cracow University of Technology. In 1997 he received his doctorate at the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences and his habilitation in 1999 at the Wrocław University of Science and TechnologyDuring several years he worked at the University of California (Santa Barbara, USA) as Director of the Consulting Laboratory in the Department of Statistics, he was also Vice Rector for Scientific Research at the Higher School of Business - National Louis University in Nowy Sącz. He specializes in artificial intelligence and statistical signal processing and has 55 scientific publications and 5 books. In addition, Prof. Jacek Leśkow was a member of the Steering Committee of the Małopolska Regional Operational Programme for 7 years, and a member of the Committee of Advisers to the U.S. Ambassador in Warsaw for 2 years.