A Brief CV
Cezary Zielinski received: M.Sc./Eng. degree in control in 1982, Ph.D. degree in control and robotics in 1988 and D.Sc. (habilitation) degree also in control and robotics in 1996, all from Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, Warsaw, Poland. He is a professor of WUT employed by the Institute of Control and Computation Engineering (IAIS). He spent 9 months in all as a visiting researcher at Mechanical Engineering Department of Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough, United Kingdom, in 1990 and 1992, working on robot programming methods. In 1994 he was involved in a 1 month project management training at EMPA, Dubendorf, Switzerland. Subsequently (1994-1999) he became the managing officer of PATIA (Program in Control, Information Technology and Automatisation). In the years 1999-2001 he was employed as a senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he was involved in robotics research and mechatronics education. He participates in the East Europe Research Scientists and Student Exchange and Collaboration Programme organized by the National University of Singapore (NUS). Within that Programme he spent altogether 2 months at NUS in 2003 and 2005 delivering seminars and doing research focused on control structures and methods of programming systems composed of mobile robots. In the years 2002-2005 he served as the vice-Dean for Research and International Cooperation at the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology of WUT. In the years 2005-2008 he served as the Deputy Director for Research at the Institute of Control and Computation Engineering. Currently he is the Director of this Institute. Moreover, in WUT he heads the Robotics Group in IAIS and the interdepartmental Research Center for Automation and Information-Decision Technology CATID (a follow-up of PATIA) working on the design of special purpose robot manipulators, their controllers and programming methods. Currently the group focuses on control and sensor data processing aspects in service robots. In the years 2004-2008 he was a Board Member in EURON II Network of Excellence within the framework of FP6. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and was an Information Officer in the Polish Section of IEEE (2002-2006). In 2003 he was elected a member of the Forecast Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences: Poland 2000 Plus. In 2007 he was a lecturer of the International Masters in Robotics IMRob at Universita Degli Studi Di Genova in Italy. His research interests focus on robotics in general and especially include: robot programming methods (robot programming languages and robot programming frameworks), multi-robot system controllers, robot kinematics, robot force control, visual servo control, utilisation of sensors in robot control, behavioural and hybrid (behavioural-deliberative) control of robots, general purpose programming languages, mechatronics, design of digital circuits. He is the author/coauthor of over 120 conference and journal papers concerned with the above mentioned research subjects. Married, has one daughter. Hobby: history and hiking.