Professor Piotr Gawron

Research

Fields of interest:

Quantum computation, machine learning, Earth observations

Publications:

arXiv

Biography:

Piotr Gawron is an applied computer scientist, leader of the Scientific Computing and Information Technology group at AstroCeNT.

He graduated in 2003 from the Faculty Of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science of the Silesian University of Technology, and then obtained PhD in 2008 at the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Polish Academy of Sciences where he was employed from 2001 to 2019 in Quantum Systems of Informatics group. His PhD thesis concerned quantum programming languages and their applications for quantum walks and quantum games. In the years 2007—2015 he intensively collaborated on restricted numerical ranges and shadows of matrices with Prof. Karol Życzkowski from the Jagiellonian University. He obtained a habilitation degree from his Alma Mater in 2014 on the basis of the dissertation “Influence of the environment on quantum information processes”. He participated in several research and development projects concerning image processing and energy usage profiling and prediction implemented with industrial partners. He is active in scientific outreach in the area of quantum computation and information. He was a supervisor of two PhD candidates.

The scientific interests of Piotr Gawron concentrate on quantum computation, quantum information theory, machine learning, tensor networks, and recently Earth observations.

He has co-authored 26 papers in refereed physics and computer science journals.

Recent grants:

  • Semantic tensor networks for large data sets analysis (2014/15/B/ST6/05204, 2015—2019)
  • Developing, publishing and promoting a comic book combined with a handbook on quantum information theory (QI-COMIX) (98/UD/SKILLS/2015, 2015—2016)
  • Entanglement effects in quantum games (IP2011014071, 2012—2013)
  • Modelling methods of information systems using quantum queue theory (N N516 481840, 2011—2014)
  • Quantum games in open quantum systems (IP2010 009770, 2011—2012)

Degrees and titles

2003
Magister inżynier (MSc equivalent) of informatics, granted on September 24th 2003, on the basis of a master thesis “Symulacja komputerów kwantowych” (eng. “Simulation of quantum computers”), by the Silesian University of Technology, Faculty Of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science, majoring in informatics, speciality: System Software.
2008
Doktor of technical sciences (PhD equivalent) in the field of informatics, granted on December 23th 2008, by the Scientific Council of the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Polish Academy of Sciences, on the basis of a doctoral dissertation “High level programming in quantum computer science”.
2014
Doktor habilitowany of technical sciences (DSc equivalent) in the field of informatics, granted on October 28th 2014, by the Council of Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science, Silesian University of Technology, on the basis of habilitation dissertation “Influence of the environment on quantum information processes”.

Contact

Position in the project

Leader of the Scientific Computing & Information Technology Group

E-mail

gawron at camk.edu.pl

Telephone

(+48) 22 120 18 24

Office

5.39