Joanna Kołodziej PhD, DSc.

Advisor to the Deputy Director for Research, Centre of Research and Technology Transfer

Joanna Kołodziej graduated in Theoretical Mathematics from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow (Poland) in 1992, where she also received the PhD in Theoretical Computer Science in 2004. In the period of 1992-1997 she worked as a project manager and senior CAD/CAM project manager in Petroleum Engineering (Bipronaft Cracow and INES Project Studio). She joined the University of Bielsko-Biala (Poland) in 1997 as an assistant professor, and now she works since September 1, 2013 at Cracow University of Technology  as Associate Professor and Professor. Since October 1, 2019 she works also as full-time professor in NASK Poland ( in Warsaw, Poland. She served as a Director of Studies in Computer Science and an International Affairs Coordinator at the Faculty of the Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Bielsko-Biala in the period of 2008-2010. She is a full professional member of ACM and SIGEVO group. She is also a research fellow in Intelligent Information Systems Group at AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow (Poland).

The main topics of her research are evolutionary computation, mathematical modelling of stochastic processes, grid and cloud computing, intelligent networking, scalable computation, multi-agent systems, global optimization meta-heuristics, cybersecurity in ICT systems and blockchain. She is an author of 200+ papers published in international journals, books and conference proceedings of the research area. Prof. Kołodziej is an author of one monograph and guest editor of the 15 other books edited by Springer Vlg. She has served as a guest editor of 25+ special issues of highly indexed journals in the domain. She is serving as the editorial board member of several journals in her research area and as a reviewer for the major journals in her research domain, including IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems and many others. Her H-index values are: 33  (in Google Scholar-, 22 (in Scopus) and 22 (in WoS).

Prof. Kołodziej has served and is currently serving as General Co-Chair and General Program Co-Chair of 40+ international conferences and workshops including PPSN 2010, ECMS 2006-2014, IEEE CISIS 2011, 3PGCIC 2011, ICLS 2011, IC3APP13-15,  and many other. She also serves as a track chair and IPC member of 60+ top conferences on evolutionary computing, AI, agent-based systems, high-performance and scalable computing, intelligent networking, grid and cloud computing including IEEE WCCI 2010-11, IEEE CEC 2008, GECCO 2010-2011, IEEE AINA 2011, IACS 2008-2009, ICAART 2009-2010, IEEE HPCC 2010-2014,  IEEE IPDPS 2012-2015, IEEE WICT 2011. GECCO 2014-16.

Prof. Kołodziej participated in the realisation of several international and national projects. The most important are ECONET, 7FP Grant No: 258454 closed in April 2014, ongoing PARAPHRASE  7FP Grant No: 288570, Polish National Science Centre, No. N N516 500039, "Biologically inspired mechanisms in planning and management of dynamic environments”. She is a general coordinator of the CISCO Academy Programme and  FlexSim PhD Programme at Cracow University of Technology. She was the Chair of the cHiPSet Cost Action IC1406  ( – the largest ICT cost European project.  She is also the national coordinator of GUARD H2020 project and Advisory Board Member of PANELFIT H2020 project. Prof. Kołodziej has been awarded for the best MSD Thesis in Theoretical Mathematics by Polish Mathematical Society in 1992 and for the best PhD Thesis in Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics by The Foundation for Polish Science in 2004.