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Scientific/professional CV:

Marital status: married, 3 children


Education
Undergraduate studies at SUT, Computer Science, 1987-1992
Undergraduate studies at University of Opole, Theology, 1995-2001
Academic achievements
MSc (Computer Science, specialization: Architecture and programming of mathematical
machines), 1992, SUT, Gliwice, Poland.
PhD with honours (Technical Sciences, branch: Computer Science, specialization: Computer
Science Thesis: Image recognition with the use of computer generated holograms applied as
ring-wedge detectors [in Polish]), 2000, SUT, Gliwice, Poland,
Professional positions since 2005
Additionally to Assistant Professor position in the Institute of Informatics, SUT, Gliwice, Poland:
2005-2008 Contract lecturer, Polonia University, Czestochowa, Poland
2006-present Vice Head of the Institute of Informatics, SUT, Gliwice, Poland,
2008-present Faculty Council Member at the FACECS, SUT, Gliwice, Poland
2008-present Director of the post-graduate studies Teleinformatics in Aviation in Civil
Aviation Personnel Education Centre of Central and Eastern Europe (CAPECCEE), Gliwice,
Poland
2009-present Coordinator of all post-graduate studies in CAPECCEE, Gliwice, Poland
2010-present Scientific Council Member of EU-funded PhD studies Data Mining carried out
in the Institute of Informatics, SUT, Gliwice, Poland,
2010-present Head of the Research Department in software Polish-Austrian company LGBS
Ltd, Gliwice, Poland Vienna, Austria.
List of scientific journals indexed by Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Journal Citation
Reports (JCR) in which the individual is the reviewer
Mathematical Biosciences, Impact factor 1.4, Elsevier
Optoelectronics Review, Impact factor 1.2, Springer
Journal of Biological Systems, Impact factor 0.5, World Scientific
Neurocomputing (JCR) Impact factor 1.5, Elsevier
Activity on Socrates/Erasmus
Recognition of intermodal interference images with the use of optimized HRWD and ANN, talk
for Graduate Research Center 3D Image Analysis and Synthesis, Friedrich-Alexander
University, Erlangen, Germany, 2002
Lectures for students at graduate level on image processing topics and talk for the Chair for
Pattern Recognition, Institute of Computer Science, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg,
Germany, 2002
Hands-on-training on Advanced Course in Project-based Learning, Odense, Denmark 2010.
Others
More than 70 MSc theses supervised (one of them has won the competition for the best MSc
thesis organized by FIAT AUTO Poland)
Programming skills: Pascal/Delphi, C/C++/C#, Java, Matlab, Mathematica, HTML, XML,
Ada, Visual Basic, Lisp, Prolog, Assembler for Intel x86 family, Assemblers for
microcontrollers
Hobby: biology, astronomy, cosmology, physics, philosophy, theology, tourism, dancing,
volleyball
Research results including patents, publications, teaching etc., taking into account the level of
experience
Honours
Honours for the PhD thesis, 2000.
2 Awards of the Rector of SUT for Educational Achievements, I degree, in 1996 and in 2008.
1 Award of the Rector of SUT for Organizational Achievements, I degree, in 2009.
8 Awards of the Rector of SUT for Scientific Achievements, I and II degree, in 1999 2009.
Funded projects carried out by the fellow in a position of researcher and/or coordinator since
2005 (out of more than 10 funded projects)
P1. 2005-2007 Investigator in the Bioinformatics methods for identification of genetic
and environmental risk factors in the main autoimmune diseases of endocrine glands grant
funded by Polish Ministry of the Science and Higher Education (MNiSW), no. 3T11F 010 29.
P2. 2007-2009 Coordinator in the Computer simulations in branching processes,
coalescent and phylogenetic methods applied to selected problems of biological evolution:
information processing perspective habilitation grant funded by the Rector of the SUT, no.
BW/RGH-5/Rau-0/2007.
P3. 2008-present Coordinator in the Methods of artificial intelligence, random
processes and coalescence in studies on RNA-world and human evolution habilitation grant
funded by MNiSW, no. N N519 319035.
P4. 2009-present Principal Consultant in the Virtual Flying Laboratory grant funded
by EU (European Regional Development Fund), FACECS, SUT, no. WND-RPSL.08.01.00-
00-019/09.
P5. 2010-present Investigator in the New bioinformatics methods for studying genetic
diseases with complex inheritance type grant funded by MNiSW, no. N N519 579938.
Reports written as an author or co-author after PhD degree
More than 10 annual reports of statutory research activities and individual projects in SUT
Patents
Patent application no. P-388768 (2009): autonomous tester of natural selection in genes
Memberships of the Editorial Boards
Journal of Biological Systems, published by World Scientific Publishing, indexed by the
Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Journal Citation Reports (JCR) IF 0.5 since 2006.
Editorships
Editor of Man-Machine Interactions, series: Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, vol.
59, published by Springer, 2009. ISBN: 978-3-642-00562-6.
Memberships of more than 10 Programme Committees of International Conferences in years
2008-2010
Membership of the Scientific Committee of The Seventh International Conference on Rough
Sets and Current Trends in Computing, Warsaw, Poland 2010 proceedings published by
Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Membership of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Man-Machine
Interactions in Kocierz, Poland 2009 proceedings published by Springer Advances in
Intelligent and Soft Computing
Membership of the Scientific Committee of the 2nd European Computing Conference in
Malta 2008
Membership of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Systems Theory
and Scientific Computation (ISTASC08), (Rodos Island, Greece, August 2008)
Membership of the Scientific Committees in 7 other international conferences, not listed
because of limited number of pages in the proposal
Other Memberships
Member of the International Society for Computational Biology, 2004-2005.
Independent Expert and Evaluator for FP7 calls, since 2009.
List of the most relevant out of more than 90 scientific publications with more than 140 citations
Papers in journals indexed by Journal Citation Reports (JCR) of Institute for Scientific
Information (ISI)
1. K.A. Cyran, A. Mrzek (2000) Rough sets in hybrid methods for pattern recognition, Int. J.
Intell. Syst., 15 (10), 919-938. IF 1.2
2. L.R. Jaroszewicz, K.A. Cyran, T. Podeszwa (2000) Optimized CGH-based pattern recognizer,
Opt. Appl., 30 (2-3), 317-334. IF 0.4
3. K.A. Cyran, A. Mrzek (2001) Rough sets in hybrid methods for pattern recognition, Int. J.
Intell. Syst. corrected version of [1], 16 (2), 149-168. IF 1.2
4. K.A. Cyran, L.R. Jaroszewicz, T. Niedziela, I. Merta (2001) Concurrent signal processing in
optimized hybrid CGH-ANN systems, Opt. Appl., 31(4), 675-689. IF 0.4
5. K.A. Cyran, L. R. Jaroszewicz, T. Niedziela (2001) Neural network based automatic
diffraction pattern recognition, Opto-electronics Rev., 9 (3), 301-307. IF 1.2
6. K.A. Cyran, M. Kimmel (2005) Interactions of Neanderthals and modern humans: what can be
inferred from mitochondrial DNA, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 2(3), 487-498.
IF 1.1
7. K.A. Cyran, M. Kimmel (2010) Alternatives to the Wright-Fisher model: the robustness of
mitochondrial Eve dating, Theoretical Population Biology, in press. IF 2.2
Invited papers in series indexed by DBLP Computer Science Bibliography:
8. K.A. Cyran (2008) Modified indiscernibility relation in the theory of rough sets with real-
valued attributes: application to recognition of Fraunhofer diffraction patterns, Transactions
on Rough Sets IX, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, 5390, 14-34.
9. K. A. Cyran (2010) Classical and dominance based rough sets in the search for genes under
balancing selection, Transactions on Rough Sets XI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science,
Springer, 5946, 53-65.
Other papers in series indexed by DBLP Computer Science Bibliography:
10. K. Cyran, U. Staczyk (2007) Indiscernibility relation for continuous attributes: application in
image recognition, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer, 4585, 726-735.
11. K. Cyran (2007) Rough sets in the interpretation of statistical tests outcomes for genes under
hypothetical balancing selection, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer, 4585, 716-
725.
Invited papers in other journals:
12. K. A. Cyran, T. Niedziela, L. R. Jaroszewicz (2001) Grating-based DOVDs in high speed
semantic pattern recognition, Holography SPIEs International Technical Group Newsletter,
12(2), 10-12.
13. K.A. Cyran (2006) Image processing system used for recognition of the type of vehicle and
the road obstacles in visible and infrared light, WSEAS Trans. on Inf. Science & Appl., 3(10),
2021-2027.
14. U. Stanczyk, K.A. Cyran (2007) Machine learning approach to authorship attribution of
literary texts, Int. J. Appl. Math.& Informatics, 1(4),151-158.
15. U. Stanczyk, K.A. Cyran (2007) On employing elements of Rough Set Theory to stylometric
analysis of literary texts, Int. J. Appl. Math. & Informatics, 1(4),159-166.
16. K.A. Cyran (2007) Comparison of neural network and rule-based classifiers used as selection
determinants in evolution of feature space, WSEAS Trans. on Systems, 6(3), 549-555.
17. K.A. Cyran (2007) Simulating branching processes in the problem of Mitochondrial Eve
dating based on coalescent distributions, Int. J. Math.& Computers in Simulation, 1(3), 268-
274.
18. K.A. Cyran, D. Myszor (2008) Coalescent vs. time-forward simulations in the problem of the
detection of past population expansion, Int. J. Appl. Math. & Informatics, 2(1), 10-17.
19. K.A. Cyran, D. Myszor (2008) New artificial neural network based test for the detection of
past population expansion using microsatellite loci, Int. J. Appl. Math. & Informatics, 2(1),
1-9.
20. K.A. Cyran (2009) Information amount threshold in self-replicating RNA-protospecies:
branching processes approach, Int. J. Math. & Computers in Simulations, 3(1), 20-29, 2009.
21. D. Myszor, K.A. Cyran (2010) Influence of non-enzymatic template-directed RNA
recombination processes on polynucleotides lengths in Monte Carlo simulation model of the
RNA World, Int. J. Appl. Math. & Informatic, in press.
Invited participation in conferences since 2008:
22. K.A. Cyran, When did Mitochondrial Eve live? computer simulations can help to answer the
question, invited plenary speaker: Proc. 8
th
WSEAS Conference on Systems Theory and
Scientific Computation, Rodos, Greece, 2008.
23. K.A. Cyran, Branching processes and the problem of admixture of Neanderthal mitochondrial
DNA to archaic H. sapiens, invited plenary speaker: Proc. 2nd European Computing
Conference, Malta, 2008.
24. K.A. Cyran, Artificial intelligence methods in the interpretation of statistical testing of genes
under hypothetical balancing selection, invited plenary speaker: Recent Advances on Applied
Computer Science, Venice, Italy, 2008.
25. K. A. Cyran, The origin of life: Information theory perspective, invited plenary speaker:
Latest Trends on Systems, Corfu, vol. 2, 26-27, 2010.
26. K.A. Cyran, D. Myszor, Time-forward simulations and the problem of population expansion
detection, Proc. 8
th
WSEAS Conference on Systems Theory and Scientific Computation,
Rodos, Greece, 19-24, 2008.
27. U. Stanczyk, K.A. Cyran, Can punctuation marks be used as writer invariants? Rough set
approach to authorship attribution, Proc. 2
nd
European Computing Conference, Malta, 228-
233, 2008.
28. K.A. Cyran, D. Myszor, Neural networks and statistical tests for detection of population
expansion, Proc. 2
nd
European Computing Conference, Malta, 222-227, 2008.
29. K.A. Cyran, Complexity threshold in RNA-world: Computational modeling of criticality in
Galton-Watson Processes, Recent Advances on Applied Computer Science, Venice, 290-295,
2009.
30. D. Myszor, K.A. Cyran, Non-enzymatic template-directed RNA recombination processes in
Monte Carlo simulation model of the RNA world, Latest Trends on Systems, 2, 676-681,
2010.
Monographs:
31. U. Staczyk, K. Cyran, B. Pochopie, Theory of Logic Circuits, vol. I Fundamental issues,
Publishers of the Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice 2007.
32. U. Staczyk, K. Cyran, B. Pochopie, Theory of Logic Circuits, vol. II Circuit design and
analysis, Publishers of the Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice 2007.

Teaching: only courses related to the bioinformatics (lectures, projects and laboratories) are listed out
of more than 20 courses taught by the fellow in 3 universities since PhD degree:
Artificial neural networks (also at PhD studies), Introduction to bioinformatics, Internet on-
line course for MSc in bioinformatics: Algorithms in bioinformatics
(http://lib.bioinfo.pl/programs/courseset/45), Evolutionary systems in informatics, Evolutionary
programming, Biologically-inspired methods of AI.
Chairing during last three years
more than 10 chaired sessions during international conferences since 2007
regular co-chairing of the Scientific Seminars of the Institute of Informatics at SUT since 2006
Short description of chosen three major accomplishments mentioning the purpose, results, skills
acquired, and derived applications.
(1) The original method for optimisation of computer generated holograms (CGH). Purpose:
development of the fast, opto-electronic method for image recognition with the use of computer
generated hologram playing the role of optical feature extractor and ANN used as a classifier. Results:
masks of CGHs optimised with the use of hybrid evolutionary - rough sets based method. Skills
acquired: digital holography, programming, rough sets, evolutionary algorithms, neural networks,
pattern recognition. Derived applications: system for subsurface stress detection in composite
materials, system for microscopic suspension images recognition, fiberscope based system for engine
wear inspection, airplane engine monitoring system, system for recognition of the type of road
vehicles, and system recognition of the road obstacles in a fog.
(2) The generalization of indiscernibility relation in the theory of rough sets. Purpose:
overcoming the drawbacks of classical rough set theory for applications defined in continuous
multidimensional spaces. Results: generalised indiscernibility relation based on cluster analysis and
structuring set of conditional attributes. This is generalisation of both, classical rough sets, and rough
sets with variable precision, especially useful for large data sets. Skills acquired: rough sets
extensions, cluster analysis, information systems, granular knowledge processing. Derived
applications: enhanced system for subsurface stress detection in composite materials, system for
classification of Fraunhofer diffraction patterns, studies concerning further modifications of classical
theory of rough sets and its derivations leading to the concept of quasi-dominant rough sets (QDRSA)
(3) The software for estimating coalescence distributions in Galton-Watson branching
processes. Purpose: verification of the robustness of mitochondrial Eve (mtEve) dating. Results:
simulations using the software confirmed relatively fast convergence to limiting OConnells theorems
for slightly supercritical branching processes and robustness of mtEve dating in the Wright-Fisher
model (results are published in a paper accepted to Theor. Pop. Biol., IF 2.2). Skills acquired:
computer simulations, coalescent method, Markov branching processes, random number generators,
human evolution, Wright-Fisher model, OConnell theory. Derived applications: preliminary
assessment of interactions of the Upper Palaeolithic anatomically modern humans and Neanderthals.
B3.3 Independent thinking and leadership qualities
Activities reflecting fellows initiative, independent thinking, project management skill, and
leadership, include:
(1) Establishing the software company Polstage Ltd (2000). Krzysztof Cyran together with
Jerzy Siedlaczek from Rybnik, Poland and Andrew Kocher from Vienna, Austria has initiated the
enterprise Polstage Ltd. supporting dynamic career building for outstanding computer science graduate
students and alumni from Silesian University of Technology, where he was at that time a research and
teacher assistant.
(2) Managing Polstage Ltd (2000-2003). After successful start of the company, Krzysztof
Cyran became the Managing Director and Director for Development of Polstage, being at the same
time full-time University Assistant Professor. He managed large software projects mainly for German
(Hagen & Partners GmbH) and Austrian (Webcraft and Integriertes Ressources-Management AG)
companies which ultimately led to long-term cooperation between these companies and Polstage
(having at that time about 20 programmers) Two of former Polstage employees, hired and managed by
the fellow, in 2004 set up LGBS Poland, a Polish branch of Austrian-Polish company (currently
Krzysztof Cyran is the Head of Research Department in LGBS Ltd.). Both these companies would
never come to existence without leadership skills and independent thinking of the fellow, who
successfully supported cooperation in IT technology on European market, seeing in such cooperation a
great potential for future European industrial sector.
(3) vice Head of the Institute of Informatics at SUT (2006 present). In 2006 Krzysztof
Cyran became the vice Head of the Institute of Informatics at SUT. He is the person responsible for
adaptation of programs of computer science studies carried out at SUT to Bologna process launched to
create the European higher education area (EHEA) by making academic degree standards and quality
assurance standards more comparable and compatible throughout Europe, in particular under the
Lisbon Recognition Convention. In 2010, during the Accreditation procedures, the Polish National
Accreditation Commission (NAC) considered the authors original programs of computers science
studies in SUT, that the fellow is directly responsible for, as excellent (grade 5 in a 1-5 scale) The
fellows experience is also implemented in strategies of the scientific development of the Institute of
Informatics (the scientific potential of the Institute was also considered by NAC as excellent), which is
supported by Krzysztof Cyran as the vice Head, and the researcher who actively takes part in various
funded projects (as a coordinator or an investigator).
(4) Organiser and Director of the post-graduate studies Teleinformatics in Aviation (2008
present). In 2008 he participated in the initiative of Polish Ministry of Transport, Upper-Silesian
Aviation Association and SUT for creation of the Civil Aviation Personnel Education Centre of
Central and Eastern Europe (CAPECCEE) in Gliwice, Poland. As a vice Head of Institute of
Informatics he involved the Institute in the process by preparation and launching first edition of post-
graduate studies Teleinformatics in Aviation. He became also the Director of these studies
responsible for both program and implementation of student activities organised partially at
International Airport in Katowice, where students have opportunity of entering pilot cabins and learn
real teleinformatics devices onboard. His initiative led also to the set up of the funded by EU and
exceptional in Poland Virtual Flying Laboratory equipped with professional cockpit-simulators
integrated in a common virtual sky.
(5) Coordinator of all post-graduate studies carried out in CAPECCEE (June 2009
present). As a result of appreciation of fellows contribution, the Head of CAPECEE, Prof. Fellner
and President of the Scientific and Programme Council of this organisation, former State Secretary in
the Polish Ministry of Transport, Dr. Wrobel have nominated the fellow to became the Coordinator of
all post-graduate studies organised by the Centre. These include studies implemented in cooperation
with Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Transport, and Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and
Computer Science.
(6) Head of the Research Department in LGBS Ltd (2010 present) After helping in the
development of the LGBS as a Development Consultant, when this software SME has grown to more
than 100 programmers, Krzysztof Cyran has organized the Research Department within this company
and became the Head of this department. By a close cooperation with SUT, the department is expected
to commercialise innovations in computer science with plans for extending the scope to bioinformatics
research, driven by the ArSInformatiCa project results and further cooperation with SUT and Institute
of Oncology in Gliwice.