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Adam Wierzbicki

Adam Wierzbicki received his Ph.D. degree from the Warsaw University of Technology and a habilitation title from the Institute of Systems Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is currently employed at the Polish-Japanese Institute for Information Technology, where he has the position Full Professor and of Vice-Dean of the Department of Informatics. He is an expert in Peer-to-Peer computing. His current research interests focus on social informatics, in particular on credibility, trust management and social intelligence. He is also interested in fairness in distributed systems. He has published several papers on trust management and on applications of the theory of equity to providing fairness in open distributed systems, and is the author of a Springer book titled “Trust and Fairness in Open, Distributed Systems”. He is also interested in open collaboration, particularly using Wiki technology. Dr Wierzbicki has led the project mTeam (Mobile Team), financed by a research grant of the Polish-Singaporian research program. See http://mTeam.pjwstk.edu.pl/ for further details. Dr Wierzbicki has also led the project uTrust (Universal Trust), financed by a research grant of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. See http://uTrust.pjwstk.edu.pl/ for further details.
Currently, dr Wierzbicki leads the Reconcile project (reconcile.pjwstk.edu.pl). The goal of Reconcile is to create methods and tools for supporting the evaluation of Web content credibility in Web browsers. Reconcile is a collaborative research project between PJIIT and EPFL Lausanne, with a budget of 1 mln Swiss Francs for 2012-2014.
His professional experience includes a research contract with Philips, Natlab and a two-year employment as a systems designer for Suntech, Ltd, a software company that specializes in telecom management. He was also a team member of the European 6th Framework Research project “eGov-Bus”. Adam Wierzbicki is currently employed at the Polish-Japanese Institute for Information Technology, where he has the position of Vice-Dean of the Department of Informatics. At PJIIT, he has started a new major in Social Informatics for graduates of the social sciences.
Prof. Wierzbicki is the founder and Steering Commitee Chair of the International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo).