Research / Extreme-scale Data Computing / Governance

Maciej Malawski

Director of Sano, Research Team Leader of Extreme-scale Data and Computing, Associate Professor at AGH

Holds a PhD in computer science and an MSc in computer science and physics. In 2011-2012 he was a postdoc at the University of Notre Dame, USA. Currently an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science AGH and a senior researcher at ACC Cyfronet AGH. His scientific interests at Sano include parallel and distributed computing, including distributed computing, data science, including large-scale data analysis, cloud technologies, resource management and scientific applications. He spends his free time on outdoor activities in the mountains near Kraków and around the world. His professional interests are focused on the use of computing in medicine.

Over 20 years of experience in research in parallel and distributed computing, high performance computing (HPC), grid and cloud technologies, serverless and container-based infrastructures. Interested in innovative applications of these technologies to scientific applications, with a special focus on biomedical research. 

Big data analytics, with experience in large-scale processing of scientific data in cloud infrastructures, contributed to use of Apache Spark and serverless processing of data in high energy physics in collaboration with CERN. 

Scientific workflows with focus on usage of novel and emerging large-scale computing infrastructures, performance evaluation, resource management, scheduling and cost optimization. 

Co-author of over 50 international publications including journal and conference papers, and book chapters. Member of technical program committees of premier conferences on scientific, parallel and distributed computing (SC, ICCS, IPDPS, CCGrid, UCC). Leadership positions in major conferences in the field: general co-chair of Euro-Par 2020 and member of Steering Committee, Area Co-chair IEEE Cluster 2021, BoF Vice-Chair at SC18. Member of editorial board of Future Generation Computer Systems Journal. 

Prizes and distinctions:

  • 2020 Paper: Performance evaluation of heterogeneous cloud functions published in Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, was among the top most downloaded papers in 2018-2019 
  • 2018 AGH Rector’s award for organizational work 
  • 2018 Publons Peer Review Award, for placing in the top 1% of reviewers in Computer Science 
  • 2011 Executable Paper Grand Challenge – 1st prize
  • 2019 – ongoing Associate Professor, Institute of Computer Science AGH, University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland Senior Researcher, Sano Centre for Computational Medicine in Krakow, Poland 
  • 2001 – ongoing Researcher,  employed in research projects at the Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET AGH 
  • 2009 – 2019  Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science AGH 
  • 2015 Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame, Center for Research Computing, Notre Dame, USA 
  • 2013 Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Notre Dame, USA 
  • 2011-2012 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Notre Dame, Center for Research Computing, Notre Dame, USA 
  • 2001 – 2009  Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Computer Science AGH 
  • 2009 Ph.D., Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland  
  • 2004 MSc, Physics, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland 
  • 2001 MSc, Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland 

Sano Centre for Computational Medicine 

Czarnowiejska 36 building C5, 30-054, Cracow, Poland 

Email: m.malawski@sanoscience.org