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Zbigniew Suraj holds a MSc degree in Mathematics, PhD degree in Mathematics, Doctor of Science degree in Computer Science, and the scientific title of Professor in technical sciences (Computer Science). His postdoctoral research took place in several international centers or universities in Europe and Canada.
Z. Suraj is a Full Professor in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Rzeszów, Poland. He is also the head of the Department of Concurrent Systems in the Institute of Computer Science. He was the originator and manager of the Department of Computer Science at the Pedagogical University in Rzeszów for many years, and he was the founder of the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Rzeszów. He was the vice-rector of the State School of Higher Vocational Education in Jarosław, Poland, and also the chairman of the Department of Decision Support Systems.
Z. Suraj is the author and co-author of over two hundred scientific publications, monographs, several edited books and special issues of international journals.
His areas of expertise include reasoning with incomplete information, approximate reasoning, rough sets, Petri nets, knowledge discovery systems and advanced data mining techniques including process mining, decision support systems and complex social networks. He is leading the Research Group on Rough Sets and Petri Nets in Rzeszów. He has developed in a cooperation with his PhD students both software packages in rough sets and Petri nets areas as well as the original rough set bibliography database system - RSDS.
Z. Suraj is a member of the Editorial Board of the LNCS Transactions on Rough Sets journal. He served or is currently serving on the program committees of many international conferences and workshops, as program committee member or program co-chair. Currently he is the secretary of the International Rough Set Society. He is also a member of the Geselschaft für Informatik Special Interest Group FG 0.0.1 Petri Nets and Related System Models, Bonn, Germany, the Polish Information Processing Society, and the Polish Mathematical Society.
Throughout his career Z. Suraj has won many awards for his scientific achievements in Computer Science. He was involved in several national research projects related to his scientific interests.