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Partnership with TALQ

Department of Applied Computer Science has partnered with TALQ.

The TALQ Consortium aims to set a globally accepted standard for management software interfaces to control and monitor heterogeneous outdoor lighting networks.

TALQ generates answers to the main challenges of outdoor lighting as reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions worldwide, increasing cost efficiency and accelerating the introduction of LED luminaires in road and urban lighting.

Samsung AppCup Winners

Oskar Kuligowski and Ziemowit Rachwał, members of the SHADER Reseach Club at the Department of Applied Computer Science, are the winners of this year's Samsung AppCup.

The awarded application is called 'Bring Them Water', and belongs to the category of puzzle video games.

The app is available for the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Sabre Academy

We would like to invite you to the next meeting in the Sabre Academy series.

The program:

  • 10.05.2013, 12:30 - 14:00, Java refactoring and design patterns,
  • 20.05.2013, 11:00 - 12:30, What's new in C++.

Location: Build. B-1, Room H24.

History of the Department

The first unit historically linked to todays Department of Applied Computer Science was the Division of Elementary Automatics under the leadership of Henryk Górecki, PhD. It was established in 1957 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Industry and Metallurgy. In 1960, the Unit merged with the Department of Industrial Automatics lead by professor Juliusz Maydell. As a result, the Department of Automatics and Industrial Electronics was established. Henryk Górecki, PhD became the head of the Department.

In 1969, due to structural changes, the Department was transformed into the Institute of Automatics and Industrial Electronics. In the 70s and 80s, the Institute developed into separate units: Institute of Electronics, Intitute of Computer Science and an indepentent Department of Telecommunications. All these units were gathered under the short name of the Institute of Automatics.

In the early 80s, the Division of Computer Science Applications lead by professor Tomasz Szmuc has been developed within the Institute of Automatics. In 1992, due to the new law concerning higher education, there were further structural changes. The Institute of Automatics became the Department of Automatics, and the Division of Computer Science Applications has been transformed into the Laboratory of Computer Science. Professor Henryk Górecki was the head of the Depatment until 1997. He was succeeded by professor Ryszard Tadeusiewicz.

In 2012 the Department of Applied Computer Science was separated from the Department of Automatics. The staff of the new department were mainly scientists affiliated with the Laboratory of Computer Science. Professor Tomasz Szmuc became the first head of the Department.

Since November 2012, the head of the Department of Applied Computer Science is professor Leszek Kotulski.

The text was based on the book written by Henryk Górecki: „50 lat istnienia Katedry Automatyki AGH”, Wydawnictwo AGH, Kraków 2009

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