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Professor Edward Szczerbicki

Professor

School of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

Professor E Szczerbicki has had very extensive experience in the area of intelligent systems development over an uninterrupted 35 year period, 15 years of which he spent in the top information science research centres in the USA, UK and Germany. In this area he contributed to the understanding of information and knowledge management in complex systems operating in changing environments characterised by informational uncertainties. He has published over 300 refereed papers which attracted more than 1400 citations over the last 20 years (ISI Web of Science; Google Scholar).

His DSc degree (1993) and the Title of Professor (2006) were gained in the area of information science for his international published contributions. Since coming to Australia in 1994, he has been awarded over 20 different competitive grants, and has also coordinated 4 Large European Union (EU) grants in the area of intelligent systems development. Contribution to the Research Area of Intelligent Information and Knowledge Management. The research of Prof Szczerbicki contributes significantly to the area of smart information use in modelling and development of complex and intelligent systems. With his papers published in the beginning of the nineties in IEEE Transactions he developed autonomous systems based on information processing for the purposes of intelligent decision support. This was his unique contribution to the emerging cross-disciplinary research area of smart information use for which information has a value, is treated as the main resource, and is the basis for intelligent decision making. Since then, he has contributed to the field with over 200 refereed publications making an outstanding impact at the international level.

In 1999 he was invited to serve as a Board Member of International Academic Advisory Council for Natural and Artificial Intelligence Systems Organization (NAISO), Canada. He was also invited to join Editorial Boards of Cybernetics and Systems, Cognitive Processing, International Journal of Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems, and Management and Control. The contributions of Professor Szczerbicki have additionally been most recently acknowledged by (i) 20 invitations to deliver keynote addresses at international conferences (ii) invitation to act as a General Chair for International Symposium on Advances in Intelligent Industrial Systems, Australia 2000, Co-Chair for International Conference on Intelligent Information Technology for Environmental Engineering, Poland 2003, Track Chair for KES06, KES10, KES12 in the UK and (iii) invitation to guest edit over 20 volumes of CBS Special Issue on Intelligent Systems in the period of  2002-2016.

Teaching Expertise
Computer Modelling and Simulation Engineering Economic Analysis

Administrative Expertise
Assistant Dean (Postgraduate studies) 1998 - 2002 Assistant Dean (International) 2007 - ongoing master of Engineering program Coordinator 2000 - ongoing


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Science, Technical University of Szczecin
  • PhD, Technical University of Gdansk
  • Master of Science, Technical University of Gdansk

Keywords

  • information and knowledge management
  • modelling and simulation

Languages

  • Polish (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
080199 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing not elsewhere classified 30
080299 Computation Theory and Mathematics not elsewhere classified 40
091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2002 -  Academic Board Member Natural and Artificial Intelligence Systems Organization (NAISO)
Canada
1/08/1988 - 1/06/1992 Associate Profesor The University of Iowa
United States
1/01/1978 - 1/06/1988 Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor Gdansk University of Technology
Poland

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Associate Editor - International Journal of Knowledge-based and Intelligent Engineering Systems IOS Press
Australia
Senior Member Institution of Industrial Engineers, Atlanta
United States
Editorial Board Member and Guest Editor - Cybernetics and Systems: An International Journal International Science Press
Australia

Awards

Distinction

Year Award
2006 Title of Professor
Government of Poland

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2006 Track Chair
Organisation: KES 2006 Conference Description: Knowledge Management and Ontology Track Chair for the major international KM conference Knowledge Engineering Systems (KES)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 31
Total funding $883,055

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20081 grants / $2,500

The Twenty First International COnfernece on Industrial Engineering and Other Applications of APplied Intelligent Systems, Poland, 18/6/2008 - 20/6/2007$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188456
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $2,500

IPMM'07 Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials, Salerno, Italy, 25/6/2007 - 29/6/2007$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187358
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20063 grants / $721,682

Smart IT Management$170,000

Funding body: Polish Research Council/EU Research Council

Funding body Polish Research Council/EU Research Council
Project Team

Prof C Orlowski

Scheme Large Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ECOM-2006, 6th International Conference on Electronic Commerce, 26-29 April 2006$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186183
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20054 grants / $25,400

Intelligent information modelling and management in changing, uncertain and imprecise environments$10,700

Funding body: Australian Academy of Science

Funding body Australian Academy of Science
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Scientific Visits to Europe
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184159
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Deduction graphs for concurrency satisfaction problem in concurrent engineering (CE)$6,406

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki, Conjoint Professor Janet Aisbett
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184612
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Soft modelling tools for information management$5,794

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184613
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

BIS 2005, 8th International Conference on Business Information Systems, 20-22 April 2005, Poland$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185037
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20042 grants / $7,214

Quantitative modelling tools for information flow evaluations$4,714

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183376
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

ESM 2004, 18th European Simulation Multiconference, 13-16 June 2004, Germany$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183880
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20032 grants / $6,550

Information based integration for complex systems$4,050

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182279
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

1st Internatioanl NAISO Symposium on Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering, Gdansk, Poland, June 23 - 27, 2003$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182760
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20022 grants / $11,276

A Planning Framework for Concurrent Engineering$6,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki, Conjoint Professor Janet Aisbett
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181262
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

A Theory of Information Flow in Uncertain Environments$5,276

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181261
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20012 grants / $5,000

International ICSC Congress on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems for Industry, Scotland 26-29 June 2001$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180741
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

5th International Conference on Computer Integrated Management Zakopane, Poland 14-18 january, 2002$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181582
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20003 grants / $20,100

Modelling of informational balance for industrial systems$10,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178813
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Information flow modelling and simulation for decision support in complex systems.$7,600

Funding body: Australian Academy of Science

Funding body Australian Academy of Science
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Scientific Visits to Europe
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179022
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

2ndInternational Symposium on Engineering of Intelligent Systems.$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180333
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19991 grants / $13,500

Design co-ordination for concurrent engineering.$13,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178060
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19983 grants / $22,310

Modelling and Simulation of Information Flow in Performance-Enhancing Processes.$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177386
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Modelling of Informaion Flow for Performance Enhancement$7,810

Funding body: Australian Academy of Science

Funding body Australian Academy of Science
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Scientific Visits to Germany
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177441
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

International Symposium of Engineering of Intelligent Systems EIS '98, Tenerife, Spain$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0180609
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19973 grants / $18,023

A planning system for design in a concurrent engineering environment$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176600
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Modelling of information flow for manufacturing agents: qualitative approach$6,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176601
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

International Conference on Manufacturing Automation, Hong Kong, 28 April - 30 April 1997$2,023

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176989
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19962 grants / $12,000

Multiagent distributed planning system for design in concurrent engineering environment.$9,500

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0175704
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

International 4th WG-7.6 Working Conference on Optimization Based Computer Aided Modelling and Design - France - 28-30/5/96$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176281
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19952 grants / $15,000

Knowledge Retrieval for Autonomous Agents$12,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0175283
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

17th Intern. Conference on System Modelling, Czech Republic, 10-14 July$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Edward Szczerbicki
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0176839
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed10
Current4

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.5

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Human Detection and Tracking Using Set of Experience Knowledge Structure (SOEKS) and Decisional DNA with Applications in Industrial Environments PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Product Development and Innovation by Using Set of Experience Knowledge Structure (SOEKS) and Decisional DNA PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Smart Innovation Engineering using Decisional DNA PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Experience engineering Bus &Mngt Not Elswr Classified, Gdansk University of Technology Sole Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Using Decisional DNA to Enhance Industrial Design and Manufacturing PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD A Smart Experience-Based Knowledge Analysis System (SEKAS) PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Experience-Oriented Smart Embedded System PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD The E-decisional Community: An Integrated Knowledge Sharing Platform PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Fuzzy model of mortgage market Bus &Mngt Not Elswr Classified, Unknown Sole Supervisor
2009 PhD Knowledge management in Non-Govermental Organisations Bus &Mngt Not Elswr Classified, Gdansk University of Technology Sole Supervisor
2007 PhD Smart Knowledge Management System PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2007 Masters Implementation Approach to Concurrent Engineering M Eng (Mechanical) [R], Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2003 PhD Conceptual model of internet transactions Economics, Gdansk University of Technology Sole Supervisor
2001 PhD A conceptual blackboard database model for design process planning in CE Mechanical Engineering, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
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Professor Edward Szczerbicki

Position

Professor
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Mechanical Engineering

Contact Details

Email edward.szczerbicki@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6209
Fax (02) 4921 6946

Office

Room ES333
Building Engineering Science - D.W. George
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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