The Institute of Computer Science

Article index

  1. The Institute's research areas
  2. Recent research results
  3. Selected research projects
  4. Scientific characteristics

Institute of Computer Science is one of the oldest Polish institutions carrying out scientific research related to computer science. Despite having the term computer science in its name since only 1975 it carries the legacy of Warsaw University of Technology research teams that designed the first Polish mass produced computer (the UMC 1) in the mid-fifties.

Current research topics can be roughly categorized into three areas, corresponding to three Divisions of the Institute, namely – the Division of Software Engineering and Computer Architecture, the Division of Computer Graphics and the Division of Information Systems.

The research activities of Division of Software Engineering and Computer Architecture are related mostly to problems of software and hardware fault tolerance and verification, including – but not limited to – creation of software and design methodologies for dependable computer systems and various testing tools and frameworks (e.g. fault injection systems), with special emphasis on real time, embedded and mobile applications.

Division of Computer Graphics concentrates its research efforts on challenges associated with image creation and recognition (computer vision) and biological systems modelling. Examples include plant growth or atmospheric phenomena modelling, or virtual reality related research such as problems of seamlessly mixing generated images with live video feed.

Artificial intelligence and information processing and organization are main research areas of the Division of Information Systems. Research projects undertaken involve large data sets analysis (data mining and warehousing, information retrieval), natural language analysis and understanding, ontology creation and maintenance. Other important topics include multi agent systems and user experience / user interface design and analysis (especially in web environment).

Please consult the Institute website for a more detailed description of current research activity.