CISIM 2010

Tadeusiewicz Ryszard, Professor

Ryszard Tadeusiewicz
Professor Ryszard Tadeusiewicz studied at the Electrical Engineering Department of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow from which he graduated (with honors) in 1971. Additionally, after receiving his degree in Automatic Control Engineering, he studied at the Faculty of Medicine at the Medical Academy in Krakow, as well as undertook studies in the field of mathematical and computer methods in economics. Since April 1971 he has done research in the areas of bio-cybernetics, automatic control engineering, and computer science. In 1975 he was awarded the Ph.D. degree, and in 1981 the degree of Doctor of Sciences (habilitation). In 1986 he became Professor and in 1991 the Full Professor in AGH (Krakow).
His research interests cover Neural networks, Computer vision, Biomedical engineering, and Distance learning.
He has written and published over 800 scientific papers, which were published in prestigious Polish and foreign scientific journals as well as numerous conference presentations - both national and international. Prof. Tadeusiewicz also wrote over 90 scientific monographs and books, among them are highly popular textbooks (which had many reprints). Total number of Ph.D. graduate students directed: 58, Total number of graduate students advised as Principal Adviser: 228. Elected three times as Rector of AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, and several times as a Member of Governmental Central Committee for Scientific Degrees and Titles and Ministry Council for Scientific Research.
In February 1998 Prof. Tadeusiewicz was elected a Member of Polish Academy of Sciences and Arts (PAU), in February 2000 he become Foreigner Member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, in May 2002 he was elected a Member of Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) where now is President of the Krakow branch. In September 2003 Prof. Tadeusiewicz was elected as Titular Member of European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Literature in Paris (Academie Europeenne des Seciences, des Arts et des Letters) and since 2004 is also Fellow of World Academy of Art and Science (San Francisco & Minneapolis).
He was awarded Honorary Doctor titles by twelve Polish and foreign Universities.
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Keynote Title:
Computers in Psychology and Psychology in Computer Science

Computer science and psychology are definitely separate and very different domains. The first is a part of technology (and sometimes also mathematics), the second is of a humanistic character (and a little biology). But in fact there are many connections between psychology and computers. In both areas the most important role is played by information, signals, storing and processing of data, intelligence (natural or artificial etc.). In computer science, and since the beginning of this branch of science and technology, the psychological terminology has been in use – memory, for example. In current psychology many terms originated in computer science are used for describing human behavior. When we use terms like “information input” in psychology, in fact we transfer terms from computer science. When we talk about recognition (or even perception) in computer technology, we use psychological names for artificial processes.
In my keynote I would like to show and discuss the relations between psychology and computer science.
Computers are now ubiquitous so do not worry about computers in psychology. Computers and Internet can be used for enhancement and facilitation of communications between psychological patients and psychological therapeutics. Computers can be also used for spreading of psychological knowledge to the people who often are very interested in it. Computers can be also used in development of psychological research. During psychological experiments researchers must create special kind of environment for people with behavior in the matter of the research. Such environment can be fast and cheaply developed using virtual reality utilities. Moreover, the control over this experimental environment and virtual processes can be performed more exactly and more effective than in the real world.
Also registration of behavior of the people during the experiment can be performed easier and more exactly when using computer than when the traditional experimental protocol is filled by the human observers.
Results of psychological experiments need analysis for relations discovery and for conclusions elaboration. For all these purposes computers are also perfect tools.
Last but not least in this part of the discussion the possibilities of computer modeling of psychological processes and system should be pointed out. Computer can simulate the model of any arbitrary process and system, therefore it can be used for the simulation of psychological processes.
On the other hand psychology can be very useful and important in many applications in computer science and computer technology. First, psychological considerations are necessary for enhancement process of introducing data in computer systems. Computers need data and in many applications man is only source of the necessary information. Data input process with exploiting man made processing often a source of dangerous errors. Therefore, psychologist must advise to the computer specialist, how to organize data input process for minimizing of error risk..
The next area, where psychological advice is necessary, is connected with the designing and producing of the software. Extremely complex computer programs must be produced and developed taking into account psychology of particular programmers as well as psychology of mutual relations between members of system producing team.
Keywords: computer in psychology, psychology in computer technology, programmers psychology, man-machine interactions