|Zdzisław I. Pawlak|
November 10, 1926|
|Died||April 7, 2006
|Alma mater||Warsaw University of Technology
Polish Academy of Sciences
|Known for||Founder of rough set theory
and Pawlak flow graph
|Awards||Order of Polonia Restituta
Hugo Steinhaus Award
|Institutions||Polish Academy of Sciences
Warsaw University of Technology
|Doctoral advisor||Henryk Greniewski|
Zdzislaw I. Pawlak (10 November 1926 – 7 April 2006) was a Polish mathematician and computer scientist. He was affiliated with several organization, including Polish Academy of Sciences and Warsaw School of Information Technology. He served as the Director of the Institute of Computer Science at the Warsaw University of Technology (1989–96). Pawlak was known for his contribution to many branches of theoretical computer science. He was credited with introducing the rough set theory and also known for his fundamental works on it. He had also introduced the Pawlak flow graphs, a graphical framework for reasoning from data. He was conferred with Order of Polonia Restituta in 1999. He was a full member of Polish Academy of Sciences.
Education and career
Zdzislaw Pawlak was born on 10 November 1926 in Łódź, Poland. He graduated from a public elementary school in 1939. In 1946 he passed his Baccalaureate Diploma examination, and in 1947 he began studies at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Lodz University of Technology. Two years later, he moved to the Faculty of Telecommunications at the Warsaw University of Technology. He received his M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications in 1951, after which he worked in the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences until 1957.
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