Meet us

We operate in the research and development sector.

We build computer systems and create software for the science and high education sector to share up-to-date and comprehensive information and data regarding that sector.

We provide our services mainly to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education –

our computer systems organize and integrate data concerning higher education and science in Poland, and the results of our research projects and analyses are used by the Ministry of Science as a tool to support the decision-making process. Other important entities to which our services are offered include two central research funding agencies: the National Science Centre and the National Centre for Research and Development.

Our computer systems are designed comprehensively –

from methodology and technological aspects, to gathering and verification of information (organization of processes, exploration of resources with the use of semantic analysis and artificial intelligence tools), to aggregation and visualization of data. Our most important systems include: the Integrated System of Information on Science and Higher Education (POL-on), the Uniform Anti-plagiarism system (JSA), the electronic proposal submission service I (ZSUN I), the electronic proposal submission service II (ZSUN II), the Polish Graduate Tracking System (ELA).

We employ about 200 programmers

coding in JavaScript, Java, Python, SQL, HTML, CSS, TypeScript, jQuery. Being highly specialized professionals, they have been recognized for their solutions at programming contests, e.g. at PolEval 2019, AI&NLP Workshop Day, Workshop for Doctoral Students and Young Researchers in Information Technology 2018 (WDSIT 2018), and the international competition organized by the network of plagiarism detection experts.

Our activity is founded on interdisciplinarity.

Our research is done in six research laboratories bringing together professionals from many fields; apart from information technology experts, our team is composed of economists, sociologists, lawyers, statisticians, and psychologists. The confrontation of different scientific approaches conduces to in-depth analysis of research issues and drives innovation. Main areas of research in our Institute include: machine learning algorithms, natural language processing algorithms, sentiment analysis, neural networks, discovering knowledge from text data, human-computer interaction (HCT), computer-assisted decision making systems, artificial intelligence.

management

director

Jarosław
Protasiewicz
PhD

He defended his doctoral thesis at the System Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

A lecturer in the Warsaw School of Information Technology. For many years, he was the manager of the Laboratory of Intelligent Information Systems, which is the biggest laboratory in the National Information Processing Institute.

His long-term professional career has been connected with the R&D area. His interests include artificial intelligence, software design, statistics, time series forecasting, as well as text and web mining. Currently, his focus is on managing projects with the use of agile methodologies, creating and developing software, machine learning, bioinformatics, and big data.

Deputy Director
of Software Development

Marek
Michajłowicz

In the National Processing Institute he was the manager of the POL-on system project and the deputy manager of the Laboratory of Intelligent Information Systems.

He received a master’s degree in sociology at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in computer science at Warsaw School of Information Technology under the auspices of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

He has several years of professional experience and holds certificates in information system analysis. His professional interests include agile project management, software design and development, and organizational culture management.

Deputy Director
of Administration

Joanna
Kuszlik-Cichosz

She joined the National Information Processing Institute in 2010. At the beginning, she worked in the Polish-Swiss Research Program team. In 2012 she took the position of system project coordinator and in 2015 became the manager of the Projects Coordination and Social Communication Unit.

Between 1998 and 2008 she worked for Cooperation Fund Foundation, where she was the head of the unit responsible for subsidies for Polish non-government organizations and participated in handling Phare and pre-accession funds.

She is a graduate of Warsaw University with a degree in sociology.

Deputy Director
of Finance

Konrad
Stachurski

He joined the National Information Processing Institute in 2008. Initially employed as an accounting specialist, he later became an independent accountant, to finally take the post of deputy chief accountant. After being appointed chief accountant in 2018, he was responsible for finances, taxes and accountancy management of the Institute.

He has several years’ professional experience in finance and accounting, and holds an accounting certificate awarded by the Minister of Finance as well as a chief accountant certificate.

He is a graduate of the Faculty of Finance, Cracow University of Economics; he also completed postgraduate studies in corporate accounting and finance at Poznań University of Economics and Business. He started his professional career in 2001 as an accounting specialist in private companies.