Prof. Zbigniew Banaszak obtained his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Robotics and Automation from the Wrocław University of Technology, Poland, in 1973 and 1977, respectively, as well as D.Sc. in Computer Aided Engineering at Welding Institute of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Ukraine, in 1989.
He has held regular positions at the Wrocław University of Technology (1973-1992), the University of Zielona Góra, Poland, (1992-2003), the Koszalin University of Technology, Poland, (2003-2009), and the Warsaw University of Technology (2009 – present) where he is professor of Decision Support Systems Engineering.
He has held visiting positions at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, (1981-1983) and the Kuwait University, Kuwait, (1992-1994). He is a member of the IFAC Technical Committees on Manufacturing Plant Control, and Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems as well as an Editor-in-Chief of the Management and Production Engineering Review journal. Also, he was the co-editor of special issues in SCI journal such as the Journal on Intelligent Manufacturing, the Control and Cybernetics, and the Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences as well as co-organizer of the IFAC Workshops on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, done in 2001 and 2008, respectively. Z. Banaszak was the supervisor of 16 PhD theses. He has been also the PC member of various international and national conferences.
Z. Banaszak published over 400 manuscripts, including 18 books and text-books, with more than 200 ISI citations. His research interests are in the areas of the discrete event dynamic systems theory, decision support systems, constraints programming driven planning and scheduling with application to multimodal supply chain networks.