Department of Algorithms and System Modelling consists of young and active scientists, working on different aspects of combinatorial optimization algorithms in general and, in particular, studying the complexity of graph-theoretic algorithms. Our researchers have been benificiaries and participants of about 20 grants of the KBN (Polish State Committee for Scientific Research). So far, 16 Ph.D. dissertations have been defended within the Department, and the average age at which a Doctorate is awarded is 27 years. One of these young researchers has already completed his Habilitation (K. Giaro). Members of our team include the youngest Professor in computer science, K. Giaro, and the youngest holder of a Ph.D., A. Kosowski. Members of Professor Kubale's team have been awarded numerous prizes, including prizes by the Polish Information Processing Society for master's theses in computer science (7 prizes - the most in Poland), as well as numerous scholarships of the Foundation for Polish Science for Ph.D. theses (6 stipends - the second place in Poland within computer science). In 2006 members of the Department won the 1st prize in the International Programming Contest in Budapest. Researchers from the Department have published more than one hundred monographs, textbooks, and articles in prestigious scientific journals. All of these publications have gathered hundreds of citations. No doubt, the best known of these publications is the monograph Graph Colorings, edited by Marek Kubale, which appeared in 2004 as volume 352 of the renowned series Contemporary Mathematics published by the American Mathematical Society.
The current core of the team consists of young Assistant Professors (in their twenties and thirties) who have won perhaps all of the more notable scientific prizes on the local and state level (some of them more than once). These include, in particular, prizes of the: Prime Minister of Poland, Minister of Education, Polish Information Processing Society, Polish Academy of Sciences, Foundation for Polish Science, weekly magazine POLITYKA, as well as the Primus inter Pares Prize and the Witold Lipski Prize, to mention but a few examples. In addition to these, members of the team conduct intensive cooperation with foreign partners. Consequently, members of the group have written numerous joint papers with authors from several countries from the European Union, as well as from the USA, Canada, Switzerland and Israel.