Title: Introduction: Professor Pawlak as a Scientist, a Teacher and a Mentor
We will remember Zdzisław Pawlak as a scientist, a teacher, but also as a mentor, a thinker, and an artist. We will talk about his thoughts about the society, and his views of the physical world as reflected in his photography and his paintings.
Stan (Stanisław) Matwin is a Professor and Canada Research Chair and the Director of the Institute for Big Data Analytics at Dalhousie University. He is also a Distinguished Professor at the University of Ottawa, and a Full Professor at the Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Science (IPI PAN). Fellow of ECCAI and CAIAC and an Ontario Champion of Innovation. Internationally recognized for his work in text mining in applications of Machine Learning, and in Data Privacy. Member of Editorial Boards of the leading journals in Machine Learning and Data Mining, and the General Chair of KDD 2017. Besides his research involvement, Stan has significant experience and interest in innovation and in technology transfer.