Grzegorz Rozenberg received his Master and Engineer degree in computer science in 1965 from the Technical University of Warsaw, Poland. In 1968 he obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw. Since then he has held full time positions at the
Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland (assistant professor), Utrecht University, The Netherlands (assistant professor), State University of New York at Buffalo, U.S.A. (associate professor), and University of Antwerp, Belgium (professor). Since 1979 he has been
a professor at the Department of Computer Science of Leiden University and an adjoint professor at the Department of Computer Science of University of Colorado at Boulder, U.S.A. He is the head of the Theoretical Computer Science group at Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), and the scientific director of Leiden Center for Natural Computing (LCNC).
G. Rozenberg has published about 350 papers, 5 books, and is a (co-)editor of about 50 books.
He is the editor of the Bulletin of the EATCS, the editor of the series Advances in Petri Nets (Springer-Verlag), the managing editor of the Series on Natural Computing (Springer-Verlag), a co-editor of the Monographs and Texts in Theoretical Computer Science (Springer-Verlag), and a co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal on Natural Computing (Kluwer Academic Publishers).
Grzegorz Rozenberg was the President of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), in the period 1985-1994, and he was the chairman of the Award Committee for the Gödel Prize 1997. His current functions include:
- Chairman of the Steering Committee for International Conferences on Theory and Applications of Petri Nets (ICATPN),
- Chairman of the Steering Committee for International Conferences on Developments in Language Theory (DLT),
- Chairman of the Steering Committee for DNA Based Computers Conferences (DNA),
- Vice Chairman of the Steering Committee for the International Conferences on Graph Transformation (ICGT),
- Chairman of the Steering Committee for European Educational Forum (EEF),
- Director of the European Molecular Computing Consortium (EMCC).
- Scientific director of the "Molecular Computing (MolCoNet)" project funded by the European Commission.
He has been a member of the program committees and invited speaker for practically all major conferences on theoretical computer science in Europe.
Grzegorz Rozenberg is involved in a number of externally funded research projects on both national and international levels.
He is a Foreign Member of the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters, a member of Academia Europaea, and he is holder of Honorary Doctorates of the University of Turku, Finland and the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
Grzegorz Rozenberg is a performing magician.
Main Research Interests:
- DNA computing
- theory of concurrent systems, in particular theory of Petri nets, theory of transition systems, and theory of traces
- theory of graph transformations
formal language and automata theory
mathematical structures useful in computer science - in particular theory of 2-structures
Computer Supported Cooperative Work