I am computer scientist and specialize in artificial intelligence. Earlier I was interested in software engineering (I practically implemented among others: 3 translators, 2 automatic program generators, two versions of digital computer simulators). At present I am involved in researches concerning: hybrid systems eg. hybrid expert systems, knowledge engineering and computer-aided support of knowledge management. My scientific interests and practice also include: expert systems and artificial neural networks (ANN) also Deep neural networks (sometimes IMO wrongly called "Deep learning" - I do not consider it to be a correct term! Morover some my works and scientific interests concern logic, methods of automatic logical inference/reasoning as well as logic programming. My Ph.D. dissertation was related to AI domain of computer science and it was associated with 3 expert systems that I designed and implemented earlier.
I work in the Department of Knowledge Engineering at the Faculty of Computer Science and Communications in the University of Economics in Katowice (Silesia, Poland). I am currently the Head of the Department of Artificial Intelligence at this faculty
I have built several AI systems: the first Polish hybrid expert system shell called PC-Shell, neural net Neuronix, AI software package SPHINX - the only such package in Poland, Aitech DSS etc., and implemented them in most of Polish universities and some banks as well as in commercial companies.
To combine/join theory and practice, as well as to get the feedback effect, in 1990 year I set up the first Polish company AITECH Artificial Intelligence Laboratory specializing in building and selling my AI systems, mainly PC-Shell, later AI software package SPHINX and intelligent decision support system Aitech DSS. My scientific and commercial mission af AITECH activity was also popularization of artificial intelligence, especially expert systems in Poland.
My hobbies are: science, astronomy - mainly astrophysics and cosmology, karate kyokusin, playing electric guitar. I also like logic, computer programming in that logic programming and listening to the music.
I have son Tomasz Michalik.
Proof that I have never been an SB informant
(SB means "Służba Bezpieczeństwa" - communist Security Service in Poland)
In Polish tzw. auto-lustracja
(Below doc from IPN)
I forgive all SB informers who denounced me (they made reports about me), among others TW Kazimierz etc. etc. I am also very grateful that SB created such valid and good information about me in their (my) folder with files. They wrote IMO only very good information about me so I could add them to my CV :)