Associate Professor Anita Wasilewska

Professor Anita Wasilewska is a representative of the Polish School of Mathematics. She is a direct Ph.D. descendant of Alfred Tarski (Warsaw, Berkley). Consequently though the founders of the Polish School of Mathemathics she is also a direct Ph.D. descendant of Nicolaus Copernicus (Mikolaj Kopernik), 1499, as well as Gottfried Leibniz, 1666, Immanuel Kant,1770, and Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam,1497. Her other direct ancestors include Andrei Markov, Pafnuty Chebyshev, Emile Borel, Henri Lebesgue, Joseph Lagrange, Ganston Darboux, Pierre-Simon Laplace, Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, and Leonhard Euler.

She has earned her Master Degree in Computer Science (Professors H. Rasiowa and Z. Pawlak) and Ph.D. in Mathematics (Professor H. Rasiowa) from Warsaw University, where she consequently was a faculty of the Mathematics Department from 1967 to 1983. She came to the United States in 1980 as a visiting Assistant Professor in Mathematics at Wesleyan and Yale Universities in Connecticut, before joining Stony Brook’s Department of Computer Science in 1986.

Her latest research interests are in Granular Computing and Foundations Data Mining. She has also published papers, books, and edited books in many domains ranging from Classical and Non-Classical Logics, Automated Theorem Proving, Formal Languages, Theory of Programs, Foundations of Rough Sets in which she was one of the pioneers, to generalized Fuzzy and Rough sets, and Machine Learning. She has also pioneered research and Conferences in Mobile Computing for Global World.