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Professor Ryszard Kowalczyk

Professor of Intelligent Systems


Prof. Ryszard Kowalczyk is Full Professor of Intelligent Systems, and Head of the Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT) and Smart Energy Management (EMRC) research in the School of Software and Electrical Engineering (SSEE), Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology (FSET), Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. He has over 20 years of combined academic and industrial R&D experience in Intelligent Systems and their applications in a wide range of complex real-world problems. During 2006-2010 he was Founding Director of a large Swinburne University Centre for IT Research (and its successor Swinburne Centre for Complex Software Systems and Services), involving some 80 academic staff and PhD research students . Prior to joining the University in 2003, he worked with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and a number of corporate R&D centres of multinational companies in Australia and overseas. He received M.Eng. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Zielona Gora, Poland in 1986 and the Silesian University of Technology, Poland in 1990, respectively. He is also with Polish Academy of Sciences and holds a lifetime title of State Professor in Poland awarded by the President of Poland. 

Prof. Kowalczyk's research interests include intelligent systems, agent technology and collective intelligence, and their applications in building and managing open, large-scale, distributed systems such as web/grid/cloud service-oriented business systems and intelligent infrastructure involving cyber-physical-social eco-systems (smart electricity grid, smart cloud and XaaS everything as as service). He has co-authored 4 patents and more than 200 articles in international journals and fully refereed conference proceedings, chaired and organized more than 40 international conferences and workshops, and been involved in the steering and program committees of some 120 conferences. Prof. Kowalczyk is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence (Springer), has served on a number of Editorial Boards of international journals including the Journal of Algorithms in Cognition, Informatics and Logic (Elsevier), the International Journal on Multi-agent and Grid Systems, the International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, the International Transactions on Systems Science and Applications; referee for Imperial College Press; and Advisory Boards of international technical committees including IEEE SMC and IEEE FIPA WGs. He is a founding member of Steering Committee of the Service Science Society (Australia), a member of Advisory Board of the Centre for Intelligent Information Technologies (CETINIA) at University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid (Spain), and has provided an expert policy advice to the government bodies in Australia and overseas. Prof. Kowalczyk He has been awarded and successfully led more than 30 R&D projects funded by competitive grants and industry in excess of $21 million, delivering significant research and commercial benefits; for example in two projects his industry partners reported benefits of $50 million. His current and past industry collaborators include Suncorp, AARNet, Segura, Zimbani, Siemens, Telstra, Vastpark, DSTO, Canon, IBM, Australian Navy, SAP and DaimlerChrysler. He has jointly developed and led large international collaboration projects including EU-FP6 Integrated Project on Adaptive Services Grids, and the largest Federal Government (DEST-ISL) funded project in agent-based service oriented computing in Australia, which was one of the largest single university led projects in that area internationally. He has been instrumental in establishing Smart Energy Management Research (EMRC) at Swinburne in partnership with industry, and more recently developing and commercialising Smart Cloud Broker technology. More info:

Research interests

Cloud Computing; Smart Grids and Microgrids; Intelligent systems; Artificial Intelligence; Agent technology; Collective intelligence; Smart infrastructure management

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Intelligent Agents related topics: Please see Professor Kowalczyk's personal webpage:

Intelligent Systems for Smart Infrastructure related topics: Please see Professor Kowalczyk's personal webpage:


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Adaptive Agents And Intelligent Robotics - 080101
  • Artificial Intelligence And Image Processing Not Elsewhere Classified - 080199


  • 2013, Other, Lifetime TItile of State Professor, Republic of Poland
  • 2005, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellor's Research Excellence Award, Swinburne University of Technology


Also published as: Kowalczyk, Ryszard; Kowalczyk, R.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2017: Autonomic computing for resilient cyber operations in contested environments *; DATA61
  • 2016: AMSI Intern Program - Rapid Ship Design using Computational Algorithms *; Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute Intern Program
  • 2016: Consumer-centric adaptive quality-assured cloud services brokerage *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
  • 2016: Market-oriented optimisation of smart embedded energy networks *; Centre for GeoExchange and Renewable Energy Infrastructure (CGREI)
  • 2015: Melbourne-Sarawak Collaboration Scheme Stream 2 - Prof Ryszard Kowalczyk *; Melbourne-Sarawak Research Collaboration Scheme
  • 2015: Toward custom need data in Smart Exchanges: Smart Cloud Broker Analytics *; Suncorp Insurance Services Pty Ltd - contract
  • 2014: SDA-06 Service Delivery & Aggregation - Smart Cloud Intelligent Agents - SUNCORP project *; Smart Services CRC: Service Delivery Framework
  • 2013: Smart CloudBench Foundry Project *; Smart Services CRC
  • 2012: COST Action Program visit to Professor Slawommir Zadrozny at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Poland *; Australian Academy of Science Scientific Visits Program
  • 2012: Service delivery and aggregation *; Smart Services CRC
  • 2012: Smart Cloud Broker Foundry Project *; Smart Services CRC
  • 2012: Student agreement for Sergei Chichin *; Smart Services CRC
  • 2012: Vacation Scholarship for Sergei Chichin *; Smart Services CRC
  • 2011: COST Action Program visits to Professor Sascha Ossowski at the University Juan Carlos in Spain and Professor Matthias Klusch at the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence in Germany *; Australian Academy of Science Scientific Visits Program
  • 2011: Responsive automated negotiation in open distributed environments *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2010: Services Aggregation (Student Agreement with Michal Wosko) *; Smart Services CRC: Service Aggregation
  • 2009: Policy based management of agreements in service aggregations *; Smart Services CRC: Service Aggregation
  • 2008: Adaptive Management of Quality-Assured Service Aggregation *; Smart Services CRC

* Chief Investigator