A New Perception of Informatics and its Relation to Mathematics and Physics
Prof. Jozef Gruska was borned in 1933. He took his PhD from Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Slovakia (1966). Currently he is with Masaryk University, in Brno, Czech Republic. He is an expert in Theoretical Informatics (Book "Foundations of computing", US, 730 pages, 1997) and Quantum Information Processing (Book "Quantum computing", UK, 430 pages, 1999). 160 publications. Recently he has been the head of two big research projects at Masaryk University and since 1998 the head of Graduate school of Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University.
Prof. Jozef Gruska has been very active internationally. Founder or co-founder of seven regular international conferences including Asia Quantum Information Science (Japan, Korea, China, India), 2001-2013 - chair of its Steering committee and including SOFSEM (Software seminar - annual winter school since 1974). He gave more than 250 talks on international events including two invited talks at the World Computer Congresses. The founding chair (1989-1996) of the main international committee for theoretical informatics at IFIP (International Federation of Information Processing), and founder of its Technical committee 1 - Foundations of computing. He spent more than 15 years at major universities of Europe, North America and Asia.
Elected member of the Academia Europaea, member of its Informatics Section Committee (since 2006) and member of its Council (2007-2010). "Computer pioneer" award of IEEE USA (1996) and many other awards and recognitions including Bolzano award of the Czech Academy of Sciences (2004).