Witold Rudnicki


I am physicist by training, biologist by accident and computer scientist by choice.  For many years I have pursued interdisiplinary research on the intersection of the physics, biology and computer science. I obtained PhD from the Faculty of Physics in computational biophysics, while developing coarse grained models of nucleic acids. At that time (1998) the experimental data was to scarce for developing reliable knowledge-based potential and I have drifted towards bioinformatics and machine learning. I am also involved in GPU computing starting in 2007, right at the time when first edition of CUDA was published.

I have co-authored more than 60 research papers,  see my Google Scholar,  ORCID, Publons profiles.

The papers cover multiple areas: into molecular biophysics, molecular modelling, computational chemistry, computational physics, parallel  programming, development of machine learning algorithms, bioinformatics as well as applications of computations, machine learning and modelling in molecular biology, medicine, agriculture, engineering and music.

My recent research interests are focused on development of machine learning methods for applications in analysis of multidimensional data sets generated by experimental methods of modern molecular biology (*omics).

I am one of the founding members of the Polish Bioinformatics Society where I fulfilled a role of the treasurer  between 2008 and 2013, and president from 2014 to 2019. I am also a member of the International Society for Computational Biology.

Currently I hold a position of Associate Professor at the Institute of Computer Science, University of Białystok, where I am a head of the Bioinformatics Division. I am also a Director of the Computational Centre of the University of Białystok.