Poland Day 2022

HONORARY PATRONAGE

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Speakers

Prof. Piotr Moncarz Chair, US-Polish Trade Council; Adjunct Professor, Stanford University; Senior Fellow, Exponent; CEO Geothermic Solution LLC
Dr. Jerzy Orkiszewski, President, US-Polish Trade Council; VP of Engineering, Cutera
Mariusz Tomaka Board Advisor - Business Development, Euvic
Tad Taube Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland, Founder and Honorary Director, Taube Philanthropies; entrepreneur
Jacek Chmielewski PhD, Associate Professor, Cracow University of Technology
Magdalena Diering PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Poznan University of Technology, USPTC

He graduated from the Surveying and Road Technology School in Poznań in 1968 and from the School of Engineering in the Stanford University with Ph.D. in 1981. He is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University, where for 30 years he has been teaching post-license level. Since 1980 he has been an employee of the world’s leading Exponent Failure Analysis
Associates (www.exponent.com), where today he holds the highest professional title of Senior Fellow. In 2017 he was admitted to the National Academy of Engineering in the United States. He specializes in research and prevention of engineering and scientific disasters. He is an author of dozens of publications, lectures and speeches. Renewable energy, including especially GeoHeat, the goal of his many years of work (www.geothermicsolution.com).
He is the Co-founder and Chairman of the US-Polish Trade Council (www.usptc.org), an organization of professiona ls working pro-bono on knowledge transfer and strengthening cooperation between Poland and the United States.
He is vice-president of the Council of Polish Engineers of North America. Member of the 1st Council of NCBiR. Co-organizer and academic director at Stanford University of the MNiSW Top 500 Innovators programme. Co-founder
of the Polish electromobility programme, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Electromobility Poland SA. Engineer,
entrepreneur and academic teacher, actively involved in the activities of the Polish diaspora for Poland.

Mr. Jerzy Orkiszewski was born and raised in Poland. He holds an M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Warsaw Technical University, Department of Fine Mechanics (currently Department of Mechatronics) and École Nationale Supérieure de l’Electronique et de ses Application in Cergy, France and submitted his PhD thesis at the Warsaw University of Technology. Since 1989 he resides in California with his wife, a practicing medical doctor from Warsaw, and their daughter
who after completing her medical education in Poznan, Poland, practices medicine in the USA. In Silicon Valley he has been working for variety of product development biomedical device companies: Cutera, Inc., Ellex Medical, Lumenis, Inc. and Medical Group of Coherent, Inc., where he has been providing the technology and business leadership serving in various
engineering, management and executive positions. Jerzy used to be on Polish national modern pentathlon team and plays classical guitar. He is also a pilot with commercial and instrument ratings.Jerzy is a contributing editor of “Przeglad Lotniczy – Aviation Review” aviation magazine in Poland. He provides to USPTC a strong link to the US biomedical technology sector.

Mariusz Tomaka is active as organizer, co-founder, and CEO of innovative electronic and software companies in Poland focused on local and international markets. He specializes in building and running innovative companies – startups – focused on international markets and leading teams of engineers and managers to achieve challenging technology and business objectives. Prior to current activities at EUVIC he worked as  CEO (PL) for DisplayLink in Poland and VP in Cambridge UK,  as Area Manager – Poland at Neubloc, board adviser – share holder at ABF sp. z o.o. Mariusz is a President of US-Polish Trade Council in Poland and extended board member in USA, he is a Chamber Council Member at The Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Mariusz is Vice-president of OG at Telecommunications and Polish Information Processing Society.

Bay Area businessman Tad Taube is the chairman of Taube Philanthropies and board president emeritus of the Koret Foundation in San Francisco. He is chairman and founder of the Woodmont Companies, a diversified real estate investment, and management organization. At his alma mater, Stanford University, Mr. Taube is the founder and advisory board chair of the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, established in 1986. He is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution and serves on its Executive Committee, and was the founder and past chairman of the advisory board
of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). In addition, Mr. Taube is past chair of the Stanford Athletic Board. His involvement in Stanford Athletics includes his family’s principal gift to Stanford’s Taube Family Tennis Stadium and his significant support of Stanford’s new football stadium, built in 2006. He has served as a trustee of the University
of Notre Dame de Namur, the University of San Francisco, and as governor of The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and was chairman and CEO of Koracorp Industries (successor to Koret of California) from 1973 until its merger with Levi Strauss in 1979. Born in Kraków, Poland, in 1931, Tad Taube immigrated to the United States in the summer of 1939, just months
before the outbreak of World War II. In 2003, Mr. Taube established a philanthropic program – the Jewish Heritage Initiative in Poland (JHIP) – which supports the revitalization of Jewish culture in now-democratic Poland. In 2007, the Republic of Poland named Mr. Taube Honorary Consul for the San Francisco Bay Area. In June 2015, then President of the Republic
of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski awarded Taube the Commander’s Cross of the Star of the Order of Merit, Poland’s highest- level official state distinction for a foreign civilian, which Taube adds to his Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit, received in 2004. Mr. Taube holds BS and MS degrees from Stanford University and served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.
Assistant Professor in Organizational Behavior at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. His research focuses on humans in a digital environment and employs cutting-edge computational methods, AI and Big Data. PhD in Psychology from the University of Cambridge. Previously Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford’s Computer Science Department and researcher
at Microsoft Research.

He is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Auburn University, academic teacher, researcher in: transportation network planning, road safety improvement and implementation, bridge live load and fatigue analysis in the USA, Weigh-in-motion data processing and analysis, big data processing, SQL databases developer. He is a Bentley MicroStation user and application developer (MDL and VB.Net), and software developer: C++, Visual Studio, VBA, MATLAB. He prepared a few four-stage transport demand models in PTV VISUM, microsimulation in PTV VISSIM for cities and counties. He was involved in Florida, California, and Montana Department of Transportation research projects. Lots of professional projects for private companies and public sectors in the field of transport were prepared by him, mainly in the field of road safety improvement, road network planning, traffic prediction, and feasibility studies.

Dr. Magdalena Diering, Assistant Professor at the Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Management, Chair of Management and Production Engineering. She is an education quality specialist. She is an expert in statistical measurement and control system analysis. Trainer in quality engineering (MSA,
SixSigma, APQP, Lean). Her interests focus also on project management and science commercialization. She has extensive experience in organizational, scientific, and structural project management. At work, she promotes a culture of teamwork and innovation among Polish scientists and entrepreneurs. She is a graduate of the Top 500 Innovators program at Stanford University (2012). She is the Vice-President of the USPTC Board in Poland and Program Coordinator of the US-Poland Innovation HUB.

Prof. Krzysztof Dyczkowski Dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
Lukas Grabiec Google, BoD USPTC
Robert Hryniewicz Director of Product Marketing, Cloudera
Prof. Michael Lepech Professor, Stanford University; Vice-Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
Prof. Andrzej Nowak President, Council of Polish Eng. in N.A., Chair, CEE Dept. Auburn University
dr Rafał Stroiński Board Member, US-Polish Trade Council; Senior Partner, B2RLaw

His main research interests are computational intelligence methods in decision making, computer vision and natural language modeling. Currently he is working on an intelligent decision system supporting the diagnosis of ovarian cancer – OvaExpert. He received Microsoft Research Azure Award (2015) and IBM Faculty Award (2010). Member of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Tech­nology (EUSFLAT). He has many years of experience in IT project management. Co-founder and longtime CEO of an IT company producing and implementing an ERP class system. He is a graduate of the Top 500 Innovators program at Stanford University (2012). He was a co-organizer of US-Poland Innovation HUB.

Lukas Grabiec is Senior Corporate Counsel at Wing (an Alphabet company) and for the past 14 years held senior positions at Uber (Autonomous Vehicle team), GoDaddy, Microchip Technology, Intel Corporation, and Honeywell International. Lukas was recognized in the legal community as the “Up and Comer” Attorney of the Year for 2012 by the Association of Corporate Counsel and Arizona Business Magazine and also was selected to the prestigious School for Leaders (Szkoła Liderów) program in Warsaw, Poland sponsored by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Office of the President of Poland. He is heavily involved in various organizations including being the Chairman of the State Bar of Arizona In-House Counsel Committee, current Director and founding member of the US-Poland Trade Council (USPTC) Office in Arizona, Mentor at the US-Poland Innovation Hub in Silicon Valley, and frequent lecturer across the U.S. and Europe including at Cambridge University, the University of Arizona, the Stanford Center for Professional Development at Stanford University. Lukas received his Juris Doctorate (JD) from Case Western Reserve University, his MBA from École de Hautes Études Commerciales (EDHEC) (France), a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Houston Honors College as well as a Certificate of Polish Studies from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. During law school he worked with the U.N. Special Court for Sierra Leone and wrote briefs helping prosecute War Criminals. This UN project which was organized by Case Western, American University and the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Lukas has been featured or interviewed by CNBC, TVP (Telewizja Polska) POLVISION – Kulisy Suksesu (tv program), Arizona Attorney Magazine, Gazeta.pl, Tygodnik Angora, FoxSports, Sport.pl, and Przeglad Sportowy.

Robert is the Director of Product Marketing at Cloudera driving messaging and technical content on the Enterprise Data Cloud (EDC) and the integrated data lifecycle. Prior to Cloudera, Robert was an AI evangelist at Hortonworks, CTO at Authentise (a 3D printing security & analytics startup at Singularity Labs), Software Engineer at Cisco, NASA et al. Robert’s graduate work at Case Western Reserve University focused on AI & robotics, including early work on autonomous vehicles. He is a frequent speaker at enterprise data conferences.

ssor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University. Professor Lepech’s research focuses on the integration of sustainability indicators into engineering design,
ranging from materials design, structural design, system design, to operations management. Such sustainability indicators include a comprehensive set of environmental, economic, and social costs. Recently his research has focused on the design of sustainable high-performance fiber-reinforced cementitious composites (HPFRCCs) and fiber-reinforced polymers (FRPs), the impacts of sustainable materials on building and infrastructure design and operation, and the development of new life cycle assessment (LCA) applications for building systems, transportation systems, water systems, consumer products. Along with this, he is studying the effects that slowly diffusing sustainable civil engineering innovations, and the social networks they diffuse through can have on achieving long-term sustainability goals.

A graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology, in the United States since 1976, currently the dean of Civil Faculty Engineering at Auburn University. Before that, he was a professor at the University of Nebraska, University of Michigan and the State University of New York. His main scientific field is the theory of reliability and its applications. He made a fundamental contribution to the development of the American AASHTO bridge standard and ACI 318. Prof. Nowak
is an honorary doctor of the Warsaw University of Technology, an honorary professor of the Cracow University of Technology, he received the title of professor from the hands of the President of the Republic of Poland. He is the
president of the Polish Council Engineers in North America and was awarded the Officer’s Order of Polonia Restituta, Moisseiff Medal (American Society of Civil Engineers), Bene Merentibus Medal (Warsaw University of Technology), and Casimir Gzowski Medal (Canadian Society of Civil Engineering). Prof. Andrzej S. Nowak is a Fellow of the American
Society of Civil Engineers, and Fellow of the American Concrete Institute. He is the supervisor of 41 doctoral students.

Rafał is an advocate registered with the District Bar Association in Warsaw and a US-qualified attorney admitted in the state of New York. He holds an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. in Law from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. He was also a Fulbright Commission and Polish Science Foundation Visiting Scholar at Stanford Law School. Rafał is one of the three founding and senior partners of B2RLaw. He has over twenty years of experience in the practice of law. Prior to establishing B2R legacy firm JS Legal, for several years he was a partner at the
Warsaw office of a leading international law firm where he set up and managed the capital markets practice and was one of the leaders of the private equity practice. Rafał has held positions on various Supervisory Boards (including Vice
Chairman of PFRVentures, the largest Polish fund of funds (2016-2018)), and is a founding and board member of the Harvard Club of Poland.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Prof. Piotr Moncarz Chairman, USPTC; Adjunct Professor, Stanford University
Dr. Jerzy Orkiszewki President, US-Polish Trade Council; VP of Engineering, Cutera
Mariusz Tomaka President, USPTC Poland; Board Advisor - Business Development, Euvic
Dr. Robert Barski Jacob of Paradies Academia in Gorzów Wielkopolski,
Magdalena Bryzek
Jacek Chmielewski Research Scholar, Auburn University

Piotr D. Moncarz, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, born and raised in Poland, graduated from vocational high school program in road and bridge construction in Poznan, Poland, receives Ph.D. degree in earthquake engineering at Stanford University. Registered professional engineer in civil engineering in numerous U.S. states and Canadian provinces; member of the National Academy of Engineers.  Adjunct Professor, Stanford University; Senior Fellow and Principal Engineer, Exponent, Inc., an international science and technology public corporation initiated in Silicon Valley; President and CEO, Geothermic Solution LLC, green energy, disruptive technology company. With an engineering career focused on failure analysis and failure prevention led and participated in hundreds of studies, remediation and research projects. He is active in academic programs, consulting work, and international business from power plant development projects, energy technologies and economics, electro-mobility, to high-tech ventures. former  Board member of the of the Polish National Center for Research and Development, formerly Academic Director and co-organizer of Top 500 Innovators program at Stanford University; co-organizer and leader of Stanford University/ Silicon Valley workshops for Polish industry and government leaders.  Decorated by the President of Poland with the Officer Cross of Polonia Restituta. He is a frequent speaker in venues pertaining to system safety and performance, engineering knowledge transfer, trends in technologies, innovativeness, sustainable development, and stimulation of international cooperation and competitiveness.

Mr. Jerzy Orkiszewski was born and raised in Poland. He holds an M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the
Warsaw Technical University, Department of Fine Mechanics (currently Department of Mechatronics) and École Nationale
Supérieure de l’Electronique et de ses Application in Cergy, France and submitted his PhD thesis at the Warsaw University
of Technology. Since 1989 he resides in California with his wife, a practicing medical doctor from Warsaw, and their daughter
who after completing her medical education in Poznan, Poland, practices medicine in the USA. In Silicon Valley he has been
working for variety of product development biomedical device companies: Cutera, Inc., Ellex Medical, Lumenis, Inc. and
Medical Group of Coherent, Inc., where he has been providing the technology and business leadership serving in various
engineering, management and executive positions. Jerzy used to be on Polish national modern pentathlon team and plays
classical guitar. He is also a pilot with commercial and instrument ratings.Jerzy is a contributing editor of “Przeglad Lotniczy
– Aviation Review” aviation magazine in Poland. He provides to USPTC a strong link to the US biomedical technology sector.

Mariusz Tomaka is active as organizer, co-founder, and CEO of innovative electronic and software companies in Poland focused on local and international markets. He specializes in building and running innovative companies – startups – focused on international markets and leading teams of engineers and managers to achieve challenging technology and business objectives. Prior to current activities at EUVIC he worked as  CEO (PL) for DisplayLink in Poland and VP in Cambridge UK,  as Area Manager – Poland at Neubloc, board adviser – share holder at ABF sp. z o.o. Mariusz is a President of US-Polish Trade Council in Poland and extended board member in USA, he is a Chamber Council Member at The Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Mariusz is Vice-president of OG at Telecommunications and Polish Information Processing Society.

Robert Barski, PhD –Since 2016 assistant professor at Jacob of Paradies University located in Gorzów Wielkopolski. Graduate TOP 500 Innovators Program of Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Graduate of Technical University in Zielona Góra Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Doctor of technical sciences in the field of construction and operation of machines. In the years 1990-2015, an assistant professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Zielona Góra. In the years 2006-2015 Director of the Academic Enterprise Incubator at the University of Zielona Góra. CEO at Smart Data Lights Sp. z o.o. in Katowice. Has many years of experience related to entrepreneurship, technology transfer and vehicle construction. Associate of the Center for and Technology Transfer of the University of Zielona Góra. Scientific interests: academic entrepreneurship, ecological aspects of the use of internal combustion engines, methods for measuring and limiting
the toxicity of internal combustion engines, electromobility and IoT. Member of the US-Polish Trade Council, member of the Polish Business and Innovation Centres Association in Poland and member of the Polish Scientific Society of Combustions Engines.

A strategic business and project management professional highly skilled in launching new programs and initiatives, building cross-functional partnerships and delivering strong business results across various industries.

Especially skilled at managing the day-to-day operations of small and medium companies and non-profit organizations and scaling them to financially and operationally sustainable companies. Comfortable working in smaller environments, wearing many hats and easily adapting to constant changes.

He is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Auburn University, academic teacher, researcher in: transportation network planning, road safety improvement and implementation, bridge live load and fatigue analysis in the USA, Weigh-in-motion data processing and analysis, big data processing, SQL databases developer. He is a Bentley MicroStation user and application developer (MDL and VB.Net), and software developer: C++, Visual Studio, VBA, MATLAB. He prepared few four stage transport demand models in PTV VISUM, microsimulation in PTV VISSIM for cities and counties. He was involved in Florida, California, and Montana Department of Transportation research projects. Lots of professional projects for private companies and public sectors in the field of transport were prepared by him, mainly in the field of road safety improvement, road network planning, traffic prediction, and feasibility studies.

Dr. Eng. Magdalena Diering Assistant Professor, Poznan University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
Prof. Krzysztof Dyczkowski Associate Professor, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
Aleksandra Gren Country Manager, Fiserv Poland
Kaja Grzywaczewska Program Assistant, USPTC
Robert Hryniewicz Director of Product Marketing, Cloudera
Kamila Krawiec Program Coordinator, USPTC

Her main research interests are quality engineering and measurement system analysis. She is a trainer in SixSigma. Her professional interests also include project management, science commercialization and quality of education. She is an expert for the European Commission and a reviewer in several journals in the field of mechanical engineering. She has extensive experience in organizational, scientific and structural project management. She works in multidisciplinary, international teams and at work she promotes a culture of teamwork, design thinking and innovation. She is a coordinator and a member of the Steering Committee of the international scientific-technical MANUFACTURING conference (since 2010). She is a graduate of the Top 500 Innovators program at Stanford University (2012). She was a coordinator of the US-Poland Innovation HUB program, USPTC (2012-2017). Associated with the US-Polish Trade Council since 2012.

Dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

His main research interests are computational intelligence methods in decision making, computer vision and natural language modeling. Currently he is working on an intelligent decision system supporting the diagnosis of ovarian cancer – OvaExpert. He received Microsoft Research Azure Award (2015) and IBM Faculty Award (2010). Member of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Tech­nology (EUSFLAT). He has many years of experience in IT project management. Co-founder and longtime CEO of an IT company producing and implementing an ERP class system. He is a graduate of the Top 500 Innovators program at Stanford University (2012). He was a co-organizer of US-Poland Innovation HUB.

Country Manager for Fiserv Poland (NASDAQ: FISV) responsible for new tech initiatives for major EMEA-based financial institutions, with a focus on CEE. Recipient of the Goldman Sachs-Fortune Global Women Leaders Award. 20 years experience in financial technology in EMEA.  Advisory Board Member of Vital Voices Poland and a Trustee of the Vital Voices Europe Board in London, UK, advocate of women’s leadership and women in tech initiatives. BA in International Relations from University of British Columbia in Vancouver, MSc in Policy Making from the London School of Economics.

Kaja Grzywaczewska (Łapińska), BSc – a student of graduate studies at the International Faculty of Engineering, specialization
Management and Production Engineering, at the Lodz University of Technology. Engaged in representing her
University and country abroad she is also a vice-chairman of IFE Alumni Association and a member of PŁ
Raptors, team building Mars rover for international competitions. The team is a part of the Student Scientific
Robotics Association SKaNeR at the Institute of Automatic Control. Apart from that, she is involved in business
development, cooperation with partners and the implementation of new production processes and their
optimization. She is interested in manufacturing techniques, machine tools and process automation. Keen to
work on the promotion of Poland she is involved in innovations development in local area, member of USPTC
Poland.

Robert is the Director of Product Marketing at Cloudera driving messaging and technical content on the Enterprise Data Cloud (EDC) and the integrated data lifecycle. Prior to Cloudera, Robert was an AI evangelist at Hortonworks, CTO at Authentise (a 3D printing security & analytics startup at Singularity Labs), Software Engineer at Cisco, NASA et al. Robert’s graduate work at Case Western Reserve University focused on AI & robotics, including early work on autonomous vehicles. He is a frequent speaker at enterprise data conferences.

BA – graduated from the Silesian University of Technology in the field of Public Administration. Between 2012-2017 Kamila had worked for InPost Finance, a subsidiary of Integer.pl Capital Group, and Wiewiorka.pl LLC, a start-up in the environmental sector where she was responsible, inter alia, for obtaining EU funds. Currently, she works as an eCommerce Consultant for several start-ups. Her professional interests include e-commerce, shipping, and innovations. Associated with the US-Polish Trade Council since 2017.

Gregory Grabiec Head of US-Poland Investments and Initiatives, USPTC; US Strategic Partnership Catalyst, Euvic
Marek Żywno Founder- CEO, Silicon Valley Ventures
Justyna Leśkiewicz-Małek Senior HC Generalist, TTEC
Prof. Andrzej Nowak Chair, Dep. Civil Faculty Engineering, Auburn University
Sylwia Stawska Doctoral Student, Civil Engineering, Auburn University

Gregory Grabiec is a consultative problem solver with a creative, analytical and agile mind. He has a 22-year career managing global projects of $300,000,000+ for corporations, foundations, NGOs, and high-net-worth clients. His expertise is in creating bespoke strategic and operational solutions to drive market impact for the healthcare, biotech, non-profit, financial and IT sectors in both the United States and Europe. For the past 9 years, Gregory has focused on integrating business paradigms between US and Polish markets through consulting, coaching and engaging with innovative companies. Most recently, he has worked on enabling IT/ICT projects between Poland and Silicon Valley. Gregory holds a BA in Biology and MBA in Finance from the University of Houston, and a Masters of International Management (MIM) degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, AZ, where he was a Presidential Scholar.  Currently, Gregory is engaged as US Strategic Partnership Catalyst at Euvic and serves as Head of US-Poland Investments and Initiatives at the US-Polish Trade Council (USPTC). Gregory strives to convey a personal touch in all his endeavors.

Marek Zywno is a precision engineer. He has worked in engineering management and executive positions at semiconductor equipment companies: KLA-Tencor, Etec Systems, Nanometrics, Keysight, and others, where he architected and managed design activities of  semiconductor lithography and inspection instruments. He is CEO of Silicon Valley Ventures and an investor. Serves on the Boards of US Polish Trade Council and Robotics Inventions, and is President of Polish American Engineers Club of Silicon Valley.

Justyna is an educated entrepreneur very active in teams of different start-up initiatives taking a role close to MBA competencies. She runs marketing, finance, customer relations duties. Justyna’s field of specific interest is in the scope
of business development towards the international market and globalization. Justyna is a founding member of Polsko -Amerykańska Rada Współpracy, the US-Polish Trade Council in Poland busy with co-organizing among many other events and programs. Currently, at TTEC Justyna is responsible for building the HR team to support a company with over 300 people, onboarding every month from 20 to 40 new joiners providing trainings, support and expertise regarding Polish labor law, leading the implementation of ticketing system within the company, and providing support to non-EU
employees with work and residence permits documents. Justyna is well recognized and influential fitness lifestyle propagator, coach, and trainer.

A graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology, in the United States since 1976, currently the dean of Civil Faculty Engineering at Auburn University. Before that, he was a professor at the University of Nebraska, University of Michigan and the State University of New York. His main scientific field is the theory of reliability and its applications. He made a fundamental contribution to the development of the American AASHTO bridge standard and ACI 318. Prof. Nowak is an honorary doctor of the Warsaw University of Technology, an honorary professor of the Cracow University of Technology, he received the title of professor from the hands of the President of the Republic of Poland. He is the president of the Polish Council Engineers in North America, and was awarded the Officer’s Order of Polonia Restituta, Moisseiff Medal (American Society of Civil Engineers), Bene Merentibus Medal (Warsaw University of Technology) and Casimir Gzowski Medal (Canadian Society of Civil Engineering). Prof. Andrzej S. Nowak is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and Fellow of the American Concrete Institute. He is the supervisor of 41 doctoral students.

Doctoral student in Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Auburn University.The main research focuses on bridge structures safety, traffic-induced load modeling for design, and bridge evaluation. She was involved in Florida, California, and Montana Department of Transportation research projects and also an international project with Toronto Transit Commission, Canada.  An active member of American Society of Civil Engineers and American Concrete Institute. Mentor for international students and women in engineering at Auburn University.

*Speakers list will be updated accordingly upcomming confirmations

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