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Dr hab. Piotr Sankowski, Professor at the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics at the University of Warsaw and CEO IDEAS NCBR has been awarded an ERC Proof of Concept Grant.

Fot. Michał Niewdana, 2018 NCN Award CeremonyFot. Michał Niewdana, 2018 NCN Award Ceremony

This is the fourth time Dr hab. Piotr Sankowski has received an ERC grant. In 2010, he was awarded an ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant, in 2015, ERC Proof of Concept Grant, and in 2017, ERC Consolidator Grant.

Under the winning EXALT project (EXplainable ALgorithmic Tools), Piotr Sankowski and his team will perform basic research on Explainable AI to describe the algorithm decision-making process and to create a database library to help other scientists in developing improved AI solutions.

Prof. Sankowski’s research interests focus on algorithmics, particularly algorithmic graph analysis and data analysis algorithms. In 2018, he was among the three winners of the NCN Award for early-stage researchers working in Poland. He was awarded for fundamental results in the area of graph algorithms, especially finding associations in graphs. Prof. Sankowski has been a PI on two NCN grants.

The ERC PoC Grants of EUR 150 000 are available to researchers who have already been in one of the ERC grants. Grant funding enables practical application of the developed tools and commercialisation of research results. Funding is awarded as part of the “Horizon Europe” research and innovation programme. The ERC PoC Grants have already been awarded to four Polish researchers: Prof. Magdalena Król (two grants received in 2020 and 2022, respectively), Piotra Sankowski (in 2015), Prof. Janusz Bujnicki (in 2012), and Prof. Katarzyna Marciniak (in 2023).