Marek marek.cygan Cygan from the University of Warsaw will allocate the ERC grant – 1,4 million euro to work on algorithms. “Technology transfer between modern algorithmic paradigms” is the name of his research project which will be carried out at the University of Warsaw.
Before Marek Cygan became an academic teacher he was taking part in IT competitions. In 2005 he won Google Code Jam. Two years later together with Marcin Pilipczuk and Filip Wolski won the ACM-ICPC in Tokio.. As a Phd student of Institute of Informatics of the University of Warsaw Marek Cygan got a 3rd place in TopCoder Open in Las Vegas.
He received many scholarships from the state institutions, among others, from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Foundation for Polish Science and the National Science Centre. Young scientist was participating also in two academic programmes at UW: the Modern University and the Doctorates for Mazovia.