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Experts in business information systems Professor Erwin Pesch from Siegen and Professor Jacek Błażewicz from Poznan have been awarded the Copernicus Award by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) in recognition of their achievements in German-Polish scientific collaboration. "The two researchers perform outstanding research, are involved in the promotion of early career researchers, have been collaborating for many years and complement each other perfectly", was the verdict of the DFG and FNP jury. The Copernicus Award includes prize money of 100,000 euros and will be presented on 17 September 2012 in Warsaw by the Presidents of the DFG and FNP, Professor Matthias Kleiner and Professor Maciej Żylicz.
Pesch and Błażewicz will receive the Copernicus Award for their joint research and the development of algorithms in scheduling and bioinformatics. They have been collaborating for over 20 years. Their collaboration has resulted in more than 30 scientific publications, as well as joint presentations at numerous workshops and conferences. The pair's most significant publication is an internationally published monograph entitled "Scheduling Computer and Manufacturing Processes", as well as a jointly edited multi-volume series entitled "Handbooks on Information Systems". The researchers have jointly mentored almost 20 doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. They also initiated a student exchange programme, as well as a joint series of lectures, at the Universities of Siegen and Poznan.
Professor Jacek Błażewicz completed his studies in control engineering at the Poznan University of Technology. After gaining his degree in 1974, he earned his doctorate there in technical sciences at the Faculty for Electr
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