The Faculty of Applied Informatics and Mathematics was established by the resolution of the Senate of WULS-SGGW dated 26 November 2007 with effect from 1 January 2008. The Faculty was the continuation and extension of the Interdisciplinary Study of Informatics and Econometrics established on 24 January 2001. The aim of the Study was to educate students in the field of computer science and econometrics using the educational base of WULS. Classes were held mostly by academics of WULS dealing with mathematics and computer science, working in different organizational units of the University.
The Faculty was created by merging the following organizational units of the University:
• the Department of Biometry, Faculty of Agriculture and Biology,
• the Department of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
• the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Econometrics and Statistics and the Computer Laboratory, Faculty of Agricultural Economics.
At present, the Faculty of Applied Informatics and Mathematics consists of four Departments, which carry out research and conduct teaching. These are: the Department of Econometrics and Statistics, Department of Informatics, Department of Applied Informatics and Department of Applied Mathematics. Each Department consists of Research Divisions. An important part of the structure of the Faculty is the Computer Laboratory which supports smooth operation of computer network covering 26 computer labs at the Faculty of Applied Informatics and Mathematics, Faculty of Forestry, Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Social Sciences located in four buildings of the University campus.
The Faculty of Applied Informatics and Mathematics realizes studies of the first and second degree (bachelor/engineer and M.Sc. programmes) in two courses: informatics and informatics and econometrics, both of them as full-time and part-time courses. The Faculty realizes also a number of post-graduate studies. All the above courses are taught in Polish. An additional M.Sc programme in the Information Systems in Management speciality is offered in English. The Faculty provides also classes in English within the University offer dedicated to the Erasmus students. The Faculty aims at acquiring an academic right to confer Ph.D degree in technical sciences, and therefore to carry out run-time and extramural studies of the third degree (Ph.D) in informatics. All programmes implemented at the Faculty are adapted to the current standards of teaching. Students attend compulsory and facultative classes. According to the study programmes, students take practice at the companies and have the opportunity to take advantage of the international exchange offer of the University.
The Faculty runs the Multimedia Education Centre of WULS-SGGW created to spread the use of information and communication technologies in the teaching process at the University. The Faculty is also a leader at the University in the use of e-learning tools, which are increasingly used in the course of teaching the students of the Faculty.
The Faculty, individually and in collaboration with leading domestic and international research centres, carries out research and development in the following sciences:
– Dynamic and spatial econometrics;
– Multidimensional comparative analysis;
– Theory of demand and market equilibrium;
– Game Theory and methods of effective investment;
– Modeling of work processes;
– Analysis of business processes;
– Examination of the distribution of household income;
– Models of introducing ICT platforms in the agri-food sector in Poland;
– Application of XML in agribusiness and finance;
– Databases and data analysis in economics and finance;
– Online information systems in the economy;
– The application of mathematics in insurance and finance;
• Information technology
– The physical basis of information theory;
– The protection of information and cryptology;
– Computer networks (Cisco technologies);
– The security of computer systems and networks;
– Wireless and mobile systems;
– Diagnosis of analog systems;
– Computer vision;
• Life sciences
– Analysis and planning of experiments;
– Analysis and design of computer measuring systems;
– Image analysis in biology and medicine;
– Data mining in bioinformatics;
– Methods of artificial intelligence in life science applications;
– Mathematical issues in environmental protection;
– Numerical analysis and optimization theory;
– Algebraic and differential topology;
– Group theory and abstract algebra;
– Harmonic analysis;
– Mathematical physics;
– Probabilistic methods;
– Multivariate statistics;
– Theory of time series;
– Modeling of curves and surfaces;
• Social sciences
– Issues of teaching mathematics;
– The use of information systems in education;
– Methodology and technology of e-learning;
– Methods for testing tele-education.
The Faculty issues the following scientific journals:
• Information Systems in Management,
• Quantative Methods in Economics,
• Machine Graphics & Vision,
and organizes the following conferences:
• ISIM: “Information Systems in Management“,
• MIBE: “Quantitative Methods in Economics” (“Metody Ilościowe w Badaniach Ekonomicznych”),
• ICCVG: “International Conference on Computer Vision and Graphics“,
• STI: “Computing in Science and Technology“,
• ACS: “Multi-Conference on Advanced Computer Systems” (in cooperation).
Since its beginning the Faculty cooperates with economic entities within broadly defined fields of IT and finance.