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Janusz Zalewski
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers, Florida

Dr. Janusz Zalewski is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Florida Gulf Coast University. Previously, he was on faculty in software engineering programs at the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, and at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, in Daytona Beach. Before taking a university position, he worked for various nuclear research institutions, including the Superconducting Super Collider Lab in Dallas, Texas, where he was a member of the Data Acquisition Group, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California, where he worked for the Computer Safety and Reliability Center. He also worked on projects and consulted for a number of private companies, including Lockheed Martin, Harris, and Boeing. His major areas of research interests include: safety-critical computer systems, real-time multiprocessor and distributed systems, real-time software architectures, and software engineering education.

He has published over 100 research papers and delivered several keynote speeches and invited talks at various professional conferences, including Assessment of Software Development Tools for Safety-Critical Real-Time Systems at the IFAC Workshop on Programmable Devices and Systems, Ostrava, Czech Republic (2003), Safety of Computer Control Systems: Challenges and Results in Software Development at the IFAC Conference on New Technologies for Computer Control, in Hong Kong, P.R. of China (2001), and Real-Time Software Architectures and Design Patterns: Fundamental Concepts and Their Consequences at the 24th IFAC/IFIP Workshop on Real-Time Programming, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany (1999). His most recent tutorial, Software Development for Real-Time Safety-Critical Applications, was delivered at the 28th NASA/IEEE Software Engineering Workshop, in December 2003.

Zalewski received an MS in electronic engineering and a Ph.D. in computer science from Warsaw University of Technology, in Poland, in 1973 and 1979, respectively. He was a Chairman of the IFIP Working Group 5.4 on Industrial Software Quality and of an IFAC Technical Committee on Safety of Computer Control Systems. He is also a member of the IEEE Computer Society. He currently serves on editorial boards of Annual Reviews in Control (a publication of IFAC) and Parallel and Distributed Computing Practices, and previously served on editorial boards for Control Engineering Practice, IEEE Computer, and IEEE Concurrency.


Advanced Perl programming
Rothwell W., Apress, New York, NY, 2020. 308 pp.  Type: Book (978-1-484258-62-0), Reviews: (1 of 2)

I am not an everyday Perl programmer; that said, since learning it in the mid-90s from an excellent book by Randal L. Schwartz [1], I am always on the lookout to expand my knowledge of the language to see what else I need to acquire to...


Applied minds: how engineers think
Madhavan G., W. W. Norton&Company, New York, NY, 2016. 272 pp.  Type: Book (978-0-393353-01-3)

This book has been sitting on my shelf for a while; however, I have never had a chance to read it, thinking that being an engineer myself I know “how engineers think,” so why bother? I only recently started browsing...


Cyber-physical attacks: a growing invisible threat
Loukas G., Butterworth-Heinemann, Newton, MA, 2015. 270 pp.  Type: Book (978-0-128012-90-1), Reviews: (2 of 2)

A cyberphysical system is generally considered to be an embedded system with network connectivity. Embedded systems are defined in this book, after Peter Marwedel [1], as “information processing systems embedded into a larger...


The Scottish book (2nd ed.)
Mauldin R., Birkhäuser Basel, New York, NY, 2015. 322 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-319228-96-9)

The Scottish book is a legend among mathematicians and computer scientists. It has nothing to do with Scots or Scotland, and could rather be called the Polish book, as it took its name from the Scottish Café located in the town ...


The book of R: a first course in programming and statistics
Davies T., No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2015. 432 pp.  Type: Book (978-1-593276-51-5), Reviews: (2 of 2)

I have always been fascinated by statistics, going back to the time at a summer Boy Scout camp when I was so bored with the physical activities that I started reading a little booklet, which I found just removed from the library. It wa...


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