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Piotr A Cholda
AGH University of Science and Technology
Krakow, Poland

Piotr Cholda specializes in the design of computer and communications networks. At the beginning of his career, his research focused on reliability modeling and the optimization of resilient multilayer long-haul networks (like the ones based on generalized multiprotocol label switching (GMPLS); he later moved toward softer problems, like the effective provisioning of services to network clients. His interests extend to problems embracing so-called quality of recovery (QoR), resilience-based differentiation, and quality of service (QoS)/QoR for peer-to-peer networking. Recently, Piotr has focused on risk-based communications networking, which he perceives as a very promising research field. In this area, the interface between business needs and threats from one side and the resilience technology from the other can be used to obtain a practical equilibrium where a balance between client needs and technological possibilities can be found.

Piotr graduated from AGH University of Science and Technology (Krakow, Poland) with an MS in networking in 2001. He obtained a doctorate in telecommunications in 2006 from the same university. He then joined the Department of Telecommunications there, and is now an assistant professor.

Piotr is the co-author of 36 refereed technical papers (11 of which are published in journals) and two conference tutorials. He has worked on network recovery problems in the following European projects: IP Nobel/Nobel II, NoE EuroNGI/EuroFGI, STREP SmoothIT, and the NoE Euro-NF EU Project. Piotr was a technical program committee (TPC) co-chair of NGI 2008 and NGI 2012, a TPC co-chair of the Communications QoS, Reliability and Modelling Symposium at ICC 2011, and a TPC co-chair of DRCN 2011. Now, he serves as a TPC co-chair for NOMS 2014.

Aside for preparing reviews for Computing Reviews, Piotr serves as an editor of the book review column in IEEE Communications Magazine. He is a member of the ACM and IEEE.


Numerical methods: fundamentals and applications
Gupta R.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2019. 828 pp. Type: Book (978-1-108716-00-0)

According to my experience, teaching numerical methods can be an ordeal: students typically do not like the related courses. The reason stems from the fact that the topic is difficult, that is, not easy to follow; additionally, the attendees somet...


Algorithms for optimization
Kochenderfer M., Wheeler T.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2019. 520 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262039-42-0)

Anyone wanting to publish a book in a respectable and classical research field needs to find a niche to justify the originality. This statement includes the area of mathematical optimization, which interests Kochenderfer and Wheeler. They decided ...


Abstract algebra with applications
Terras A.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2019. 328 pp. Type: Book (978-1-107164-07-9)

Any experienced teacher of a classical field of mathematics who wishes to publish a new textbook in such an area has to figure out how to present a topic with a long tradition to a new generation of readers. One approach is to present examples tha...


Mathematical finance: a very short introduction
Davis M.,  Oxford University Press, Inc., New York, NY, 2019. 160 pp. Type: Book (978-0-198787-94-5)

There are some similarities between areas of computer specializations and mathematical finance, for example, stochastic methods and statistics or risk modeling. It should be interesting for computer specialists to get acquainted with how these met...


What can be computed?: A practical guide to the theory of computation
MacCormick J.,  PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, Princeton, NJ, 2018. 408 pp. Type: Book (978-0-691170-66-4), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Teaching the theory of computation and complexity is tough. It is especially challenging for those ambitious teachers who wish to provide more than just the basic data that programmers ought to know. In fact, the basic data is quite a small set of...


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