Jerzy ZABCZYK, born: March 29, 1941 in Douai, France,
Polish nationality.
Wife Barbara and children Joanna and Pawel.
EDUCATION
 Graduated in 1959 from I Liceum in Bydgoszcz
 Finalist and laureate in Mathematical Olympiads in 1958 and 1959 respectively, also
the winner of a regional Mathematical Competition in 1957, teacher of mathematics Władysław Grabowski
ACADEMIC CAREER
 1963, Master Degree in Mathematics, University
of Warsaw, thesis Convergence of series in FSpaces, supervisor
Stanisław Mazur
 1969, Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Gdansk, thesis Semiclassical potential theory for Lévy processes, supervisor Zbigniew Ciesielski
 1975, Habilitation in Mathematics (Control Theory), Polish Academy
of Sciences, Warsaw, thesis Stability and stabilizability of infinite dimensional systems
 1983, Title of the Extraordinary Professor in Mathematics, Polish Academy
of Sciences
 1990, Title of the Full Professor in Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences
 Elected member of the Polish Academy of Sciences: corresponding 2002, ordinary 2013
RESEARCH INTERESTS
 Probability theory: stochastic processes and equations, probabilistic potential theory
 Control theory: stochastic control, infinite dimensional systems, nonlinear systems
 Application to finance and engineering
AWARDS and DISTINCTIONS
 Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, 2019
 Prime Minister’s Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievements, 2014
 Sierpinski’s Medal, 2006
 Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, 1999
 Elected member of the Warsaw Scientific Society: corresponding 1989, ordinary 2004
 Golden Cross of Merits, 1988
 Invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians, 1983
 Award of the III Department of PAS for results in stochastic control, 1978
 Scientific Secretary of PAS Award for achievements in mathematical control, 1974
 Minister of Higher Education Award for the PhD thesis, 1970
PERMANENT EMPLOYMENTS
 19631972 Department of Mathematics, University of Warsaw
 19722018 Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences
 20072010 Division III, Polish Academy of Sciences
 Since 2019, Professor Emeritus
TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENTS (longer stays including fellowships
and grants):
 Moscow University, Department of Mathematics (1970,
4 months)
 University of Warwick, Control Theory Centre, England (19761978,
17 months)
 Universite de Montreal, Centre de Recherche Mathematiques, Canada
(1978, 6 months)
 University of Rome, Department of Mathematics (1979 and 1981,
3 months)
 University of Bonn, Department of Mathematics (1979 and 1989, 4
months)
 University of Bremen, Department of Mathematics (1980 and 1982,
4 months)
 University of Warwick, Control Theory Centre England (19831984,
9 months)
 HeriotWatt University, Department of Mathematics, Edinburgh (19841985,
11 months)
 University of California Los Angeles, School of Engineering and
Applied Sciences (1987, 3 months)
 University of Warwick, Department of Mathematics, England (19891993,
several stays 7 months)
 Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy (19861993, 9 months)
 Universite Paris IX, France (1990, 1998, 2 months)
 Warsaw University, Department of Mathematics (19891996, part time
position 4 years)
 Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy (1995, 6 months)
 Universite Paris XIII, France (1996, 1998, 2 months)
 Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy (1996, 5 and 1/2 months)
 Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy (1997, 3 and 1/2 months)
 Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy (1998, 4 months)
 Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy (1999, 3 months)
 Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy (2000, 2 months)
 University of Warwick, Department of Mathematics, England,
Leverhulme visiting professor (20002001, 10 months)
 Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy (20012005, 5 months)
 Centro de Giorgi, Pisa, Italy (2006, 2 months)
 Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy (2007, 1 month)
 Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy (2008, 1 month)
 University of Warwick, Institute of Mathematics, England (2009, 3 months)
PhD STUDENTS:
 A. ChojnowskaMichalik (1977, Stochastic PDEs),
 L. Stettner (1982, Impulse Control)
 T. Bielecki (1986, Stochastic Games),
 S. Peszat (1993, Large Deviations),
 A. Milian (1994, Stochastic Equations),
 J. Sobczyk (1996, Stochastic Control),
 G. Tessitore (1996, Stochastic Control, second advisor),
 W. Jachimiak (1999, Stochastic PDEs),
 A. Rusinek (2011, Mathematical Finance).
EDITORIALS:
Associate Editor of the following journals:
 Stochastics and Stochastics Reports (1980 ),
 Probability and Mathematical Statistics (1983 ),
 SIAM J. Control and Optimization (19891992),
 Systems and Control Letters (19861989),
 Computational and Applied Mathematics (1987 ),
 Dissertationes Mathematicae (1996 ),
 Infinite Dimensional Analysis, Quantum Probability and Related
Fields (19971999),
 Journal of Evolution Equations (2001 ),
 Bulletin Polish Acad. Sci. Math. (2006 ).
Associate Editor of the following monograph series:
 Monografie Matematyczne, Birkhäuser (2003 )
 Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences, The World Scientific,
(2003 )
Editor of the following conference proceedings:
 MATHEMATICAL CONTROL THEORY, Banach Center Publications, vol. 1, Warsaw
1976, jointly with C. Olech and S. Dolecki,
 MATHEMATICAL CONTROL THEORY, Banach Center Publications, vol. 14,
Warsaw, 1985, Polish Scientific Publisher 1985, jointly with
C. Olech and B. Jakubczyk,
 STOCHASTIC SYSTEMS AND OPTIMISATION, Proceedings of the 6th IFIP
WG 7.1, Working Conference, Warsaw, Poland, September 1216, 1988,
LNICIS 136,
 STOCHASTIC PROCESSES AND RELATED TOPICS, Gordon and Breach, 1996,
edited jointly with H. Engelbert and H. Follmer,
 PROBABILISTIC PROBLEMS IN ATMOSPHERIC AND WATER SCIENCES, ICM, 2003,
edited jointly with K. Haman and B. Jakubiak.
ORGANISATION OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES:
 1988 IFIP Conference on Stochastic Systems and Optimisation,(
1 week)
 1995 Banach Centre Symposium on Stochastic Control (2 weeks), with
L. Stettner
 1998 Banach Centre Symposium on Stochastic Control (2 weeks), with
L. Stettner
 2001 Oberwolfach Conference on Stochastic Evolution Equations and
Applications, with G. Da Prato and M. Roeckner (1 week)
 2001 Workshop on Stochastic PDEs in Finance (4 days in England),
with R. Kennedy and R. Tribe,
 2001 Workshop on Mathematical Finance (1 week in Poland), with
L. Stettner,
 2002 Banach Centre Symposium on Stochastic Control (1 week), with
L. Stettner,
 2002 Banach Centre Symposium on Probabilistic Methods in Atmospheric
and Water Sciences (3 days), with K. Haman and B. Jakubiak.
PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCES:
Around 80 invited presentations at international conferences.
Selected plenary talks at the following congresses and meetings:
 New Delhi 1977 (Congress of International Statistical
Institute)
 Bonn 1979 (Bad Honnef Conference on Stochastic Systems)
 Warsaw 1983 (International Congress of Mathematicians  45 minute
address)
 Rome 1988 (17th Conference on Stochastic Processes and Applications)
 Cracow 1991 (GAMM Conference on Applications of Mathematics)
 Jena 1996 (Congress of German Mathematicians)
 Amsterdam 1999 (Academy of the Netherlands Colloquium on Infinite
dimensional stochastic systems)
 Chicago 2003 (CBMS/NSF Regional Conference on Stochastic Partial
Differential Equations).
