Slawo Wesolkowski's Home Page

Adjunct Professor, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo

Adjunct Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa

Scientist, DRDC CORA

For my google scholar profile please click here.

You can reach me at: s dot wesolkowski at ieee dot org. 

Research Interests

I am interested in defence analytics and specifically problems related to risk analysis, risk-informed planning, and operations research (OR). I have worked on various aspects of asset mix planning and management, joint level repair analysis and spare parts, integating measures of risk in complex OR models (and other applications such as automatic mapping/surveillance, search and rescue, etc.) and risk-based tools for long term planning.

With my recent paper on training device selection, I devised a new algorithm for what Prof. Michalewicz calls multi-component problems: very difficult real world problems which consist of several, usually NP-hard, problems that interact with each other. Very few people work in this field worldwide. I also work on some of the following difficult problems:

I usually work with the following types of methods/tools:

I am also still interested in any problems related to energy minimization/optimization in image segmentation. See my PhD thesis on Stochastic Nested Aggregation for Images and Random Fields.

Other interests include principal curves, as well as other data mining and data visualization tools.

Looking for Graduate Students / Postdocs

I am looking for graduate students and postdocs. In order for me to supervise you as a graduate student, you need to have funding (NSERC, OGS, etc.). I would be a co-supervisor together with another professor from the University of Waterloo (e.g., Prof. Fieguth) or from the University of Ottawa (e.g., Prof. Petriu). This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in working on huge real world problems. If you are interested, first please read some of my papers before writing to me.

If you would like to do a postdoc at DRDC, funding may be available depending on budget. To qualify, you need to have outstanding results in your studies and a good research record (e.g., some journal publications). You also need to be a Canadian citizen. If you are interested you should contact me.

Students and postdocs have successfully completed projects in various important research areas (see sample papers). Research projects are decided based on various criteria including research priorities and student abilities/interests.

Professional Activities

I have been very active in the IEEE since 1995. I was the Vice President for Members Activities of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society from 2007 to 2010. I have been Associate Editor of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine (2008-2013), a highly cited peer-reviewed journal, and the IEEE Canadian Review (1999-2004). I have been very active in the IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Region 7 (Canada), and in various local chapters in Kitchener-Waterloo and Ottawa.

I have also been part of many IEEE conference program committees. I was also member of conference organizing committees:

Publications (sample)

Journal Papers

D. Wojtaszek, and S. Wesolkowski, Evaluating the Flexibility of Military Air Mobility Fleets, IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics: Systems, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 435-445, 2014.

D. Wojtaszek, and S. Wesolkowski, Military Fleet Mix Computation and Analysis, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 53-61, 2012.

L. T. Bui, J. Liu, A. Bender, M. Barlow, S. Wesolkowski and H. A. Abbass, DMEA: a direction-based multiobjective evolutionary algorithm, Memetic Computing, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 271-285, 2011.

R. Abielmona, E. M. Petriu, M. Harb, and S. Wesolkowski, Mission-Driven Robotic Intelligent Sensor Agents for Territorial Security, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 55-67, 2011.

Conference Papers

S. Wesolkowski, N. Francetic, and S. C. Grant, TraDE: Training Device Selection via Multi-Objective Optimization, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, July 2014.

K. Willick, B. Storer, and S. Wesolkowski, A new principal curve algorithm and standard deviation clouds for non-parametric ordered data analysis, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, June 2013.

S. Wesolkowski and D. Wojtaszek, Multi-objective optimization of the fleet mix problem using the SaFER model, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, June 2012.

S. Wesolkowski and D. Wojtaszek, SaFESST: Stochastic Fleet Estimation under Steady State Tasking via evolutionary fleet scheduling, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, June 2012.

D. Wojtaszek, and S. Wesolkowski, Multi-objective evolutionary optimization of a military air transportation fleet mix with the flexibility objective, IEEE CISDA, April 2011.

Z. Sakr, and S. Wesolkowski, Sensor network management using multiobjective evolutionary optimization, IEEE CISDA, April 2011.

S. Wesolkowski, Z. Sakr, B. N. Di Stefano, and A. T. Lawniczak, Multiobjective evolutionary optimization of a transportation fleet with a modified monetary cost function. SummerSim 2010.

R. McCourt, S. Wesolkowski, I. Collin, A. Billyard, Multi-hop shortest path computation for rotary wing search and rescue, SummerSim 2010.

L. Stuive, S. Wesolkowski and A. Ghanmi, Tactical fleet mix computation using multiobjective evolutionary optimization, IEEE CEC 2010.

K. Willick, M. Mazurek and S. Wesolkowski, Multiobjective evolutionary algorithm with risk minimization applied to a fleet mix problem, IEEE CEC 2010.

M. Mazurek and S. Wesolkowski, Minimizing risk on a fleet mix problem with a multiobjective evolutionary algorithm, IEEE CISDA 2009.

L.T. Bui, S. Wesolkowski, A. Bender, H.A. Abbass, and M. Barlow, A dominance-based stability measure for multi-objective evolutionary algorithms, IEEE CEC 2009.

M. Mazurek and S. Wesolkowski, Fleet mix computation using evolutionary multiobjective optimization, IEEE MCDM 2009.

S. Wesolkowski, A. Billyard: The Stochastic Fleet Estimation (SaFE) model. SpringSim 2008.

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