Tomasz Arciszewski, Ph.D.
Dr. Arciszewski (Tomek) is a professor emeritus at George Mason University (GMU) in Virginia, USA. He is a global scholar with experience that spans 5 continents and 24 countries. His life mission is to inspire and educate engineers in becoming more creative thus enabling them to serve humanity in an expanded capacity, not only as analysts but also as inventors. This mission has led him to study not only engineering, but also Cognitive Psychology, Computer Science, Mathematics, History, Political Science, and even Art. The Author is like a Renaissance scholar and believes in the synergy of sciences leading to the emergence of modern trans-disciplinary knowledge, which is key to inventions.
Dr. Arciszewski's formal academic background is in the area of Structural Engineering and Mechanics. His early interests include steel skeleton structures in tall buildings and steel space structures. Over his academic career he became increasingly interested in Inventive Engineering, Automated Knowledge Acquisition (Machine Learning), Evolutionary Computation and Designing, and Education. Tomek’s research has been supported by funding from the NSF, NASA, DTRA, and from the industry. His interdisciplinary signature courses on Inventive Engineering at GMU attracted graduate and undergraduate for more than 15 years. Also, his expertise in this emerging area took him round the globe; lecturing and inspiring new initiatives at universities in Africa, Asia, Europe and in the United States.
Dr. Arciszewski has published nearly 180 research and technical articles in various journals, books, and conference proceedings publications. In 2009, he published the book "Successful Education. How to Educate Creative Engineers." This book has been translated into Mandarin and Polish. In 2016, he published in the UK a book on "Inventive Engineering. Knowledge and Skills for Creative Engineers," which has a global distribution and led to lectures on Inventive Engineering in Poland, Slovenia and Taiwan. He is also an inventor, with patents in Canada, the United States and Poland in the areas of tall buildings and space structures.
In the professional arena, Dr. Arciszewski was the founding chair of the Executive Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Global Center of Excellence in Computing. Among other functions within the ASCE, he served as an associate editor and a technical editor of the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering and as a corresponding member of the International Activities Committee and the Body of Knowledge II Academic Fulfillment Committee. He also served on 71 technical committees of various international conferences. At present, he is the Adviser to the President of the Polish Chamber of Commerce and is associated with the GMU’s Center for the Advancement in Well-Being and with the Intelligent Agents Center. In 2004, he received the ASCE Computing Award and in 2006 he received the Intelligent Computing in Engineering Award from the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering.
Dr. Arciszewski earned all his degrees from the Warsaw University of Technology. Before joining George Mason University in 1993, he was a member of the faculty at Wayne State University for 10 years. Prior to 1984, he held teaching positions in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Nigeria, and in the Department of Metal Structures at the Warsaw University of Technology. In Nigeria, his students gave him an honorary title of a chief, and the Author highly values this title, very rarely given to foreigners.
Tomek is living with his family in a mountaintop retreat in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, USA, where he continues his studies, writings, and lecturing all over the world. He is also advising senior executives on how to improve their competitive advantage by becoming more creative.
• Successful Education
• Inventive Engineering
• Chapters in more than 25 books spanning a range of disciplines
• European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering 2006 Award
• ASCE 2004 Computing in Civil Engineering Award
• More than 180 research and technical articles in various journals, books, and conference proceedings publications
• SCUBA diving
• High performance driving
• His loving family life that includes his wife, two daughters and two dogs.