The College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) at Drexel University is deeply saddened to announce that Krzysztof Nowak, PhD, associate teaching professor of computer science, passed away on December 15.
Nowak served as a dedicated member of the Department of Computer Science’s faculty for more than two decades where he imparted his expert knowledge of math and computer science — and their important interplay — upon countless students.
Before joining Drexel in 2001, he held a teaching faculty position in the Mathematics Department of the University of Wroclaw, Poland. Over the years he has taught a wide variety of math and computer science courses, starting at Washington University, and then continuing at the University of Wroclaw, Technical University of Darmstadt, SUNY Purchase, and finally at Drexel.
During his career, Professor Nowak was a well-respected expert in the areas of harmonic analysis, operator theory and discrete mathematics. He was the recipient of the Lise Meitner Fellowship from the Austrian Science Foundation and was the author or co-author of more than 20 research papers.
In addition to his doctorate, he earned an MA in mathematics from the University of Wroclaw, Poland, and an MSc in computer science and management from the Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland.