Leon Lukaszewicz

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Born in 1923 and lives in Warsaw. He graduated in Radio Engineering in 1948 from the University of Technology in Gdansk, and started work at the Institute of Telecommunications in Warsaw, simultaneously studying mathematics at the Warsaw University. He joined the GAM at the end of 1940s and later founded the Institute of Mathematical Machines, where he was a director between 1956-1966. He was a chief designer of the first fully operational Polish computer XYZ and the main inventor of the programming language and system SAKO. He was the Vice President of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) between 1964-1968 and has been the member of the Polish Academy of Sciences since 1976.

See also: Computing_and_cybernetics_in_CEE#Poland