Andrzej Jajszczyk is a professor at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland, and the President of the Krakow Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences. From 2011 to 2015 he served as the founding Director of the National Science Centre, a Polish research funding agency. He received M.S., Ph.D., and Dr Hab. degrees from Poznan University of Technology in 1974, 1979 and 1986, respectively. He spent a year at the University of Adelaide in Australia, two years at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and half year at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne, France. He is the author or co-author of 12 books and over 300 research papers, as well as 19 patents in the areas of telecommunications switching, high-speed networking, network management and reliability, as well as of more than 50 papers on research funding and higher education. He has been a consultant to industry, telecommunications operators, and government agencies in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Poland, and the USA. He is a corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of IEEE. He was the founding editor of IEEE Global Communications and Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Magazine. He is Associate Editor-in-Chief of CIC/IEEE China Communications and serves on editorial boards of other reputed journals. He held important positions in IEEE Communications Society, such as: Director of Magazines, Director of Europe, Africa, and Middle East Region, Vice President – Technical Activities. He has been involved in organization of numerous conferences. Andrzej Jajszczyk is Vice-President of the Kyoto-Krakow Foundation, fostering cultural and technical relations between Asia and Poland. In 2008, he received the Society’s Joseph LoCicero Award for Exemplary Service to Publications.