Zbigniew Hulicki received the M.S. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the Technical University of Moscow, Moscow, Russia in 1978 and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications from the AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland in 1983. In 1978, he joined the Telecommunications Department at the AGH University, where he is currently an Assoc. Professor. He spent his sabbatical leaves at the universities in Australia, USA, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy the Netherlands and in Switzerland. His research interests include modeling and performance evaluation of telecommunication networks, in particular high speed networking for multimedia communications and teletraffic engineering as well as information technology and broadband switching systems. He actively participates in ACTS programs on broadband access networks. He is an author of 6 books (on multimedia communications as well as on the interactive services on DVB platform) and over 80 research publications (papers, official research reports ect.). He is a reviewer to international journals and conferences as well as to the National Research Council. He has been a consultant to governmental institutions and telecom operators in modern telecommunication networks as well as a member of the Supervisor Board of the Foundation for Progress in Telecommunications. He is also a member of the Poland IEEE Communications Society Chapter and a member of Polish Systems Society.