Michal Pioro is a professor at the Department of Electro and Information Technology at Lund University, and professor and head of the Computer Networks and Switching Division at the Institute of Telecommunications at the Warsaw University of Technology (Poland). He received a Ph.D. degree in telecommunications in 1979 and a D.Sc. degree in 1990, both from the Warsaw University of Technology. In 2002 he received a Polish State Professorship. His research interests concentrate on modeling, design and performance evaluation of telecommunication systems. He is an author of four books and more than 150 technical papers presented in the telecommunication journals and conference proceedings. He has lead many research projects for telecom industry in the field of network modeling, design, and performance analysis.