Marta Pietkiewicz-Koutny received her M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the Warsaw University of Technology in 1982. In 1984 she joined the Department of Operational Research, Institute of Econometrics in the Warsaw University of Economics where she worked as a junior lecturer until 1986.
In 1987 she joined the Computing Laboratory of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne first as a research associate and then as a demonstrator (1988-1997). In the period 1997-2000 she was a Ph.D. student at the Department of Computing Science of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and in December 2000 she was awarded her Ph.D. degree. In the period 2000-2003 she was a researcher on the EU-funded DSoS (Dependable Systems of Systems) project, and in 2003 she was appointed a lecturer in the School of Computing Science.
Dr. Pietkiewicz-Koutny’s research interests concentrate on modelling and validation of concurrent systems. The main topic of her research is the synthesis of Petri nets from transition systems.