Miroslaw Malek is Professor at Advanced Learning and Research Institute (ALaRI) at the Faculty of Informatics at University of Lugano (USI). Malek received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (Electronics) and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 1975, both from the Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland. In 1977, he was a visiting scholar at the Department of Systems Design at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, then Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor at the University of Texas at Austin (1977 - 1994) where he was also a holder of the Bettie Margaret Smith and the Southwestern Bell Professorships in Engineering. From 1994 until 2012 he was professor and holder of Chair in Computer Architecture and Communication at the Department of Computer Science at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

Malek's research interests focus on dependable and secure architectures and services in parallel, cloud, distributed and embedded computing environments with emphasis on failure prediction using machine learning and data analytics. He has participated in two pioneering parallel computer projects, contributed to the theory and practice of parallel network design, developed the comparison-based method for system diagnosis, co-developed comprehensive WSI and networks testing techniques, proposed the consensus-based framework for responsive (fault-tolerant, real-time) computer systems design and has made numerous other contributions, reflected in over 300 publications and nine books.

He has organized, chaired, and been a program committee member of numerous IEEE and ACM international conferences and workshops. He serves or served on the editorial boards of the ACM Computing Surveys, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Journal of Interconnection Networks and Real-Time Systems Journal.

He has supervised 30 Ph.D. dissertations (ten of his students are professors) and three habilitations and founded, organized and co-organized numerous workshops and conferences. He is consultant to startup companies, government and multinational corporations on technical and strategic directions and activities in information technology. He delivered numerous Keynote Addresses and taught short courses in Europe, Asia and North America.

Malek was Visiting Professor at Stanford, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Politecnico di Milano, Technical University in Vienna, New York University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, held an IBM Chair at Keio University, and was Visiting Scientist at Bell Laboratories and IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.