Title: Senior Manager
Company: Pacira Pharmaceuticals
Location: Princeton Junction, New Jersey, United States
Marek Krzysztof Solak, PhD, senior manager of Pacira Pharmaceuticals, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in statistical programming.
Known for his innovative research and diligent work ethic, Dr. Solak has met with tremendous success in his career by keeping his goals at the forefront of all that he does. Considered an expert by his peers in applied mathematics and technical physics, he is recognized for his work creating the computational method to solve polynomial matrix equations. Dr. Solak considers this project to be the highlight of his career as he was able to successfully recalculate the results of matrix equations. When asked why he entered this area of his profession, he notes that he wanted to perform practical research. A fulbright scholar distinguished by Texas A&M University, he has shared his insights in a number of professional papers. His publications include articles to “IEEE Trans Automatic Control,” “IEEE Transactions Neural Networks,” and the “International Journal of Control and Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing.” He received the Best Paper of the Session Award for his publication “Robust Adaptive Control: Parallel Complementary Approaches” at the American Control Conference. Dr. Solak has presented on the topics of linear system theory, robust stability, neural networks, SAS programming and outlier detection and evaluation. In recognition of his professional excellence, Dr. Solak earned a Foundation for Research Development Research Award from the University of Durban-Westville, South Africa.
Dr. Solak finds success today as senior manager of statistical programming at Pacira Pharmaceuticals in Parsippany, NJ. Previously, he served in a number of noteworthy roles including manager of statistical programming for Sandoz, Novartis AG, principal statistical programmer for Vertex, SAS Programmer III for Johnson & Johnson, associate principal scientist, project leader and senior SAS programmer for Schering Plough Research Institute (now Merck & Co.), SAS programmer and analyst for Bristol-Myers Squibb, and senior SAS programmer and analyst for Adolor Corporation.
Dr. Solak became involved in his profession because when he was in Poland he attended a high school that had a strong mathematics program. He was trained in mathematics and it was very competitive. His strong interest in mathematics carried into his higher education. He completed his education at the Warsaw University of Technology, where he achieved a Master of Science in 1977 and a PhD in 1981. He established his career in early roles as an educator. Notably, he came to prominence as an assistant professor at the Institute of Electrical Engineering, visiting assistant professor at Cleveland State University, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Durban-Westville in South Africa.
Regarded as a leader in his field, Dr. Solak has remained at the top of his field through his affiliation with IEEE and the National Geographic Society. In looking to the future, he plans to strive for continued excellence in his current role while seeking new opportunities to share his expertise.
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