Field of work

My research interests are in communications and automation. This includes both basic and applied research, through many national and international projects in different types of industrial communication, Quality of Service, Service Oriented Architecture - from real-time protocols, Factory 4.0 to the Internet of Things.

Besides, I work on teaching – and dissemination methods in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. What is important for students, how will they learn, how can we motivate students, what digital work tools fit well, how to stimulate curiosity? I am involved in teaching, supervision (BA, MSc, Ph.D.), professional development, research, student exchange and activation, dissemination.

I am a graduate (MSc Eng. 1991) in Computer Science from Silesian University of Technology SUT, Poland, with 27 years of teaching experience: 11 years at SUT, 12 years at Sogn og Fjordane University College HiSF and 4 years at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences HVL. Also, I worked for 12 years as a programmer, researcher, and developer of communication and automation systems in the industry.

  • Since 2006 Assistant Professor at HiSF, Faculty of Engineering and Science.
  • Since 2009 Associated Professor at HiSF.
  • Since 2017 Associated Professor at HVL, Department of Computer science, Electrical engineering, and Mathematical sciences.
  • Since 2020 Professor in Computer Science at HVL.

I (with a group of teachers from Campus Førde) received the HVL Educational Quality Award 2021 for systematic work with educational quality, the student center approach, and the inclusion and activation of students in teaching and research.

I am the author of 57 publications (level 2, 1 or 0) about network communication, but also about pedagogical methods in teaching fojcik. I have made 52 reviews, been an organizer or on the program committee at 24 national and international conferences.

  • 2017 – board member in HVL Tekna for Førde and Sogndal
  • 2018 – in R&D on Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Science on HVL
  • 2019 – member in Universities Norway (UHR) in MNT Electronic
  • 2022 – member in The Education Committee on HVL

 Chosen projects:

  • 2020–2023 «Automated Guided Vehicles integrated with Collaborative Robots for Smart Industry PerspectiveCoBotAGV», from EEA Grants, POLNOR (1.7 MEURO) as coordinator for HVL
  • 2020–2022 «Research on different teaching methods in Project-Based-Learning» as leader
  • 2019–2021 «Gjenkjenning av sykdomaktivitet hos pasienter med kroniske artritter fra aktivitet mønster detektert av berbære sensorer» – part 1 and 2 (27 kEURO), as a partner from HVL
  • 2019–2021 «Praktisk digitalisering av høgskuleundervisning - erfaringar frå forelesarar og studentar» as leader
  • 2019–2020 «Kartlegging og forbetring eksamensteknikkar blant studentane» as leader
  • 2016–2018 «Knowledge integrating shop floor management system supporting preventive and predictive maintenance services for automotive polymorphic production frameworkINOMOTO», from Polish National Centre of Research and Development
  • 2016–2018 «Eldrevenleg sjukehus/sengepost» as participant
  • 2014–2017 «Automotive Production Engineering Unified Perspective based on Data Mining Methods and Virtual Factory ModelAutoUniMo» from EU Maria Curie, FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP
  • 2013–2017 «Automated Assessment of Joint Synovitis Activity from Medical Ultrasound and Power Doppler Examinations Using Image Processing and Machine Learning MethodsMEDUSA», from Polish-Norwegian Research Programme (1 MEURO) as WP leader


Courses taught
  • Bachelor Project, HO2-300, 2006-2020, supervisor for 34 projects
  • Practical project, OR2-300, 2006-2010
  • Computer technology with programming, DA2-100, 2006-2013, responsible
  • Industrial ICT, IN2-301, 2008-2011, responsible
  • Electronics and computers, EL2-203, 2008-2019
  • TCP/IP course, 2009, responsible
  • Measurement systems and instrumentation, IN2-201, 2008-2012, responsible
  • Measuring systems, IN2-300, 2008
  • Engineering introductory topic, OR2-100, 2012-2018
  • Computers in networks, EL2-300, 2013-2019, responsible
  • Electronic basis 2, EL2-102, 2014-2018
  • Advanced Programming, DA2-301, 2014-2018, responsible
  • Technology for health and care, THO-801, 2018-2020
  • Implementation of technology for health and care, THO-802, 2018-2020
  • Algorithms and data structures, DAT102, 2019
  • Programming and microcontrollers, ELE102, 2020-
  • Advanced programming, ELE205, 2020 - , responsible
  • Introduction to engineering and working methods, ING104, 2020 -
  • Electrophysical basis 2, ELE142, 2020 -
  • Electrophysical basis 2 Y-veg, ELE143, 2020 -
  • Advanced programming, ELE205D, 2021 - , responsible
Research areas
  • Communication systems (QoS, OPC UA, Internet of Things, Factory 4.0)
  • Service Oriented Architecture (ontology, OPC UA, limitation)
  • Autonomous vehicles (sensors, algorithms, networks)
  • Production systems, predictive maintenance
  • Welfare technology
  • Use of artificial intelligence in medical diagnostics (MEDUSA project)
  • Pedagogical methods and improvement of teaching quality
  • Sustainable development
Research groups

Selected publications

  • Autonomous guided vehicles for smart industries - The state of the art and research challenges

    Cupek, Rafal, Drewniak, Marek, Fojcik, Marcin, Kyrkjebø, Erik, Lin, Jerry Chun-Wei, Mrozek, Dariusz, Øvsthus, Knut, Ziebinski, Adam (2020)
  • Praktisk digitalisering av høgskuleundervising – erfaringar frå forelesarar og studentar

    Fojcik, Marcin, Fojcik, Martyna Katarzyna, Hegland, Pål Andre, Kyte, Lars, Midtbø, Toril Gerd, Pollen, Bjarte, Sande, Joar, Sande, Olav (2020)
  • A content analysis of SOLO-levels in different computer programming courses in higher education

    Fojcik, Martyna Katarzyna, Fojcik, Marcin, Sande, Olav, Refvik, Kim Andre Stavenæs, Frantsen, Torbjørn, Bye, Hroar Saunes (2020)
  • A Conceptual Framework of Intelligent System for Environmental Life Cycle Costing

    Walaszczyk, Ewa, Fojcik, Marcin, Hernes, Marcin, Dolinska, Alicja, Dudek, Andrzej, Nowosielski, Krzysztof, Kes, Zdzislaw, Kuziak, Katarzyna, Lysik, Lukasz (2020)
  • Some Solutions for Improving OPC UA Performance

    Fojcik, Marcin, Sande, Olav, Fojcik, Martyna Katarzyna, Bødal, Are Sjåstad, Haavik, Tor Erik, Kalstad, Kristoffer Hjartholm, Sittlinger, Bjørnar Brask, Steinholm, Torbjørn Ryland (2019)