Witold Rakoczy finished studies in 1973 at the Faculty of Electrotechnics of AGH - University of Science and Technology (currently: Faculty of Electrotechnics, Automatics, Computer Science and Electronics). In the same year he joined Institute of Computer Science and Automatics of AGH; since the establishment of the Institute of Computer Science (currently Department of Computer Science) dealt with the scientific and teaching activities in the field of computer science. In the years 1988-1992 was visiting researcher at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg, Germany.
In 1980-1981, he participated actively in the development of the first program of study created in Computer Science. Currently is focused on teaching activities.
He has supervised several graduates.