Professor Stuart A. Kurtz has been named the George and Elizabeth Yovovich Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the College.
Kurtz is a theoretical computer scientist who studies computational logic, type theory, complexity theory and randomness. He also has made research contributions in biological computing, bioinformatics and constructive logic. He served as chair of the Department of Computer Science twice, from 1997 to 2003 and again from 2006 to 2009.
In 2009, he received the Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. He currently serves as master of the Physical Sciences Collegiate Division.
You can read about the other 21 UChicago faculty who received named professorships or appointments as distinguished service professors in late 2019 at UChicago News.