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Ehrenfeucht Named Distinguished Professor


December 2006

Professor Andrzej Ehrenfeucht has been named a University of Colorado Distinguished Professor. The title "Distinguished Professor" is the highest honor that the University bestows on its faculty members. The title is intended to recognize the outstanding contributions of University of Colorado faculty members to their academic disciplines. In addition to the honor and recognition, an annual stipend is provided for Distinguished Professors who have active appointments.

Andrzej Ehrenfeucht photo

An expert in the theoretical aspects of computer science, Ehrenfeucht joined the faculty at the College of Engineering and Applied Science in 1972. His research focuses on computation in living cells, including the computational nature of gene assembly.

He also is involved in an ongoing project to provide continuing mathematics education to practicing schoolteachers. Ehrenfeucht has co-authored four books with science and math materials for schoolteachers. He also is the co-author of the book "Computation in Living Cells: Gene Assembly in Ciliates," which uses an interdisciplinary approach to help clarify important biological aspects of gene assembly and provide insights into the nature of computation. A member of the European Academy of Sciences, Ehrenfeucht received the 2002 Faculty Research Award from CU-Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science and the 2005 Boulder Faculty Assembly Research Award.

University of Colorado Distinguished Professors demonstrate accomplishments in accordance with the following criteria:

  1. A record of distinguished performance in research or creative work;

  2. A record of excellence in both classroom teaching and supervision of individual learning; and

  3. A record of outstanding service to the profession and to CU and/or affiliate institutions.

The very nature of the title "distinguished" implies that there are a limited number of faculty holding this title. It is intended to signify a select group of faculty members who are leaders in their respective fields as attested to by national or international recognition and/or their significant public service achievements.

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Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering and Applied Science
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