Biography - George Tourlakis

George Tourlakis PhD

Professor George Tourlakis was appointed to the Board of Governors on July 1, 2018 and serves as a member of the Academic Resources and Land and Property Committees.

George Tourlakis is a University Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in 1973. His dissertation was on Computational Topology.

His current research interests are Logic, Computability and Complexity and he is the author of seven books on the subject. In his free time Professor Tourlakis listens to, or plays, Baroque music (violin), or participates in Committees. He was a Senate Representative on the Board of Governors (1997-1999 and 2010-12), Chair of Senate (1996-1997), Chair of FPAS Council (2001-2002 and 2003-04) and Chair of Senate CCAS and ASCP Committees multiple times (most recently, 2012-2013), as well as the Academic Colleague (2014-2016) and the EECS UPD for 11 years (2003-2006 and 2008-2016).