Stephen Yurkovich


PhD Electrical Engineering (Applied Mathematics, Systems and Control), University of Notre Dame
BS Engineering Science, Rockhurst University


Dr. Stephen Yurkovich is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and holds the Louis Beecherl Distinguished Chair in engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas, where he is also head of the Department of Systems Engineering. Until early 2011, Yurkovich held a joint appointment as Professor of electrical and computer Engineering and mechanical engineering, at The Ohio State University. At Ohio State, he also served as the director of the Honda-OSU Partnership Program and oversaw endowments of more than $40 million and he was acting director of the Center for Automotive Research in 2007. In 2008, he was awarded the prestigious John R. Ragazzini Award in Control Education of the American Automatic Control Council (AACC). In 2000, he was awarded the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) Distinguished Member Award and an IEEE Third Millennium Medal. His research has focused on the theory and applications of control systems, in numerous application areas. He has been an author on approximately 250 technical publications in journals, edited volumes and conference proceedings. He has authored and co-authored the books Control Laboratory, Fuzzy Control and Control Systems Laboratory. Yurkovich was very active in founding and developing numerous educational activities of the Center for Automotive Research at Ohio State, through the development of graduate programs in automotive systems and continuing education for control engineers in the automotive industry. He holds 15 patents, primarily in the area of automotive engine control systems.