Jerzy W. Rozenblit

University Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Raymond J. Oglethorpe Endowed Chair

University Distinguished Professor of Surgery

University Distinguished Professor Jerzy Rozenblit is the Raymond J. Oglethorpe Endowed Chair of electrical and computer engineering and professor of surgery in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. From 2003 to 2011, he served as department head of ECE.

Rozenblit established the Model-Based Design Laboratory with major projects – in design and analysis of complex, computer-based systems, hardware/software co-design, and simulation modeling – and funding from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army, Siemens, Infineon Technologies, Rockwell, McDonnell Douglas and NASA. Currently, jointly with the Arizona Surgical Technology and Education Center, he is developing computer-guided training methods and systems for minimally invasive surgery.

Rozenblit has been active in professional service in capacities ranging from editorship of Association for Computing Machinery, or ACM; IEEE; and the Society for Computer Simulation Transactions, to program and general chairmanship of major conferences, as well as participation in various university and departmental committees. Further, he co-authored several edited monographs and more than 200 publications.

He presently serves as director of the Life-Critical Computing Systems Initiative, a research enterprise intended to improve the reliability and safety of technology in health care and life-critical applications.


  • PhD: computer science, Wayne State University, 1985
  • MS: computer science, Wayne State University, 1983
  • MS: computer science and engineering, Wroclaw University of Technology, 1980

Teaching Interests

Artificial intelligence (AI), engineering of computer-based systems, real-time systems, programming languages, software engineering, and data structures and algorithms

Research Interests

Design and analysis of complex systems, modeling and computer simulation, computer-aided minimally invasive surgery, and applications of computer-based technologies to clinical and academic medicine

Textbooks Published

Rozenblit, J.W. and K. Buchenrieder, editors. Codesign: Computer-Aided Software/Hardware Engineering. IEEE Press, 1994.