Professor Vasco Brattka

Department of Mathematics and Applied Maths, Faculty of Science

Professor Vasco Brattka is a leading researcher in computable analysis, collaborating on the development and establishment of the research field of Weihrauch complexity. Prof Brattka obtained a PhD in Computer Science from Hagen University, Germany. He joined the University of Cape Town as Head of Department in 2004 and later appointed Associate Professor in 2009. He is also an Honorary Research Associate at UCT and Professor of Theoretical Computer Science and Mathematical Logic at the Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany. 

He has chaired the Steering Committee of the international conference series Computability and Complexity in Analysis since 2008 and has co-edited a handbook on the topic. He was also the Editor-in-Chief of Computability – The Journal of the Association CiE. Prof Brattka’s awards include the Silver Medal of the Kurt Gödel Research Prize Fellowship and the Shoenfield Prize of the Association for Symbolic Logic.