Sunday, June 07, 2009

Rajeev Motwani passed away

Just saw this shocking piece of news:
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/06/07/Silicon-Valley-giant-Motwani-dies-in-pool/UPI-82951244414608/
http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_12541606

I took a class on Randomized Algorithms with him last fall, my first quarter at Stanford. I also used to see him almost weekly at RAIN meetings.

The shock of this tragic news is compounded by my proximity to him. This is a huge loss to the Stanford community and larger Silicon Valley community and most certainly to the Computer Science community...