Dr Randy Pausch died yeasterday due to complications arising from pancreatic cancer.
He was just 47 years old.
A professor at Carnegie Mellon University who inspired countless students in the classroom and others worldwide and a Carnegie Mellon alumnus, Pausch co-founded the Entertainment Technology Center and led researchers who created Alice, a revolutionary way to teach computer programming. He was widely respected in academic circles for a unique interdisciplinary approach, bringing together artists, dramatists and designers to break new ground by working in collaboration with computer scientists.
A bridge being built at Carnegie Mellon to join the art department and the new computer science depatment will be named
The Randy Pausch Memorail Bridge..
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