Randy Pausch Facts

Randy Pausch Facts
Randolph Frederick "Randy" Pausch (October 23, 1960 to July 25, 2008) was an American professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Interesting Randy Pausch Facts:
Pausch was born in Baltimore, Maryland.
In 1982 he earned a BS in computer science from Brown University.
In 1988 he received a PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.
He worked at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center and Adobe Systems while completing his graduate work.
From 1988 to 1997 he was an assistant and associate professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia.
During that time he also worked for Walt Disney Imagineering and Electronic Arts.
In 1997 he became Associate Professor of Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction and Design at Carnegie-Mellon University.
In 1998 he co-founded Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie-Mellon.
For ten years he taught the Building Virtual Worlds course at Carnegie-Mellon.
He is the founder of the Alice software project which is freeware, computer animation software.
It was developed at the University of Virginia and later moved to Carnegie-Mellon.
He was a recipient of the National Science foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award.
He wrote five books and over 70 articles on computer related topics.
In 2007 he received the Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award and the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education Award from the Association for Computing Machinery.
In September, 2006 Pausch was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
The surgery was unsuccessful and in 2007 he was told to expect 3 to 6 months of good health.
He moved to Chesapeake, Virginia with his family.
He died in Chesapeake, Virginia from pancreatic cancer and is survived by his wife and three children.


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