We are sorry to report that Jak Kirman passed away recently. Jak received his PhD from Brown in 1994. He worked as a postdoc for Leslie Kaelbling and Tom Dean for the next year and a half and served the department as an instructor for the object-oriented section of CS04. Although Jak had been having some health problems, his death was sudden and unexpected.
The CS Department is setting up a fund for the education of Jak's daughter Hayley, and would be most grateful for your contributions. Please make out checks to Kathleen Kirman and send them to Katrina Avery at the address below; thank you very much indeed.
Katrina Avery, Computer Science Dept., Box 1910, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912.