[e2e] Passing of an Internet historian - Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan
touch at isi.edu
Thu Jul 13 10:38:25 PDT 2017
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On 6/14/2017 9:48 AM, Joe Touch wrote:
> Hi, all,
> The following was just announced on the Sigcomm list, FYI:
> 4. We are sad to report the passing away of longtime ACM SIGCOMM member
> and enthusiastic volunteer, Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan on May 23 after a
> lengthy and disabling illness. She had been a faculty member in the
> Computer Sciences department at the University of Texas, Austin, for
> more than two decades and helped organize the SIGCOMM conference at
> Austin in 1989. Her obituary can be found here:
> Importantly, one of her main passions was Internet (and SIGCOMM)
> I'm sad to hear that Chris has passed, but also wanted to note some
> additional ways in which Chris served the community that was not
> included in the tribute:
> As far as I can tell, Chris created the role of ACM SIGCOMM Conference
> Coordinator, which involved both overseeing the organization of the
> SIGCOMM annual conference, but also managing request for
> "in-cooperation" status. Although I'm not sure when she started, she
> served through 2003, at which time the role of Conference Coordinator
> Emeritus was created for her to help hand-off the role (to me, FWIW).
> She served as SIG Secretary/Treasurer 1991-1995, and organized the 1999
> panel of past SIGCOMM Award recipients on its 10th anniversary. I was
> also honored to host her as a USC/ISI Postel Center Visiting Research
> Scholar in 2004, to investigate our archives for her research in
> Internet history.
> FYI. And if you'll pardon the personal note, she is missed and
> remembered fondly.
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