David Notkin Chair’s message Alumni entrepreneur: Decide.com Awards and honors Two win Dean’s Medals Three CRA Undergrad Awards Alum achievement awards Diamond award winner Ross News Datagrams New dean of engineering Grossman named Bowen Prof. CSE annual luncheon
David Notkin, our dear friend and colleague, passed away at home at 3:30 a.m. on April 22, 2013, following a long battle with cancer. He was 58 years old.
David joined UW CSE in 1984 after receiving his doctorate from Carnegie
Mellon University and his bachelor's degree from Brown University. He
spent his professional career as a leader, teacher, and researcher at the
University of Washington. A world-renowned expert in software engineering,
David served as CSE chair from 2001-06 and was honored with the Boeing
Endowed Professorship in Computer Science & Engineering, the Frank and
Wilma Bradley Endowed Professorship, and the Frank and Wilma Bradley
Endowed Chair. He also recently served as the College of Engineering's
associate dean of research and graduate studies.
The conclusion of another academic year is a time to look back and to look towards the future. This issue of MSB celebrates some extraordinary accomplishments - by our students, by our alums, and by our faculty. UW CSE is on a roll - today we only compete with Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, and Carnegie Mellon for faculty and students. We are proud and grateful for what you have achieved.
On a sad note, David Notkin, a UW CSE faculty member since 1984 and my
predecessor as department chair, passed away on April 22 following a long
battle with cancer. David had tremendous impact on the department in many
dimensions. The lessons we learned from David will continue to guide us
as we move to the future.
Alumni entrepreneurs have a tip for you: “Do your consumer research on Decide.com”
New electronics and appliances are introduced in the marketplace seemingly
every day. As technology changes at a rapid pace, the volume of products
and outlets can be overwhelming to a consumer. So how do you outsmart
retailers and get the lowest price? CSE alumni may have created the
solution with Decide.com. The path to launching Decide.com was lined with
tenacity and perseverance.
Faculty, student, staff, and alum achievements highlighted: