An Engineering Graduate in Computer Science From Motilal Nehru NIT(formerly REC) ,University of Allahabad UP INDIA
As I was teaching CS 172 for the very first time in my life, and had never taken a formal course on the subject, I was very fortunate to have working with me a teaching assistant who was brilliant, very knowledgeable about the subject matter, and very patient with me. It was a joy to work with Rajeev Motwani during that semester at UC Berkeley. I certainly miss him, and will always remember him, his contributions to the course I was teaching, and his contribution to the world of Computer Science.]]>
When I did that, I always visited Prof. Motwani’s page because of Randomized Algorithms. Though I could not understand his work, I always downloaded his latest papers.
Today, a quick glance through the latest CACM brought the news of his untimely demise. I was sad, to say the least and I regretted that I never wrote to him to ask for his assistance to understand his work - CACM referred to him as a very helpful person: a motivator and a mentor.
I hope his family would find solace in these thoughts and my fond memories of a man whom I never forgot to meet in cyberspace!]]>