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[ih] [e2e] Passing of an Internet historian - Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan

Hi, all,

I'm collecting any statements, fond memories, or photos you'd like to
share about Chris, especially regarding here involvement with the
SIGCOMM conference.

Please contact me directly with this information. I am collecting them
for the SIG.


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:
> http://wcfish.tributes.com/obituary/read/Chris-Edmondson-Yurkanan-104821831
> Importantly, one of her main passions was Internet (and SIGCOMM)
> history:
> https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/e842/1d62b47d568e11dc6893f7f5603fd99d6a4c.pdf
> ----
> 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.
> Joe
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