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[ih] Sally Floyd has died
- Subject: [ih] Sally Floyd has died
- From: brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com (Brian E Carpenter)
- Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:04:13 +1200
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How sad. She was a very helpful and pleasant person on every occasion that I interacted with her.
On 27-Aug-19 12:47, Craig Partridge wrote:
> Just saw a post from Eddie Kohler that Sally Floyd has died.
> She packed a huge number of achievements into a relatively short career in networking (less than 20 years from PhD to retirement).? She developed RED for congestion control with Van Jacobson, identified the issues in Poisson modeling with Vern Paxson, developed TCP SACK, to name a few of her important contributions.? At one point (and perhaps still) she was one of the top 10 cited women in computing.? I think she won almost every award the communications field could give.
> She was also a great colleague.? I got to work somewhat closely with her on the End-to-End Task Force for many years.? She had a knack for presenting stunning insights quietly and articulately, which made the insights all the more stunning.
> Our world is a bit smaller.
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