Here is an amusing fortune cookie that I once received
(but it could have been for any of us):
"You would do well in the field of computer technology."
As of July 2013, I am finally fully retired. Happy trails to you,
until we meet again ..."
Thanks to a group of PhD students (Adam Beguelin, Rick Blumenthal,
Scott Brandt, Isabelle Demeure, Zulah Eckert, Wang-ting Lin, Carlos
Maltzahn, Jeff McWhirter, Sam Siewert, and Bob Steinke)
for a great retirement gift —
a case of 2007 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate "Bordeaux" blend from
Washington, and a half case of Amapola Creek zinfandel from Sonoma.
These wines are simply spectacular.
Congratulations to Isabelle Demeure for being appointed as Dean of
Education at Telecom (my apologies for lack of diacritical marks) ParisTech.
She continues as a Professor at the same institution,
as well as at a companion instituion.
Congratulation to Scott Brandt for being appointed Associate Dean for
Research and Graduate Studies at the Baskin School of Engineering at University
of California at Santa Cruz. He also continues as a Professor of Computer
July, 2013 update: Scott Brandt has been named Interim Vice
Chancellor of Research for the University of California at Santa Cruz.
After working in industry for several years, Rick Blumenthal
joined Regis University, first as an instructor, but now as a full Professor
of Computer and Information Science.
Sam Siewert also worked in industry for years, then began teaching the
real-time systems courses in ECE at CU. In the fall of 2012 he took a
tenure-track position at the University of Alaska-Anchorage.
Zulah Eckert, Jeff McWhirter, and Wang-ting Lin are working in industry.
Bob Steinke and Carlos Maltzahn have research positions at University of
Wyoming, and University of Santa Cruz, respectively. Adam Griff has
branched out into culinary arts and dance as well as programming.