The CCC is sad to announce that David Notkin passed away this morning. He will be greatly missed as a contributor and friend by the CRA and CCC family. David Notkin was a world leader in software engineering, and an extraordinary mentor, who served more than 7 years on the CRA Board. He recently received CRA’s 2013 A. Nico Habermann award for his deep commitment for increasing the participation of women and underrepresented groups in computing.
On February 1, 2013, more than 300 people joined in recognizing the contributions of David Notkin at “Notkinfest” held at the University of Washington. There, UW CSE announced the establishment of the David Notkin Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Computer Science & Engineering to enable UW Computer Science & Engineering to recruit the strongest graduate students in the nation and the world, and to honor the scholarship of David Notkin, his leadership in the field of computer science, and his contributions to UW CSE.