June 8th, 2005


If you meet your master in the road, feed him

[Professor Sylvian R. Ray]

Dr. Sylvian R. Ray
Professor Emeritus
Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

My Jedi master, Sylvian Ray, is here visiting me in Manhattan today. I haven't seen him since 1999!

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May you all be blessed with major professors as brilliant, genteel, and knowledgeable as mine.
A keen balance between ability and grace is the hallmark of civilization, and I have always said I have met no better role model than this gentleman.

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