ACM SIGGRAPH mourns the loss of our much-loved Ken Torrance
Kenneth Torrance, esteemed colleague, respected professor and treasured friend, died of a heart attack on Monday, 15 February 2010. A memorial service and reception in his honor will be held on February 27 at 11 am at The Statler Hotel, Cornell University in the Statler Ballroom.
Having received his Ph.D from the University of Minnesota, Kenneth Torrance made the move to Cornell University to teach mechanical and aerospace engineering in 1968. During the next 42 years, he delighted and challenged students with his kind nature and probing intellect. Torrance used innovative strategies in computer graphics to further his research in heat transfer and fluid mechanics and subsequently became one of ACM SIGGRAPH's most highly respected researchers. Recipient of the ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award in 1994, Ken Torrance was a familiar face at SIGGRAPH conferences and became a valued volunteer and close-knit member of the SIGGRAPH community. ACM SIGGRAPH mourns the loss of one of our own; he will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
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