Dr. Ken Kennedy dead at 61

I just learned that Rice’s Dr. Ken Kennedy passed away last week after a long battle with cancer. Dr. Kennedy would alternate teaching Rice’s compilers course with Dr. Keith Cooper and when I took the class, Keith was teaching it so I missed have him as a professor. But I had meetings with him on a couple of occasions after graduation and was always impressed with his clarity of thought and friendliness. I had also run into Dr. Kennedy’s wife in the past months and I knew of his struggle with cancer. I’m saddened to hear that he’s passed away at the young age of 61.

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  1. Ah, KK was my “grandadvisor” (advisor’s advisor). Didn’t really know him, and hadn’t heard he died until I stumbled upon your blog… Sorry to hear that.

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