Randy Pausch

Computer Scientist

1960 – 2008

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Who was Randy Pausch?

Randolph Frederick "Randy" Pausch was an American professor of computer science, human-computer interaction, and design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Pausch learned that he had pancreatic cancer in September 2006, and in August 2007 he was given a terminal diagnosis: "3 to 6 months of good health left". He gave an upbeat lecture titled "The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" on September 18, 2007, at Carnegie Mellon, which became a popular YouTube video and led to other media appearances. He then co-authored a book called The Last Lecture on the same theme, which became a New York Times best-seller.

Pausch died of complications from pancreatic cancer on July 25, 2008.

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Born
Oct 23, 1960
Baltimore
Also known as
  • Randolph Frederick Pausch
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Unitarian Universalism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Brown University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
Employment
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Adobe Systems
Lived in
  • United States of America
Died
Jul 25, 2008
Chesapeake

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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