Randy Pausch was a professor of Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction and Design at Carnegie Mellon University. He co-founded the school's Entertainment Technology Center, did sabbaticals at Walt Disney Imagineering and Electronic Arts, was the director of the Alice software project, and consulted with Google on user interface design. He was the author or co-author of six books and over 70 articles. Randy Pausch, widely known for his "last lecture," died July 25, 2008 of complications from pancreatic cancer.
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CMU: Randy Pausch's Last Lecture
Transcription of his last lecture. [PDF]
The Legacy of Randy Pausch
Dr. Gabriel Robins' memorial to his friend and mentor. Includes photographs and links to numerous news articles.
The computer science professor's site at CMU. Includes profile, CV, and publications, as well as personal information, including an account of his experience with pancreatic cancer.
Wikipedia: Randy Pausch
Profile, personal and career accomplishments, references, and links.
Carnegie Mellon Celebrates the Life of Randy Pausch
Announcement of the September 22nd memorial to be streamed live online. (September 02, 2008)
Carnegie Mellon University: An Enduring Legacy
The CMU professor's obituary. (July 25, 2008)
Carnegie Mellon University: July 25: In Memoriam: Randy Pausch
Pausch's legacy at the university and the footbridge being built in his memory. (July 25, 2008)
Los Angeles Times: Randy Pausch - 1960-2008
Photo gallery. (July 25, 2008)
Los Angeles Times: Randy Pausch, whose 'last lecture' became sensation dies
Biographical obituary. (July 25, 2008)
NPR: 'Last Lecture' Professor Randy Pausch Dies
Obituary with audio and video. (July 25, 2008)
USA Today: Professor Pausch's life, 'Lecture' go from Web to book
Article focusing on the release of The Last Lecture, a book cowritten with Jeffrey Zaslow. Includes a photo gallery. (April 07, 2008)
WSJ: A Beloved Professor Delivers The Lecture of a Lifetime
Jeff Zaslow's article on the lecture, including video with commentary. (September 20, 2007)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: CMU Professor Gives His Last Lesson on Life
Article about Pausch's farewell lecture and his battle with cancer. (September 19, 2007)
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