Friday, May 6, 2016
4 p.m., Green Hall, Collaboration Room, Second floor
Washington University Danforth Campus
RSVP by Monday, May 2 to Claire Byrne at (314) 935-5419 or email@example.com
Wes was a pioneering architect of many important computers characterized by their interactive nature including: the first computer with a ferrite-core memory, the first all-transistorized computer, the first computer with a million-bit memory, and the first personal computer. Wes came to Washington University from MIT in 1964, bringing with him many of the computer engineers who were on his team that had developed the LINC, the laboratory instrument computer that revolutionized biomedical research. Wes then led the team in the construction of "macromodules," a set of computer building blocks that laid the foundations for asynchronous computation. Wes left Washington University in 1972 to return to the East Coast. He passed away at his home in Brooklyn, NY, on the 22nd of February 2016, and is survived by his wife Maxine L. Rockoff, sons Douglas, Brian and Peter, daughter Alison, sister Joan Murphy, and five grandchildren.
All those who would like to join in the tribute and celebration are welcome. You may pass this invitation on to others you know who might like to come. Those of you who remember Maxine are particularly welcome since she will be here for the memorial celebration and would be very pleased to see you.
Directions. Parking is available in the yellow zone of the lot next to Green Hall.