Beloved Department Chair Passes Away
During his time at The Ohio State University in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, Merv was instrumental in the growth of the department and spearheaded the new building, Dreese 2, which was completed in 1994.
Earlier in his career, he taught at UCLA, Cornell, Princeton, and George Mason University. Over the course of his career he authored 56 publications for professional journals and lectured or consulted in 37 countries. Among his professional honors were election to Fellow of the American Statistical Association, election to the International Statistical Institute, and appointment as the founding president of the International Association of Statistical Computing.
In the “real” world, he spent four years as Director for project “Weld” at IBM, and fourteen years with the World Bank, as Director of Computing Activities and in other senior positions.
Merv will be greatly missed and remembered for all his contributions to academia and industry. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 9th, 2018 at 1pm in Upper Arlington, Ohio. Complete details can be found here.