The New York Times reports that Jacob Schwartz, who founded New York University's computer science department and was a professor at the school's Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences, died on Monday at the age of 79. Schwartz was a pioneer in the use of supercomputing, designing one of the earliest versions of a parallel computer in the late '70s. "In 1999, Dr. Schwartz became interested in molecular biology and began a multiyear collaboration with Michael Wigler, a professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory," the article notes, adding that Schwartz had still been engaged in molecular biology research at the time of his death.
Remembering Jacob Schwartz
Mar 04, 2009