Feng Chen has passed away

Eric | August 16, 2009

FengChen_article_0I just received the very sad and disturbing news that Feng Chen, a friend, fellow researcher, and co-author of mine has unexpectedly passed away, at age 31.

Through his strong track record, I got to know Feng early on in my research career. When Feng and his supervisor Grigore Rosu invited me over to Urbana Champaign in 2007, we also became friends. Since then, we have integrated our work, co-authored a paper, and actually were planning to further extend our collaboration in the future.

UIUC has set up a memorial fund to allow Feng’s family to visit his funeral.

My thoughts are with Feng’s family and fiancée right now, and of course with Feng himself. May his soul rest in peace.