[Codel] [Bloat] [craig at tereschau.net: [ih] Sally Floyd has died]
jg at freedesktop.org
Wed Aug 28 15:07:23 EDT 2019
Sally will be missed.
On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 12:43 PM Dave Täht <dave at taht.net> wrote:
> I'd always wanted to meet her. RIP.
> ----- Forwarded message from Craig Partridge <craig at tereschau.net> -----
> Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2019 18:47:29 -0600
> From: Craig Partridge <craig at tereschau.net>
> To: internet history <internet-history at postel.org>
> Subject: [ih] Sally Floyd has died
> Just saw a post from Eddie Kohler that Sally Floyd has died.
> She packed a huge number of achievements into a relatively short career in
> networking (less than 20 years from PhD to retirement). She developed RED
> for congestion control with Van Jacobson, identified the issues in Poisson
> modeling with Vern Paxson, developed TCP SACK, to name a few of her
> important contributions. At one point (and perhaps still) she was one of
> the top 10 cited women in computing. I think she won almost every award
> the communications field could give.
> She was also a great colleague. I got to work somewhat closely with her on
> the End-to-End Task Force for many years. She had a knack for presenting
> stunning insights quietly and articulately, which made the insights all the
> more stunning.
> Our world is a bit smaller.
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