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Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture: His Work: Computer Scientist

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image: "The Legacy of Randy Pausch."

The Professional Life

Long before he became known for The Last Lecture, Dr. Pausch was a respected computer scientist, with many contributions to the field.

Dr. Pausch was "a Professor of Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, and Design at Carnegie Mellon, where he was the co-founder of Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center (ETC). He was a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator and a Lilly Foundation Teaching Fellow. He has done Sabbaticals at Walt Disney Imagineering and Electronic Arts (EA), and consulted with Google on user interface design. Dr. Pausch received his bachelors in Computer Science from Brown University and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author or co-author of five books and over 70 articles, is the director of the Alice ( software project, and has been in zero-gravity." credit: "Brief Biography."


CMU has archived many of Dr. Pausch's websites:

Personal Website - chronicles his work and research while on the faculty at CMU.

Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student's first exposure to object-oriented programming. It allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games.

Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) excels at the intersection of technology, art and design. Here creative individuals are challenged to explore, experiment and collaborate to create games, designs and stories using the latest technologies.

Just months after his diagnosis, Dr. Pausch presented a talk at the University of Virginia on Time Management. He discusses how to set goals, how to avoid wasting time, how to deal with a boss and delegate tasks, and provides skills and tools to deal with stress and procrastination.

Carnegie Mellon University. "Randy Pausch Lecture: Time Management." YouTube. 6 Feb. 2008.

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