George Collins, Emeritus Professor, 1928-2017
Collins received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. After working for IBM, he joined the Computer Sciences faculty at UW-Madison and focused on computer algebra. After retiring, he continued his research, publishing works as late as 2016.
Susan Horwitz, Emerita Professor, 1955-2014
Horwitz strove to attract underrepresented students, particularly women and targeted minorities, to computer science and ensure their success. She launched the WES-CS program, with over 900 students benefiting in the first decade.
Olvi Mangasarian, Emeritus Professor, 1934-2020
Olvi was the John von Neumann Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Sciences at the UW, was a pioneer and leader in the field of mathematical programming. Madison.com obituary: https://go.wisc.edu/l4qkif
Seymour Parter, Emeritus Professor, 1927-2022
Seymour Parter was a professor in both the Computer Sciences and Math Departments at UW-Madison, starting in 1963 when CS was still the Department of Numerical Analysis. See Parter's Oral History Interview here: https://minds.wisconsin.edu/handle/179
J. Barkley Rosser, Emeritus Professor, 1907-1989
Barkley Rosser was director of the Mathematics Research Center (MRC) at UW-Wisconsin from 1963-1978. His areas of expertise include symbolic logic, ballistics, rocket development, and numerical analysis.
Larry Travis, Emeritus Professor, 1929-2017
Larry Travis will be remembered for his quiet wisdom, his sense of humor, his kindness, his love of nature, and throughout a lifetime spent with computers, his focus on the human condition. He will be missed deeply, but his was a life well lived.