Computing pioneer Jim Gray, who went missing at sea January 28, 2007, and has not been found, will be honored with a tribute at U.C. Berkeley on
March May 31, 2008. The tribute will have both a general session and a technical session. The technical session will feature presentations on a range of research areas important to Jim. The general session will focus on understanding Jim’s impact on the field and on the community — from his impact on Berkeley, his role as a mentor to colleagues, faculty and students, to his contributions to industry and to science. See the tribute home page for details of all the speakers.
Though the search for Jim Gray brought together an incredible array of people and technology — almost all inspired by Jim or his work — unfortunately he remains missing. After more than a year without him, this tribute seems like an appropriate way to honor and remember what Jim means to the discipline and to the community of science.