Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

News and Events: David Fiske (1982-2012)

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Newsitem added on 19 August 2012.

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that our former MSc Logic student David Fiske passed away on July 11, 2012 in Chicago of unknown causes.

David was born on January 30, 1982 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2007. He joined the MSc Logic at the ILLC in Amsterdam in 2008 as one of the E.W. Beth Scholars funded by the Beth Foundation. In June 2010 he graduated with a thesis entitled "Toward an Evolutionary Linguistic Theory" supervised by Martin Stokhof. During his time in Amsterdam, he was very active as a member of the MoL Room Committee and the opleidingscommissie of the programme, representing the interests of the MSc Logic students. Many of us have interacted with David during his time in Amsterdam and will remember him fondly.

If anyone wishes to share memories with David's parents, The ILLC Office will give their mailing address to ILLC members who wish to write a letter of condolence.

Ulle Endriss (MSc Logic director)
Tanja Kassenaar (MSc Logic programme manager)