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In Memory

A living site in memory of Ashok K Chandra to remember and honor him. A man with a golden heart and an extraordinary mind. A cherished father, husband, and friend. And a doting grandfather. He left us November 15, 2014 after a brave battle with cancer.

The site features the sentiments and memories shared by friends and family. Feel free to send this site to others. We will keep adding to it; if you have something you’d like to share, please click here to send it to me.

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Remembrance: David Harel

I really have no words.  Ashok was one of a kind: a most gentle soul, friendly, modest, and low-key, yet as sharp as a needle in his thinking, and infinitely wise.  He was one of the most brilliant minds I have ever encountered (and this in a field where people think everyone is brilliant…).

A great loss to computing, and for me a great personal loss as a friend.

I am sure that his memory will stay with you forever, and that his personality and warmth will hover above your family and inspire you at all times.

I attach the photos I have, and scans of the three papers we wrote together. Although we co-authored only these three, they seem to have had great impact, which is without any doubt due to Ashok’s amazing technical abilities. I could never have done this work on my own. No way. The three papers, together, have garnered over 1500 citations, and from my personal point of view, this has been my best collaboration ever…

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