passed away yesterday after a battle with a brain tumor at the age of 68.
David Waltz is best known for his research in artificial intelligence but I'll remember him most for his leadership of the NEC Research Institute when I was there. David fought hard and risked his career to protect basic research, particularly theory, at NEC. He would end up losing the presidency of NEC in this conflict. It is a great leader that is willing to risk all to support his people.