In Memory of Doug Tygar
Professor Doug Tygar passed away unexpectedly on January 16, 2020.
Doug was a valued community member, teacher, and researcher. His work made unique and significant contributions to the fields of usable computer security, cryptography, privacy, and digital rights management. As a colleague, his sharp sense of humor, infectious laugh, and encyclopedic knowledge of all things Berkeley are irreplaceable. He will be sorely missed.
We invite you to share your memories of and tributes to Doug Tygar.
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I'm sorry now that I never had the chance to see him in person to thank him for his kindness. Rest in peace to Doug, and condolences to all who knew and loved him.
One day, he went to clean the whiteboards. (He always needed very clean whiteboards and would clean them before each class if they weren't up to snuff.) While he was talking and cleaning he suddenly screamed and his Knagol driver's cap fell off.
What had happened is that he had the whiteboard cleaning solution spray nozzle pointed in the exact opposite direction for some reason. And the spray was perfectly bisected by his finger and two streams of whiteboard cleaning solution went directly into his eyes! We hurried to help him wash his eyes and class was cancelled.
Why does this stick out? It was a time when I was really questioning my decision to get a PhD. Everyone that seemed to do good work made few mistakes, let alone the pretty massive mistakes that I'm prone to. Doug humanized the academy for me, without reducing standards for good work.
I will miss him.