In Memoriam: Morgan Deters


Morgan Deters was a senior research scientist at the Courant Institute of New York University and an influential contributor to research in formal methods and verification, with a focus on satisfiability modulo theories.  On January 17, 2015, he unexpectedly passed away.  Morgan was deeply respected and admired by all of his colleagues at NYU and in the broader research community for both his friendly demeanor and his remarkable talents as a scientist.  We are all deeply saddened by his loss.

We his colleagues have created this page to allow those who knew him to share their thoughts and feelings to honor his memory.

55 Responses

  1. Geoff Sutcliffe at ·

    A sad thing for everyone … family, friends, colleagues. His shoes will be nigh impossible to fill.

  2. Maria Paola Bonacina at ·

    I was schocked and saddened to learn of Morgan’s passing only today on March 1st. I met him at several conferences and it was always a pleasure to talk with him. I especially remember him at the CAV and SMT in Snowbird, Utah, in summer 2011. We are all skating on thin ice. So long, Morgan.

  3. Eric Jorrey at ·

    I have just found out about Morgan’s passing and wished to offer my condolences to those that were closest to him. I grew up with Morgan and met him in Betty Laukauf’s Enrichment program when Morgan and I were in elementary school. Morgan and I would spend all afternoon learning chess, and he taught me, even at a young age, about the capabilities of critical thinking. We were on the quiz bowl team together, and Morgan was always incredibly kind, and never ostracized those who were not as gifted as he. The world is less amazing with his passing, and you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Renate Schmidt at ·

    I am deeply saddened by the news of Morgan’s untimely passing away. He was special. My deepest ondolences go to his family, friends and colleagues.

  5. Jennifer Simone at ·

    I work at Morgan’s optometrist office. He was genuinely a nice person, always had a smile. I am greatly saddened by this loss. I pray his parents and family find some sort of peace in this. The world lost a great man! Rest in Peace Morgan!

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