April 17, 2003 – Vol. 22 No. 14

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    Martino, first-year Ph.D. student, dies at age 31

    Carlo Martino, a Ph.D. student in Computer Science, died Wednesday, April 9 of what doctors believe was a congenital heart defect that resulted in a ruptured aorta. He was 31.

    Martino was a first-year student in the Computer Science Ph.D. program who had a broad area of interests. Though he had not selected a thesis, he worked with Gina-Anne Levow, Assistant Professor in Computer Science, and Martino’s pre-thesis advisor, on artificial intelligence, and with Anne Rogers, Associate Professor in Computer Science, on systems.

    Martino was well-respected in the department, said Stuart Kurtz, Chairman and Professor of Computer Science and the College. “He was viewed as the star of the first-year class,” Kurtz noted. “He had an extremely enviable record as a teaching assistant and was highly sought after by both faculty and students.”

    Martino is survived by his wife, mother and father.