Retired CSE adjunct professor Ira Kalet passed away last night after a long battle with cancer.
Ira joined the University of Washington in 1978 in the then newly formed Department of Radiation Oncology. Subsequently he held adjunct appointments in Computer Science & Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biological Structure, and a joint appointment in Medical Education (now the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education).
From 2005 until his retirement, Ira also served as Director of Security and Networking for UW Medicine IT Services, where he led the establishment of a strong security program for UW Medicine clinical and research data and systems.
Ira was closely engaged as a CSE adjunct professor, advising a number of CSE Masters and Doctoral students.
We extend our best wishes to his wife Terry, and to all of his many friends.