Friday, February 03, 2006

Rob Schreiber:

When I was a struggling assistant professor at Stanford, Joe was a great friend, a mentor, and a supporter. He helped with teaching, he helped with life, and he spoke up for my research. A word from Joe in the right place made it possible for me to get my first research contract with ONR. His support meant a lot to me as I changed directions toward the then fairly new field of parallel scientific computing.

Joe and his sons were keen soccer players, and he organized some informal matches for the numerical analysis group. They were so enjoyable that he and I were soon playing on the same team in thePalo Alto Adult Soccer League. I'm still at it, refereeing, some 26 years later.