In Memoriam: Samueli School Professor Kwang H. (Kane) Kim

Professor Kwang H. (Kane) Kim, Ph.D., a professor in Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science recently passed away on June 2, 2011 after a long illness.  

Professor Kim contributed immensely to UC Irvine, the field and to the profession as a whole.  He established the Computer Engineering program at UCI in 1986 and over the years contributed actively to its growth.  With tremendous passion he planted and nurtured fruitful pioneering areas of research and education in real-time computing, fault-tolerant computing, distributed computing, embedded systems and related areas. Professor Kim was greatly respected by his peers for his brilliance, foresight, persistence and outstanding accomplishments.  He received many awards, including the prestigious IEEE Technical Achievement Award, the IEEE Tsutomu Kanai Award, and the SDPS Transformational Award, among others.

Professor Kim had fought a tough battle against cancer since 2008.  A man of principles and traditional values, he will be remembered by all of us as a great scholar, teacher, friend and human being.  His legacy will endure through the contributions of all who have been influenced by him.

Professor Kane Kim's family will be holding a memorial service for him on Thursday, June 9, 7:00 pm at the following location:

True Light Christian Church
7378 Orangethorpe Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90621

All of Kane's friends and colleagues from UCI are welcome to attend.

The Korean Computer Scientists and Engineers Association in America, an organization Kim co-founded in 1982 with Professor Chanmo Park and served as president of in 1991, has set up a memorial website for friends and colleagues to leave messages and post photos. http://www.kocseaa.org/scgi-bin/kkim.cgi