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Born : October 23, 1.960 in Baltimore, Maryland, US
Died on  july 25, 2.008 (aged 47)
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
Pancreatic cancer
Nationality : American
Fields : Computer science
Human Computer Interaction
Institutions : Carnegie Mellon University
University of Virginia
Alma mater : Brown University
Carnegie Mellon University
Doctoral advisor : Alfred Spector
Known for Creator of Alice software project
Cofounder of CMU's Entertainment Technology Center
Virtual Reality Research with Disney Imagineers
Inspirational speeches regarding life

# 1 best-selling book : Battle with cancer

Notable awards Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award
ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education
Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computer Science Education
Fellow of the ACM
Time's Time 100
Spouse Jai Glasgow
Children : Dylan Pausch, Logan Pausch, Chloe Pausch

Randolph Frederick "Randy" Pausch (October 23, 1.960 – July 25, 2.008) was an American professor of computer science and human-computer interaction and design at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Pausch learned that he had pancreatic cancer in September 2.006, and in August 2.007 he was given a terminal diagnosis: "3 to 6 months of good health left". 

He gave an upbeat lecture titled "The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" on September 18, 2.007, at Carnegie Mellon, which became a popular YouTube video and led to other media appearances. 

He then co-authored a book called The Last Lecture on the same theme, which became a New York Times best-seller.

Pausch died of complications from pancreatic cancer on July 25, 2008.

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