It is with immense sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our beloved Professor, Dr. Ali Shihab Sabbir. He breathed his last on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
Dr. Sabbir started teaching at IUB in 2006 shortly after completing his Masters and Doctorate in Computer Science from City University, New York. As a teacher, Dr. Sabbir not only educated, but inspired, a quality all his countless students can attest to. When he was not teaching, he was finding ways to further the department while conducting leading research in the areas of Distributed Systems and Communications. He served terms as both Head of the Department and Dean of the School, and was a decisive figure in securing a major government multi-crore grant for what is now a leading High-Performance Computing research center, the Center for Cognitive Skill Enhancement(CCSE) at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IUB.
Those who were close to him know that his heart was as kind as his mind was brilliant, and he will be deeply missed by all of his co-workers and students. May he rest in peace.