It is very sad to share this news that our dear colleague and friend Greg Palmer has passed away on November 12th, 2019, after a long illness. He was 69 years old.
Greg was the representative at EUNIS of the University of Pennsylvania. He attended a number of EUNIS events, the last one being EUNIS2016 in Thessaloniki, where he gave a talk (photo).
Greg was a specialist of communications and networks technology. From 1996 to 1999, he had been the Director of Campus Computing at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and in 1999, he moved to the University of Pennsylvania as the Director of MAGPI, (Metropolitan Area Gigapop in Philadelphia for Internet2), where he created a high performance network for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, dedicated to the research and education communities.
As an example of cooperation, from 2001 to 2005, under the auspices of EUNIS, we carried up an innovative project (the EUMAX project) using the new high performance networks, involving students and faculty of the Wharton school (U. of Penn) and a MSc degree in Informatics (University of Grenoble) who worked together in an immersive multinational environment.
This past summer Greg stepped down from the University of Pennsylvania for health reasons.
We send our friendly condolences to his wife Judith, and to his three boys. We’ll miss him.