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FREEMAN--Herbert. Died November 15, 2020. He was an IEEE computer pioneer who designed SPEEDAC, the first digital computer for Sperry Gyroscope, a professor of computer engineering at NYU, RPI and Rutgers, and founder of Maptext Inc. He won a Guggenheim among other honors for his work in computer graphics, and held prominent positions in IFIP, IAPR, ACM and IEEE. Survived by loving wife Joan, predeceased by son Robert, survived by daughters, Susan, Nancy (Ken) Supowit, daughter-in-law Elizabeth Bechek, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and brother-in-law Michael (Gabriela) Sleppin.

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Published in New York Times on Nov. 18, 2020.
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November 20, 2020
The world has lost a brilliant mind and we all lost a dear professor, great mentor, and the best friend. But professor Freeman’s spirit and wisdom will continue to inspire people to explore the future and make this world better!
Yi Tan
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