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Paul Flaherty

Paul Flaherty

American computer scientist
Paul Flaherty
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Intro American computer scientist
A.K.A. Paul Andrew Flaherty
Was Engineer Computer scientist
From United States of America
Type Engineering Technology Science
Gender male
Birth 14 March 1964, Milwaukee, USA
Death 16 March 2006, Belmont, USA (aged 42 years)
Star sign PiscesPisces
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Biography

Paul Andrew Flaherty (March 14, 1964 – March 16, 2006) was an American computer scientist. He was a renowned specialist in internet protocols and the inventor of the AltaVista search engine.

Biography

Flaherty was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Marquette University, and his Master's Degree and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

He joined Digital Equipment Corporation in 1994 and, as the Associated Press wrote:

He held an amateur radio Extra class license with the call sign N9FZX. Was President, W6YX, Stanford Amateur Radio Club, 1986-1990.

  • Station Engineer, W6YX, Stanford Amateur Radio Club, 1990-1994.
  • Started the VHF+ mailing list in 1989.
  • Married to his Stanford University sweetheart N6YBV (this number refers to her amateur radio call sign).
  • An avid railfan photographer and past Assistant General Manager of the Niles Canyon Railway.
  • Member of the Marquette chapter of Triangle Fraternity as an undergrad, where he served as chapter President. He exercised his duties with honor and was well liked within the fraternity.
  • Member of the Sunnyvale Rod and Gun Club where he enjoyed target shooting and trap shooting.
  • While a grad student drove a 1979 Z28 Camaro with T-tops.

At age 42, Flaherty died of a heart attack at his home in Belmont, California.

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http://www.nbcnews.com/id/12000078/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/t/creator-altavista-search-engine-dead/
https://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/24/technology/24flaherty.html?_r=0
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