Sad News: R.I.P. Aravind Joshi

The ACL sadly received the message about the passing away of Professor Aravind Joshi on New Year’s Eve 2017. Aravind was one of the pioneers of computational linguistics and made enormous contributions to our field, in particular related to syntax and discourse. In recognition of his contributions he received the first ACL Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. He also served as ACL President in 1975. His death is a great loss for the many of us who have known and worked with him over his long career, and for the ACL community.

Marti Hearst
President of ACL