Department Events of Note: Penfield Retirment

On the occasion of celebrating the many contributions of Professor and former EECS Department Head Paul Penfield, who is retiring, standing with wife Barbara Penfield on the left, current Department Head L. Rafael Reif, Christine Reif and many EECS faculty and staff joined the Penfields at a celebratory dinner at the MIT Faculty Club April 5, 2005.

On the occasion of celebrating the many contributions of Professor and former EECS Department Head Paul Penfield, who is retiring, standing with wife Barbara Penfield on the left, current Department Head L. Rafael Reif, Christine Reif and many EECS faculty and staff joined the Penfields at a celebratory dinner at the MIT Faculty Club April 5, 2005.

An evening of fun and celebration of the long and distinguished career of Prof. Paul L. Penfield Jr. took place in early April, upon the occasion of his official retirement from the faculty. Paul was joined by faculty and previous students from EECS and broadly across MIT, as well as Barbara Penfield and other members of his family, to recall and share stories. Many recalled his tireless work on behalf of all the faculty as long-time Department Head and Associate Head, as well as his delight and joy in research and advising. Paul continues to be active in EECS as he begins his retirement.

Former and current EECS associate department heads and department heads on the occasion of Paul Penfield’s retirement. From left, Tomás Lozáno Pérez, Joel Moses, (and in front) Millie Dresselhaus, and Robert Fano. Jeffrey Shapiro, Fernando Corbató, Barbara Liskov, Paul Penfield and in the back row from left center to right Duane Boning, John Guttag and Rafael Reif.

Former and current EECS associate department heads and department heads on the occasion of Paul Penfield’s retirement. From left, Tomás Lozáno Pérez, Joel Moses, (and in front) Millie Dresselhaus, and Robert Fano. Jeffrey Shapiro, Fernando Corbató, Barbara Liskov, Paul Penfield and in the back row from left center to right Duane Boning, John Guttag and Rafael Reif.

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