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Remembering Murray Rosenblatt

SEPTEMBER 7, 1926 – OCTOBER 9, 2019

We are celebrating the lifetime achievements of longtime SIAM member, Murray Rosenblatt, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 93. Dr. Rosenblatt was a staple in the optimization community and well renown at UC San Diego where he served as the Professor Emeritus of Mathematics.

Murray Rosenblatt, Ph.D., UCSD Emeritus Professor, Mathematics, was born on September 7, 1926 in New York City the second son of Hyman and Esther (Goldberg) Rosenblatt. Murray Rosenblatt attended City College of New York before entering graduate school at Cornell University in 1946. After completing his Ph.D. in 1949, the newly married Murray and Adylin moved to Chicago where Murray became an assistant professor at the University of Chicago. Professor Rosenblatt’s distinguished academic career, establishing himself as a leading figure in probability and statistics, took him to the University of Indiana and Brown University before his joining the Department of Mathematics at University of California at San Diego in 1964. Dr. Rosenblatt was a fellow in the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Guggenheim fellow (1964, 1972) and in 1984 he was elected to the National Academy of Science. In 1994, Professor Rosenblatt retired from UCSD as Emeritus Professor, Mathematics.

Survivors include his daughter, Karin Rosenblatt of Champaign, Illinois and his son, Daniel Rosenblatt of Live Oak, Texas. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to the Murray and Adylin Rosenblatt Endowed Lecture Series in Applied Mathematics at UCSD.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 1st, at 1:00 p.m. at El Camino Memorial Park, 5600 Carroll Canyon Rd, San Diego with burial to follow.

View the official obituary.

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