Fwd: FW: Memorial service for David Mills

The University of Delaware is hosting a memorial service for “Father Time” David Mills this coming Monday at 3:00pm local time. With Sunday’s leap ahead in local time, that’s 17:00 UTC, Noon US Pacific time. There will be a live stream: https://sites.udel.edu/udlive/mills/

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| # Dr. David L. Mills Memorial Service11 Mar 2024, 13:00 – 11 Mar 2024, 16:00
(GMT+00:00) Coordinated Universal Time
Mitchell Hall

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Memorial Service for David Mills### Monday, March 11 | 3 p.m.

Mitchell Hall

David Mills, a retired University of Delaware professor known as the “father time” of the Internet, passed away on January 17, 2024. Dr. Mills is survived by his wife Beverly Mills, his daughter Eileen Schnitzler, his son Keith Mills, and his brother Gregory Mills.

You’re invited to join the Mills family and the University of Delaware College of Engineering for a secular memorial for Dr. David Mills at 3 p.m. on March 11 in Mitchell Hall.

Dr. Mills, who held appointments in UD’s College of Engineering in the departments of electrical and computer engineering and computer and information sciences, is most well-known for developing the network time protocol, the system that allows computers on a network to synchronize their time. Along with being a pioneer of the early Internet, he is remembered for his curiosity, knowledge and enthusiasm.

The impact of Dr. Mills’ work was recognized by several professional societies—Dr. Mills was a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Internet Society (ISOC), the American Association for the Advancement of Science and he was a Fellow of both the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Outside of his career’s many achievements, Dr. Mills’ hobbies included running an amateur radio station (W3HCF) out of his home in Newark. He was also a member of the American Radio Relay League, the Radio Society of Great Britain and the Amateur Satellite Organization.

Please let us know if you’ll attend.

Read the New York Times obituary

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