Professor Emeritus Paul Saylor Dies at 81
11/12/2020 11:28:27 AM
Illinois Computer Science is deeply saddened to note the passing of Professor Emeritus Paul Saylor.
His son, Gerrit (MS CS ’95), said that Saylor passed away after a prolonged illness on Nov. 7 at Carle Foundation Hospital. He was 81.
During 34 years on the faculty at Illinois, Saylor conducted pioneering research in applied mathematics and iterative methods, solving large-scale scientific problems in areas ranging from geophysics to medical imaging. His kindness, wit, and dedication to his students will be greatly missed.
The department will post a more in-depth retrospective about Saylor soon.
According to The News-Gazette obituary, memorial services will be scheduled at a future date. Condolences may be offered online at pesaylor.com. Morgan Memorial Home, Savoy, is assisting with arrangements.
Those who wish to make a donation to Illinois CS in Saylor’s memory may do so through the department’s giving page. Donations will go towards a fellowship in scientific computing named in his honor. To send a gift by check, send it to University of Illinois Foundation, P.O. Box 734500, Chicago, IL 60673-4500, payable to "University of Illinois Foundation." Please include a note designating the gift for the Paul Saylor Fellowship in Scientific Computering in the UIUC Computer Science Department.