|Thankful for what he has meant for the ICMCC foundation we have to inform you that our vice president
Prof. Brian O’Connell
has passed away on May 21 at the age of 47.
Brian leaves behind his wife Sarah.
Brian M. O’Connell was Professor of Ethics, Law and Computing at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut, where he held a dual appointment within the departments of Computer Science and Philosophy. He taught courses concerning professional responsibility and legal issues within computing. His research and writing focused on the ethical and legal implications of new technologies. He was past-president of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology and Vice Chair of Assessment and Planning for the Conferences and Tutorials Board of the IEEE Computer Society. He was vice-president of the ICMCC Foundation. He was the recipient of the Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression and was a member of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He held a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy (1983) from Trinity College, Hartford and a J.D. (1987) from the University of Connecticut School of Law. He was a member of the Connecticut state and federal bars and the bar of the United States Supreme Court. He also held positions as network designer and systems programmer at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.