Perwezkhan Perwez Shahabuddin, 1962?2005: A ProfessionalAppreciationSIGRUN ANDRADOTTIRGeorgia Institute of TechnologyPAUL GLASSERMANColumbia UniversityPETER W. GLYNNStanford UniversityPHILIP HEIDELBERGERIBM T.J. Watson Research CenterandSANDEEP JUNEJATata Institute of Fundamental ResearchPerwez Shahabuddin was an accomplished researcher, teacher, and participant in the simulationcommunity. This article provides an overview of his career and a summary of some of his manyprofessional accomplishments.Categories and Subject Descriptors: A.0 [General Literature]: General?Biographies/autobi-ographies; G.3 [Mathematics of Computing]: Probability and Statistics?Probabilistic algo-rithms (including Monte Carlo); I.6.6 [Simulation and Modeling]: Simulation Output AnalysisGeneral Terms: Algorithms, Experimentation, Performance, Reliability, TheoryAdditional Key Words and Phrases: Rare event simulation, splitting, heavy tails, financePerwez Shahabuddin died tragically on November 17, 2005. He was an accomplishedresearcher and teacher who was respected and liked by all around him. He leavesbehind his wife Soophia and children Zoha and Zain, and will be greatly missed byhis family, friends, students, and colleagues. This issue of ACM Transactions onModeling and Computer Simulation is
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