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Michael Zarozinski

Michael Zarozinski
in memoriam
Sr. Software Engineer


Michael Zarozinski, a senior software engineer at the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR) at the College of Information and Computer Sciences, passed away unexpectedly on December 9, 2019.

Michael joined the CIIR in 2013, supporting a range of research projects for the center and working with many students over the years. He also briefly worked with the Center for Data Science, the Information Extraction and Synthesis Laboratory at CICS, and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Zarozinski’s projects at the CIIR included managing the Proteus Project, a research infrastructure for scanned books used for humanities scholars working with Perseus Digital Library and the Internet Archive, and work on the Galago open-source search engine, supporting cross-language searching and providing critical enhancements to the Lemur Project.