 
Summary: *** In Memory of Michael O. Albertson, 1946  2009 ***

Michael Albertson died in March after a short, intense battle with
a rare form of thyroid cancer. He was a mathematician fully
engaged in teaching, graph theory research, and the SIAM Discrete
Mathematics (DM) community. He taught at Smith College for 37
years, where he was the L. Clark Seelye Professor. He produced
research and scholarly work for 40 years and collaborated with
many, including undergraduate students. A summary of his
collaborative work can be found in a recent AWM Newsletter [H]. A
complete list of his publications can be found at
http://math.smith.edu/~albertson;
copies of almost all his papers are linked to the web site and
freely available.
Mike was chair of the SIAM DM Activity Group between 2000 and
2002, served on the SIAM Coordinating Committee for the annual
AMSMAASIAM Joint Math Meetings from 2006 to 2008, and was an
enthusiastic supporter of the alternateyear SIAM DM Conferences,
organizing many minisymposia for these. With K. Collins and R.
Haas he ran the Combinatorists of New England (CoNE) weekend
