It is the rare high school boy who is able to meticulously fashion his life around a future that involves lofty goals soon to be realized and even loftier goals that would be considered pipe dreams had they not been formulated by Chris Olson.
Randy Pausch is a professor of Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, and Design at Carnegie Melon University. From 1988 to 1997, he taught at the University of Virginia. He is an award-winning teacher and researcher, has worked with Adobe, Google, Electronic Arts, and Walt Disney Imagineering, and pioneered the Alice Project. He lives in Virginia with his wife, Jai (pronounced “Jay”) and their three children, ages 6, 4 and 2.