10 - 11 am Friday


11 am Friday, February 3 at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond


50 Years


Sheng Yu

Death Notice

Yu, Sheng - Unexpectedly at his home on Monday, January 23, 2012, Sheng Yu, Professor of Computer Science, UWO, age 61. Beloved husband of Lizhen Zhang, dear son of Runqing Liu and the late Youlong Yu, loving brother of He Yu, Zhe Yu, Rui Yu, Lei Yu and the late Li Yu. Dr. Yu, born in Tianjin, China, a distinguished teacher and internationally recognized eminent researcher, received his Computer Science graduate degrees at University of Waterloo; MSc in 1982 and PhD in 1986. He taught at Kent State University from 1987 to 1989 before coming to the University of Western Ontario. His research and teaching spanned an enormous theoretical area: Automata and Formal language theory, implementation of automata, object-oriented analysis and design, programming languages, especially object-oriented programming languages and parallel programming languages: a highly valued member of the editorial boards of four prominent international journals, of some 50 scientific conference program committees, a holder of numerous scientific grants, an author of more than 169 scientific papers in refereed journals, books and refereed conference proceedings, a graduate supervisor of 13 PhD/post-doctoral fellows and many MSc students, a hard-working member of 52 UWO committees and an inspiring teacher of 19 Computer Science graduate/undergraduate courses at UWO. He will be forever remembered and missed by his family, colleagues, numerous students and the international community of theoretical computer scientists. The funeral service will be conducted at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond St., on Friday, February 3 at 11:00 am, with visitation prior from 10-11 am. Private cremation.