Glen De Vries Obituary – The Carnegie Mellon University people group is grieving the deficiency of former student and Trustee Glen de Vries, who passed on shockingly on Nov. 11 in a plane accident in New Jersey. A 1994 alumni of the Mellon College of Science with a degree in sub-atomic science and hereditary qualities, de Vries was an indefatigable backer for his institute of matriculation.
He filled in as an individual from the college’s Board of Trustees, and as of late was named the seat of the college’s Make Possible mission. He likewise was an individual from the Mellon College of Science Dean’s Council. Beforehand, de Vries served on the President’s Global Advisory Council was a speaker and host of various occasions, and gave mentorship to understudies in the Mellon College of Science and the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship.
“The whole Carnegie Mellon University people group is crushed by the deficiency of former student and trustee Glen de Vries,” said CMU President Farnam Jahanian. “To be in Glen’s quality was to be submerged in his richness and pizzazz, and I am loaded up with colossal distress that we can presently don’t encounter this gift or offer it with others.”
In 1999, de Vries helped to establish Medidata Solutions with accomplices Tarek Sherif and Ed Ikeguchi and filled in as its leader. Through de Vries’ initiative, Medidata turned into the most-utilized cloud stage on the planet for life sciences research and clinical turn of events. It was gained by Dassault Systèmes in 2019, and de Vries became a bad habit seat of life sciences and medical care.
Prior to Medidata, de Vries functioned as an exploration researcher at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, a place that happened after de Vries associated with a CMU graduate while filling in as an understudy for the college’s Telefund, a story he was pleased to tell. He additionally concentrated on software engineering at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematics.
In acknowledgment of his worldwide effect, the college in 2017 respected de Vries with its Alumni Achievement Award.