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Anya Pogosyants G

Anya Pogosyants G, 26, and her husband Igor Slobodkin, 28, were killed on Dec. 15 in an automobile accident. An undergraduate research award has since been established in her name.

The couple died in a head-on crash in Rutland, Vermont, en route to a ski trip in Lake Placid, New York.

Pogosyants worked in the Laboratory for Computer Science on the theory of distributed systems. Her work included research in formal verification of distributed algorithms and developing easy-to-use verification tools.

Pogosyants' hobbies included playing guitar and singing folk songs. Slobodkin enjoyed mountain climbing and poetry writing. "All relatives and friends of Igor and Anya will remember them as two wonderful people full of ideas, joy and optimism," said Angelika Leeb G, a friend and colleague.