Long-serving faculty member Luiz Marcio Cysneiros passed away on March 30. Cysneiros was an associate professor in the School of Information Technology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, and served York University for more than 20 years.
He was one of the earliest members of the School and played a key role in its evolution. He made significant contributions to the areas of requirements engineering, agent-oriented software development, business modeling and software process.
“Luiz’s passing is a great loss to our School and to the wider academic community. He will be remembered for his many contributions, his kind and compassionate nature, and his unwavering dedication to his students and colleagues,” said Professor Enamul Hoque Prince, director of the School of Information Technology.
“Luiz will always be remembered as a wonderful colleague. When I joined as a new faculty member, he was my go-to person for any questions I had. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and share his insights and knowledge generously,” said Prince.
Cysneiros’ main research areas were requirements engineering, non-functional requirements, requirements for health care domain, agent-oriented software development, business modelling and software process. He was the author of several publications, including book chapters, journal articles, conference papers and more.
The School of Information Technology will host a memorial service at a later date to bring together family, friends and colleagues to share memories and celebrate Cysneiros’ life.