In Memory of Tim Campbell

May 15, 1989 - September 15, 2015

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California Service

Monday 28 Sept 2015 at 2pm, Moraga Valley Presbysterian Church, Moraga, CA.

Oregon Service

Tuesday 6 Oct 2015 at 2pm, Sunset Presbyterian Church, Portland, OR.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Timothy B. Campbell Memorial Scholarship Fund.

It is with tremendous sadness that I share with you the passing of a dear friend, brilliantly creative colleague, and loving soul, Tim Campbell. Tim completed his long battle with cancer on 15 September, 2015, passing away peacefully surrounded by family and loved ones. I am trying to find the words to express my deep feelings for Tim and the blessing for being able to share a part of my life with him.

Tim has been a rising star PhD student over the past three years here at UC Berkeley working at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction and digital fabrication techniques, and his work has been published in some of the most prestigious HCI conference venues. True to his passions, Tim’s research always focused on empowering others to learn, share, celebrate, and participate in the inventive spirit of making and computation. He pioneered some incredibly innovative wearable tools for activity recognition in workshop settings to enable what he called Digital Apprenticeship, prototyped novel fluid-based interfaces, and created some of the first ever passive electrical components using conductive multi-material 3D printing techniques. Moreover, he was a generous collaborator — readily reaching out to work with others here at UC Berkeley and at Autodesk where he also spent time pushing forward his research agenda.

To those that knew him, Tim possessed one of the most inventive minds and a raw passion for research. It was never surprising to find him developing new devices and creative solutions in the lab at all hours. Likewise, his notebooks were always overflowing with incredibly creative ideas. We will greatly miss his spirit, creativity, and contagious positive energy. I want to express my sincerest condolences to Tim’s family and to those of you who knew him.

- Eric Paulos