Staff and students at the Computer Laboratory were deeply saddened to learn of the untimely death of Negar Miralaei.
Negar was a fourth year PhD student soon to submit her dissertation. Her supervisor Dr Timothy Jones said “Negar loved to travel, and seized the opportunities she was given to attend conferences and workshops across Europe and the United States.
She also loved visiting different parts of the UK in her spare time, making her way as far as the Scottish Highlands and, more recently, Northern Ireland. She would always come back full of excitement about her trips and tell me all the amazing things she had seen. It was difficult to believe that the first time she had set foot outside Iran was when she went to Turkey to apply for her British visa to come to Cambridge.
Negar had many friends, and was well liked by everyone she worked with. She was a generous, kind person and friendly to everyone she met. Within the Computer Lab we will all miss her optimism and warm smile. There’s a huge hole now where she used to be.”
All at the Computer Laboratory extend their heartfelt condolences to Negar’s family and friends at this sad time.