In an email inviting me to his wedding, Sri Harsha Tharkabhushanam, a former graduate student in our department, commented on our interactions.

 

 

Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 22:37:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: Sri Harsha Tharkabhushanam <harshaonnet@yahoo.com>
Subject: Wedding Invitation
To: rsellis@math.umass.edu
Message-ID: <20040710053755.46384.qmail@web40108.mail.yahoo.com>

Dear Professor Ellis,

. . .

 

Before I had taken your courses, I used to respect you a lot. But after the classes, my respect and liking for you just sky rocketed. I have learnt so much from you, IN and OUT OF the classroom. I think you are an excellent teacher and your way of teaching is unique.  Anyway, thanks again for all the help and guidance throughout.

Thanks,

-Harsha