Dr. Igor Malkiman, Sr. Lecturer, Passes Away

Posted: June 1, 2014

It is with sorrow that the Department of Computer Science and Engineering announces the loss of one its most respected Senior Lecturers. Dr. Igor Malkiman passed away, Sunday, June 1st, 2014. He will be missed by his colleagues and students alike.

Dr. Malkiman emigrated from Russia to escape difficult circumstances and built a new life here in Columbus, Ohio. He worked many years at Qwest (now Century Link) and taught CSE's numerical analysis/linear algebra course starting in 1996. More recently he has made great contributions to the Capstone program, including teaching the Capstone Design: Software Applications course. Malkiman received a 2014 Outstanding Teaching Award.

Dr. Rajiv Ramnath said of his colleague, "Igor was one of the most caring and helpful educators I have seen. His students will never forget his stern voice and big heart."

Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Haika Malkiman, Igor is survived by his wife, Svetlana Golba; daughters, Mayya Malkiman and Olga Malkiman; sister, Dr. Dorita (Mark) Kliot; mother-in-law, Clara Golba; nephews, Dr. Gabriel (Dr. Li-tal Mashiach) Kliot and Michael (Olga) Kliot. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this most difficult time.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Monday, June 2nd at Epstein Memorial Chapel, 3232 E. Main St. with Rabbi Mitchell Levine and Cantor Baruch Shifman officiating. Burial will follow at New Agudas Achim Cemetery. Shiva will be observed at the Malkiman residence on Monday and Tuesday (Due to Shavuot, Shiva will end on Tuesday at sundown). In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to The American Brain Tumor Association www.abta.org or Wexner Heritage House, 1151 College Ave., Columbus, OH 43209.

If you would like to leave comments for the family, please see the tribute wall at the Epstein Memorial Chapel. http://www.epsteinmemorialchapel.com/obituaries/Igor-Malkiman/#!/Tribut… 

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