Machine Learning (Theory)

11/21/2013

Ben Taskar is gone

Tags: Announcements,Machine Learning jl@ 12:13 pm

I was not as personally close to Ben as Sam, but the level of tragedy is similar and I can’t help but be greatly saddened by the loss.

Various news stories have coverage, but the synopsis is that he had a heart attack on Sunday and is survived by his wife Anat and daughter Aviv. There is discussion of creating a memorial fund for them, which I hope comes to fruition, and plan to contribute to.

I will remember Ben as someone who thought carefully and comprehensively about new ways to do things, then fought hard and successfully for what he believed in. It is an ideal we strive for, that Ben accomplished.

Edit: donations go here, and more information is here.

2 Comments to “Ben Taskar is gone”
  1. Sneha says:

    The Ben Taskar Family Benefit Fund is in place now.
    http://bentaskar.com/ben-taskar-family-benefit-fund.html

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