In Memoriam: Partha Niyogi (1967-2010)


Louis Block Professor, Departments of Computer Science and Statistics
Senior Fellow, Computation Institute

"In my personal view, exciting research leading to insight and consequent innovation will arise out of the synergistic interaction of three points of view: theory - to provide computational and mathematical characterizations; science - to provide an understanding of how intelligent systems work in the human; and engineering - to translate the insights into useful real-world systems. At another level, given the unique problem of human and machine intelligence, progress will come from the union of computer science, cognitive science, and neuroscience. Consequently, I strive to keep abreast of developments in all three and strike a balance between them."