“Daphne Koller, the Rajeev Motwani Professor in Computer Science at Stanford School of Engineering, remembered Taskar as ‘a remarkable human being. He was an exceptional researcher, who even as a graduate student and continuing to his work as a faculty member, made seminal contributions to machine learning, computer vision and natural language processing,’ Koller said. ‘Such academic talent is rare but even more so when combined with a gentleness of soul and a sweetness of nature, both of which characterized Ben.'”
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