Commemorating the life of doctoral trainee as well as graduate Michael B. Cohen Michael B. Cohen ’14, SM ’16 had a deep love for maths as well as the academic structures of computer– a love that was contagious, great, as well as constantly shared with others. Cohen, a doctoral trainee in the Department of Electrical Engineering and also Computer Science (EECS), passed away unexpectedly from all-natural reasons in September. At the time of his death, Cohen was checking out the University of California at Berkeley, where he had actually mosted likely to consult with associates at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing. A participant of the Theory of Computing team at the Computer Science and also Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT, he had origins in the Washington location. Daniela Rus, the Andrew (1956) as well as Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering as well as Computer Science and also Director CSAIL, stated, “We are all still stunned by the information of the passing away of Michael Cohen. Michael was a precious pupil at CSAIL, a fantastic associate in the concept team, as well as a joyous existence all over he went. This is a cumulative as well as massive loss for the whole CSAIL neighborhood.” Cohen initially pertained to MIT as an undergraduate pupil, and also he resided in East Campus. He made his bachelor’s in maths in 2014, having actually missed his 2nd year at MIT to working from Facebook. He after that remained on at MIT to seek an academic degree in computer technology. Scott Aaronson, a teacher of computer technology at the University of Texas at Austin that instructed at MIT from 2007 to 2016, remembered Cohen as a specifically encouraged very first year pupil, prepared to fix open troubles, or primarily deal with anything. At the very same time, Aaronson was thrilled by Cohen’s intellectual humbleness, as his emphasis was on understanding and also making clear difficult ideas for everybody in the course, not revealing off. Such visibility led to Cohen “having a massive circle of pals.” Cohen was a noteworthy existence on the 5th and also 6th floorings of the Stata Center at MIT, Musco additionally remembered, “constantly … bordered by a team of buddies delighted to small talk or merely to pay attention. He was an all-natural educator– genuinely kind, modest, inviting, favorable, as well as constantly prepared to reduce his ideas for a minute to share his luster.” Cohen was an intellectual tour-de-force past the university. He invested a summer season at Microsoft Research, where he rapidly sealed a credibility for “his epic individuality” as well as scholastic sparkle. A declaration by the group he functioned with at Microsoft checked out: “Michael was a great mathematician and also a climbing celebrity in his area. Sebastien Bubeck, a scientist in the Theory Group at Microsoft Research that functioned along with Cohen, shared just what he called a “normal Michael tale,” regarding when they initially fulfilled in October 2016 at MIT: “We will begin lunch with a little team of college students and also Michael went into the area, he (delicately) disturbed the discussion as well as his very first sentence to me was a concern regarding mirror descent that I was unable to respond to. (We currently understand the response, and also as it ends up his concern was rather deep and also the solution extremely non-trivial.)”. Bubeck, like several others, was additionally struck by Cohen’s exceptional means of doing maths, mainly never ever composing anything theoretically. James R. Lee, a teacher of computer technology at University of Washington, claimed, “His mind was constantly addressing 100 miles per hour, so it was amazing that he really did not miss out on a beat in adjusting (i.e., reducing) for a target market (or for those that did unknown him).”. At the time of his fatality, Cohen was attributed as a co-author on documents with even more compared to 30 unique partners. Cleary, he accomplished that and also a lot extra, coming to be a leading light in the academic computer system scientific research neighborhood. As Lee created, “one obtained the feeling that this was all a warmup for Michael. It’s actually frustrating that we will not reach see exactly what follows.” He and also others have actually dedicated to making certain that Cohen’s job is greater than simply born in mind, however spread out everywhere and also utilized to take on the type of open issues that he loved. < . Michael B. Cohen '14, SM '16 had a deep love for maths and also the academic structures of computer– a love that was contagious, great, as well as constantly shared with others. Cohen, a doctoral pupil in the Department of Electrical Engineering and also Computer Science (EECS), passed away all of a sudden from all-natural reasons in September. Daniela Rus, the Andrew (1956) as well as Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and also Computer Science as well as Director CSAIL, claimed, "We are all still stunned by the information of the passing away of Michael Cohen. Cohen initially came to MIT as an undergraduate pupil, and also he lived in East Campus. Cohen was a remarkable existence on the 5th and also 6th floorings of the Stata Center at MIT, Musco likewise remembered, "constantly … bordered by a team of close friends pleased to small talk or just to pay attention.