We are sad to announce that Professor Jorma Rissanen has recently passed away.
The Centre of Reliable Machine Learning and Department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway University of London is sad to announce the passing of its Visiting Professor and the winner of the 2006 Kolmogorov Lecture and Medal, Prof. Jorma Rissanen on the 9th of May 2020. He will be remembered for his pioneering work on Minimum Description Length principle which he presented in his inspired talk at 1998 Colloquium "Importance of Being Learnable".
We lost a great scientist and a friend of the department. The obituary will appear in the September Edition of the Information Theory Society Newsletter in 9/2020 (early excerpt here).