The School of Computing is deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of a beloved colleague.
Dr. Sameh Sorour joined the School in 2019. In his short time with the School he delighted undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, and fellow faculty members with his care, his dedication, and his love for teaching and research.
Dr. Sorour overflowed with amazing ideas. His mind worked in a way that allowed him to view pressing research problems with a fresh perspective, bringing novel approaches to a bevy of real-world problems. This love of research was complimented with an equal dedication to teaching and building strong relationships with his students and colleagues.
Hossam Hassanein, Director of the School of Computing and research colleague shared the following:
“The loss of Sameh is very heavy. Sameh was a wonderful scholar, colleague, collaborator and friend. I cannot describe the sadness I feel for his loss. During the last several months, Sameh did not miss a beat in his work – meeting his students weekly, continuing to teach, publishing papers and participating in committees.”
Ruslan Kain, one of Dr. Sorour’s research students expressed the following:
“I respected and admired him dearly. He really was a man of high morals, believing in hard work, good ethics, and kindness. I cherish all the time he gave, all the advice, the guidance, and the support. He never let us down and provided more than anyone could ever ask for. I am where I am today because of him.
It has been an honour to know and work with such a great man. My heart goes out to his loved ones, may they stay strong and have patience in this troubling time. My deepest condolences to them. “
Sameh is survived by his wife and two daughters.