Colleagues and friends of Professor Samuel Chanson at the Computer Science
Department of HKUST have organized a simple memorial tribute for him to be
held on November 25, 2005 (next Friday) at 5:30 pm in the Tin Ka Ping Hall
of the University Centre. All those who knew Sam and wish to share moments
of fond memories about him are welcome to join the memorial on that day.
A condolence book will be made available at the Foyer of the Tin Ka Ping
Hall from 5:00 pm onwards on November 25, 2005 for inscriptions by guests
attending the memorial. It will be presented to the Chanson's family at the
conclusion of the ceremony, which will be followed by a light reception at
Please do not hesitate in disseminating this message to friends and
acquaintances whom you know would be missing Sam but are not on HKUST
email contact lists. They are welcome to join us in this memorial in
remembrance of Sam.
Head of Computer Science
21 Nov 2005
With deep grief and great sadness I am writing to break the
sad news about the passing of our beloved colleague,
Professor Sam Chanson, who passed away on August 26, 2005
in the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital.
Professor Sam Chanson joined the Department of Computer
Science in 1993, at which time HKUST was still a relatively
new university with a handful of faculty who were attracted
to start their career in this challenging place from various
distinguished institutes in the world. During his career at
HKUST, he not only earned the respect from his peers as a
great researcher, but also from many students who had an
opportunity to learn from him as one of the most dedicated
and loving teachers. His death is an fathomless loss to his
family, friends, colleagues and students.
There will be a funeral service for Sam on September 11, 2005
(Sunday) at 2:30 pm in the Kowloon Tong Church of the Chinese
Christian & Missionary Alliance located at no. 134, Waterloo
Road. **Friends and colleagues who wish to pay their last
respect to him may attend the service on that day.
The Chansons would like to thank any offer of condolence
money and flowers, but it is their wish that in lieu of
flowers, wreath and condolence money, donations be made to
the Kowloon Tong Chinese Alliance Church instead. **
1 Sept 2005
Dear faculty, staff, students, and others,
It is with great sadness and sympathy that I am writing to
inform you of the passing of Prof. Sam Chanson this morning
(August 26, 2005) in Kwong On Hospital, Hong Kong.
Sam is a world renowned researcher in real-time systems,
security, and distributed systems. He has fight with the lung
cancer for over 2 and a half years. During this tough period,
he showed his dedication to the university and his students
by attending almost all important meetings, replying all emails,
and reading all students' research papers. Two of his PGs
successfully defended their PhDs in the last few months. When
Sam showed up with wheelchair and suffering great pain, I
learned what a great teacher is. Every time I visit him in
hospital, he cared about the department, new hiring, etc.
I am asking you to join me, in whatever way is your custom, to
take a moment to offer your prayers, your private reflections,
your expressions of sympathy, support, etc., to and for Prof.
Chanson and his family at this time of great loss, the death of
a highly respected faculty at HKUST.
As of now, arrangements of visitation and services have not been
made. For those who wish to support some causes as a memorial,
more information will be forthcoming.
29 Aug 2005