I came back from the memorial service for Sam at NYU moved and touched by the memories of so many of his closest friends and family. Everything was an adventure for Sam, one to be shared with his ever growing band of brothers and sisters. Whether it was machine learning research, rock climbing, snowboarding, or partying, he was always ready to try a new trick and to give a hand to a novice like myself.
Sam, your scientific work showed us how local interactions could give rise to global implications. You gave us such joy as individuals, and also brought us closer together as a community. You will be forever missed, and we will not forget the young family you left behind.
Sam Roweis died unexpectedly on January 12, 2010.
He was a truly wonderful person; a beloved son, husband and father; and a treasured friend and colleague.
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