I have known Sam since his Caltech days. He was brilliant, enthusiastic, and engaging.
He visited UCI not so long ago, it seems like yesterday, and gave a beautiful talk on how to make the sky searchable.
We had dinner afterwards, discussing stars, Second Life, and so many other topics.
He charmed my children with his warmth and sense of humor.
He will be missed and remembered.
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.
This is a place for all of us who were lucky enough to know Sam to share our memories and to help celebrate his life.
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