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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Saturday, 16 January 2010

from Pietro Perona

Sam was one of the most creative researchers in machine learning. He was an exceptional lecturer. He was dedicated body-and-soul to deeper understanding and to teaching other people. He had a warm, generous and engaging personality. During his Caltech years he organized an applied mathematics boot camp for incoming CNS students. If there are angels, Sam is one of them.

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