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 Robert Tibshirani

I first encountered Sam at a Statistical meeting a few years back, when I attended a talk that he was giving. He really bowled me over. I was just amazed by his energy and the clarity of his presentation. I came away thinking: now that's how you give a seminar! He really inspired me to try to improve my own presentations. Last year I visited him at Google and he was generous and brimming full of ideas: a wonderful person to be around. This is a great loss. My heart goes out to his family.

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