Of course all the things that I might want to say have already been said by people who knew Sam better. Still, I might as well say it again: Sam was a wonderful teacher, with a great ability to combine the practical, the theoretical, the serious, the funny, the ability to think around problems, and the ability to go straight through them. He was always a good person to have in the group meetings, both because of his general optimistic influence and because of his sharp insights. And I’m sure he was much more than I mentioned, in situations where I wasn’t around.
I’m very sorry to see him leaving our world.
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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