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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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

from Steve Van Hooser

As an undergrad, I looked up to so many graduate students in the Computation and Neural Systems department and wanted to be just like them. They taught me a ton about the brain and math and how to do research. Every now and again I look on Google to see what my heros are up I was curious about Sam and unfortunately Google brings me sad news. I remember his enthusiasm, his feedback on my homework, a lecture he gave on expectation-maximization with a demo he was really excited about...he always had a smile on his face. He is missed.

Steve Van Hooser