His energy and his glow as Zoubin rightly put it , along with his humor was incredibly infectious and it really crossed all boundaries. While at MIT and upon his return to Toronto, he focused on using machine learning and statistical methods to contribute to other sciences, such as astronomy and biology. More information and software credits. Sam was a very unique person. We worked closely for many years, we learned together, taught together and grew up academically together. He graduated from secondary school as valedictorian of the University of Toronto Schools in , and obtained a bachelor’s degree with honours from the University of Toronto Engineering Science Program four years later. I knew Sam from the climbing gym in Toronto.
It is funny how for at least some of us myself at once an instance and a recovering, I hope, instance of this it can truly feel like that to-do list consumes your life. I still use his linear algebra and Gaussian distribution notes as references in my classes. 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 a wonderful person and amazing teacher. My great condolences to his family.
I hope that this will spur those who have felt such dark inclinations before to seek help, and to spend that valuable time with your friends, family, and with yourself. Sam took an extended paternity leave from Google to take care of the twins. Because of that, he is easily remembered and will be greatly missed. He still has many friends and admirers here, and that room will now always seem emptier knowing his voice will never again fill it.
For his wife and children it is surely so incomparably greater that I lack words. Truly an incredible mind and athlete. We thesi closely for many years, we learned together, taught together and grew up academically tjesis. The joys are second-to-none, but the pressures and the feeling that you might just lose to the ever-increasing demands are at times intense. Most of all, we express our deepest sympathy to his wife Meredith, his twin baby daughters Aya and Orli, and his father Shoukry.
Sam inspired many students to pursue a career in research, and to focus their research on machine learning and artificial intelligence. May God bless him! As someone who is intimately familiar with this field, working in it myself, I sa both the joys and intense pressures that come with being in academia.
It is funny how for at least some of us myself at once an instance and a recovering, I hope, instance of this it can truly feel like that to-do list consumes your life. Thank you for the site, and thank you for your thoughtful remarks about Sam Roweis. One effective use of learned models is made by performing model inversion or state inference on incoming observation sequences to discover the underlying state or control parameter trajectories which could have produced them. Words cannot express the sadness I feel.
The reply that I owed him feels heavy, and an incompleteness is hanging. It really is sad to lose such a great mind and, as many have echoed here, a great personality. Sam is greatly mourned by his colleagues and students at NYU, who extend their sympathy to his many friends in the broader research community, especially at the University of Toronto, the Gatsby Neuroscience Unit, and Google Research.
Sam was an amazingly generous friend and truly inspiring colleague. His joyful energy and creativity were truly infectious in a way that nobody can match.
But I saw few of his lectures from http: Sam was a very close friend and I miss him deeply and painfully.
He was charming, open and approachable… you really wanted to be around him, bask in his glow, absorb his energy. I know how much we will all miss him. While at MIT and upon his return to Toronto, he focused on using machine learning and statistical methods to contribute to other sciences, such as astronomy and biology.
Many members of the research community became friends with Sam, because of his warm and friendly personality, his communicative smile, and his natural inclination to engagement and enthusiasm.
I will never forget him.
As thewis friend of Sam, I felt often that I took a lot more than I gave- took of his knowledge, his ideas and even sponged off his never-ending positive energy and good nature. His level of energy was fantastic — when we were climbing, skiing, jamming on problems, even when he was TAinghe could help push me to my limit like few others.
His death is being called a suicide which is so incompatible with my understanding of Sam that it strains my credibility. Please, we would be grateful if you would all repost your memories, loving thoughts and thoughtful comments there.
The system can take any picture of the sky from any source, and instantly identify the location, orientation, and magnification of the image, as well as name each object star, galaxy, nebula it contains. His tutorial lectures on graphical models and metric learning, available on video at videolectures.
He graduated from secondary school as valedictorian of the University of Toronto Schools inand obtained a bachelor’s degree with honours from the University of Toronto Engineering Science Program four years later.