Monday, January 18, 2010

Sam Roweis (1972-2010)

Sam Roweis, an NYU CS professor specializing in machine learning, took his own life last Tuesday night. Jennifer Linden and Maneesh Sahani set up a weblog to share memories of Sam and John Langford's blog also has a collection of remembrances

Suicide never makes sense especially with someone who seemed so happy in life. Makes us take stock about how we handle our own stress in our academic and family worlds and causes us to realize what is really important in life.


  1. your second link ( is broken. Very sad news. My heart goes out to him and especially his wife and kids.

  2. This is terrible. I found him to be a very impressive academic after seeing a lecture of his some years back. My thoughts and prayers go out for his family.

  3. I don't know how you can say suicide never makes sense. It's about the only thing that makes sense anymore.