Professor William F. Schreiber was my Ph.D. thesis advisor. He passed away in October 2009 at the age of 84. This article in the Boston Globe describes a bit about his life. His remembrance ceremony was held at the MIT Faculty Club on November 21, 2009. The room was packed with people who came to celebrate his life. His family, friends, colleagues, and former students attended, many of us flying in from across the country.
I have the honor of being Professor Schreiber’s last Ph.D. student. I was invited to be one of the speakers at his remembrance. These are the words that I shared in memory of Professor Schreiber. Please feel free to share your Schreiber-isms and memories of Professor Schreiber below.