In research, Professor Schellenberg was very successful, publishing about 40 scholarly papers. In teaching, he was also very successful; his file is filled with glowing testimonials from chairs and associate deans. But it was in service - to the department, faculty and university - that he was really remarkable.
For more than thirty years, Arkadi Nemirovski has been a leader in continuous optimization. He has played central roles in three of the major breakthroughs in optimization, namely, the ellipsoid method for convex optimization, the extension of modern interior-point methods to convex optimization, and the development of robust optimization.