Cleveland Waddell wins Angela E. Grant Poster Award

Mathematics graduate student Cleveland Waddell won the Angela E. Grant Poster Award for Best Algorithm at the 22nd Conference for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences, held at Princeton University from June 15 to 18. His poster presented a generalization of the Welch-Berlekamp algorithm for decoding and error-correction. The photo shows Waddell with the sister and mother of the late Dr. Grant, a mathematician at Northwestern University. Waddell’s Ph.D. advisor is Erich Kaltofen.