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.