The National Science Foundation has awarded the University at Buffalo mathematics department a three-year, $600,000 grant to support the new program Experiential Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE@UB). Led by mathematics professor and director of graduate studies William Menasco, the initiative is a collaboration with industry and academic partners including IBM’s Buffalo Innovation Center, M&T Bank, Moog Inc., Secure RF Corporation and the UB School of Management.
Mathematics doctoral students in EDGE@UB participate in a yearlong training program culminating in a summer internship working onsite with the partners.
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The doctoral students assigned SecureRF will learn about our Public-Key Security solution, the Algebraic Eraser, and then help test new applications and implementations of that protocol. The Algebraic Eraser is being implemented in the end point devices in the Internet of Things.