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CWRU Math Alum Wins Academy Award for Technical Achievement

Posted on February 23, 2017

CWRU alumnus Geoff Wedig was honored with an Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement in a ceremony held on February 11, 2017.  Wedig, who completed a BS in Mathematics and a BA English at CWRU in 1994 and an MS in Computer Engineering at UCLA in 1995, also worked at the university as a Senior Software Developer for 12 years before making a career change to computer animation in 2007.  Wedig’s work in facial-performance-capture has been featured in such movies as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Tron: Legacy, and Deadpool.  To learn more about Wedig’s Oscar-winning work, check out articles in The Daily, The Marietta Times, and The Plain Dealer.

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