Dr. Meadows received his PhD in Mathematics from Western University in Ontario, Canada. His topic was Local Higher Category Theory, a subject of his own invention. He sees his doctoral work as the first stage in a long-term research program dealing with higher stack theory, which is useful in a wide variety of geometric contexts. He also has experience in algebraic topology, which can be used to study subjects as diverse as coding theory, concurrency and electrical circuits, and which is needed in both industry and government.
His research has been recognized as impressive, especially the amount he has produced, which is unusual for a graduate student in a difficult area of mathematics. Dr. Meadows was the recipient—twice—of an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, a very competitive and prestigious award.
Dr. Meadows has collaborated with other mathematicians in North America, and he plans to continue to do so while conducting his postdoctoral research in the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Natural Science, at the University of Haifa.