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Competition Results for the Discovery Accelerator Supplements Program 2011

NSERC is pleased to announce the 2011 competition results for the Discovery Accelerator Supplements Program (DAS).

The DAS Program aims to provide substantial and timely additional resources to accelerate progress and maximize the impact of outstanding research programs. In 2011, NSERC awarded $14.76 million to 123 applications in the DAS competition. These supplements are valued at $120,000 over three years.

The winners are listed below:

Discovery Accelerator Supplements Program
2011 Competition Results
Researcher Research Title Institution
Abdel-Rahman, Eihab Nonlinear micro-electro-mechanical sensors and actuators Waterloo
Abou Elela, Sherif Biochemical and genetic characterization of ribosome biogenesis and functional diversity Sherbrooke
Ali, Declan Synaptic maturation and development of membrane excitability in zebrafish Alberta
Apostolov, Vestislav Special metrics in classical and generalized Kaehler geometry Québec à Montréal
Ardakani, Masoud Novel channel coding techniques under practical assumptions Alberta
Bakr, Mohamed Efficient modeling and design optimization of computationally intensive high frequency structures McMaster
Barker, Philip Using drosophila to discern cell death signaling pathways McGill
Beauchemin, André Synthesis of nitrogen-containing molecules using bifunctional reagents and organocatalysts Ottawa
Berbee, Mary Becoming a fungus: comparative phylogenomic studies of evolution of hyphal growth and absorptive nutrition in fungi British Columbia
Berini, Pierre Active surface plasmon devices Ottawa
Bhuiyan, Farina Nadia Lean product development Concordia
Bostock, Michael Physical state of the subducting Juan de Fuca plate and the blind deconvolution problem in global seismology British Columbia
Boumaiza, Slim Energy-Efficient adaptive transmitters for 4G wireless radio systems: New Design Paradigm and Enabling Techniques Waterloo
Brenan, James Experimental constraints on the behaviour of highly siderophile elements during planetary differentiation Toronto
Burrus, Vincent setCDQR regulon of the integrating and conjugative elements of the SXT/R391 family: a genetic and molecular study / Étude génétique et moléculaire du régulon setCDR des ICE SXT/R391 Sherbrooke
Caldwell, Michael Vertebrate paleontology of terrestrial and marine squamates: testing the relationships of lepidosauria within sauropsida Alberta
Campbell, Kevin Molecular evolution and structure-function relationships of gene products from extinct and extant mammalian species Manitoba
Campbell, Malcolm Comparative functional genomics of plant resource acquisition, perception & allocation Toronto
Chan Carusone, Anthony Energy-efficient I/O for supercomputing Toronto
Chen, Daolun Fatigue and deformation aspects of lightweight materials Ryerson
Culham, Jody Behavioral and neuroimaging investigation of objects in the real world Western Ontario
Dalai, Ajay Applied energy research for green diesel production and glycerol utilization Saskatchewan
Dalnoki-Veress, Kari Soft-materials at surfaces and interfaces McMaster
Dehne, Frank Auto-tuned parallel algorithms for hybrid multi-core/many-core processor clusters Carleton
Déry, Stephen Climate change and the water towers of western Canada Northern British Columbia
Desveaux, Darrell Defining the molecular plant-pathogen interface Toronto
Devillers, Rodolphe Designing methods for evaluationg and communicating the quality of volunteered geographic information Memorial Univ. of Nfld
Donaldson, Logan Molecular architecture in gene expression and virus-host interactions York
Doucet, Arnaud Advanced monte carlo methods for bayesian computation British Columbia
Drysdale, Thomas The molecular basis of thyroid and lung development Western Ontario
Eaton, David The subcontinental lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary Calgary
El-Dakhakhni, Wael System-level seismic performance evaluation of reinforced masonry buildings McMaster
Elliott, Janet Interfacial thermodynamics and kinetics Alberta
Fam, Amir Concrete bridge components using stay-in-place structural forms for rapid construction Queen's
Folk, Joshua Quantum devices: engineering electronic coherence in nanostructures British Columbia
Fudge, Douglas Comparative biophysics of intermediate filament based materials Guelph
Gamperl, Anthony Environmental influences on fish cardiovascular function and control Memorial Univ. of Nfld
Gauthier, Gilles Population dynamics and trophic interactions in arctic birds and mammals Laval
Gélinas, Yves Organic matter dynamics in aquatic environments using bulk, molecular and isotopic methods Concordia
German, Daniel Source code licensing as an essential aspect of modern software development Victoria
Gyenge, Elod Direct borohydride-air fuel cells and batteries: toward non-precious metal catalysts and regenerative systems British Columbia
Harris, Tony The regulation of epithelial tissue structure in Drosophila Toronto
Hefeeda, Mohamed Mobile 3D multimedia streaming Simon Fraser
Hertzmann, Aaron Modeling human locomotion control Toronto
Hirasawa, Michiru Plasticity of spontaneous synaptic transmission in the hypothalamus Memorial Univ. of Nfld
Hoey, Jesse Machine learning, dense sensing and decision theoretic planning for large-scale assistance systems Waterloo
Hungr, Oldrich Development of methods and tools for landslide hazard and risk assessment British Columbia
Jenna, Sarah Rho GTPase regulation during caenorhabditis elegans embryonic elongation Québec à Montréal
Joanisse, Marc The cognitive and neural bases of letter and sound knowledge in reading Western Ontario
Kanungo, Rituparna Towards a new global view of nuclear structure and nuclear matter through nuclei with large neutron to proton ratio Saint Mary's
Kemme, Bettina Data management in the cloud McGill
Kontopoulou, Marianna Synthesis and characterization of electrically conductive polyolefin nanocomposites Queen's
Krylov, Sergey Novel analytical approaches for biology and medicine York
Kuru, Ergun A comprehensive study of near-wall turbulence for developing effective hole cleaning strategies Alberta
Kutulakos, Kiriakos Foundations of computational photography and videography Toronto
Lehner, Luis Gravitational and electromagnetic signals from compact binaries Guelph
Lesage, Frédéric Multimodal optical imaging investigation of neuronal, metabolic and vascular correlates of aging École Polytechnique de Montréal
Lewis, Mark Spatial dynamics in ecology Alberta
Leys, Sally Evolutionary origins of coordination: physiological and molecular studies on sponges (Porifera) Alberta
Leznoff, Daniel New frontiers in coordination chemistry: designing molecules and coordination polymer materials with novel properties Simon Fraser
Li, Baochun Thrift: optimizing performance in complex mobile internet applications with network coding Toronto
Litvak, Alexander Asynmptotic geometric analysis, random matrices and related topics Alberta
Mahadevan, Radhakrishnan Multi-scale genome-based modeling of human metabolism for diagnostic and therapeutic applications Toronto
Masson, Jean-François Nano- and micro-plasmonics; towards scanning probe SPR microscopy and plasmonic sensors integrated to multi-well plate readers Montréal
Matthews, Brenda Understanding planet formation with ALMA and EVLA Victoria
McPhee, John Multibody dynamics, simulation, and parameter identification of 3D biomechanical systems Waterloo
Michaud, François Integration of high-level cognitive functions in an autonomous robot control architecture Sherbrooke
Mondloch, Catherine The nature and development of expert face perception Brock
Nave, Jean-Christophe Interface tracking methods and gradient-augmented algorithms: theory and applications McGill
Nazhat, Showan Hybridized dense nano-fibrillar collagen gels as tissue models and scaffolds McGill
Norris, Ryan Population dynamics of migratory animals: integrating theory and data Guelph
Oberman, Adam Numerical methods for fully nonlinear and degenerate elliptic partial differential equations Simon Fraser
O'Carroll, Denis Mobility of engineered nanoparticles in the subsurface with particular focus on the partially saturated zone Western Ontario
Page, John Mesoscopic wave physics and complex materials Manitoba
Panté, Nelly Using viruses as tools to elucidate the molecular mechanisms for transport into the nucleus British Columbia
Popovic, Milos Neuroprosthesis for restoring quiet stance and balance during quit stances in individuals with spinal cord injury Toronto
Presley, John Roles of Rab18 in ER/golgi trafficking McGill
Quarmby, Lynne Elucidation of the signalling pathway of deflagellation Simon Fraser
Ragogna, Paul New structure, bonding and reactivity paradigms for the group 15 and 16 elements Western Ontario
Rassier, Dilson The role of myosin surface loops 1 and 2 in regulating the load-dependent power-stroke and ATP kinetics during muscle contraction McGill
Robillard, Martin Automated support for framework documentation McGill
Rochon, D'Ann Assembly and disassembly of cucumber necrosis virus and role of host components British Columbia
Roger, Andrew Phylogenomic approaches to inferring ancient relationships amongst eukaryotes Dalhousie
Roorda, Matthew Data fusion for agent-based freight demand and traffic simulation Toronto
Rowland, Owen Biosynthesis of plant extracellular lipids Carleton
Rundle, Howard The causes of evolutionary consequences of sexual selection Ottawa
Saavedra, Carlos Advanced frequency converters for the radio front-end of wireless communications transceivers Queen's
Sabbagh, Mark Brain development, experience, and the development of a representational theory of mind in preschoolers Queen's
Sander, Jörg Projected and semi-supervised clustering for high-dimensional data Alberta
Santos, Manuela Iron uptake, utilization and storage in mice Montréal
Schafer, Laurel N.O. chelated complexes of metals of low toxicity. Catalyst development for green chemistry British Columbia
Schurko, Robert Solid-state NMR of unreceptive nuclei Windsor
Seiringer, Robert Analysis of quantum many body systems McGill
Singh, Karan Sculpt and sketch interfaces for 3D modeling Toronto
Sirois, Frédéric Improvement of efficiency and robustness of power superconducting devices through high performance simulation tools and extended resistivity models École Polytechnique de Montréal
Srivastava, Diane The role of ecological filtering, dispersal limitation and species traits in determining food web structure and function British Columbia
Stinchcombe, John Ecological genomics of plant adaptation Toronto
Stockie, John Modelling and simulation of complex flow with multi-physics and multiple scales Simon Fraser
Stoeber, Boris Study and design of non-newtonian fluids for microflow manipulation British Columbia
Strong, Kimberly Remote sounding of air quality and greenhouse gases in arctic, urban environments and martian environments Toronto
Struchtrup, Henning Accurate and efficient models for microscopic transport processes in gases Victoria
Sturdy, Christopher Songbird BioCognition: An integrative approach to understanding songbird communication Alberta
Tan, Bo Pulsed laser micro and nano manufacturing Ryerson
Thomo, Alex Extracting intelligence from an interconnected world of data Victoria
Tremblay, Sébastien A systematic examination and modeling of STM across modalities and domains: a step towards reconciling modularity and functional equivalence Laval
Valaee, Shahrokh Effective sampling of recieved signal strength for location estimation Toronto
Vassileva, Julita Designing social infrastructures encouraging behaviour change and participation through personalized incentives Saskatchewan
Villemur, Richard Roles and interactions of two methylotrophic bacterial strains in the development of a marine denitrifying biofilm INRS
Wan, Richard Development of micromechanically-based models for geomaterials with coupled multiphysics Calgary
Watmough, Shaun Nutrient dynamics in sugar maple forests and assessment of long-term sensitivity to nitrogen deposition Trent
Wells, Mathew Transport and mixing in density stratified environmental flows Toronto
Wigdor, Daniel User interface feedforward and feedback supporting and enabling body tracking technologies Toronto
Wilhelm, Frank Theory of quantum information processing in solid state and hybrid systems Waterloo
Wilson, Joanna Function of cytochrome P450 enzymes in aquatic species McMaster
Winship, Ian Precise mapping of functional somatotopy in sensorimotor cortex Alberta
Worm, Boris Ecosystem oceanography: understanding the dynamics of a changing ocean Dalhousie
Wu, Gang Oxygen-17 NMR spectroscopy of biological systems Queen's
Wu, Pei-Dong Constitutive modeling of large strain behaviour of magnesium alloys McMaster
Xie, Liang-Liang Some fundamental problems in the development of wireless relay networks Waterloo
Yilmaz, Ozgur Quantization, frames and compressed sensing British Columbia
Zhao, Yue Development of advanced stimuli-responsive polymers Sherbrooke
Zhu, David Zhiwei Air/ water and sand/ water interactions in environmental hydraulics Alberta
Zhu, Mu Kernels and ensembles for horizontal and vertical information selection Waterloo
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