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Competition Results for the Discovery Accelerator Supplements Program 2013

NSERC is pleased to announce the 2013 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 2013, NSERC awarded $15 million to 125 applications in the DAS competition. These supplements are valued at $120,000 over three years.

The winners are listed below:

Discovery Accelerator Supplements Program
2013 Competition Results
Researcher Research Title Institution
Abolmaesumi, Purang Intuitive Guidance for Intervention and Diagnosis with Enhanced Ultrasound (i-Guide-U) British Columbia
Affès, Sofiène Enabling Radio Access Strategies for Pervasive and Smart Applications of Wireless in the New Digital Economy INRS
Alfa, Attahiru Developing Efficient and Effective Algorithms for Complete Analysis of a Class of Vacation Queueing Models Manitoba
Amabili, Marco Nonlinear vibrations and stability of shells and panels in advanced materials in air or coupled to fluids McGill
Angers, Bernard L' épigénome : les options d'un génotype en réponse aux changements environnementaux Montréal
Avilés, Leticia The ecology and evolution of social groups and metapopulations British Columbia
Banihashemi, Amir Processing and Coding for Efficient Sensing and Transmission of Information Carleton
Banthia, Nemkumar Smart, Bio-Inspired, Nano-Engineered Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composites for Sustainable Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Maintenance British Columbia
Bathurst, Richard Probabilistic analysis and design of reinforced soil walls and modelling of soil-reinforcement interaction using transparent granular soil Royal Military College of Canada
Bauschke, Heinz Convex Analysis, Monotone Operator Theory and Algorithms British Columbia
Bazylak, Aimy Improving porous transport layers for PEM fuel cells and electrolyzers Toronto
Blanchette, Mathieu Computational inference and analysis of ancestral genomes McGill
Boutilier, Craig Computational Preference Assessment and Optimization for Group Decision Support Toronto
Brauner, Colin Gas exchange, ionoregulation, acid-base balance and their interactions in fish: The evolution of complex physiological systems. British Columbia
Bridson, Robert Numerical and Geometric Algorithms for Virtual Practical Effects British Columbia
Chen, Zhangxing Advanced Modeling and Simulation Techniques for Heavy Oil and Oil Sands Reservoirs Calgary
Childs, Andrew Algorithms for quantum computers Waterloo
CHIN-SANG, IAN Identification and Characterization of Genes that Regulate Morphogenesis Queen's
Christopoulos, Constantin Flexural-Shear Base Mechanisms and Distributed Damping Systems for Combined Wind Efficiency and Seismic Resilience of High-Rise Buildings Toronto
Clerk, Aashish Theory of quantum optomechanical systems and quantum transport McGill
Coops, Nicholas Remote Sensing of Forest Carbon Accumulation British Columbia
Day, Troy The evolutionary dynamics of drug resistance in host-pathogen interactions Queen's
Dost, Sadik Growth of Semiconductor Bulk Single Crystals Victoria
El-Sheimy, Naser Multi-sensors Systems for Ubiquitous Personal Navigation Calgary
Elwood, Kenneth Earthquake Disaster Resilience - From Mitigation to Recovery British Columbia
Enns, James Visual Perception and Attention British Columbia
Filipe, Carlos Understanding and Manipulating Interactions of Molecules and Paper Surfaces Focusing on the Development of Low-Cost Tools for Preserving and Monitoring Water Quality McMaster
Finan, Turlough Biology of the N2-fixing soil bacterium, Sinorhizobium meliloti McMaster
Finkel, Zoe Acclimation and adaptation of phytoplankton to changing climate Mount Allison
Forte, Alessandro Modelling and Interpreting the Surface Evolution of the Earth in Terms of Mantle Convection: Global Implications of High Heat Flow at the Core-Mantle Boundary Québec à Montréal
Fournier, Benoit Long-term performance of preventive and mitigative measures for concrete infrastructures incorporating reactive/recycled/marginal aggregates Laval
Frey, Brendan A Unified Computational Model of Gene Regulation Toronto
Gaiotto, Davide Silvano A Investigations in quantum field theory Waterloo
Gambarotta, Sandro Modeling studies on photochemical combustion reversal: using H2O to hydrogenate CO2 Ottawa
GAUVIN, Raynald Quantitative Analysis of the Microstructure of Materials with new techniques in the Electron Microscope McGill
Geitmann, Anja Computational modeling of cellular morphogenesis and shape functionality in plants Montréal
Grova, Christophe Multimodal integration of functional neuroimaging data McGill
Gryz, Jaroslaw Order Dependencies in Database Systems York
Gualtieri, Marco Holomorphic and quantum aspects of generalized Kahler geometry Toronto
Gustafson, Paul Bayesian Evidence Synthesis: Exploring the Limits of Limited Data British Columbia
Haarslev, Volker Design of optimization techniques and software architectures for description logic reasoners Concordia
Hannington, Mark Marine Mineral Resources and Metals in the Oceans Ottawa
Hatzikiriakos, Savvas G Superhydrophobic, Superslippery, Nanopatterned Metallic and Polymeric Surfaces British Columbia
Hayden, Patrick Computing the spectrum: Information physics from cryptography to cosmology McGill
Helbing, Caren Cellular mechanisms of amphibian metamorphosis Victoria
Herzog, Walter Force-sharing among synergistic muscles and mechanical properites of skeletal muscles Calgary
Humphries, Murray Climate and the ecological energetics of interacting species McGill
Jayawardhana, Ray Diversity of the Sub-Stellar Realm Toronto
Johnson, Matthew Development and Application of Novel Optical Diagnostics to Quantify Pollutant Emissions in the Upstream Energy Industry Carleton
Johnson, Samuel Base-Metal Complexes for Challenging Organometallic Transformations Windsor
Kamnitzer, Joel Geometric representation theory and categorification Toronto
Kaspi, Victoria Observations of Neutron Stars McGill
Kennedy, Christopher The Global Impacts of Cities Toronto
Khanin, Konstantin Renormalization for Circle Maps with Singularities and for Directed Polymers Toronto
Kienzle, Jörg Concern-Driven Software Development McGill
Klironomos, John Functional Diversity in Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbioses British Columbia
Konhauser, Kurt Co-Evolution of Precambrian Life and the Environment Alberta
Kostiuk, Larry Fundamental and Applied Studies in Combustion Alberta
Kozinski, Janusz Applied Bioenergy and Biowaste Utilization York
Lachapelle, Gerard Robustness of GNSS-Augmented Location and Navigation Systems Against Interference Attacks Calgary
Laprise, René Regional Climate Modelling: Probing the strengths and limitations of dynamical downscaling with nested models Québec à Montréal
Larachi, Faiçal Nano/micro/meso/multifunctional intensification strategies for multiphase reactors/materials Laval
Laurin, Jean-Jacques Reconfigurable Antennas and Wave Processing Surfaces École Polytechnique
Laval, Bernard Predicting Climate Change Impact on Physical Mass Transport in Lakes British Columbia
Leavitt, Peter Landscape-scale effects of nitrogen on lake ecosystems: Accelerating a new paradigm for freshwater eutrophication. Regina
Linder, Tamas Source Coding with Delay and Complexity Constraints: Theory and Algorithms Queen's
Loeb, Stephen Incorporating Mechanically Interlocked Molecules into Solid State Materials Windsor
MacDougall-Shackleton, Scott Neuroendocrine control of phenotypic plasticity in birds Western Ontario
MacLean, Karon Foundations and Applications of Affective Touch British Columbia
Meguid, Shaker 3D Multiscale Modelling and Characterisation of the Coupled Electro-Mechanical Behaviour of Nanocomposites Toronto
Merrill, Rod Membrane Biophysical Studies of the Colicin E1 Channel Guelph
Miller, Renée Big Data Curation Toronto
Mohn, William Microbial catabolism of steroids, from enzymes to ecosystems British Columbia
Moorhead, Gregory Biochemical, proteomic and bioinformatic insights into Arabidopsis thaliana protein phosphatases Calgary
MORSE, BRIAN River ice mechanics and processes Laval
Moscovitch, Morris Memory, attention and face recognition in young and old adults and people with brain damage Toronto
Moses, Alan Evolution of regulatory sequences and systems Toronto
Netterfield, Calvin Probing the Universe Toronto
Nie, Jian-Yun Search intelligence as users expect Montréal
Olson, James Towards an Engineering Design Tool for Advanced Fibre Products British Columbia
Organ, Michael Catalysis: Relating Structure and Reactivity York
Osinski, Gordon Impact Cratering: Processes, Products and Effects Western Ontario
Panneton, Raymond Caractérisation et modélisation acoustiques de matériaux poreux non-conventionnels aux propriétés acoustiques hors du commun Sherbrooke
Peak, Derek Using molecular-scale approaches to understand soil chemical processes Saskatchewan
Pearson, David Tracing Early Earth Evolution Alberta
Pelletier, Fanie Evolutionary demography of wild populations. Démographie évolutive des populations sauvages. Sherbrooke
Piers, Warren Transition Metal and Main Group Organometallic Chemistry: Synthesis and Catalysis Calgary
Price, Jonathan Water and mass exchanges in mosses: Towards an understanding of the movement of solutes and hydrocarbons Waterloo
Prosser, Robert Scott Protein Functional Dynamics and Energy Landscapes Toronto
Queyranne, Maurice Optimization models and methods in Operations Management British Columbia
Raussendorf, Robert Quantum computation - fault-tolerance, resources and foundations British Columbia
REALE, Denis Towards an evolutionary ecology of individual differences Québec à Montréal
Rey, Alejandro Computational engineering of advanced materials and devices based on functional, structural and biological liquid crystals McGill
Rood, Stewart Diversity and Adaptive Physiology of Riparian Cottonwoods and Hybrid Poplars Lethbridge
Rowe, Locke Evolutionary analyses of sexual dimorphism Toronto
RUSSELL, James MAGMA RHEOLOGY and VOLCANIC ERUPTION: Experiments and Models British Columbia
Sarkar, Anoop Multilingual Statistical Machine Translation Simon Fraser
Saunders, Gary Molecular Phylogenetics & Biodiversity of Marine Macroalgae Emphasizing the Canadian Flora New Brunswick
Schoof, Christian Processes of fast glacier flow British Columbia
Schroeder, Bianca Reliable and energy-efficient next-generation data centres Toronto
Schuurmans, Dale Learning Predictive Representations from Incomplete Data Alberta
Shadwick, Robert INTEGRATIVE BIOMECHANICS OF MARINE ORGANISMS: Locomotor systems dynamics British Columbia
Sherwood Lollar, Barbara Isotopic and geochemical tracers of fracture fluids in Precambrian cratons: Time capsules for the deep biosphere Toronto
SOARES, JOAO New Generation Polyolefin Materials and Characterization Techniques Waterloo
Stephens, David Bayesian inference and computation for confounding adjustment and causation McGill
SUTTON, Mark Dynamics of condensed matter systems McGill
Szkopek, Thomas 2-Dimensional Materials and Atomic Scale Engineering for Nanoelectronics McGill
Szymanski, Jozef At Face Slurrying: Advancing Tomorrow's Technology for Oil Sands Production Alberta
Tanner, Martin Studies on Enzyme Mechanism and Inhibitor Design British Columbia
Tayebi, Abdelhamid Autonomous Navigation Systems Design for VTOL-UAVs Lakehead
Therriault, Daniel Design of advanced materials for the manufacturing of three-dimensional microsystems École Polytechnique
Tip, Frank Improving the Quality of Web Software Waterloo
Unrau, Peter RNA Chemistry and the RNA World Simon Fraser
Vallance, Bruce Vitamin D - A Regulator of Host-Microbe Interactions in the Mammalian GI Tract? British Columbia
Wang, Zhou Quality-of-visual-experience: perceptual assessment, compression and enhancement Waterloo
Weaver, Andrew Earth system modelling and analysis Victoria
WEI, JUNCHENG Mathematical Analysis and Applications of Concentration Phenomena in Nonlinear Elliptic Equations British Columbia
Weis, Dominique From mantle geodynamics to environmental processes: a geochemical perspective British Columbia
Wen, Xiao-Gang Highly Entangled Quantum Matter Waterloo
Wise, Daniel Cubical Geometry McGill
Wylie, Douglas Neural Mechanisms Underlying Visual and Visuo-Motor Processing in the Avian Brain Alberta
Xu, Yunjie SPECTRAL SIGNATURES OF CHIRALITY AND CHIRALITY RECOGNITION Alberta
Zerges, William Biogenesis and repair of photosynthetic memranes Concordia
Zhang, Kaizhong Algorithms and software tools for mass spectrometry data analysis and RNA structure analysis Western Ontario
Zhu, Zheng Hong Dynamics and Control of Electrodynamic Tether Systems York