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Competition Results for the Discovery Accelerator Supplements Program 2017

NSERC is pleased to announce the 2017 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 2017, 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
2017 Competition Results
Researcher Research Title Institution
Bédard, André Functional characterization of growth arrest-specific genes in primary fibroblasts McMaster
Adamchuk, Viacheslav Integrated Proximal Sensing of Soil and Crop McGill
Addario-Berry, Louigi Discrete disordered systems: extremes, algorithms, and optimization. McGill
Asselin, Edouard Advances at the Sulphide Mineral/Solution Interface: Improved Metal Extraction and Energy Storage British Columbia
Bagot, Rosemary Neural correlates of individual differences in positive and negative bias McGill
Boegman, Leon Internal solitary wave-induced sediment resuspension and offshore infrastructure loading Queen's
Calarco, John The mechanisms, function, and evolution of neuronal alternative splicing in Caenorhabditis species Toronto
Cascante, Giovanni Reliable nondestructive evaluation of damage in infrastructure and soil dynamic characterization using novel laser technology Waterloo
Caswell, Jeffrey Host-pathogen interactions in Mycoplasma bovis pneumonia of cattle Guelph
Chiasson, Sonia Human-oriented computer security Carleton
Christen, Andreas Mapping, attributing, and upscaling greenhouse gas exchange between complex land surfaces and the atmosphere British Columbia
Clausi, David Advanced Intelligent Computer Vision for Remote Sensing Scene Interpretation Waterloo
Cobo, Eduardo Function of host defense peptides in pathophysiology of intestinal diseases in production animals Calgary
Coeurjolly, Jean-Francois High-dimensional problems for spatial point processes Québec à Montréal
Cojocaru, Monica-Gabriela Generalized Nash games concepts: existence, tractability and applications to population models Guelph
Coulombe, Sylvain Plasma sources and processes for nanomaterial synthesis and reactive species production McGill
Cranston, Emily Transforming Nanocellulose Performance through Interfacial Engineering McMaster
Czarnecki, Krzysztof Model-Based Synthesis and Safety Assurance of Intelligent Controllers for Autonomous Vehicles Waterloo
De Kievit, Teresa Biocontrol pseudomonads: interaction with the plants they protect and grazing predators that threaten their existence Manitoba
Devillers, Rodolphe New geovisualization methods for supporting marine conservation planning Memorial Univ. of Nfld
Dinavahi, Venkata Real-Time Digital Simulation and Control of Multi-Terminal Direct Current Grids Alberta
Dittrich, Bianca Continuum limit, dynamics and holography in quantum gravity Waterloo
Edwards, Roderick Dynamics of genetic, biochemical and analog electronic networks Victoria
Evans, Ben Genomic mechanisms behind rapid evolution of sex determining systems McMaster
Farooque, Aitazaz Ahsan Development of Precision Agriculture Technologies to Improve Crop Productivity and Mitigate Environmental Risks: A Pathway to Sustainable Agriculture Prince Edward Island
Fedorova, Alexandra Performance comprehension of production software British Columbia
Ferrari, MaudO Sensory and cognitive ecology of risk assessment in a changing world Saskatchewan
Finkelstein, Sarah Peat carbon in the Earth system through time Toronto
Friscic, Tomislav The development and mechanistic understanding of solid-state reactivity for energy- and materials-efficient synthesis McGill
Fu, Hu Platforms and Internet market design British Columbia
Gebotys, Catherine Side Channel Monitoring of Embedded Secure and Safety Critical Devices in IoT Waterloo
Genov, Roman Transport-Aware Image Sensors Toronto
Gillis, Todd Mechanisms of change, cellular responses of the fish heart to physiological stress Guelph
Girouard, Audrey Design and Evaluation of Screen-less Deformable User Interfaces Carleton
Giroux, Bernard Monitoring géophysique des processus induits en sous-surface par l'activité anthropique INRS
Godsil, Christopher Quantum walks and graph spectra Waterloo
Gordon, Reuven Nano-Optomechanics with Applications to Protein Dynamics and Terahertz Technology Victoria
Goward, Gillian Beyond Lithium Ion - Magnetic Resonance Strategies for Characterization of Sodium-Air and Sodium-Ion Batteries McMaster
Gravel, Dominique Ecosytem functionning at the crossroad of biogeography and community ecology Sherbrooke
Gravel, Michel Development of New Carbene Catalysts and Design of Organocatalytic Reactions Saskatchewan
Green, Daniel Modelling the deformation and failure of sheet metal in high-strain rate forming Windsor
Guichard, Frédéric The emergence of functions in meta-ecosystems McGill
Gunawardena, Arunika Programmed cell death in plant development Dalhousie
Guo, Yuhong Collective Machine Learning for Semantic Data Interpretation Carleton
Gurfinkel, Arie Automated Software Verification: Foundations and Applications Waterloo
Hillier, Kirk Pheromone blend complexity in heliothine moths Acadia
Hopkinson, Christopher Ecosystem response to changing hydroclimatic regimes within Montane, Boreal and Taiga Ecozone transition areas; a multi-scale approach Lethbridge
Houser, Christopher Analytical Reasoning and Fuzzy Cognitive Maps of Barrier Island Response to Natural and Anthropogenic Forcing Windsor
Hranilovic, Steve Optical Wireless Communications - broadband connectivity in space, underwater and indoors McMaster
Huang, Weimin Further Investigation of Ocean Remote Sensing Using High-frequency and Microwave Radars Memorial Univ. of Nfld
Irwin, Darren Evolution of the causes of speciation: comparative analysis of genomic variation and the genetic basis of traits responsible for diversification British Columbia
Jacobson, Alec Robust Geometry Processing for Big Dirty Data Toronto
Jan, Eric Host cell substrates of RNA virus proteases British Columbia
Jellinek, Andrew Unlocking links between predicting explosive volcanism and forecasting its effects on climate British Columbia
Jodoin, Bertrand Cold Gas Dynamics Manufacturing Process Development for Smart Parts Ottawa
Johnsrude, Ingrid How voice familiarity facilitates intelligibility of degraded and masked speech Western Ontario
Jones, Nina Signalling mechanisms of the ShcD adaptor protein Guelph
Kadem, Lyes Optimal and Sub-Optimal Flow Configurations in the Heart: Application to Implantable Medical Devices Concordia
Kerr, Jeremy Predicting climate and land use change impacts on pollinators across landscapes to continents Ottawa
Kerschbaum, Florian Systems for Computation on Encrypted Data Waterloo
Kirshbaum, Daniel Mesoscale controls on cumulus convection McGill
Kirubarajan, Thia Robust State Estimation in Uncertain Environments Using Point Process Models McMaster
Kong, Dehan Novel Statistical Methods with Application to Imaging Genetics Toronto
Kordi, Behzad Online Electromagnetic Condition Monitoring Techniques for High Voltage Systems Manitoba
Lemire, Daniel Faster Compressed Indexes On Next-Generation Hardware TÉLUQ
Leslie, Sabrina Single-molecule visualization and manipulation of protein and DNA interactions and dynamics, on nanoscale dimensions McGill
Levin, David Big Data for Fast and Accurate Numerical Simulation of Mechanical Structures Toronto
Li, Xing-Fang Bioanalytical developments and applications to drinking water safety Alberta
Liang, Jinyang Development of compressed ultrafast microscopy for real-time multi-scale neuroimaging INRS
Liu, Xinyu Advanced Microfluidic Nanobiosensing McGill
Lumba, Shelley Molecular mechanisms of dormancy and germination in parasitic and non-parasitic plants Toronto
MacDougall-Shackleton, Elizabeth Ecoimmunology and behavioural ecology of migratory songbirds Western Ontario
Martin, Ryan Point contact germanium detectors for rare event searches Queen's
Massé, Eric Emerging regulatory roles for tRNA fragments Sherbrooke
McKenzie, Jeffrey Integrated Research Program for Cold Regions Hydrogeology McGill
Melin Meachem, Amanda How we came to our senses: dietary ecology and primate sensory evolution Calgary
Mohamed, Yasser Modeling and Automation of Industrial Construction Operations Alberta
Moore, Jonathan Climate Resilience of Salmon Watersheds Simon Fraser
Musselman, Kevin Functional Nanomaterials for Ubiquitous Electronic Devices Waterloo
Muzzin, Adam Observing the Birth of Massive Galaxies at Cosmic Dawn and Maximizing Canada's Investment in JWST and Euclid York
Narasimhan, Sriram Autonomous Monitoring and Decision-Making System for Bridge Infrastructure Waterloo
Nikonov, Georgii Main group compounds for bond activation and catalysis Brock
Nissen, Edwin Illuminating northern Cascadia earthquake faulting using satellite and airborne geodesy Victoria
Nojeh, Alireza Strong Heat Localization in Nanomaterials for Vacuum Nanoelectronics British Columbia
Ojo, Olanrewaju Advanced Joining of Gamma Prime Precipitation Strengthened Cobalt-base Superalloy Manitoba
Ortiz, Julian Geometallurgical modelling: algorithms for spatial prediction Queen's
Park, Simon Manufacturing of Multifunctional Nanocomposites Calgary
Pasini, Damiano Shape-transforming Mechanical Metamaterials McGill
Pellizzoni, Rodolfo Many-core Platforms for Time-Critical Systems Waterloo
Piekny, Alisa Studying mechanisms that spatially control cytokinesis Concordia
Pineau, Joelle Deep Reinforcement Learning for Dialogue Systems McGill
Pisaric, Michael From cells to biomes: the impacts of recent climate change on northern ecosystems Brock
Plante, Jean-Sebastien Integrated Magnetorheological Actuator Arrays for Robotic Hands Sherbrooke
Pottinger, Rachel Improving Recommending and Understanding Schemas and Their Provenance British Columbia
Rabbat, Michael Signal Processing Over Networks: Graph-Based Methods for Data Analysis McGill
Radulescu, Matei Predictability of detonation wave dynamics in gases: experiment and model development Ottawa
Rainey, Jan Understanding, engineering and exploiting protein self-assembly. Dalhousie
Rochette, Martin Optical sources for the 2-12 um spectral band of the mid-infrared McGill
Ruths, Derek Developing robust methods for the measurement of online social media populations McGill
Saunier, Nicolas More than transportation: An integrated framework to evaluate how streets serve all users École Polytechnique de Montréal
Schriemer, David Proteomics systems for integrative structural biology Calgary
Scott, Alex Tendon physiology and biomechanics British Columbia
Scott, Stacey Improving the Effectiveness of Co-located Collaboration Technologies Guelph
Selinger, Peter Algebraic and number theoretic methods for quantum circuits Dalhousie
Servati, Peyman Nature inspired, environment friendly fibrous flexible electronics and photonics British Columbia
Sheel, William Respiratory and neurovascular adaptation to physiological stress British Columbia
Siaj, Mohamed Synthesis and Functionalization of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides 2D Materials: Electrodes Design for Sensing Applications Québec à Montréal
Sinclair, Brent Biology of Arthropods at low temperatures Western Ontario
Sjostrom, Per Jesper Synapse-type-specific plasticity in neocortical microcircuits McGill
Sleep, Brent Thermally Enhanced Remediation of Groundwater Contamination Toronto
Song, Jun Bottom-up computational design of hybrid 2D/3D nanostructures McGill
Spanner, Michael Strong-Field Molecular Processes: From Novel Spectroscopies to Lasing in Air Ottawa
Tang, Anthony Mixed-Reality Interfaces for Remote Collaboration Calgary
Thomaszewski, Bernhard DF/CAD: Computer-Aided Design Tools for the Age of Digital Fabrication Montréal
van Meyel, Donald Using Drosophila to investigate the development and function of nervous systems. McGill
Venditti, Jeremy Fluid and Sediment Dynamics in Bedrock Rivers Simon Fraser
Vermeire, Brian High-Order Unstructured Methods for Large Eddy Simulation and Shape Optimization Concordia
Wang, Z. Jane Sparse Signal Processing and Modeling of High Dimensional Spatio-Temporal Data British Columbia
Watson, Liam Geometric structure and Floer theory of three-dimensional manifolds Sherbrooke
Whyte, Lyle Polar Microbial Ecology and Diversity McGill
Wüthrich, Rolf Electrochemical manufacturing technologies for Industry 4.0 Concordia
Yano, Masayuki Adaptive high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics Toronto
Yu, Aiping Next Generation Conventional and Micro Supercapacitors based on Functionalized Graphene Quantum Dots Waterloo
Zhang, Hao The Role of Cooperative Atomic Motion in the Plastic Deformation of Metallic Glasses Alberta
Zheng, Huanquan Molecular Mechanisms of Endoplasmic Reticulum Formation in Plant Cells McGill
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