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Competition results for the 2021 Discovery Accelerator Supplements program

NSERC is pleased to announce the 2021 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 2021, NSERC awarded $5.28 million to 44 applications in the DAS competition. These supplements are valued at $120,000 over three years.

The winners are listed below:

Discovery Accelerator Supplements Program
2021 Competition Results
Researcher Research title Institution
Bajic, Ivan Collaborative Intelligence Simon Fraser University
Bazalova, Magdalena Facilitation ultRahigh dOse-rate aNd spaTIally-fractionatEd Radiotherapy (FRONTIER) University of Victoria
Beck, Sara Pathogen Reduction in Decentralized Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies The University of British Columbia
Bérubé-Lauzière, Yves Radiation propagation modelling and image reconstruction for X-ray time-of-flight computed tomography Université de Sherbrooke
Bray, Signe Precision mapping of children's functional brain development University of Calgary
Chica, Roberto Next-generation computational enzyme design for the creation of efficient artificial biocatalysts University of Ottawa
Christians, Julian Sex-dependent fetal and placental responses to adversity Simon Fraser University
Claydon, Victoria Factors influencing orthostatic blood pressure regulation in healthy humans Simon Fraser University
Collins, Christopher Guidance in Visual Analytics through Mixed-Initiative and Implicit Interaction Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)
Côté, Jean-François Planification des transports dans un environnement dynamique et stochastique Université Laval
DeRosa, Maria Nucleic acid aptamers for molecular recognition applications in agriculture Carleton University
Doliskani, Javad Computer Algebra, Quantum Computing and Post-Quantum Cryptography Ryerson University
Downey, Michael Molecular control of non-histone protein acetylation in budding yeast University of Ottawa
Frederickson, Megan Ecology and evolution of plant-animal and host-microbe mutualisms University of Toronto
Gracie, Robert Computing Energy Advancement: Computational Engineering for Geomechanics and Fracture University of Waterloo
Haggard, Daryl Physics at the Black Hole Frontier: The McGill Extreme Gravity and Accretion Group McGill University
Haney, Cara Maintaining plant immune homeostasis in the rhizosphere microbiome The University of British Columbia
Head, Jessica Genetic and Epigenetic Determinants of Sensitivity to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Birds McGill University
Hein, Jason Integrating automated experimentation with process analytical technology The University of British Columbia
Johnson-Freyd, Theodore The higher algebra of spaces of quantum systems Dalhousie University
Karimi, Ebrahim Structured Quantum Waves: From Quantum Cryptography to Extreme Quantum Microscopy University of Ottawa
Kim, Il Yong System, Layout, and Topology Optimization for Automotive and Aerospace Design Queen's University
Laird, Robert Evolution of senescence in plants University of Lethbridge
Li, Xia Development of safe and high-energy all-solid-state lithium-sulfur and sodium-sulfur batteries Concordia University
Ma, Lei Testing, Debugging and Repairing Machine Learning Software at the System Level University of Alberta
Mohajerani, Majid Spontaneous activity, memory replay and the default mode network University of Lethbridge
Nikolov, Aleksandar Geometric Methods in Data Analysis University of Toronto
Poisot, Timothée The many paths to ecological network inference: reconciling machine learning, empirical data, and ecological knowledge Université de Montréal
Quenneville, Cheryl Novel methodologies to establish injury limits and surrogates to assess trauma risk for high rate impact loading to males and females McMaster University
Rajakumar, Rajendhran From Model Organism to Model Clade: Plasticity and Evolution of Interorgan Communication Networks University of Ottawa
Robere, Robert Towards a Unified Theory of Proof and Circuit Complexity McGill University
Senatore, Adriano Studying mechanisms for the evolution of synaptic and electrical signaling in the nervous system University of Toronto
She, Yuntong Prediction of Dynamic Ice Processes in Complex River Systems University of Alberta
Shih, Steve Microfluidics for synthetic biology Concordia University
Sio, (Corliss) Kin I Igneous petrology through the lens of non-traditional stable isotopes University of Toronto
Swidinsky, Andrei Resource exploration for a net-zero emission future with electromagnetic methods in applied geophysics University of Toronto
Taylor, Matthew Leveraging Human and Agent Guidance for Improved Reinforcement Learning University of Alberta
Tosatti, Valentino Ricci flow on compact Kahler manifolds McGill University
Vanderperre, Benoît Function of novel proteins encoded in non-canonical open reading frames Université du Québec à Montréal
Vette, Albert Novel Approaches for Modeling, Mapping, and Restoring Human Trunk Neuromechanics University of Alberta
Vutha, Amar Nuclear T-violation searches using ultracold atoms and molecules University of Toronto
Wunch, Debra Atmospheric measurements of the carbon cycle University of Toronto
Yuzwa, Scott Neural stem cell fate decisions: clonal and spatially-resolved approaches. University of Toronto
Zhou, Zhou Statistical Inference for Complex Temporal Systems: Non-stationarity, High Dimensionality And Beyond. University of Toronto