NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement

Award Date

The Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) Program provides  substantial and timely resources to a small group of researchers  whose research proposals suggest and explore high-risk, novel or  potentially transformative concepts and lines of inquiry, and are  likely to have impact by contributing to groundbreaking advances. Valued at $120,000 over three years, the awards are given  to top-ranked researchers whose programs are highly rated for originality and innovation by their peers.  

Three CS faculty were awarded the DAS:    

Joanna McGrenere - for her work on The Design of Information Computing Technology for Older Adults 

Dinesh Pai - for his work on Computational Models of Human Movement 

Alla Sheffer - for her work on Creation of Detailed Virtual Shapes   

For Dinesh Pai this is the second such award; he also received the  DAS in 2007, the first year the DAS program was introduced.