The annual Connaught New Researcher Award are only provided to U of T assistant professors within the first five years of a tenured-stream academic appointment to help them establish strong research programs. This year the Connaught Fund is awarding a total of $994,000 to 56 researchers across a range of disciplines.
Recipients from the Department of Computer Science include:
- Roger Grosse for “scalable and flexible Bayesian learning
- Alec Jacobson for “robust geometry processing for big dirty data”
- David Levin for “big data for fast and accurate numerical simulation of mechanical structures”
- Aleksandar Nikolov for “geometric methods in discrepancy and privacy”
“Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Connaught New Researcher Award on their well-deserved achievement,” said Professor Vivek Goel, U of T’s vice-president of research and innovation.
“This funding is designed to help some of the best up-and-coming U of T researchers get their vital projects off the ground and position them to go after and secure external funding to continue and expand their research down the road.”
See the full list of U of T recipients at U of T News