This July, NSERC announced the recipients of the 2009-2010 Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS). 100 awards were given out, and 13 were awarded to U of T.
Of those 13, two were awarded to DCS faculty members
Mike Molloy and Richard Zemel.
The DAS Program provides substantial, timely support to outstanding
researchers who have a well-established research program and who show
strong potential to become international leaders in their areas. Supplement holders may use their
DAS for initiatives that will accelerate the progress of
their research program. Mike Molloy received the DAS for his work in probabilistic graph theory and theoretical computer science; Rich Zemel received the DAS for his research on machine learning for image understanding and user modelling. Find more information about the DAS program and this year's recipients here