The Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) were created to "accelerate progress and maximize the impact of outstanding research programs". These grants provide a researcher with $120,000 over the next three years.
DCS had four winners in this latest round:
- Aaron Hertzmann - Modeling human locomotion control
- Kyros Kutulakos - Foundations of computational photography and videography
- Karan Singh - Sculpt and sketch interfaces for 3D modeling
- Daniel Wigdor - User interface feedforward and feedback supporting and enabling body tracking technologies
The University of Toronto had 17 DAS recipients in total. For more information on the award and a full listing of the 2011 funded projects, see the NSERC site.