This summer, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) awarded $42 million in grants and scholarships to researchers at the U of T. These awards comprise the 2011 competition results for NSERC’s Discovery Grants, Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS), Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships, Postgraduate Scholarships and Postdoctoral Fellowships programs.
The Discovery Grants Program supports ongoing programs of research in every scientific and engineering discipline. Of the 2,003 recipients nationally, 123 have been identified to receive a DAS in addition to their Discovery Grant. Valued at $120,000 over three years, the awards are given to top-ranked researchers judged by their peers to show strong potential for becoming international leaders.
Four faculty members at the department were awarded the DAS:
- Aaron Hertzmann - for his work in "Modeling human locomotion control"
- Kyros Kutulakos - for his work in "Foundations of computational photography and videography"
- Karan Singh - for his work in "Sculpt and sketch interfaces for 3D modeling"
- Daniel Wigdor - for his work in "User interface feedforward and feedback supporting and enabling body tracking technologies"
See the U of T press release about this most recent round of NSERC awards here
, and the listing of 2011 DAS recipients and their projects here