Professor Chaitanya Swamy has been awarded a 2016 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) for his research on Algorithm Design in Strategic and Uncertain Environments. This is the second time he has received the award, the previous time being in 2010. In 2009, he was the recipient of an Ontario government Early Researcher Award.
The DAS program provides substantial and timely resources to researchers who have a superior research program that is highly rated in terms of originality and innovation, and who show strong potential to become international leaders within their field. These additional resources should enable a researcher with an established research program to capitalize on an opportunity (e.g., a recent research breakthrough, a paradigm shift, or a new strategy to tackle a scientific problem or research question, etc.). Each award is valued at $120,000.