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Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Accelerator Supplements

The Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) Program, initiated in 2007, provides substantial and timely resources to a small group of researchers whose research proposals suggest and explore high-risk, novel or potentially transformative concepts and lines of inquiry, and are likely to have impact by contributing to groundbreaking advances in the area. Each award is valued at $120,000 over three years and provides recipients with additional resources to compete with the best in the world.

To date, six faculty members in Combinatorics and Optimization have received DAS awards.

Chaitanya Swamy - 2016Chaitanya Swamy

Algorithm design in strategic and uncertain environments

Bill Cook - 2014Bill Cook

Computational studies in discrete optimization

Andrew Childs - 2013Andrew Childs

Algorithms for quantum computers

Jochen Koenemann - 2012Jochen Koenemann

Flexible and effective techniques for the design of approximation algorithms

Debbie Leung - 2010Debbie Leung

Quantum communication theory

Chaitanya Swamy - 2009Chaitanya Swamy

Algorithm design in game-theoretic environments and settings with uncertainty

Ashwin Nayak - 2008Ashwin Nayak

Efficient quantum algorithms and protocols