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 - 2016
Algorithm design in strategic and uncertain environments
Bill Cook - 2014
Computational studies in discrete optimization
Andrew Childs - 2013
Algorithms for quantum computers
Jochen Koenemann - 2012
Flexible and effective techniques for the design of approximation algorithms
Debbie Leung - 2010
Quantum communication theory
Chaitanya Swamy - 2009
Algorithm design in game-theoretic environments and settings with uncertainty
Ashwin Nayak - 2008
Efficient quantum algorithms and protocols