Premier's Research Excellence Awards (PREA) and Early Research Awards (ERA) winners

The PREA program was introduced in 1998 "to help Ontario's world-class researchers attract talented people to their research teams and to encourage innovation among the province's brightest young researchers at universities, colleges, hospitals and research institutes". In 2006 the program was reintroduced under the new name ERA. It's slated to spend $85 million in provincial funding over ten years, matched by $42.5 million from other sources. To date, 15 faculty members in Combinatorics and Optimization have received awards.

Peter Nelson - 2018

Emergent structure in matroid theory

Luke Postle - 2016
Luke Postle

Maximum average degree, chromatic number and the 4-flow conjecture

Eric Katz - 2015
Eric Katz

Tropical geometry: structure and degeneration

Laura Sanita - 2015
Laura Sanita

New algorithmic approaches for network design problems

Ricardo Fukasawa - 2012
Ricardo Fukasawa

Increasing the applicability of mixed-integer programming

Andrew Childs - 2011
Andrew Childs

Algorithms for quantum computers

David Jao - 2009
David Jao

Mathematical foundations of elliptic curve cryptography

Chaitanya Swamy - 2009
Chaitanya Swamy

Design for game-theoretic environments and settings with uncertainty

Jochen Koenemann - 2007
Jochen Koenemann

Algorithmic game theory and approximate network design

Ashwin Nayak - 2006
Ashwin Nayak

Quantum algorithms and protocols

Edlyn Teske - 2004
Edlyn Teske

Number-theoretic security of public-key cryptosystems

Bertrand Guenin - 2003
Bertrand Guenin

Jim Geelen - 2000
Jim Geelen

Penny Haxell - 2000
Penny Haxell

Michele Mosca - 2000
Michele Mosca

Levent Tuncel - 1999
Levent Tuncel