A dozen Waterloo researchers will receive supplemental funding to support their research identified by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) as on the verge of a breakthrough.
The recipients of Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) are among more than 150 researchers who will receive over $26 million to further their groundbreaking research. The awards announced today also include funding for Discovery and equipment grants.
The researchers chosen by NSERC for a DAS ($120,000 each) in addition to funding through the Discovery grants program are:
- Giovanni Cascante (Civil and Environmental Engineering): Reliable nondestructive evaluation of damage in infrastructure and soil dynamic characterization using novel laser technology
- David Clausi (Systems Design Engineering): Advanced intelligent computer vision for remote sensing scene interpretation
- Krysztof Czarnecki (Electrical and Computer Engineering): Model-based synthesis and safety assurance of intelligent controllers of autonomous vehicles
- Bianca Dittrich (Physics and Astronomy): Continuum limit, dynamics and holography in quantum gravity
- Catherine Gebotys (Electrical and Computer Engineering): Side channel monitoring of embedded secure and safety critical devices in IoT
- Christopher Godsil (Combinatorics and Optimization): Quantum walks and graph spectra
- Arie Gurfinkel (Electrical and Computer Engineering): Automated software verification: foundations and applications
- Florian Kerschbaum (David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science): Systems for computation on encrypted data
- Kevin Musselman (Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics). Functional nanomaterials for ubiquitous electronic devices
- Sriram Narasimhan (Civil and Environmental Engineering): Autonomous monitoring and decision-making system for bridge infrastructure
- Rodolfo Pellizzoni (Electrical and Computer Engineering): Many-core platforms for time-critical systems
- Aiping Yu (Chemical Engineering): Next generation conventional and micro supercapacitors based on functionalized graphene quantum dots