Dr. Beg receives NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement

September 02, 2014

Dr. Faisal Beg has been awarded NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS)

"The DAS Program aims to provide substantial and timely additional resources to accelerate progress and maximize the impact of outstanding research programs. In 2014, NSERC awarded $15 million to 125 applications in the DAS competition. These supplements are valued at $120,000 over three years."

Excerpt from Faculty of Applied Science Newsletter:

Faisal Beg in Engineering Science will use NSERC DAS funds to advance his research into early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. He will hire a researcher to focus on developing novel computational algorithms to measure magnetic resonance images of the brain and optical coherence tomography images of the retina. His group will research novel classifiers trained on normative and diseased brain/retina images so they can detect whether changes in the retina can be linked to changes in the brain and possibly detect the onset of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias in their early stages.