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Rafael Ferreira da Silva

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Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science


  • 2013, Doctoral Degree, Computer Science, Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Lyon
  • 2010, Master's Degree, Computer Science, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande
  • 2007, Bachelor's Degree, Computer Science, Universidade Federal da Paraiba


Rafael Ferreira da Silva is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Southern California, and a Computer Scientist in the Science Automation Technologies (SciTech) group at the USC Information Sciences Institute. His research focuses on the efficient execution of scientific workflows on heterogeneous distributed systems (e.g., clouds, grids, and supercomputers), computational reproducibility, and Data Science – workflow performance analysis, user behavior in HPC/HTC, and citation analysis (for publications). Dr. Ferreira da Silva received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from INSA-Lyon, France, in 2013.

Research Summary

Distributed Systems
- Cloud Computing, Grid Computing, HPC, Scalability

Scientific Workflows
- Resource Provisioning, Scheduling, Optimization, Fault-tolerance, Modeling

Computational Reproducibility
- Simulation, Modeling, Reproducible Results, Data Preservation

Data Science
- Workload Trace Analysis, User Behavior, Citation Analysis

  • Computer Science

  • ISI 1238
  • Information Science Institute
  • 4676 Admiralty Way Marina Del Rey Ca 90292
  • USC Mail Code: 1454

Contact Information
  • (310) 448-8352
  • rafsilva@isi.edu


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