Dr. Claudio Silva joins NYU-Poly as Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Previously, Dr. Silva served as both faculty member at the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute and Professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah. He has also held various faculty positions at industrial and government labs including AT&T Labs-Research, IBM Research, Sandia National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Dr. Silva is also a Visiting Professor at Linköping University in Sweden.
Professor Silva’s work focuses on the areas of visualization, geometry processing, computer graphics, and scientific data management. He is considered one of the top researchers in the field of data visualization and has made significant contributions in visualization, geometry processing and computer graphics. Professor Silva is also interested in technology transfer and his work has led to the co-founding of two companies, VisTrails Inc., a leading provider of digital provenance solutions and Modelo Inc., a provider of advanced 3D modeling solutions.
Dr. Silva has received several academic and industrial awards including IBM Faculty Awards, Best Paper Awards at IEEE Visualization, IEEE Shape Modeling International, Eurographics Educator Program, EuroVis and the Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization. In addition, Professor Silva has coauthored 180 publications, served on over 80 international program committees and five editorial boards, and chaired or organized major conferences, including the IEEE Visualization conference.
Dr. Silva earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a B.S. in Mathematics from the Federal University of Ceara (Brazil).