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Rafael Ferreira da Silva

Adjunct 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 Research Lead at the USC Information Sciences Institute. His research focuses on the efficient execution of scientific workflows on heterogeneous distributed systems (including high performance and high throughput computing), computational reproducibility, modeling and simulation of parallel and distributed computing systems, and data science. Dr. Ferreira da Silva received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from INSA-Lyon, France, in 2013.

Research Summary

- Modeling and Simulation of parallel and distributed computing systems
- Scientific Workflows scheduling, optimization, fault-tolerance, and energy-efficiency
- Distributed Computing on clouds, grids, and HPC clusters

  • Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science
  • ISI 1243
  • Information Science Institute
  • 4676 Admiralty Way Marina Del Rey Ca 90292
  • USC Mail Code: 1454
Contact Information
  • (310) 448-8352