Rafael Ferreira da Silva, Ph.D.

Rafael Ferreira Da Silva

Senior Research Scientist

Rafael Ferreira da Silva is a Senior Research Scientist at the Data Lifecycle and Scalable Workflows group in the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS), and an Adjunct Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Southern California (USC).

Dr. Ferreira da Silva's research focuses on the efficient and resilient execution of large-scale scientific workflow applications on heterogeneous distributed systems, and the modeling and simulation of parallel and distributed computing systems. He has extensive experience leading/working on large-scale projects related to distributed computing platforms, cyberinfrastructure systems, and applications. Notably, he is a co-founder and the Executive Director of the Workflows Community Initiative. He also brings substantial experience on community engagement and workshop organization. He was PI on a number of DOE- and NSF-funded projects, and his scholarly work includes more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings articles, book chapters, editorials, and conference abstracts. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and ACM.

For more information, please visit https://rafaelsilva.com

ACM Senior Member
IEEE Senior Member