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Claudio T. Silva

Head of Disciplines csilva@nyu.edu 646-997-0504

Claudio Silva serves as CUSP’s Head of Disciplines, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering, affiliate faculty at NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and a visiting professor at Linköping University in Sweden. From 2003 to 2011, he was with the School of Computing, and the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, at the University of Utah. He also held research positions at industrial and government labs including AT&T Labs-Research, IBM Research, Sandia National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Dr. Silva has co-authored more than 180 technical papers and ten U.S. patents, primarily in visualization, geometry processing, computer graphics, scientific data management, HPC, and related areas. His current research interests include Big Data and Urban Systems. He has served on more than 80 program committees, and he is currently on the editorial board of Computing in Science and Engineering, Computer and Graphics, The Visual Computer, and Graphical Models. Dr. Silva was general co-chair of IEEE VisWeek 2010, and papers co-chair of IEEE Visualization 2005 and 2006. He received IBM Faculty Awards in 2005, 2006, and 2007, and several best paper awards.

He received a B.S. in Mathematics from the Federal University of Ceara, Brazil, in 1990, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1996.


Daniel Castellani RibeiroHuy T. Vo, Juliana Freire, and Cláudio T. Silva. 2015. An Urban Data Profiler. In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web (WWW ’15 Companion). International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee, Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland, 1389-1394.

Poco, J., Doraiswamy, H., Vo, H., Comba, J., Freire, J., & Silva, C.T.. (2015) Exploring Traffic Dynamics in Urban Environments Using Vector-Valued Functions. EuroVis 2015.

Dasgupta, A., Poco, J., Wei, J., Cook, B., Bertini, E., & Silva, C.T., Bridging Theory with Practice: An Exploratory Study of Visualization Use and Design for Climate Model Comparison. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. (2015).

Poco, J., Dasgupta, A., Wei, Y., Hargrove, W., Schwalm, C., Huntzinger, D., Cook, R., Bertini, E., & Silva, C.. Visual Reconciliation of Alternative Similarity Spaces in Climate Modeling. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

Yu, B., Doraiswamy, H., Chen, X., Miraldi, E., Arreita-Oritz, M.L., Hafemeister, C., Madar, A., Bonneau, R., & Silva, C.. Genotet: An Interactive Web-based Visual Exploration Framework to Support Validation of Gene Regulatory Networks. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. (2014)

Medeiros, E., Doraiswamy, H., Berger, M., & Silva, C.. (2014) Using Physically Based Rendering to Benchmark SL Scanners. Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Pacific Graphics 2014)

Doraiswamy, H., Ferreira, N., Damoulas, T., Freire, J., & Silva, C.. Using Topological Analysis to Support Event-Guided Exploration in Urban Data, IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph. (2014).

Jorge Poco, A. Dasgupta, Y. Wei, W. Hargrove, C. Schwalm, R. Cook, E. Bertini, and C. T. Silva. SimilarityExplorer: A Visual Inter-comparison Tool for Multifaceted Climate DataComputer Graphics Forum, 33(3):341-350, 2014.

Luciano, B., Pham, K., Silva, C., & Vieira, M. (2014). Structured Open Urban Data: Understanding the Landscape. Big Data Journal, 2(3).

Osmari, D., Lins, L., Vo, H., Comba, J., & Silva, C. (2014). Visualization and Analysis of Parallel Dataflow Execution with Smart Traces. Proceedings of SIBGRAPI 2014.

Esdras Medeiros, Lis Ingrid, Sinesio Pesco, and Claudio Silva. Fast Adaptive Blue Noise on Polygonal SurfacesGraphical Models, 76(1):17–29, 2014.

Tiago Etiene, D. Jonsson, T. Ropinski, C. Scheidegger, J. Comba, L. G. Nonato, R. M. Kirby, A. Ynnerman, and C. T. Silva. Verifying Volume Rendering Using Discretization Error Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 20(1):140–154, 2014.

Lis Custodio, Tiago Etiene, Sinesio Pesco, Claudio T. Silva. Practical considerations on Marching Cubes 33 topological correctness. Computers & Graphics 37(7):840–850, 2013.

N. Ferreira, J.T. Klosowski, C. Scheidegger, and C. Silva. Vector Field k-Means: Clustering Trajectories by Fitting Multiple Vector FieldsComputer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of EuroVis 2013). Best paper honourable mention award.

Dean N. Williams, et al. Ultrascale Visualization of Climate Data. IEEE Computer, 46(9): 68-76, 2013.

E. Santos, J. Poco, Y. Wei, S. Liu, B. Cook, D. Williams and C. Silva. UV-CDAT: Analyzing Climate Datasets from a User’s PerspectiveComputing in Science & Engineering, 15(1):94–103, 2013.

J.T. Morisette, C.S. Jarnevich, T.R. Holcombe, C.B. Talbert, D. Ignizio, M.K. Talbert, C. Silva, D. Koop, A. Swanson, and N.E. Young. VisTrails SAHM: visualization and workflow management for species habitat modelingEcography, 36(2):129-135, 2013.

M. Berger, J. Levine, L. G. Nonato, G. Taubin, and C. Silva. A Benchmark for Surface ReconstructionACM Transactions on Graphics, 32(2):20, 2013.

Ferreira, N., J. Poco, H. Vo, J. Freire, C. Silva (2013). Visual exploration of big spatio-temporal urban data: A study of New York City taxi trips. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE.

D. Bommes, B. L´evy, N. Pietroni, E. Puppo, C. Silva, M. Tarini, and D. Zorin. Quad-Mesh Generation and Processing: a surveyComputer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics 2012), 32(6):51-76, 2013.

M. Berger and C. Silva. Nonrigid Matching of Undersampled Shapes via Medial DiffusionComputer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Symposium on Geometry Processing 2012), 31(5):1587–1596, 2012.

J. Freire and C. Silva. Making Computations and Publications Reproducible with VisTrailsComputing in Science and Engineering, 14(4):18–25, 2012.

M. Berger and C. Silva. Medial KernelsComputer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics 2012), 31(2):795–804, 2012.

L. Ha, J. Krueger, J. Comba, C. Silva, and S. Joshi. ISP: An Optimal Out-Of-Core Image-Set Processing Streaming Architecture for Parallel Heterogeneous SystemsIEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 18(6):838–851, 2012.

H. Vo, L. Scheidegger, V. Pascucci, and C. Silva. Simple and Efficient Mesh Layout with Space-filling Curves. Journal of Graphics Tools, GPU, and Game Tools, 16(1):25–39, 2012.

J. Tierny, J. Daniels II, L. G. Nonato, V. Pascucci and C. Silva. Interactive Quadrangulation with Reeb Atlases and Connectivity Textures. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 18(10):1650–1663, 2012.

Jean-Daniel Fekete and Claudio Silva. Managing Data for Visual Analytics: Opportunities and Challenges. IEEE Data Eng. Bull. 35(3): 27-36, 2012.

T. Etiene, L. Nonato, C. Scheidegger, J. Tierny, T. Peters, V. Pascucci, R. M. Kirby, and C. Silva. Topology Verification for Isosurface Extraction. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 18(6):952–965, 2012. Spotlight paper.