NEW YORK, December 10, 2012 - Claudio Silva - professor of computer science and engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), the head of disciplines at the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) and affiliate faculty member at NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences -- has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest technical professional association, "for contributions to geometric computing and visualization".
Silva is one of the world's foremost authorities on large-scale data analysis and visualization, an area popularly referred to as big data. He has developed tools and techniques that are widely used in industry and academia across multiple domains, and has collaborated with neuroscientists, physicists, ornithologists, environmental and climate scientists. Together with fellow NYU-Poly professor Juliana Freire and their students, he is the co-creator of the VisTrails data exploration tool.
"Although he arrived at NYU-Poly less than two years ago, Professor Silva has already made his mark here as a visionary researcher, exemplary scholar and educator," said Katepalli R. Sreenivasan, who serves as senior vice provost for science/technology for the NYU Global Network University as well as acting president and provost of NYU-Poly. "Professor Silva's lab is an exciting and dynamic addition to the campus, and it is contributing greatly to the work of scientists and other professionals who seek to understand the massive amount of information available today."
Silva holds a bachelor of science in mathematics from the Federal University of Ceara, Brazil, and a doctorate in computer science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has co-authored more than 200 technical papers and holds 11 U.S. patents.
The IEEE is dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. The group has more than 400,000 members around the globe, only a small fraction of whom are honored with the designation of fellow.
"I am honored to be named an IEEE fellow, and thank my family, students, mentors and collaborators through the years for their help and support of my work," Silva said.
About Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Polytechnic Institute of New York University (formerly Polytechnic University), an affiliated institute of New York University, is a comprehensive school of engineering, applied sciences, technology and research, and is rooted in a 158-year tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship: i2e. The institution, founded in 1854, is the nation's second-oldest private engineering school. In addition to its main campus in New York City at MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn, it also offers programs at sites throughout the region, around the globe and remotely through NYUe-Poly. NYU-Poly is an integral part of NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai and the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) in downtown Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.poly.edu.
About New York University
New York University is located in the heart of Greenwich Village. Founded in 1831, it is one of America's foremost research universities and a member of the selective Association of American Universities. It is one of the largest private universities, it is a leader in attracting international students and scholars in the U.S, and it sends more students to study abroad than any other U.S. college or university. Through its 18 schools and colleges, NYU conducts research and provides education in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, business, dentistry, education, nursing, the cinematic and performing arts, music and studio arts, public administration, social work, and continuing and professional studies, among other areas. For more information, visit www.nyu.edu.
About the Center for Urban Science and Progress
CUSP is an applied science research institute created by New York University and NYU-Poly with a consortium of world-class universities and leading international tech companies. At the heart of its academic program, CUSP will investigate and develop solutions to the challenges that face cities around the world. The Center will be the first program to assemble a global consortium to focus on this area of research and development at this scale, making it the world's leading authority in the emerging field of "urban informatics." For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/about/university-initiatives/center-for-urban-science-progress.html