I am a Computer Scientist in the Collaborative Computing Group at the USC Information Sciences Institute (University of Southern California). My main research topic is on the optimization of the execution of scientific workflows on distributed computing systems. In particular, my work is focused on the execution of eScience application with the Pegasus workflow management system.

My research areas include: Scientific Workflows, Cloud and Grid Computing, Distributed Computing, Reproducibility, Software Engineering (Quality and Testing),  and Machine Learning.

In 2013, I received my PhD in Computer Science from Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA-Lyon). I received my MS degree in Computer Science from Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG) in 2010, and my BS degree in Computer Science from Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB) in 2007. For more details, please see the contact section below.

Mailing Address


Rafael Ferreira da Silva
USC Information Sciences Institute
4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 1001
Marina del Rey, CA 90292, USA