I am a Computer Scientist in the Collaborative Computing Group at the USC Information Sciences Institute (University of Southern California). 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. My research areas include: Scientific Workflows, Cloud and Grid Computing, Distributed Computing, Software Engineering (Quality and Testing), Storage Virtualization, Project Management, and Data Mining. For more details, please see the contact section below.









Article on the Future Generation Computer Systems Journal

Using Imbalance Metrics to Optimize Task Clustering in Scientific Workflow Executions
W. Chen, R. Ferreira da Silva, E. Deelman, and R. Sakellariou


Paper on the 9th Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science (WORKS14)

A Cleanup Algorithm for Implementing Storage Constraints in Scientific Workflow Executions
S. Srinivasan, G. Juve, R. Ferreira da Silva, K. Vahi, and E. Deelman


Paper on the 10th IEEE International Conference on e-Science

Community Resources for Enabling Research in Distributed Scientific Workflows
R. Ferreira da Silva, W. Chen, G. Juve, K. Vahi, and E. Deelman


Paper on the 1st International Workshop on Reproducibility in Parallel Computing

A Semantic-Based Approach to Attain Reproducibility of Computational Environments in Scientific Workflows: A Case Study
I. Santana-Perez, R. Ferreira da Silva, M. Rynge, E. Deelman, M. Pérez-Hernández, and O. Corcho


Article on the Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience Journal

Controlling fairness and task granularity in distributed, online, non-clairvoyant workflow executions
R. Ferreira da Silva, T. Glatard, and F. Desprez


PhD defense at INSA-Lyon

A science-gateway for workflow executions: online and non-clairvoyant self-healing of workflow executions on grids
R. Ferreira da Silva
Supervisors: F. Desprez and T.Glatard







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PhD in Computer Science
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA-Lyon)
École Doctorale Informatique et Mathématiques
November 2013

MS in Computer Science
Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG)
February 2010

BS in Computer Science
Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB)
November 2007




ISI (USC Information Sciences Institute) (November 2013 to present)
Computer Scientist

CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) (June 2010 to October 2013)
Software Engineer of the VIP Project at CREATIS

ISI (USC Information Sciences Institute) (April 2013 to June 2013)
Visiting Researcher

OurGrid Project (March 2008 to May 2010)
Scholarship Holder - Hewlett-Packard Brasil
Design and implementation of the Disk Cache component

EELA-2 Project (June 2008 to March 2010)
Tutor and Activity Task Leader

Sun Microsystems Brasil (December 2006 to December 2007)
University Campus Ambassador
Dissemination and Tranning

Nevoa Networks (December 2006 to December 2007)
Partnership between Sun Microsystems/Nevoa Networks
Development of Storage Virtualization Solutions

OpenERP Project (August 2005 to March 2006)
Scholarship Holder - PIBIC/CNPq
Operational Management of the Project's Quality


Currículo Lattes (in Portuguese)












Mailing Address

USC Information Sciences Institute

4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 1001
Marina del Rey, CA 90292







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