Claudio Silva

Claudio Silva


Computer Science & Engineering


Claudio Silva is a professor of computer science and engineering at New York University. His degrees are in mathematics and computer science.  Claudio’s research lies in the intersection of visualization and geometric computing, and he has recently been particularly interested in the analysis of urban data. He has also developed widely-used visualization and analysis tools, including the
open-source VisTrails system.


State University of New York at Stony Brook, Class of 1996

PhD, Computer Science

Universidade Federal do Ceara, Class of 1990

BS, Mathematics


New York University School of Engineering


From: June 2011 to present

University of Utah


From: July 2003 to June 2011

Awards + Distinctions

  • 2014 IEEE VGTC Visualization Technical Achievement Award
  • 2013 IEEE Fellow
  • Over 200+ publications, h-index 47, 9600+ citations, 12 "best paper" awards.
  • IBM Faculty Award (four times)
  • 2007 Utah Dean's Teaching Commendation
  • National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral CISE Associateship Award,
  • 1st place, Entrance exam, Mathematics, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil


Head of Disciplines, Center for Urban Science and Progress

Affiliated Faculty, Courant Institute for Mathematical Science

Associated Faculty, NYU Center of Data Science


Research Interests


Data Science

Geometric Computing

Urban Science