Claudio Silva

  • Institute Professor


Claudio Silva

Cláudio T. Silva is Institute Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and Professor of Data Science at the NYU Center for Data Science. He is also affiliated with the Center for Urban Science and Progress (which he helped co-found in 2012) and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He received his BS in mathematics from the Universidade Federal do Ceará (Brazil) in 1990, and his MS and PhD in computer science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1996. Claudio has advised 20+ PhD, 10 MS students, and mentored 20+ post-doctoral associates. He has published over 300 publications, including 20 that have received best paper awards. He has over 26,000 citations according to Google Scholar. Claudio is active in service to the research community and is a past elected Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Visualization and Computer Graphics (2015–18).

Claudio is a Fellow of the IEEE and has received the IEEE Visualization Technical Achievement Award.  He was the senior technology consultant (2012-17) for MLB Advanced Media’s Statcast player tracking system, which received a 2018 Technology & Engineering Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). His work has been covered in The New York Times, The Economist, ESPN, and other major news media.

Research Interests: Visualization and Graphics, Geometric Computing, Data Science, Urban Computing, Sports Analytics

Universidade Federal do Ceara 1990
BS, Mathematics

State University of New York at Stony Brook 1996
PhD, Computer Science

New York University School of Engineering
From: July 2011 to present

University of Utah
From: August 2003 to June 2011

Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Center for Urban Science and Progress


About Me: I was Professor of Computer Science at the University of Utah (2003-2011) before coming to NYU in 2011. I am currently appointed between Tandon CSE and the Center for Data Science. At Tandon, I've served as Chair of TPC.

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