Claudio T. Silva

Polytechnic Institute of NYU (NYU-Poly)

After eight wonderful years working at the University of Utah, as of July 1st, 2011, I am now at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU (NYU-Poly).

Please check my webpage there:

Claudio T. Silva received the BS degree in mathematics from the Federal University of Ceara, Brazil, in 1990, and the PhD degree in computer science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1996. He is a full professor of computer science and a faculty member of the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University of Utah. Before joining Utah in 2003, he worked in industry (IBM and AT&T), government (Sandia and LLNL), and academia (Stony Brook and OGI). He coauthored more than 160 technical papers and eight U.S. patents, primarily in visualization, geometric computing, and related areas. He is an active member of the visualization, graphics, and geometric computing research communities, having served on more than 70 program committees. He is co-editor of the Visualization Corner of the IEEE Computing in Science and Engineering. Previously, he was on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. He was papers co-chair for IEEE Visualization conference in 2005 and 2006. He received IBM Faculty Awards in 2005, 2006, and 2007, and best paper awards at IEEE Visualization 2007 and IEEE Shape Modeling International 2008. He is a member of the ACM, Eurographics, and IEEE.

Together with Juliana Freire, he co-leads the VisTrails project. For more information visit

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Claudio Silva's wiki

Fall 2008 teaching (Scientific Visualization): cs5630/cs6630 link

Spring 2009 teaching (Geometry Processing): cs6968 link

CHI 2009 workshop that I am organized with Cecilia Aragon and Sarah Poon: The Changing Face of Digital Science: Workshop on New Practices in Scientific Collaborations

Our group releases lots of software as open source tools, including VisTrails, afront, HAVS. For a full list and links, please go to my wiki. If you do not find something you would like there, please send me email.