ECE Seminar Series

Computer Science Department Special Seminar in conjunction with Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar

Title: Cloud services for the Internet of Things
Speaker: Dilma Da Silva
Affiliation: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University
Day: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: CSB 130

Abstract: There is a good level of consensus on how to deploy cloud computing services to benefit a variety of workloads, from enterprise and web 2.0 applications to big data analytics and even HPC. This talk argues that in the domain of mobile applications, cloud services have succeeded in some scenarios, but so far without a convincing demonstration that we achieved a good solution. With the increasing relevance of applications leveraging Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology, cloud services for IoT is be

Bio: Dilma Da Silva joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University as its new department head on August 2014. Her primary research interests are cloud computing, operating systems, distributed computing, and high-end computing. Prior to joining Texas A&M, she worked at Qualcomm Research in California (2012-2014), IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York (2000-2012) and the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil (1996-2000). Da Silva is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, a member of the board of CRA-W (Computer Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research), member of CDC (Coalition for Diversifying Computing), co-founder of the Latinas in Computing group, and an event liaison with USENIX. She served as an officer at ACM SIGOPS from 2011 to 2015. She currently chairs the ACM Senior Award Committee. Da Silva is a very active member of her research community. She has chaired 27 scientific conferences and participated in 100+ program committees. She has published 72 articles in journals, books, refereed conferences and workshops, filed 15 patents, served on more than 30 thesis committees, and has had dozens of mentees, from middle school students to post-doctoral researchers. Da Silva received her doctoral degree in computer science from Georgia Tech in 1997 and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Besides pursuing her passion for computing, she spends time reading novels, knitting, and keeping in touch with her friends across 8 time zones.