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Fernando Silva is currently a Professor of Computer Science at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto (FCUP), Department of Computer Science. He studied Applied Mathematics at the University of Porto (UP) and obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, UK (1993). In 2007, obtained the Habilitation in Informatics from the New University of Lisbon. From 2018 to 2022, he served as Vice-Rector of the University of Porto responsible for the Digital University, Quality and Continuous Improvement. He currently is a member of the Scientific Council of FCUP and a member of the MAP-i of the scientific board of MAP-i doctoral program.


He founded in 2007 the Center for Research in Advanced Computing Systems (CRACS) which he led until 2018. From 2007 to 2018, he was a member of the scientific board of the Doctoral Program in Computer Science of the Universities of Minho, Aveiro, and Porto (MAP-i), being Director in 2008/09 and 2013/14. From 2007 to 2018, he was PI for the Dual PhD Degree in Computer Science between MAP-i and Carnegie Mellon University, representing UP, and between 2014 and 2017 was Co-Director for Advanced Computing in the UTAustin-Portugal initiative. He was head of the Computer Science Department in 2006 and 2007. From 2014 to 2018, he served as a member of the Scientific Council and the Representatives Council of FCUP. He also served on the first Ethics Committee of the University of Porto (2008/12), representing the sub-committee for the exact sciences and technologies.


His primary research interests are in parallel and distributed computing, mobile edge clouds, programming languages, algorithms for motif discovery in complex networks, and applications in information mining. He has advised 14 completed PhD theses in these areas. He has been invited to scientific committees of several workshops and conferences, was the general chair of the ICLP'2007, program chair of IBERGRID'2008, and was general and program chair of Euro-Par'2014. From 2017 to 2022 he was Vice-Chair of the Steering Committee of Euro-Par and has been the elected Chair since 2022. He has co-authored over 120 research publications and has led research projects totaling over 4 million euros, and also led digital transformation projects at UP totaling over 10 million euros. He is the scientific leader of Authenticus (www.authenticus.pt) a national publications metadata repository that uses identification algorithms to associate publications with researchers and institutions.

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  • Name

    Fernando Silva
  • Role

    Research Coordinator
  • Since

    01st January 2009
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Publications

2023

Jay: A software framework for prototyping and evaluating offloading applications in hybrid edge clouds

Authors
Silva, J; Marques, ERB; Lopes, LMB; Silva, FMA;

Publication
SOFTWARE-PRACTICE & EXPERIENCE

Abstract
We present Jay, a software framework for offloading applications in hybrid edge clouds. Jay provides an API, services, and tools that enable mobile application developers to implement, instrument, and evaluate offloading applications using configurable cloud topologies, offloading strategies, and job types. We start by presenting Jay's job model and the concrete architecture of the framework. We then present the programming API with several examples of customization. Then, we turn to the description of the internal implementation of Jay instances and their components. Finally, we describe the Jay Workbench, a tool that allows the setup, execution, and reproduction of experiments with networks of hosts with different resource capabilities organized with specific topologies. The complete source code for the framework and workbench is provided in a GitHub repository.

2023

MHVG2MTS: Multilayer Horizontal Visibility Graphs for Multivariate Time Series Analysis

Authors
Silva, VF; Silva, ME; Ribeiro, P; Silva, FMA;

Publication
CoRR

Abstract

2023

Multilayer Quantile Graph for Multivariate Time Series Analysis and Dimensionality Reduction

Authors
Silva, VF; Silva, ME; Ribeiro, P; Silva, FMA;

Publication
CoRR

Abstract

2022

Network Science - 7th International Winter Conference, NetSci-X 2022, Porto, Portugal, February 8-11, 2022, Proceedings

Authors
Ribeiro, P; Silva, F; Ferreira Mendes, JF; Laureano, RD;

Publication
NetSci-X

Abstract

2022

Preface

Authors
Ribeiro, P; Silva, F; Mendes, JF; Laureano, R;

Publication
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

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2021

Adaptive Computation Offloading in Mobile Edge Clouds

Author
Joaquim Magalhães Esteves da Silva

Institution
UP-FCUP

2021

Uma solução de Business Intelligence para a área de recursos humanos da U.Porto

Author
Solange Sampaio Perdigão

Institution
UP-FCUP

2021

Towards Measuring Scientific Impact Using Network Science

Author
Jorge Miguel Barros da Silva

Institution
UP-FCUP

2021

Uma solução de Business Intelligence para a área académica da U. Porto

Author
André lage Sobral

Institution
UP-FCUP

2021

Academic Management Information Interoperability Platform for Higher Education Institutions

Author
Lucas Carvalho de Paula

Institution
UP-FCUP