Yasin Silva

Prof. Silva’s research focuses on scalable and efficient database systems. The focus of his research is two-fold: advancing database systems to respond to requirements of multiple emerging applications (e.g., exploratory data analysis, decision support, and social networking), and extending fundamental concepts of database systems to new data management platforms (e.g., big data systems). His specific areas of interest include: similarity-aware data analysis (e.g., similarity search and similarity-based clustering), database query processing and optimization, big data analytics, privacy assurance in databases, and scientific database systems.