Research Interests

Modeling and Simulation of parallel and distributed computing systems
Scientific Workflows scheduling, optimization, fault-tolerance, and energy-efficiency
Distributed Computing on clouds, grids, and HPC clusters

What's new?

News and recent publications

2022

  1. Coleman, T., Casanova, H., Pottier, L., Kaushik, M., Deelman, E., & Ferreira da Silva, R. (2022). WfCommons: A Framework for Enabling Scientific Workflow Research and Development. Future Generation Computer Systems, 128, 16–27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2021.09.043
    @article{coleman2021fgcs,
      title = {WfCommons: A Framework for Enabling Scientific Workflow Research and Development},
      author = {Coleman, Tain\~a and Casanova, Henri and Pottier, Lo\"ic and Kaushik, Manav and Deelman, Ewa and Ferreira da Silva, Rafael},
      journal = {Future Generation Computer Systems},
      volume = {128},
      number = {},
      pages = {16--27},
      doi = {10.1016/j.future.2021.09.043},
      year = {2022}
    }

2021

  1. Casanova, H., Tanaka, R., Koch, W., & Ferreira da Silva, R. (2021). Teaching Parallel and Distributed Computing Concepts in Simulation with WRENCH. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 156, 53–63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpdc.2021.05.009
    @article{casanova2021jpdc,
      title = {Teaching Parallel and Distributed Computing Concepts in Simulation with WRENCH},
      author = {Casanova, Henri and Tanaka, Ryan and Koch, William and Ferreira da Silva, Rafael},
      journal = {Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing},
      volume = {156},
      number = {},
      pages = {53--63},
      doi = {10.1016/j.jpdc.2021.05.009},
      year = {2021}
    }
  2. Ferreira da Silva, R., Casanova, H., Chard, K., Laney, D., Ahn, D., Jha, S., Goble, C., Ramakrishnan, L., Peterson, L., Enders, B., Thain, D., Altintas, I., Babuji, Y., Badia, R., Bonazzi, V., Coleman, T., Crusoe, M., Deelman, E., Di Natale, F., … Wozniak, J. (2021). Workflows Community Summit: Bringing the Scientific Workflows Community Together. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4606958
    @misc{ferreiradasilva2021wcs,
      author = {Ferreira da Silva, Rafael and Casanova, Henri and Chard, Kyle and Laney, Dan and Ahn, Dong and Jha, Shantenu and Goble, Carole and Ramakrishnan, Lavanya and Peterson, Luc and Enders, Bjoern and Thain, Douglas and Altintas, Ilkay and Babuji, Yadu and Badia, Rosa and Bonazzi, Vivien and Coleman, Taina and Crusoe, Michael and Deelman, Ewa and Di Natale, Frank and Di Tommaso, Paolo and Fahringer, Thomas and Filgueira, Rosa and Fursin, Grigori and Ganose, Alex and Gruning, Bjorn and Katz, Daniel S. and Kuchar, Olga and Kupresanin, Ana and Ludascher, Bertram and Maheshwari, Ketan and Mattoso, Marta and Mehta, Kshitij and Munson, Todd and Ozik, Jonathan and Peterka, Tom and Pottier, Loic and Randles, Tim and Soiland-Reyes, Stian and Tovar, Benjamin and Turilli, Matteo and Uram, Thomas and Vahi, Karan and Wilde, Michael and Wolf, Matthew and Wozniak, Justin},
      title = {{Workflows Community Summit: Bringing the Scientific Workflows Community Together}},
      month = mar,
      year = {2021},
      publisher = {Zenodo},
      doi = {10.5281/zenodo.4606958}
    }
  3. Coleman, T., Casanova, H., & Ferreira da Silva, R. (2021). WfChef: Automated Generation of Accurate Scientific Workflow Generators. 17th IEEE EScience Conference, 159–168. https://doi.org/10.1109/eScience51609.2021.00026
    @inproceedings{coleman2021escience,
      author = {Coleman, Taina and Casanova, Henri and Ferreira da Silva, Rafael},
      title = {WfChef: Automated Generation of Accurate Scientific Workflow Generators},
      booktitle = {17th IEEE eScience Conference},
      year = {2021},
      pages = {159--168},
      doi = {10.1109/eScience51609.2021.00026}
    }
  4. Ferreira da Silva, R., Casanova, H., Chard, K., Coleman, T., Laney, D., Ahn, D., Jha, S., Howell, D., Soiland-Reys, S., Altintas, I., Thain, D., Filgueira, R., Babuji, Y., Badia, R. M., Balis, B., Caino-Lores, S., Callaghan, S., Coppens, F., Crusoe, M. R., … Wozniak, J. (2021). Workflows Community Summit: Advancing the State-of-the-art of Scientific Workflows Management Systems Research and Development. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4915801
    @misc{wcs2021technical,
      author = {Ferreira da Silva, Rafael and Casanova, Henri and Chard, Kyle and Coleman, Tain\~a and Laney, Dan and Ahn, Dong and Jha, Shantenu and Howell, Dorran and Soiland-Reys, Stian and Altintas, Ilkay and Thain, Douglas and Filgueira, Rosa and Babuji, Yadu and Badia, Rosa M. and Balis, Bartosz and Caino-Lores, Silvina and Callaghan, Scott and Coppens, Frederik and Crusoe, Michael R. and De, Kaushik and Di Natale, Frank and Do, Tu M. A. and Enders, Bjoern and Fahringer, Thomas and Fouilloux, Anne and Fursin, Grigori and Gaignard, Alban and Ganose, Alex and Garijo, Daniel and Gesing, Sandra and Goble, Carole and Hasan, Adil and Huber, Sebastiaan and Katz, Daniel S. and Leser, Ulf and Lowe, Douglas and Ludaescher, Bertram and Maheshwari, Ketan and Malawski, Maciej and Mayani, Rajiv and Mehta, Kshitij and Merzky, Andre and Munson, Todd and Ozik, Jonathan and Pottier, Lo\"{i}c and Ristov, Sashko and Roozmeh, Mehdi and Souza, Renan and Suter, Fr\'ed\'eric and Tovar, Benjamin and Turilli, Matteo and Vahi, Karan and Vidal-Torreira, Alvaro and Whitcup, Wendy and Wilde, Michael and Williams, Alan and Wolf, Matthew and Wozniak, Justin},
      title = {{Workflows Community Summit: Advancing the State-of-the-art of Scientific Workflows Management Systems Research and Development}},
      month = jun,
      year = {2021},
      publisher = {Zenodo},
      doi = {10.5281/zenodo.4915801}
    }

Research Projects

Featured Research Projects

The WRENCH project is a simulation framework that makes it possible to implement scalable and accurate simulators of complex cyberinfrastructure systems quickly and easily.

The WfCommons project is a framework that enables scientific workflow research and development by providing tools for analyzing workflow execution traces and generating synthetic traces.

The workflowsRI project seeks to engage with representatives from the workflows community (researchers, developers, science and engineering users, and cyberinfrastructure experts) to design an infrastructure that will have the potential to truly democratize workflows research.