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Summer Institute for Humanitarian Computing


Dr. Silvia Figueira
Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, SIHC Program Leader

Silvia M. Figueira received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, and the Ph.D. degree also in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego.  Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at Santa Clara University. Her research is in the area of performance evaluation and prediction, recently with a focus on energy efficiency.

She is also the director of the SCU Frugal Innovation Lab, in which she leads the Mobile Lab and advises students working on mobile applications for under-served communities and emerging markets. She has published over 60 papers and has established several collaborations with both companies in Silicon Valley and social entrepreneurs in the United States and abroad.