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Dilma M Da Silva

Research Staff Member
Advanced Operating Systems
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights, NY

+19149453715
Website: https://researcher.ibm.com/researcher/view.php?person=us-dilmasilva
Dilma M Da Silva

My primary research interests are operating systems, distributed computing, and high-end computing.

I received my PhD in Computer Science in 1997 from Georgia Institute of Technology. I was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 1997 to 2000.

I intend to add my papers to this page, but until I do that you can take a look at my CV and find my older papers either here or at my very old page.

2010 Publications

  • RC2 - A Living Lab for Cloud Computing. Glenn Ammons, Vasanth Bala, Stefan Berger, Dilma M. Da Silva, Jim Doran, Frank Franco, Alexei Karve, Herb Lee, James A. Lindeman, Ajay Mohindra, Bob Oesterlin, Giovanni Pacifici, Dimitrios Pendarakis, Darrell Reimer, Kyung Dong Ryu, Mariusz Sabath, Xiaol, IBM Research Technical Report RC24947, 2010

2009 Publications

  • Blue Eyes: Scalable and reliable system management for cloud computing. Sukhyun Song, Kyung Dong Ryu, Dilma Da Silva, Fifth International Workshop on System Management Techniques, Processes, and Services (SMTPS), co-located with IPDPS, IEEE Computer Society, 2009
  • Kittyhawk: Enabling cooperation and competition in a global, shared computational system. Jonathan Appavoo, Volkmar Uhlig, Amos Waterland, Bryan Rosenburg, Dilma Silva da, Jose Moreira, IBM Journal of Research and Development, 2009
  • Portably solving file races with hardness amplification. Dan Tsafrir, Tomer Hertz, David Wagner, Dilma Da Silva, Trans. Storage, ACM, 2009

2008 Publications

  • The murky issue of changing process identity: revising “setuid demystified”. D Tsafrir, D Da Silva, D Wagner, USENIX; login, 2008
  • Toward a unified ontology of cloud computing. L Youseff, M Butrico, D Da Silva, Grid Computing Environments Workshop, 2008
  • Watson Women's Network Leadership: A Best Practice at IBM Research for Innovative and Effective Recruitment and Retention. N Burke, T Chao, J Chen, C -H Chen-Ritzo, C A Chess, S Chiras, Da D Silva, E Duch, E Duesterwald, M Eleftheriou, M E Helander, H Hunter, C Lasser, S Mahatma, I Nnebe, K Penchuk, A Sailer, V Salapura, L Sekaric, J L Snowdon, M L Steen, A Topol, C K Tsang, , Proceedings of 2008 WEPAN (Women in Engineering ProActive Network) National Conference
  • Specialized execution environments. Maria Butrico, Dilma Da Silva, Orran Krieger, Michal Ostrowski, Bryan Rosenburg, Dan Tsafrir, Eric Van Hensbergen, Robert W Wisniewski, Jimi Xenidis, SIGOPS Oper. Syst. Rev., ACM, 2008
  • K42: lessons for the OS community. Robert W Wisniewski, Dilma da Silva, Marc Auslander, Orran Krieger, Michal Ostrowski, Bryan Rosenburg, SIGOPS Oper. Syst. Rev., ACM, 2008
  • Introduction to Special Issue on Systems Research at IBM. Dilma Da Silva, Robert W Wisniewski, SIGOPS Oper. Syst. Rev., ACM, 2008
  • Portably solving file TOCTTOU races with hardness amplification. D Tsafrir, T Hertz, D Wagner, D Da Silva, Usenix File and Storage Technologies (FAST), Usenix, 2008
  • Portably preventing file race attacks with usermode path resolution. D Tsafrir, T Hertz, D Wagner, D Da Silva, 2008 - cs.huji.ac.il

2007 Publications

  • Estudo de escalabilidade de servidores baseados em eventos em sistemas multiprocessados: um estudo de caso completo. D Cordeiro, A Goldman, D M da Silva, WSCAD - CTD, Brazilian Computer Society, 2007
  • Reboots are for hardware: Challenges and solutions to updating an operating system on the fly. A Baumann, J Appavoo, R W Wisniewski, D Da Silva, O Krieger, G Heiser, Proc of USENIX Annual Technical Conference, 2007
  • Libra: A Library Operating System for a JVM in a Virtualized Execution Environment. Glenn Ammons, Jonathan Appavoo, Maria A Butrico, Dilma Da Silva, David Grove, Orran Krieger, Kiyokuni Kawachiya, Bryan S Rosenburg, Eric Van Hensbergen, Robert W Wisniewski, VEE '07: Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on Virtual execution environments, ACM, 2007
  • Experience distributing objects in an SMMP OS. Jonathan Appavoo, Dilma Da Silva, Orran Krieger, Marc Auslander, Michal Ostrowski, Bryan Rosenburg, Amos Waterland, Robert W Wisniewski, Jimi Xenidis, Michael Stumm, Livio Soares, ACM Trans. Comput. Syst., ACM, 2007
  • Load Balancing on an Interactive Multiplayer Game Server. Daniel Cordeiro, Alfredo Goldman, Dilma Da Silva, Proc of Euro-par, Springer, 2007
  • Scalability: The Software Problem. J Appavoo, V Uhlig, D da Silva, Proc. of 2nd Workshop on Software Tools for Multi-core Systems, 2007
  • Scalability of the Nutch Search Engine. Dilma Da Silva, Parijat Dube, Maged Michael, Jose Moreira, Doron Shiloach, Li Zhang, Proc of 21st ACM International Conference on Supercomputing, 2007

Outreach and Professional Organizations

  • board of CRA-W (Computer Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research), 2008-present
  • co-founder of the La tinas in Computing group
  • speaker for the ACM Distinguished Speaker Program
  • board of directors, Brazilian Computer Society, June 1999 to June 2001
  • mentor at Mentornet, Empowering Leadership Alliance, Girl Game Company

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Research Productivity Award, March 1997 to September 2000, from the Brazilian Federal Research Agency (CNPq)
  • Doctoral Fellowship, September 1990 to July 1994, from the Brazilian Federal Research Agency (CNPq)
  • Paper Award at USENIX File and Storage Technologies (FAST) Conference, February 2008
  • 2009 Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award

Editorial Work

  • guest editor for ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review, January 2008
  • Editorial Board of Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society, 2000-2004
  • Editor for the Special Issue on Adaptive Software Systems for the Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society

Program/Event Chair

  • co-chair, SYSTOR 2010 (3rd Annual Haifa Experimental Systems Conference)
  • co-chair, WSO 2010 (VII Brazilian Workshop in Operating Systems)
  • vice-chair, SBAC-PAD 2009 (21st International Symposium on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing)
  • co-chair, SOSP Diversity Workshop 2009
  • international liason co-chair for the Fourth Latin-American Symposium on Dependable Computing (LADC2009)
  • co-chair, MMCS 2009 (co-located with ASPLOS)
  • co-chair, PLOSA 2009 (co-located with ASPLOS)
  • co-chair, Usenix Diversity 2008 (Workshop on Supporting Diversity in Systems Research)
  • co-chair, MMCS 2008 (co-located with HPDC)
  • co-chair, WSO 2006 (3rd Brazilian Workshop in Operating Systems)
  • co-chair, WSO 2004 (1st Brazilian Workshop in Operating Systems)
  • co-chair, Brazilian School of Computer Science, 2000

Program Committes

  • SOCC 2010 (ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing)
  • VTDC 2010 (4th International Workshop on Virtualization Technologies in Distributed Computing)
  • SMTPS 2010 (The Sixth International Workshop on System Management Techniques, Processes, and Services)
  • SNAPI 2010 (6th IEEE International Workshop on Storage Network Architecture and Parallel I/Os)
  • SMTPS 2009 (The Fifth International Workshop on System Management Techniques, Processes, and Services)
  • WSO 2009(VI Brazilian Workshop in Operating Systems)
  • WSO 2008(V Brazilian Workshop in Operating Systems)
  • WSO 2007(IV Brazilian Workshop in Operating Systems)
  • WSO 2005(II Brazilian Workshop in Operating Systems)
  • member of the Invited Technical Talks Committee for the Grace Hopper Celebration, 2004


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This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number OISE-0730065. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. © 2007 Florida International University