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NSF division director visits The University of Tulsa

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Dilma Da Silva (left) and President Carson

Dilma Da Silva, director for the Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) in the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, visited The University of Tulsa’s new College of Engineering & Computer Science last month. She met with TU President Brad R. Carson, Vice President for Research & Economic Development Rose Gamble, Engineering & Computer Science Dean Andreas A. Polycarpou, and faculty in the College of Engineering & Computer Science.

“The conversations with the faculty and leaders revealed a vibrant research community at TU, with a clear commitment to pursuing innovative research projects of high societal impact,” Da Silva said.

CCF supports research and education in the mathematical, scientific and technological foundations of computing, communication, hardware, software, and emerging technologies such as quantum information science and bio-inspired systems. The division’s goal is to foster innovative and transformative research that contributes to the development of future computing and communication technologies.

Da Silva is a professor of computer science and engineering at Texas A&M University. Her primary research interests are operating systems, distributed computing, and computer science education. Current projects include streaming computing, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and autonomous vehicles, and she is passionate about broadening participation in computing.