Executive Director

Luiz DaSilva Portrait.Luiz DaSilva is the Executive Director of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI), and a Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. He previously held the chair of Telecommunications at Trinity College Dublin, where he served as the Director of CONNECT, the telecommunications research centre funded by the Science Foundation Ireland. Prof. DaSilva’s research focuses on distributed and adaptive resource management in wireless networks, and in particular cognitive radio networks and the application of game theory to wireless networks. Recent and current research sponsors include the National Science Foundation, the Science Foundation Ireland, the European Commission, DARPA, the Office of Naval Research, Intel, and Microsoft Research. Prof. DaSilva is an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer (2015-2018), a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, and a Fellow of the IEEE, for contributions to cognitive networking and to resource management in wireless networks.