Virginia Tech®home

Aloizio P. DaSilva

Aloizio Pereira da Silva Headshot
Get to Know Me

I first discovered my passion for this work...
in England working on a 5G project with the government and industries across Europe.

Something that I learned in my research this year that surprised me...
is how much can be done in Agriculture and Heath verticals using 5G and NextG technologies.

I find the most joy in my work when...
my team can realize a real proof of concept using different technologies and fundamental research.

My favorite quote is...
"It is not easier to maintain!"

Current University
Virginia Tech

Research Area
Wireless Networking communication focusing on NFV, SDN, and SDR on large-scale testbed experimentation. Radio access network and core network

Research Summary
Aloizio Pereira da Silva’s areas of interest include wireless network, 5G and beyond. Mainly on software defined networks (SDN), software defined radio (SDR), network function virtualization (NFV), Internet of Things (IoT), Smart City, and mobile edge computing (MEC).

Background
Da Silva is the CCI xG Testbed director, helping to speed up advancements in 5G and beyond by providing researchers, government, and industry a destination to try and validate new approaches. In addition, he is research faculty at the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech.

He also served as the technical project manager and researcher associate at US-IGNITE/NSF PAWR PPO where he managed and orchestrated PAWR testbeds, including AERPAWPOWDERCOSMOS, and ARA. PAWR is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a wireless industry consortium of 35 companies and associations. The $100 million public-private partnership aims to deploy and manage up to four city-scale research testbeds. He served as Research Fellow and 5G Portfolio Manager at the University of Bristol UK where he managed and conducted R&D in several European H2020 Projects on large-scale experimentation testbeds from physical to application layer.   

He worked on the Interplanetary Networking laboratory at JPL-NASA where he developed his Ph.D. dissertation developing a new congestion control mechanism based on reinforcement-learning for delay-and-disruption tolerant networks for deep-space communication and earth extreme environments. 

Alma Mater
Da Silva earned his B.S. degree in computer science from the Pontificia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, M.S.(MSc) in computer science from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, MBA in project management from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas and Babson Executive College, and Ph.D in computer engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica. He also holds a project management certification - Project Management Professional (PMP)®.