Empowering Leadership: Computing Scholars of Tomorrow Alliance
Yasin N. Silva is an Assistant Professor of Applied Computing in the Division of Mathematical & Natural Sciences at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. (2010) and M.S. (2006) in Computer Science from Purdue University and his B.S. in Computer Science from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Peru (2000). Yasin also completed the Applied Management Principles program at the Krannert School of Management (2008). Yasin’s research areas deal with data management systems and privacy preservation in general. More specifically, he has been working on the areas of query processing and optimization, privacy assurance in database systems, web-scale data management systems – cloud computing, and scientific database systems. Yasin’s previous work experience includes internships at IBM Research and Microsoft Research. Yasin served as a student representative of AMIGOS, a Purdue University association that supports Latinos and other under-represented minorities in computer science. He served as the Purdue University coordinator of the Latinos in Academic Advancement Program and co-owns a company that offers several cultural programs aimed to create awareness and acceptance of the Hispanic com munity. Yasin received the Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Teaching at Purdue University, the Siemens Corporation Scholarship, and the Motorola Scholarship for Entrepreneurship. He was also inducted into Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the International Honor Society for the Computer Sciences.