Dr. Da Silva received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from both Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany, and the Federal University of Technology–Parana, Curitiba, Brazil, in 2003, and the Dr.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the Dresden University of Technology, in 2008.
He was a Research Associate with Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Dresden (Germany), from 2004 to 2009. In 2010, he joined the Federal University of Technology–Parana (Brazil), where he has been an Associate Professor since 2013. His current research interests include sensing technology, sensor data processing and instrumentation applied to process monitoring. Dr. Da Silva is Associate Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Sensors Journal and is on the Editorial Board of Measurement Science and Technology.