Luiz DaSilva holds the chair of Telecommunications at Trinity College Dublin. There, he is a co-Principal Investigator of CTVR, and of CONNECT, two telecommunications research centres funded by the Science Foundation Ireland. He also holds a research faculty position in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, where he was a tenured/tenure-track faculty member from 1998 to 2014. 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. He is currently a principal investigator on research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the Science Foundation Ireland, and the European Commission under Framework Programme 7. Recent research sponsors also include DARPA, the Office of Naval Research, Intel, and Microsoft Research. He is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and two books on wireless communications and has given numerous keynote speeches and invited talks in Europe, Asia, North and South America.
- Game theory and wireless networks
- Cognitive networks
- Recent advances in dynamic spectrum access
- Network sharing and the virtualisation of the wireless access