Teaching

Teaching

As a Lecturer, Dr. Silva teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses.
 
Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy centers on two goals for my students: a rigorous theoretical understanding and the ability to implement and apply material to real-world problems. In my experiences as both teacher and student, I have found that the correct balance between theory and application is crucial for learning in any discipline, but particularly important for computational sciences. Each of the two perspectives heightens the other, bringing the students to a more complete understanding of the material and greater proficiency in application. These aims permeate all pedagogical tasks, including curricula and assignments, guiding classroom experiences, and interacting with individual students.

Teaching Experience
  • Fall 2019, Lecturer, University of Florida – EEE 4773 Fundamentals of Machine Learning (syllabus)
  • Fall 2019, Lecturer, University of Florida – EEL 4930 Statistics for ECE (syllabus)
  • Spring 2018, Instructor, University of Florida – EEL 4930 Fundamentals of Machine Learning (syllabus,student evaluations)
  • Fall 2017, Teaching Assistant, University of Florida – EEL 4930/EEL 5830 Fundamentals of Machine Intelligence
  • Spring 2017, Teaching Assistant, University of Florida – EEL 6935 Deep Learning
  • Fall 2016, Teaching Assistant, University of Florida – EEL 4930/EEL 5840 Fundamentals of Machine Intelligence