Sam Silva

Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Population and Public Health Sciences
Sam Silva
Pronouns He / Him / His Email

Research & Practice Areas

Atmospheric Chemistry & Composition, Computational Modeling, Air Quality, Climate Change, Earth Data Science. Machine Learning


  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering and Computation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019
  • M.S. Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona, 2014
  • B.S. Physics, University of Arizona, 2013
    • Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2019-2021
  • Tenure Track Appointments

    • Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 2022 –

    Other Employment

    • Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2021
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    My research focuses on atmospheric chemistry and composition, with application to both air quality and climate change.

    Major tools used include computer models of the atmosphere, modern data science methods, and machine learning techniques.