Alonso Silva

Paris-Saclay, France
Researcher on Verifiable AI


Alonso Silva is currently a Researcher on Verifiable AI at Nokia Bell Labs in the Machine Learning and Systems Research Lab. He has previously worked at Safran in the Department of Mathematics and Temporal Data, in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, working with Professor Jean Walrand, at INRIA Paris Rocquencourt working with Dr. Philippe Jacquet and as a Research Consultant/Intern at Bell Labs Headquarters in Murray Hill, New Jersey, working with Dr. Iraj Saniee. He did his Ph.D. at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis under the direction of Dr. Eitan Altman. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Physics from the École Supérieure d'Électricité in June 2010. He received his B.Sc. of Mathematical Engineering and his Mathematical Engineering degree from the Department of Mathematical Engineering (DIM) at the Universidad de Chile, in 2004 and 2006. He has received the best paper award at IEEE SmartGridComm'17 and UNet'17, the second best paper award at MSN'11 and the best student paper award at Valuetools'08.

Featured Quote

“The best moments in our lives, are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times—although such experiences can also be enjoyable, if we have worked hard to attain them. The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.

Optimal experience is thus something that we make happen. For a child, it could be placing with trembling fingers the last block on a tower she has built, higher than any she has built so far; for a swimmer, it could be trying to beat his own record; for a violinist, mastering an intricate musical passage. For each person there are thousands of opportunities, challenges to expand ourselves.”

― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience



Selected articles and publications

Full list of publications available here


  • E. Marilly, G. Burnside, A. Silva, "Method for Selecting Second Messages for Online Inserting/Rendering Said Second Messages in Social Network Content" Patent Alcatel-Lucent, 2015.

Honors & Awards

  • Best Paper Award for the paper "Novel Market Approach for Locally Balancing Renewable Energy Production and Flexible Demand,"
    Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Dresden, Germany, October 23-26, 2017.
  • Best Paper Award for the paper "Green Base Station Placement for Microwave Backhaul Links,"
    Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Ubiquitous Networking (UNet), Casablanca, Morocco, May 9-12, 2017.
  • Best Paper Award Nominee for the paper "On the Spectral Gap of Random Geometric Graphs and Their Mobility Properties,"
    Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN), Beijing, China, December 16-18, 2011.
  • Best Student Paper Award for the paper "The Space Frontier: Physical Limits of Multiple Antenna Information Transfer,"
    Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Performance Evaluation, Methodologies, and Tools (Valuetools), Athens, Greece, October 20-24, 2008.