Belmiro Galo Da Silva


Graduate Student

Office 910 Hylan Building
E-mail: bdasilva at ur dot rochester period edu
Personal website:
Youtube Channel: The Elements of Math
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Courses currently teaching at University of Rochester (Spring 2021)

Instructor at University of Rochester

Teaching Assistant at University of Rochester:

  • [Math 143- Calculus III] Summer 2020.
  • [Math 143- Calculus III] Spring 2020.
  • [Math 142- Calculus II] Fall 2019.
  • [Math 141- Calculus I] Fall 2018.
  • [Math 162- Calculus IIA] Spring 2018.

Grader at University of Rochester:

  • [Math 200W- Transition to Advanced Mathematics] Spring 2019.
  • [Math 235- Linear Algebra] Fall 2017.
  • [Math 201- Intro. Probability] Spring 2017.


  • University of Rochester 2019/20 Academic year

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award. Announced March 2020.

Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

About me

I am an instructor and a Ph.D. candidate in Mathematics at the University of Rochester at New York under the supervision of Alex Iosevich. My expected completion date for my PhD is July of 2021. Currently, I possess two masters degrees in Math. The first degree is from the University of Sao Paulo (2014), the best University in South America according to ranking, and the second degree is from the University of Rochester (2019). Although both degrees are in the same subject matter, the distinct content and experience of completing these degrees, (in different university programs and in different countries), contributed to my formation as the well-rounded mathematician I am today.

I studied dynamical system during my two masters programs (University of Rochester and University of Sao Paulo) and I explored problems related to One Dimensional Dynamics and Complex Dynamics. I have participated in international Dynamical System conferences around the world (Brazil, Chile, France, Germany and UK) and prepared and given a conference talk in some of them. Furthermore, I have published preliminary results from my masters work in a conference proceeding in Brazil about absolutely continuous invariant measures for unimodal maps.​​​​​​​

I am also interested in Combinatorics. My thesis work is on Falconer-type problems. The Falconer distance problems ask how large does the Hausdorff dimension of a compact set need to be to ensure the Lebesgue measure of the distance set.

In February 2021, I submitted a joint paper with Alex McDonald called “Volumes spanned by k-point configurations in R^d”, and I expect one more paper from the contents of my thesis before I graduate.

In July 2021, I will be part of an amazing team teaching Neural Networks Theory and Python as part of the program called TRIPODS NSF REU-STEM FOR ALL 2021.