*I am currently a postdoc at the University of Vienna, in the group of Nathanaël Berestycki. Since January 2024, I am the PI of the FWF-ESPRIT grant on "Emergent branching structures in random geometry". My research involves branching structures and their interplay with statistical mechanics, random planar maps, random permutations, SLE and Liouville quantum gravity. *

*Before this, I did my PhD in Paris at LPSM (Sorbonne Université) under the supervision of Élie Aïdékon. The manuscript of the thesis, entitled "Multitype growth-fragmentation processes and planar excursions", can be found here. *

* My pronouns are he/him. *

- The scaling limit of the volume of loop-O(n) quadrangulations, E. Aïdékon, W. Da Silva, X. Hu (2024).
- Power-law bounds for increasing subsequences in Brownian separable permutons and homogeneous sets in Brownian cographons, J. Borga, W. Da Silva, E. Gwynne,
*Advances in Mathematics*(2024). - Spatial growth-fragmentations and excursions from hyperplanes, W. Da Silva, J.C. Pardo (2023).
- Self-similar signed growth-fragmentations, W. Da Silva,
*Electronic Journal of Probability*(2023). - Growth-fragmentation process embedded in a planar Brownian excursion, E. Aïdékon, W. Da Silva,
*Probability Theory and Related Fields*(2022). - Multitype self-similar growth-fragmentation processes, W. Da Silva, J.C. Pardo (2021).

- Introduction to random planar geometry , VSM minicourse (2024).