Miguel A. Morales Silva joined the Center for Computational Quantum Physics in 2021 as a Research Scientist. His research is focused on the development, implementation, and application of quantum Monte Carlo methods for the study of quantum many-body problems. His main goal is the development of predictive, parameter-free, first-principles methods for the study of strongly correlated materials. He is also interested in large-scale, high-performance computing. He received B.A. degrees in Physics and Mathematics in 2004 from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009. After his Ph.D., Miguel was a postdoctoral research associate in Rice University during 2009-2010, before joining Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a Research Scientist between 2010-2021. Miguel has received various awards and recognitions including: NNSA Defense Programs Award of Excellence, LLNL Early and Mid-Career Recognition Program, MOSI Early Career Hispanic Scientist of the Year, and Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).