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Principal Researcher

Us Palo Alto, CA, US

I am an applied and foundational researcher in broad aspects of reliability and security in distributed systems.

I joined VMware Research as a founding member in December 2014. From 2004-2014, I was a principal researcher at Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley. Prior to joining Microsoft Research, I was an associate professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1999-2007), left for a brief sabbatical, but was bitten by the Silicon Valley bug and stayed. I hold a PhD, an M.Sc. and a B.Sc. in computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Presently, I am passionate about the CorfuDB project I co-founded, a cloud scale consistency platform. CorfuDB open source is on github:corfudb.


Some of my notable distinctions and roles are:

  • ACM fellow, 2011.
  • IBM Faculty award recipient, 2003 and 2004.
  • German-Israeli Foundation (G.I.F.) Young Scientist career award, 2002.
  • Associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC) since 2014.
  • Associate editor of the Distributed Computing Journal since 2002.
  • Program chair for LADIS 2012 , Locality 2007, PODC 2006, Locality 2005 and DISC 2002.


My detailed home page has more details, publications, students, etc.