ABOUT ME

I am a research scientist at DFINITY. I am working on exciting new ways to provide secure communication in potentially malicious wide-area network environments.

Before that I was a research scientist at the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, a postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley with Prof. Scott Shenker, and a postdoc at VMware Research. I hold a PhD in Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, for which I received the Hans Wiener Prize for Excellent PhD Dissertation. My research is focused on network architecture, security, fault tolerance, and performance.

EDUCATION

2012 - 2016

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Ph.D., Computer Science
Hans Wiener Prize for excellent Ph.D. dissertation

2009 - 2012

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

M.Sc., Computer Science

Intel Award (2010)

Hammer Fellowship (2009)

2006

University of Pennsylvania

Exchange Student

Exchange student in the School of Engineering and
Applied Sciences

2005 - 2008

The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel

B.A., Computer Science (magna cum laude)

Chais Scholarship for Social Leadership (2007)

Dean's list with distinction each year - 2005/6, 2006/7, 2007/8

TEACHING

2014 - 2016

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Teaching Assistant

2008 - 2017

The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel

Adjunct Lecturer (2011-2017)

Teaching Assistant (2008-2014)

Provost Teaching Award (2015/16)

Provost Teaching Award (2014/15)

Provost Teaching Award (2017)

CS Dean Teaching Award (2013/14)

WORK EXPERIENCE

July 2019 - July 2020

Research Scientist, EPFL

Lausanne, Switzerland

September 2017 - July 2019

Post-Doc Scholar, UC Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, USA

August 2016 - August 2017

Post-Doc Researcher, VMware Research Group

Herzliya, Israel

Summer 2015

Research Intern, VMware Research Group

Palo Alto, CA, USA

Summer 2013

MTS (Software Engineering Intern), Big Switch Networks

Mountain View, CA, USA

2008 - 2009

Senior Software Engineer, Sensomatix LTD

Ramat Gan, Israel

2007 - 2008

Software Engineer, SAP Labs Israel

Raanana, Israel

July 2020 - Current

Research Scientist, DFINITY

Zurich, Switzerland

BEFORE SCHOOL

2005

IT Systems Manager, AUDIT - Forensic Accounting

Tel Aviv, Israel

2002 - 2005

Interrogator and Team Lead - Israeli Defense Forces (IDF)

Central Special Investigations Unit

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