Dahlia Malkhi, Ph.D.
Principal researcher and founding member of
Short bio (for a full CV, click [pdf]):
I am an applied and foundational researcher, since the early nineties, in broad aspects of reliability and security in distributed systems.
In 2014, after the closing of the Microsoft Research Silicon Valley lab, I co-founded VMware Research and became a Principal Researcher at VMware. From 2004-2014, I was a principal researcher at Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley. From 1999-2007, I was a tenured associate professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2004 I actually left for a brief sabbatical at Microsoft Research, but was bitten by the Silicon Valley bug and stayed there. I hold a PhD, an M.Sc. and a B.Sc. in computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
I currently co-lead the VMware blockchain research project.
In the past decade, I have been passionate about the Corfu project I co-founded, a database-less database. The Corfu data platform currently drives VMware’s NSX-T distributed control plane. [Corfu github repo]
- 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) 2014-2016.
- Associate editor of the Distributed Computing Journal since 2002.
- Program chair for Usenix ATC 2019 (new!), LADIS 2012 , Locality 2007, PODC 2006, Locality 2005 and DISC 2002.
- “BFT in the lens of Blockchains and Blockchains in the lens of BFT”, Gerald M. Masson Distinguished Lecture Series, Johns Hopkins University , Oct 2018
- Blockchain in the lens of BFT, Usenix ATC ’18, July 2018
- “Blockchain in the lens of Byzantine Fault Tolerance” , at BITCOIN ’18, Feb 2018
- “Nakamoto Consensus in the lens of Byzantine Fault Tolerance”, at Tsinghua-Cornell Blockchain Winter School 2017, Dec 2017
- “BFT Reconfiguration”, at Swiss Blockchain Summer School 2017
- Beyond Paxos, BIRS workshop 11/2016
- “Randomized Gossip Methods: From Grapevine to SWIM”, at PWL Conference 2016
- ”Foundations of Reliable Distributed Systems in Practice”, at Women in Theory 2016
- “CorfuDB: Transactional Data Services over a Shared Log”, at Princeton Distinguished Colloquium Series, fall 2014
- “What happens when distributed systems go elastic?”, at SSS ’12
- “CORFU: Going Beyond Paxos”, at DISC 2011
“CORFU: Transactional Storage at the Speed of Flash”, at LADIS ‘2011
- “Backend Consistency for Large-Scale Live Services”, at IPTPS ’10
- “Dynamic Reconfiguratoin in Distributed Systems”, at TADDS 2010
“Virtually Synchronous Paxos”, at A 30-Year Perspective on Replication
- “FairPlay – A Secure Two-Party Computation System”, at SMP 2004
- “Locality Aware network Solutions”, at WDAS 2004
- “From Byzantine Agreement to Practical Survivability”, at RCDS 2002
- Announcing Decentralized Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains 2018, an event I am co-chairing cojoined with Crypto 2018
- Research at VMware! Special Topics. SIGOPS OSR (September 2017)
- Introducing VMware Research (VRG)! [blogpost]
- I was psyched when Lamport won the 2013 Turing award, and humbled to have been invited to author the ACM award tribute page. [tribute]