About me


Dahlia Malkhi, Ph.D.

Principal researcher and founding member of
VMware Research


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.

I co-founded the CorfuDB project, a database-less database. The Corfu data platform currently drives VMware’s NSX-T distributed control plane. [Corfu github repo]

Selected distinctions:

  • 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 2007PODC 2006Locality 2005 and DISC 2002.
  • Simons Institute Advisory Board 2019-2021


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