About me

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Dahlia Malkhi, Ph.D.

Applied and foundational researcher in broad aspects of reliability and security in distributed systems.

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Short bio (for a full CV, click [pdf]):

I joined Calibra in June 2019.
2014-2019, founding member and principal researcher at VMware Research.
2004-2014, principal researcher at Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley.
1999-2007, associate professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
PhD, an M.Sc. and a B.Sc. in computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Recent projects:
1. Libra
2. The VMware blockchain research project
3. CorfuDB, a database-less database driving 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

Keynotes:


Noteworthy :

A few selected publications:

  1. Flexible Paxos: Quorum Intersection Revisited.
    Heidi Howard, Dahlia Malkhi, Sasha Spiegelman.
    OPODIS 2016. [pdf]
  2. CORFU: A Distributed Shared Log.
    Mahesh Balakrishnan, Dahlia Malkhi, John Davis, Vijay Prabhakaran, Michael Wei, Teb Wobber.
    ACM Transactions on Computer Systems 2013. [pdf]
  3. Brief Announcement: Vertical Paxos and Primary-Backup Replication.
    Leslie Lamport, Dahlia Malkhi, Lidong Zhou.
    PODC 2009. [pdf]
  4. Dynamic Atomic Storage without consensus.
    Marcos Aguilera, Idit Keidar, Dahlia Malkhi, Alex Shraer.
    PODC 2009 (conference version). [pdf]
    JACM 2011 (journal version). [pdf]
  5. Fairplay: A Secure Two-Party Computation System.
    Dahlia Malkhi, Noam Nisan, Benny Pinkas, Yaron Sella. [pdf]
    Usenix Security (best student paper award), 2004.
  6. Byzantine Quorum Systems.
    Dahlia Malkhi, Mike Reiter.
    STOC 1997 (conference version). [pdf]
    Distributed Computing 1998 (journal version). [pdf]
  7. Probabilistic Quorum Systems.
    Dahlia Malkhi, Mike Reiter, Rebecca Wright.
    PODC 1997 (conference version). [pdf]
    Information and Computation 2001 (journal version). [pdf]

Blockchain white-papers:

  1. HotStuff: BFT Consensus with Linearity and Responsiveness.
    Maofan Yin, Dahlia Malkhi, Michael K. Reiter, Guy Golan Gueta, Ittai Abraham. To appear at PODC 2019.
  2. Validated Asynchronous Byzantine Agreement with Optimal Resilience and Asymptotically Optimal Time and Word Communication.
    Ittai Abraham, Dahlia Malkhi, Alexander Spiegelman. To appear at PODC 2019.
  3. Flexible Byzantine Fault Tolerance.
    Dahlia Malkhi, Kartik Nayak, Ling Ren. [https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.10067]
  4. HotStuff: BFT Consensus in the Lens of Blockchain.
    Maofan Yin, Dahlia Malkhi, Michael K. Reiter, Guy Golan Gueta, Ittai Abraham. [ArXiv 2019]
  5. Sync HotStuff: Synchronous SMR with 2∆ Latency and Optimistic Responsiveness.
    Ittai Abraham and Dahlia Malkhi and Kartik Nayak and Ling Ren and Maofan Yin. [ePrint 2019]
  6. SBFT: a Scalable Decentralized Trust Infrastructure for Blockchains.
    Guy Golan Gueta, Ittai Abraham, Shelly Grossman, Dahlia Malkhi, Benny Pinkas, Mike Reiter, Dragos Adrian Seredinschi, Orr Tamir, Alin Tomescu.
    DSN 2019 (to appear), [ArXiv 2019]
  7. Asynchronous Verifiable Secret-Sharing Protocols on a Good Day.
    Soumya Basu, Dahlia Malkhi, Mike Reiter, Alin Tomescu.
    [ArXiv link].
  8. Validated Asynchronous Byzantine Agreement with Optimal Resilience and Asymptotically Optimal Time and Word Communication.
    Ittai Abraham, Dahlia Malkhi, Alexander Spiegelman. [ArXiv 2018]
  9. Revisiting Fast Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance: Thelma, Velma and Zelma.
    Ittai Abraham, Guy Gueta, Dahlia Malkhi, Jean-Philippe Martin. [ArXiv 2018] [pdf]
  10. The Blockchain Consensus Layer and BFT.
    Ittai Abraham, Dahlia Malkhi.
    A tutorial, BEATCS , fall 2017. [pdf]
  11. Revisiting Fast Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance.
    Ittai Abraham, Guy Gueta, Dahlia Malkhi; with Lorenzo Alvisi, Rama Kotla, Jean-Philippe Martin. [ArXiv 2017]  [pdf]
  12. Solida: A Cryptocurrency Based on Reconfigurable Byzantine Consensus.
    Ittai Abraham, Dahlia Malkhi, Kartik Nayak, Ling Ren, Sasha Spiegelment.
    OPODIS 2017. [ArXiv] [pdf]
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