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Prof. Danny Dolev

Prof. Dolev is a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the chairman of the Authority for Computation, Communication & Information at the Hebrew University.‫   He is the head of the Cyber Security Research Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is an ACM Fellow and the recipient of the prestigious Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing. Prof. Dolev’s research interests cover all aspects of distributed computing, fault tolerance, security and networking -- theory and practice, with special focus on Cyber Security.

He did his undergraduate studies at the Hebrew University, earning a bachelor's degree in 1971. He then moved to the Weizmann Institute of Science earning a master's degree in 1973 and a doctorate in 1979 under the supervision of Eli Shamir. After postdoctoral research at Stanford University and IBM Research, he joined the Hebrew University faculty in 1982.

Prof. Dolev was leading the team that developed Transis, a highly available distributed system. He has six years of experience as a system analyst and applications' programmer with a particular experience in real-time systems. He developed a Dogfight tracking system with playback and editing functions for helping pilots to analyze their performance during training fights.   He was the chairman of the National Committee for Information Technology and Infrastructure. During that period he initiated several nationwide projects, including the Internet 2 project.  He was the chairman of the Inter University Communication Center.  IUCC is in charge of the network of all the universities in Israel. He co-authored with Knesset Member M. Eitan the position document on Israel’s readiness to the Information Era.

Dr. Michael Schapira

Dr. Michael Schapira ( is a senior lecturer at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research interests lie in the design of practical protocols and architectures with provable guarantees (e.g., in terms of performance, resiliency to failures, security, privacy, and more) for (Inter)networked environments.

Prior to joining the Hebrew University he was a visiting scientist at Google NYC and a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley, Yale University, and Princeton University. He is a recipient of the Allon Fellowship (2011), a Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship (2013), the IETF/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize (2014), the Hebrew University President’s Prize (2014), the Krill Prize (2015), and an ERC Starting Grant (2015). Dr. Schapira holds a PhD in Computer Science, a BSc in Math and Computer Science, and a BA in Humanities, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (awarded in 2008, 2004, and 2004, respectively).

Dr. Haya Shulman

Dr. Haya Shulman is the head of Cybersecurity and Analytics department at Fraunhofer SIT. Before that she was a research group leader in the European Center for Security and Privacy by Design (EC-SPRIDE), headed by Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner at Technische UniversitäDarmstadt, and earlier postdoctoral researcher in EC-SPRIDE. Her research interests are in network and cyber security, focusing on attacks and on devising countermeasures. Haya conducted her Ph.D. in the dept. of Computer Science, at Bar Ilan University, in the network security and cryptography group headed by Prof. Dr. Amir Herzberg, with thesis on network security. In 2009 Haya graduated her M.Sc. studies, also in the dept. of Computer Science, at Bar Ilan University, with thesis on Secure Execution of Software in Remote, Hostile Environment. 

In 2011 and 2013 she received the ‘Checkpoint Institute for Information Security (CPIIS)’ awards, in 2013 she received the Feder prize for her research in communication technologies and in 2013 and 2014 ICANN research fellowships. In 2014 Haya received the Bar-Ilan university Rector prize for her achievements in research, and in 2015 she was awarded an IETF/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize.

Prof. Michael Waidner

Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner is the director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Informationtechnology (Fraunhofer SIT) and Chair Professor for Security in IT at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. Furthermore he is leading the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED) and is the speaker of CRISP - Center for Research in Security and Privacy.

He received his PhD from the University of Karlsruhe (now known as KIT) in 1991. In 1994 he joined the IBM Zurich Research Lab in Rüschlikon, Switzerland, where he was responsible for the research activities in the areas of IT security and privacy. He was one of the initiators of the Zurich Information Security Center (ZISC) at the ETH Zurich. In 2006 he moved to IBM in New York. Until 2010 he was an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the Chief Technology Officer for Security, responsible for the technical security strategy and architecture of the IBM Corporation. In 2010 he left IBM and came to Darmstadt.

Michael Waidner authored more than 130 scientific publications and is inventor of more than 20 patents. He is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.