Prof. Dan Dolev
Prof. Dan Dolev holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Mathmatics from the Weizmann Institute of Science (1973 & 1979). In the course of his graduate studies he became interested in Computer Science. During his postdoctoral studies at Stanford University he became acquainted with a broad range of computer science investigations and turned his attention to computer systems.
Prof. Dolev joined the staff at Hebrew University in 1982. He headed the team that developed Transis, a highly available distributed system. His research areas include: distributed algorithms, computer networks, reliability of distributed systems, synchronization primitives, scheduling theory, protocols and security, research on the durability of distributed systems to faults, and developing an absolute taxonomy for distributed algorithms.
Prof. Dolev has six years of experience as a system analyst and applications' programmer with expertise in real-time systems He developed a Dogfight tracking system with playback and editing functions to help pilots analyze their performance during training fights. He was the Chairman of the National Committee for Information Technology and Infrastructure (1994 - 1998). During that period he initiated several nationwide projects, including the Internet 2 project.
He was Chairman of the Inter University Communication Center (IUCC) from 1992 - 1998, in charge of the network of all Israeli universities, and co-authored the position document on Israel’s readiness for the Information Era together with Knesset Member Michael Eitan. He spent several years at IBM (1981 – 1987)] and was part of the team that designed the protocols for the air traffic control system in the USA. Today, he is a consultant for various companies.