Shir is a senior lecturer (assistant professor) and head of the RUNS lab at the Open University of Israel. Before joining the Open University she was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University.
Shir has received several awards including the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Postdoctoral Award for Women in Mathematical and Computing Sciences, Google EMEA Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship and was the second place winner in the Broadcom Foundation University Research Competition. She was named one of the Rising Stars in Networking and Communications of 2020 by the N2Women Organization.
Her main research interests include: network monitoring and management, programmable networks, network security and streaming algorithms.
Currently, she is working on building tools for network monitoring by tailoring streaming methods to the computational model and constraints of programmable devices.
Alex is an M.Sc. student at The Open University of Israel and software team lead at Israel National Cyber Directorate. He received his B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Technion.
His main research interests are network security and programmable networks, and he is currently working on building solutions for the detection of DDoS attacks on the DNS in the data plane.
Eitan is an M.Sc. student at the Open University of Israel. He received his B.Sc. in Applied mathematics from Bar-Ilan University. Eitan enjoys studying algorithms and is currently working on developing distributed algorithms for existing streaming solutions.