Shlomi Dolev received his B.Sc. in Engineering and B.A. in Computer Science in 1984 and 1985, and his M.Sc. and D.Sc. in Computer Science in 1990 and 1992 from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology. From 1992 to 1995 he was at Texas A&M University as a visiting research specialist. In 1995 he joined the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Ben-Gurion University. Shlomi is the founder and the first department head of the Computer Science Department at Ben-Gurion University, established in 2000. After just 15 years, the department has been ranked among the first 150 best departments in the world.
He is the author of a book entitled Self-Stabilization published by MIT Press in 2000. His publications, more than three hundred conferences, journals and patents, include papers in JACM, SIAM journal on computing, Nature Photonics, Nature Communications, Physical Review, Journal of the Optical Society of America A, Distributed Computing, IEEE/ACM Trans. on Networking, ACM Trans. on Information and System Security, Journal of Cryptology, Journal of Computer and System Sciences, ACM Trans. on Knowledge Discovery from Data, ACM Trans. on Sensor Networks, ACM TOPLAS, Neural Computation, Neural Networks, Nanotechnology and alike. The publications are mostly in the area of distributed computing and communication networks; in particular the self-stabilization property of such systems, cryptography, security, brain science, and optical computing.
His list of hundreds of research collaborators includes Adi Shamir, Jeffrey Ullman, Noga Alon, Nancy Lynch, and Moti Yung. Several agencies and companies support his research including ISF, NSF, IBM (faculty awards), EMC, Intel, Orange France, Deutsche Telekom, Israeli Ministries of Science, Economy and Defense and the European Union in the sum of several millions of dollars. During his stay at Ben-Gurion University Shlomi had visiting positions in several institutions including MIT, Paris 11, Paris 6 and DIMACS. He served in more than a hundred program committees, chairing several including the two leading conferences in distributed computing, DISC 2006, and PODC 2014. Shlomi established a series of conferences on Stabilization, Safety, and Security (SSS), Optical Supercomputing (OSC), and Cyber Security Cryptology and Machine Learning (CSCML). He served and serves as an Associate Editor in several international journals including the IEEE Transactions on Computers. His research students more than ten PostDocs, over fifteen Ph.D. students.
Shlomi founded two startups Secret Double Octopus (2015) and SecretSkyDB (2017).
My research area is theoretical computer science, distributed computing and communication networks. Fault tolerance with emphasis on self-stabilization, Communication networks including Traditional networks, High-Speed, Mobile, Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks, Swarms, Game Theory, Cryptography and Security, Error and Erasure Tolerating Codes, Complex Networks. I am interested in optical super-computing, holographic super-computing, and brain coding and functionality.