Shlomi Dolev received a B.Sc. in Engineering and a B.A., M.Sc., and D.Sc. in Computer Science from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. He conducted post-doctoral research at Texas A&M University where he served as a visiting research specialist. In 1995, he joined Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, and in 2000 he became the founding chair of BGU’s Department of Computer Science where he holds the Rita Altura Trust Chair in Computer Science. After just 15 years, the department has been ranked among the 150 best departments in the world. He also served as the Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences (2011-2014). He is currently the head of BGU’s Frankel Center for Computer Science
In addition to his positions at BGU, he was the head of the Inter-University Computation Center of Israel for six years. In 2015, he co-founded Secret Double Octopus Ltd. where he is now a board member and the CSO. He also co-founded SecretSky (SecretSkyDB) Ltd. in 2016. In 2015, Shlomi was appointed as the steering committee head for the computer science discipline at Israel’s Ministry of Education.
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. The publications are largely in the area of distributed computing and communication networks, and more specifically on the self-stabilization property of such systems, cryptography, security, brain science, and optical computing. Several agencies and companies support his research including the ISF, NSF, IBM (faculty awards), EMC, Intel, Orange France, Deutsche Telekom, the Israeli Ministries of Science, Economy, and Defense, and the European Union in the sum of several millions of dollars.
While at BGU, Shlomi has had visiting positions at several institutions, including MIT, Paris 11, Paris 6, and DIMACS. He has served on more than a hundred program committees, chairing several, including the two leading conferences in distributed computing, DISC 2006, and PODC 2014. Shlomi has served as an Associate Editor in several international journals including the IEEE Transactions on Computers journal. His numerous research students have obtained positions in hi-tech companies, including IBM, Microsoft, and Google, as well as academia.