Liuba Shrira is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Brandeis University, and is affiliated with the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT. She received her PhD from Technion (Israel) what feels like yesterday, working with Nissim Francez, Michael Rodeh and Oded Goldreich on theoretical aspects of distributed algorithms. From 1986 to 1997 she was a researcher in the MIT Programming Methodology Group with Barbara Liskov. She joined Brandeis in 1997. In 2004-2005 she was a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK. In 2010-2011 she will be a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research Asia and a visiting Professor in the Computer Science Department, Technion.
Her research interests span aspects of design and implementation of distributed systems and especially storage systems. This includes fault-tolerance, availability and performance issues. Her recent focus is on long-lived transactional storage, time travel (in storage), software upgrades, byzantine faults, and support for collaborative access to long-lived objects.
Liuba Shrira is a member of ACM and of the IEEE Computer Society. She has been recognized as a Distinguished Scientist by ACM for "significant accomplishments in, and impact on, the computing field".