Liuba Shrira is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Brandeis University, and is affiliated with the MIT/CSAIL. She received her PhD from Technion (Israel) what feels like yesterday, working with Nissim Francez, Michael Rodeh and Oded Goldreich on distributed algorithms. From 1986 to 1997 she was a Research Scientist 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 was a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research Asia and a Lady Davis Visiting Professor in the Computer Science Department, Technion. In 2019-2021 she was a Research Fellow at Algorand.
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 blockchains, fast transactional storage, time travel (in storage), software upgrades.
Liuba Shrira is a member of ACM and Usenix. She has been recognized as a Distinguished Scientist by ACM for "significant accomplishments in, and impact on, the computing field". She was awarded Lady Davis scholarship in 2010, and in 2020 her paper "Opportunities for Optimism in Contended Main-Memory Multicore Transactions" with Yihe Huang, William Qian, Eddie Kohler and Barbara Liskov, won VLDB 2020 best paper award.