Hagit Attiya

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Hagit Attiya is an Israeli computer scientist who holds the Harry W. Labov and Charlotte Ullman Labov Academic Chair of Computer Science at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel.[1][2] Her research is in the area of distributed computing.

Education and career[edit]

Attiya was educated at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, earning a B.S. in mathematics and computer science in 1981, a master's degree from the same university in 1983, and a doctorate in 1987, under the supervision of Danny Dolev.[2] After postdoctoral studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she joined the Technion faculty in 1990.[2]

She has been the editor-in-chief of the journal Distributed Computing since 2008.[2][3]

Awards and honors[edit]

Attiya became a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery in 2009 for "contributions to distributed and parallel computing".[4]

In 2011, Attiya and her co-authors Danny Dolev and Amotz Bar-Noy won the Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing for their work on implementing shared memory using message passing, published in the Journal of the ACM in 1995.[5] She was also the recipient of the Michael Bruno Memorial Award from Yad Hanadiv in 2011.[6]

Selected publications[edit]

Research papers
  • Attiya, Hagit; Bar-Noy, Amotz; Dolev, Danny; Peleg, David; Reischuk, Rüdiger (July 1990), "Renaming in an Asynchronous Environment", Journal of the ACM, 37 (3): 524–548, doi:10.1145/79147.79158.
  • Afek, Yehuda; Attiya, Hagit; Dolev, Danny; Gafni, Eli; Merritt, Michael; Shavit, Nir (September 1993), "Atomic Snapshots of Shared Memory" (PDF), Journal of the ACM, 40 (4): 873–890, doi:10.1145/153724.153741.
  • Attiya, Hagit; Bar-Noy, Amotz; Dolev, Danny (January 1995), "Sharing Memory Robustly in Message-passing Systems" (PDF), Journal of the ACM, 42 (1): 124–142, doi:10.1145/200836.200869.
  • Attiya, Hagit; Welch, Jennifer (2004), Distributed Computing: Fundamentals, Simulations, and Advanced Topics (2nd ed.), Wiley, ISBN 978-0-471-45324-6.[7][8]
  • Attiya, Hagit; Ellen, Faith (2014), "Impossibility Results for Distributed Computing (Synthesis Lectures on Distributed Computing Theory)", Synthesis Lectures on Distributed Computing Theory, 5: 1–162, doi:10.2200/S00551ED1V01Y201311DCT012.


  1. ^ "The Female Postdoc's Guide to the Galaxy", Focus: E-mag of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, May 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d Curriculum vitae, retrieved 2014-07-07.
  3. ^ Distributed Computing editorial board, retrieved 2014-07-07.
  4. ^ ACM Fellow citation, retrieved 2014-07-07.
  5. ^ 2011 Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing, Technion, retrieved 2014-07-07.
  6. ^ Michael Bruno Memorial Award: Hagit Attiya, Computer Sciences 2011, Yad Hanadiv, retrieved 2014-07-07.
  7. ^ Herlihy, Maurice (March 2000), "Review of Distributed Computing by Attiya and Welch", SIGACT News, 31 (1): 3, doi:10.1145/346048.568464.
  8. ^ Che, Haoyang (March 2005), "Mastering distributed computing", IEEE Distributed Systems Online, 6 (3)

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