I will be joining Columbia University as an Assistant Professor of EE and CS (jointly affiliated) in the fall.
Actively looking for PhD students and postdocs in the areas of systems, ML for systems and security.
I am the Senior Vice President of Email Protection at Barracuda Networks, where I am the co-GM of Barracuda's fast growing $200M email security and archiving business. My team compromises about 100 engineers and product managers. I joined Barracuda via the acquisition of my startup, Sookasa, where I was the CEO and co-founder.
I completed my PhD at the Stanford University Computer Systems Lab, where I conducted research on distributed storage systems under Professors Mendel Rosenblum and Sachin Katti. My research was adopted in commercial storage systems of several companies, including Facebook, Tibco and Hortonworks.
I previously worked at Google Israel in the web search team and served as a team leader in the Israeli army. I obtained my PhD and MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford and my BS in Computer and Software Engineering Cum Laude from the Technion. In addition, I am a recipient of SC Media's 2017 Rising Star Award, Stanford Graduate Fellowship and Sohnis Promising Scientist Award.
You can reach me at: asaf (dot) cidon (at) gmail (dot) com.