Prof. Idit Keidar is a Professor and the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion. She also heads the Networked Software Systems Laboratory (NSSL). She received her BSc (summa cum laude), MSc (summa cum laude) and PhD at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1992, 1994, and 1998 resp. Prof. Keidar is a world renown expert in distributed computing and concurrency, having developed numerous distributed and networked systems, including for storage, multicast, group communication, group membership, distributed transactions and atomic commit, peer-to-peer messaging, mobile networks, Internet-based services, cloud services, trusted access to data in cloud storage, and concurrent programming. She has published over 100 papers in competitive peer-reviewed journals and conferences, which were cited more than 4200 times, and has supervised over 30 graduate students and 3 postdocs. She has consulted for a number of industrial companies building distributed systems. Prof. Keidar has served on over 30 program committees, including as PC Chair of DISC 2009 and SYSTOR 2015, as a columnist for SIGACT News, and a guest editor for Distributed Computing, and is currently serving on the editorial board of IEEE CAL. Her awards include the Yanai Award for Excellence in Academic Education, the Muriel and David Jackow Award for Excellence in Teaching, the David Dudi Ben-Aharon Research Award, the Allon Fellowship, the Rothschild Yad-Hanadiv fellowship for postdoctoral studies, and a Wolf Foundation Prize for Ph.D. students.