Curriculum Vitæ

Nadav Har'El

Basic information:

Born: February 28, 1975.

E-Mail: nadav@harel.org.il

Home Phone: 04-8122714

Cellular Phone: 052-3790466

Academic education:

BA in Mathematics, summa cum laude, from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. April 1994. Top-of-the-class grade-point average of 95.7.

MSc in Applied Mathematics, from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. December 1999. Grade-point average 97.4, thesis grade 90.

Work experience:

March 2013-today: Lead developer in start-up ScyllaDB (previously Cloudius Systems), developing a new operating system for virtual machines in the cloud, as well as a high-performance distributed database.

January 2010-February 2013: Researcher in IBM Haifa Research Lab, in Virtualization and Network Architecture group. Working on virtualization and the KVM hypervisor.

May 2003-January 2010: Researcher in IBM Haifa Research Lab, in Information Retrieval group. Working on search engines and text analytics.

October 2002-today: Founder and head developer of Hspell, a Hebrew spell-checker and morphological analyzer (a free-software project).

Feb 2004-May 2005: Board member of Hamakor, Israeli Society for Free Software and Open Source Code.

August 2000-May 2003: Software engineer and researcher at Radware. Working on global Internet performance and content delivery networks (CDNs), and embedded Linux-based SSL acceleration devices.

August 2000-2004: A consultant to Rafael.

June 1994-August 2000: Researcher at Rafael, in the areas of Computational Fluid Dynamics and High Performance Computing.

1994-2002: Founder and editor of iguide.co.il (formerly ``the (almost) Complete Guide to WWW in Israel''.)

August 1991-June 1994: UNIX system administrator at the Technion's Department of Mathematics.

Summer 1993: Summer intern, AT&T Bell Laboratories (now Lucent Technologies), Mathematical Sciences Division, in creating an X-Windows graphical user interface.

August 1991-August 1992: Research assistant, Technion Department of Mathematics, on research concerning linear algebra and computerized image recognition.

Computer experience:

Prizes and Awards:

2013: IBM Research Accomplishment for Nested KVM.

2013: Pat Goldberg Best Paper Award for "ELI: Bare-Metal Performance for I/O Virtualization".

2012: HiPEAC Best Paper Award for "ELI: Bare-Metal Performance for I/O Virtualization".

2011: Hamakor Prize for Hspell.

2011: Pat Goldberg Best Paper Award for "The Turtles Project: Design and Implementation of Nested Virtualization".

2010: Jay Lepreau Best Paper Award at OSDI 2010 for "The Turtles Project: Design and Implementation of Nested Virtualization".

2010: Outstanding Technical Achievement Award in IBM.

11/1997, 10/1998, 11/1999: Received awards in Rafael.

1995: Wolf Prize for excellence from the Technion.

April 1994: Yuval Levi Prize for top-of-the-class GPA at the Technion Department of Mathematics.

1991-1995: Receives Technion President Awards for excellence in Studies.

Publications:

  1. Bare-Metal Performance for Virtual Machines with Exitless Interrupts (together with Nadav Amit et al.), Communications of the ACM, January 2016, Vol. 59 no. 1, pages 108-116.
  2. OSv--Optimizing the Operating System for Virtual Machines (together with Avi Kivity et al.) USENIX Annual Technical Conference, June 2014.
  3. Efficient and Scalable Paravirtual I/O System (together with Abel Gordon et al.) USENIX Annual Technical Conference, June 2013.
  4. Secure Logical Isolation for Multi-tenancy in Cloud Storage (together with Michael Factor et al.) IEEE Conference on Massive Data Storage (MSST), May 2013.
  5. High Performance I/O Interposition in Virtual Systems (together with Abel Gordon et al.) IBM Research Report, March 2013.
  6. Towards Exitless and Efficient Paravirtual I/O (together with Abel Gordon et al.) SYSTOR 2012, Haifa Israel.
  7. ELI: Bare-metal Performance for I/O Virtualization (together with Abel Gordon et al.) ACM ASPLOS 2012, March 2012, London UK
  8. The Turtles Project: Design and Implementation of Nested Virtualization (together with M. Ben-Yehuda et al.) best paper in 9th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI), October 2010, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  9. Personalized Social Search Based on the User's Social Network (together with D. Carmel et al.) CIKM 2009, October 2009, Hong Kong.
  10. Social Search and Discovery Using a Unified Approach (together with E. Amitay et al.) ACM Hypertext 2009, July 2009, Torino, Italy.
  11. Social Networks and Discovery in the Enterprise (SaND) (demo, together with D. Carmel et al.) ACM SIGIR 2009.
  12. Social Search and Discovery Using a Unified Approach (poster, together with E. Amitay et al.) 18th International World Wide Web Conference, April 2009, Madrid, Spain
  13. Finding People and Documents, Using Web 2.0 Data (together with E. Amitay et al.) Future Challenges in Expertise Retrieval Workshop, ACM SIGIR 2008, July 2008, Singapore.
  14. Beyond Basic Faceted Search (together with O. Ben-Yitzhak et al.) First ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM) 2008, February 2008, Palo Alto, California.
  15. Hspell - the Free Hebrew Spell-Checker and Morphological Analyzer (together with D. Kenigsberg) Israeli Seminar on Computational Lingustics (ISCOL) 2004, December 2004, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
  16. Finding the Geographic Focus of Web-Pages (together with E. Amitay, R. Sivan and A. Soffer) ACM SIGIR 2004 Geographical IR Workshop, July 2004, Sheffield, UK
  17. Web-a-Where: Geotagging Web Content (together with E. Amitay, R. Sivan and A. Soffer) ACM SIGIR 2004 Conference, July 2004, Sheffield, UK.
  18. Harnessing the Power of the Web (Web Automation and Libwww-perl) February 2004, Yet Another Perl Conference 2004, Herzlia, Israel.
  19. A 3D Collision Scheme for Compressible Media in a General Connectivity Lagrangian Formulation (together with N. Bar-Gill, J. Nemorivsky and O. Agmon) November 2003, First International Conference on Materials Characterisation, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  20. Hspell's Short Road, from Ideas into Perl Code May 2003, Yet Another Perl Conference 2003, Haifa, Israel.
  21. Hspell -- a Free Hebrew Spellchecker April 2003, Go-Linux 2003 Conference, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
  22. Operator-split computation of 3-D symmetric flow (together with A. Birman, J. Falcovitz, M. Ben-Artzi and U. Feldman) April 2001, Japan Society of CFD / CFD Journal vol. 10 no. 1 pp 37-43
  23. The Ivrix Project - Towards a Hebrew Linux Distribution March 25, 2000, Fourth International Symposium on Multilingual Information Processing, Tsukuba, Japan.
  24. Geometric Tomography October 1999, M.Sc. thesis, Department of Mathematics, Technion Israel Institute of Technology.
  25. Operator-split computation of 3-D symmetric flow (together with A. Birman, J. Falcovitz, M. Ben-Artzi and U. Feldman) July, 1999, 22nd International Symposium on Shock Waves, London, UK.
  26. Numerical Solution of One-Dimensional Duct Flow By Method of Characteristics 1994, research report.
  27. Finding the largest eigenvalues of a real symmetric matrix, and corresponding eigenvectors 1992, Technion Department of Mathematics research report.

Issued U.S. Patents:

  1. Information retrieval with unified search using multiple facets, US Patent 8,024,324, filed 2008.
  2. Streaming faceted search, US Patent 8,078,628, filed 2008.
  3. Method and a Computer Program Product for Indexing files and Searching Files, US Patent 8,219,544, filed 2008.
  4. Method and system for visualizing shared route information, US Patent 8,417,447, filed 2009.
  5. Improving Performance in a Nested Virtualized Environment, US Patent 8,458,698, filed 2010.
  6. Multilevel Support in a Nested Virtualization Environment, US Patent 8,490,090, filed 2011.
  7. Automatic Sash Configuration in a GUI Environment, US Patent 8,627,228, filed 2009.
  8. Enhancing Interrupt Handling in a Virtual Environment, US Patent 8,892,802, filed 2012.
  9. Optimizing of Spawning Request Handling Processes in a Secured Computing Environment, US Patent 8,943,576, filed 2012.


Nadav Har'El 2015-12-28