Faculty

Yair Amir

Professor AND CHAIR

Systems Group

Research Interests

  • Systems, including intrusion tolerant clouds; critical infrastructure; large-scale survivable and secure distributed systems
  • Networks,  including cloud networking, overlay networks, wireless mesh networks
  • Algorithms, including distributed algorithms, intrusion tolerance, fault tolerance, replication

Yair Amir is chair of the Department of Computer Science. Amir seeks to invent high performance, survivable and secure distributed systems. He holds a bachelor’s (’85) and master’s (‘90s) in computer science from The Technion- Israel Institute of Technology and a doctorate (’95), also in computer science, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He joined Johns Hopkins in 1995.

Yair is an entrepreneur who co-founded Spread Concepts LLC in 2000 and LTN Global Communications in 2008.

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