Dahlia is an applied and foundational researcher, since the early nineties, in broad aspects of reliability and security in distributed systems.
In 2014, after the closing of the Microsoft Research Silicon Valley lab, Dahlia co-founded VMware Research and became a Principal Researcher at VMware. From 2004-2014, she was a principal researcher at Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley. From 1999-2007, she was a tenured associate professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2004, Dahlia actually left for a brief sabbatical at Microsoft Research, but was bitten by the Silicon Valley bug and stayed there. Dahlia holds a Ph.D., an M.Sc. and a B.Sc. in computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.