Roy Friedman is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology. His research interests include Network Streaming Protocols, Caching, Replication, Fault-Tolerance, Dependability, High Availability, Consistency, and Mobile Computing. Roy Friedman serves as an associate editor for the IEEE TDSC and PC co-chair or OPODIS 2019. In the past, he served as PC co-chair for ACM DEBS 2015, ACM SYSTOR 2014 and Autonomics 2009 as well as vice-chair for IEEE ICDCS 2013+2006 and EuroPar 2008+2003, and fast abstract chair for IEEE DSN 2013. He has published more than 150 papers and holds 3 USA patents. Formerly, Roy Friedman was an academic specialist at INRIA (France) and a researcher at Cornell University (USA). He is a founder of PolyServe Inc. (acquired by HP) and holds a Ph.D. and a B.Sc. from the Technion.