Yair Amir

Johns Hopkins University

Yair Amir is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, and director of the Distributed Systems and Networks lab at Johns Hopkins University. His goal is to invent resilient, performant and secure distributed systems that make a difference, collecting friends along the way.

Dr. Amir served as Professor (1995-2023) and Department Chair (2015-2018) of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins, as program co-chair (2015) and general co-chair (2022) of the IEEE/IFIP Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) conference, and as a Vice Chair of the IFIP 10.4 Working Group on Dependable Computing (2016-2018). He is a member of the National Academies’ Forum on Cyber Resilience since 2019.

Dr. Amir is a co-founder of Spread Concepts LLC, a consulting company helping clients with the design, development, and deployment of resilient infrastructure systems.

Dr. Amir is a co-founder and Chief Science Officer of LTN Global Communications, a cloud service provider offering live video transport and processing services that are used by major media companies including Disney, YouTube TV, CNN, Fox, ABC, BBC, Bloomberg, CBS, Deutsche Welle, ESPN, NBC, PBS, and Turner.

Dr. Amir holds BSc (Summa Cum Laude) and MSc from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and a PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.