Dr. Anastasia Braginsky is a member of the Scalable Search Systems Research team, part of Yahoo! Research Lab (part of VerizonMedia), based in Haifa, Israel. Her main research interests span parallel programming and concurrent data structures for multi-core architecture, scalable systems and platforms for big data processing, including scalable key-value stores. She contributes to open source projects (HBase, Oak) and publishes papers in academic conferences and journals. Anastasia received her B.A. (summa cum laude) and PhD (direct track) from the Faculty of Computer Science at Technion, Israel Institute of Technology in 2004 and 2015 respectively. Her PhD is in the field of distributed and parallel computing, and focuses on concurrent, non-blocking data structures and their memory management. Prior to her graduate studies (2002-2009) she was a CAD Tools developer at Intel and later a microcode developer in storage group at IBM Haifa Research Lab (HRL).