Dan Alistarh is an Assistant Professor at IST Austria. His research focuses on concurrent data structures and distributed algorithms, and spans from algorithms and lower bounds to practical implementations. Before IST, Dan was affiliated with ETH Zurich and Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK. Prior to that, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT CSAIL, working with Prof. Nir Shavit. He received his PhD from the EPFL, under the guidance of Prof. Rachid Guerraoui. His research is supported through a 2018 ERC Starting Grant.