Dr. Gil Segev joined the Benin School of Engineering and Computer Science in the Hebrew University’s Faculty of Science as a senior lecturer in 2013 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley and one year as a visiting faculty member at Stanford University. He is the recipient of numerous research awards from notable institutions including the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
Cryptography is the study and practice of techniques for secure communication in the presence of third parties. Segev's research in cyber-security is instrumental in preserving privacy when accessing websites. Segev feels that Israel's next war could be a cybernetic war, and his work "could be used to develop methods and strategies that will contribute to the protection of the people of the State of Israel against such threats".