I am a lecturer in the Computer Science and Engineering department at Washington University in St. Louis, where I  completed my Ph.D. in 2019 working in the Applied Research Lab (ARL) under the guidance of Patrick Crowley.

These day, I focus on teaching security related courses, including intro to malware analysis and system security. 

Prior to my days at Wash U,  I was a software developer for over ten years, developing products and services in the area of computer networks and network security.

I am a mother of two boys who do their best to keep me busy when not working 🙂 When I do get a minute, I enjoy reading, hiking and listening to music. 


  • Ph.D. in Computer Engineering,  
    Washington University in St. Louis, 2019
  • MSc. in Computer Science,            
    Washington University in St. Louis, 2017
  • BSc. in Computer Engineering,                     
    Bar Ilan University, Israel, 2007

Contact Me

  • Office: Urbauer 307
  • Email: hila AT wustl DOT edu
  • Paper mail: Computer Science and Engineering Department, 
    Campus Box 1045,
    Washington University, 

    St. Louis, MO 63130