Dr. Hazay acquired her BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics, and her MSc and PhD in Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University. During her PhD studies she was awarded the Eshkol Fellowship from the Israel Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Bar-Ilan University Doctoral Fellowship of Excellence. After completing her studies, Hazay became a postdoctoral fellow at the Weizmann Institute of Science and at IDC in Herzliya. She then became a postdoctoral fellow in Aarhus University in Denmark. Hazay's research interests include cryptography with a focus on the study of secure protocols and their efficiency.