Kineret has a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Psychology (Manga cum Laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University. Kineret did research in the fields of Algorithmic Game Theory and Online Algorithms under the supervision of Prof. Michal Feldman and Prof. Amos Fiat.
During her studies she was a member of development and research teams at Microsoft, working on core personalization systems and algorithms for Cortana digital assistant.