I’m assistant professor of Computer Network Security in the Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS) group at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Maths and Computer Science (EEMCS) at the University of Twente.
When I’m not working on my research in Twente, I am an R&D project manager at SURFnet, the National Research and Education Network (NREN) in The Netherlands. In my job I’m responsible for Internet innovation in the areas of network security and privacy.
For more information, see my CV.
My research focuses on network security, with a particular interest in the Domain Name System (DNS) in the broadest sense. After IP, DNS is the most critical protocol on the Internet, without which the Internet effectively stops working for most users. I explore the security of the DNS using large scale measurements and statistical analysis, for instance studying the effects of the deployment of the DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC), both in the positive (added security) and the negative (larger potential for abuse in DDoS attacks) sense. DNS also plays an important role in other security issues on the Internet, such as botnets, phishing and malware. Apart from performing my own research in this area, I contribute to the work of my colleagues who perform research in the area of network security and stability, helping them out with my expertise on the DNS.
My research is supported by SURF, the collaborative organisation for ICT in Dutch higher education and research, by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and by SIDN Fonds.
Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2017
University of Twente
M.Sc. in Computer Science, 2001
University of Twente
I am daily supervisor of the following Ph.D. candidates in our group:
All Ph.D. candidates I supervise are advised by prof. dr. ir. Aiko Pras
I am currently not supervising any bachelor students. If you are a bachelor students enrolled in the CS, EE or BIT curriculum at the University of Twente and looking for a bachelor assignment, feel free to contact me.