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Van Dijk, Marten

Marten Van Dijk

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • What excites you most about your research?
    In the internet of things digital computation and storage are highly vulnerable to malicious attacks. We read too many news flashes talking about hacks, compromises and so on. My research is oriented to make the world a safer place by helping laying the foundations for "system design with security in mind".
  • What’s the most valuable aspect of your research for people and communities?
    I am a system security researcher, who investigates and develops new techniques targeting the solution of foundational security problems. In recent years, I have focused on making cloud computing (which includes outsourcing data and workloads to external servers / data center) safe for its users. Towards this aim, I use my strong background in theory (cryptography, algorithms, statistics) with my understanding of computer system architecture to design and build deployable systems that are trustworthy from the user’s perspective.
  • Research focus:
    computer architecture, computer system design, data center infrastructure, cryptology, algorithms and other related fields such as information theory, game theory and machine learning.

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