About me

As of September 2017, I am a CDT (PhD) student at Royal Holloway, University of London in the ISG group under the supervision of Lorenzo Cavallaro and Johannes Kinder.
The PhD is kindly sponsored by L3 TRL.
Before this, I finished a bachelor degree on both Computing Science (cum laude) and Mathematics (bene meritum) at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

During my undergraduate, I wrote my thesis at Royal Holloway, called Gamut: Sifting through Images to Detect Android Malware.


My interests lie within the offensive (low-level) computer security. I like to explore unorthodox methods that are allowed to fail. I also see that computers are capable of doing things we humans cannot achieve without them. Hence, I believe we should use this strength to our advantage, whether it's human assisted or completely autonomous. In order to do this, we do need a better understanding of the attack space and vectors and current state-of-the-art methods. (Other) particular interests lie within software analysis, vulnerability exploitation, malware detection and malware obfuscation.

I like to think out-of-the-box (or "out-of-the-heap", if you will), trying to find new ways or methods people haven't thought of before. That is probably why I always enjoyed CTF-like challenges from e.g. HackThisSite. I now made one myself too, it is found at Think.OutOfTheHeap.com.

Online presence

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