Erik van der Kouwe

Post-doctoral researcher

Contact Details

Email address
Office P4.69
Mailing address Erik van der Kouwe
Faculty of Science
Dept of Computer Science
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1081A
1081 HV, Amsterdam
The Netherlands


I am a post-doctoral researcher in Systems Security and Reliability at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. I am a member of VUSec, working in close collaboration with Prof. Herbert Bos.

I have completed my PhD at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam under the supervision of Prof. Andrew S. Tanenbaum and defended my thesis on October 4, 2016.

My research interests span across several aspects of systems, including systems security and reliability.
I am currently active in a number of systems areas, including analysis of reliability through fault injection and automatic error recovery.

Selected Publications


  • Systems Security, MSc, Spring 2016.
  • Computer Systems, BSc, Spring 2015.
  • Computer And Network Security, MSc, Spring 2013.
  • Computer And Network Security, MSc, Spring 2012.
  • Computer And Network Security, MSc, Spring 2011.


January, 2014

  • Our paper “Evaluating Distortion in Fault Injection Experiments” awarded Best paper at HASE. January 9-11, 2014, Miami, FL, USA.





Systems and Network Security Group at VU Amsterdam