Kaveh Razavi

Assistant Professor

Contact Details

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Twitter  @kavehrazavi
Phone +31 20 598 7907
Office P4.69
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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1081A
1081 HV, Amsterdam
The Netherlands

About me

I am an assistant professor in the Systems and Networking Security group at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. I am generally interested in computer systems and security with a special focus on commodity hardware and operating systems. I teach courses on Hardware Security and  Kernel Programming .

I received a PhD from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam  in 2015 for improving the scalability of cloud infrastructures. During my PhD, I interned twice with Microsoft Research, building software/hardware prototypes for rack-scale computers. I also have an MSc from ETH Zurich and a BSc from Sharif University of Technology. My research is often picked up by popular media, has won multiple prestigious awards and a personal VENI grant over the years.

Selected Recent Publications



  • Kernel Programming, MSc, 2016, 2017, 2018.
  • Hardware Security, MSc, 2018.
  • Secure Software, MSc, 2016, 2017.
  • Large-scale Computing Infrastructures, MSc, 2014, 2015.
  • Cluster and Grid Computing, MSc, 2013.

Academic Service

  • PC: EuroS&P’19, Middleware’18 (industry track), ESSoS’18, ICDCS’18 (security and short papers tracks), EuroS&P’18, Middlware’17 (poster track), CCS’17, ES WEEK’17, ESSoS’17
  • Organization: Middleware’18 (publication chair), HPDC’15 (web chair)
  • Reviewer:  IEEE TPDS, JPDC, Cluster Computing