Kaveh Razavi

Assistant Professor

Contact Details

Email address
Twitter  @kavehrazavi
Phone +31 20 598 7907
Office 11A-57
Mailing address Kaveh Razavi
Dept of Computer Science
NU building, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1111
1081 HV, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
I have recently moved from VUSec to ETH Zürich. You can find my new page here.

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  Advanced Operating Systems.

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 sometimes picked up by popular media, has won multiple prestigious awards and a personal VENI grant over the years.

Selected Recent Publications

See here for the full list of publications.



  • Hardware Security, MSc, 2016 – 2019 (formerly Secure Software).
  • Advanced Operating System, MSc, 2016 – 2019 (formerly Kernel Programming).
  • Large-scale Computing Infrastructures, MSc, 2013 – 2015.

Academic Service

  • PC: USENIX SEC’20, RAID’19, 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