2023-06-29 Vacancy (closing 20 August) for a PhD Candidate (4-5 years) on Assuring Privacy and Security of Research Data. It is part of the new Dutch National AI Education Lab for schools, called NOLAI. NOLAI uses the PEP software developed by me for its central data storage. And this PEP software plays a central role in this PhD project. Read more and apply.
2023-06-15I was interviewed by Trouw (in Dutch) about the new EU AI Act and the sustainability rules that where part of the act. Europa wil AI-techniek beteugelen, ook de grote CO2-voetafdruk ervan.
2023-05-31I was interviewed by KennisLink (in Dutch) about the energy consumption of our online behaviour. 5 vragen over ons online energieverbruik.
2023-05-22I was interviewed by het Financieel Dagblad (in Dutch) about the likely stall in applying/integrating AI due to the energy consumption and the scarcity of energy. Ontwikkeling AI loopt vast op astronomisch stroomverbruik.
2023-04-24I was interviewed by The Register about a new type of storage device that has build in AI to help protect against Ransomware.
2023-03-23Gave a presentation to 40 IT people of our university about strategies for energy reduction in IT. This is a theme I am going to work more on. More forthcomming.
2023-02-28Co-organized the 3rd Rust meet up in Nijmegen, with talks on correctness and GATs.
2023-02-15Obtained funding for a PhD in energy consumption of software. This can be energy analysis, or software engineering related. Let me know if you are interested.
2023-01-19Installed in the digital ethical committee of my municipality Nijmegen. This is an advisory body under the board (mayor etc) of the city.
2022-12-31Helped NOSop3 to prepare an explainer about the effects of AI. See it here.
2022-12-19Interviewed by our university magazine Vox about my new role focussing on sustainability of IT and how to incorporate that in our research institute.
2022-12-02Interviewed on national radio (Radio 1, Nieuws en Co) about TikTok and how Chinese employees can access data from European users. In the fragment from minute 34:00 onwards I make the point that there are multiple (mental health) apps were the user data flows to foreign countries, so the problem is not contained to TikTok.
2022-11-18Interviewed in the Volkskrant (in Dutch) about my SSD discovery and the fallout it caused.
2022-11-17Gave a presentation on the Tech&Bites meet-up in Boxmeer about what happens when you hack a SSD, and the disclosure process.
2022-11-16Gave a presentation on the TechCoders meet-up in Utrecht about Sustainability & IT, and the trends in there.
2022-10-27Interviewed for AG connect (in Dutch) about how to make software sustainable.
2022-10-06Interviewed for the Dutch radio in the Atlas show about the privacy implications of data.
2022-10-01Transfer news: today I started at the computer science institute iCIS in Nijmegen, to prepare a larger intiative in sustainability of IT. That includes setting up a research line in the energy consumption of software controlled devices, and integrating sustainability in the courses of computer science.
2022-08-20Helped NOSop3 to prepare an explainer about the algorithms used in TikTok, and their influence. See it here.
2022-07-25 We have 3 vacancies (for 2 years) in iLab for software developers. We have built the PEP repository for safe and privacy friendly storage of data. And now we are going to extend it, so that instead of downloading data and running an algorithm locally users will be able to upload an algorithm to the repository. This is more time and energy efficient than downloading all the data a user wants to work on. Read more.
2022-07-12PhD position available: 'digital technology for the energy transition', read more.
2022-06-16Gave a presentation on sustainability of IT for the Open University of NL Green Office.
2022-05-17Participated in a panel during the 'Groene Peper 2022' about 'Bijvangst en keerzijdes van digitalisering tijdens de lockdowns in het onderwijs' (pro and cons of digitalization in education during lockdowns). See it here.
2022-04-21I was interviewed by AGConnect about how we incorporate sustainability in our eduction. Read more.
2022-03-10Cindy Cloin interviewed me for an article called Elections via the internet? that could easily compromise the freedom to vote, about software used during elections.
2022-03-07Our team got the 2022 Ammodo Science award for fundamental research (in Humanities). Read more.
2022-02-18Grant proposal was awarded: our ERC proof-of-concept project to assess the privacy impact of mental health apps is going to start in one month. Together with TILT from Tilburg (Linnet Taylor and Tineke Broer), Tamar Sharon (from iHub), and I are going to create a dashboard.
2022-02-12A NOSop3 explainer about the Pegasus spy software was published. I gave some factual input on the video (and I'm credited in the description of the video).
2022-02-11The two vacancies for software developers are public now. Lots of Rust, open source, public values.
2022-02-01Predictive policing project with Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius has started. A PhD candidate, Pieke de Beus, has started.
2022-01-06This site launched.
2021-12-01I am nominated for the teacher of the year award at the faculty of science, where I teach.
2021-09-15Hired 2 software developers and 1 interaction designer for our team.
2021-03-16A podcast about my SSD security research was recorded by NPO 3FM. You can listen it online.
2020-09-01I started at the Radboud University (working full time there now).
2020-06-03An interview with me about COVID tracking apps was published in iBestuur #35 (in Dutch).