About

I generally introduce myself as both software engineer and researcher, as it is broad (or vague) enough to include most of what I like to do.

Work

Currently, I work as a software engineer based out of The Hague, the Netherlands. My work stretches throughout the distributed systems domain, in which I focus mainly on the Kubernetes ecosystem and serverless computing. Besides working as a software engineer, I occasionally advice companies on their serverless and cloud challenges.

Whenever I get the chance I try to improve my public speaking and writing skills. I have spoken at a number of large conferences (KubeCon China, KubeCon Europe, JAX DevOps), and I have been the main author on a articles in well-known venues—both academic (IEEE Internet Computing, ICPE) and industrial (InfoQ).

Research

I lead the SPEC RG CLOUD activity on Serverless and FaaS technologies. With a diverse group of a dozen researchers from both industry and academics, our goal is to improve the scientific foundations of serverless computing. We focus specifically on (performance) evaluation of FaaS platforms. If you want to join or help out in any way, let me know!

My broader research interests span the theory and practice from distributed systems to machine learning (infrastructure).

Personal

Aside from anything related to computer science, I am interested in economics—especially the area of algorithmic trading. On the more leisurely side of things, I enjoy football (the non-American version), reading, hiking, and travelling to anywhere where I haven’t been yet.

Fair warning to the reader: just like the documentation in your favorite software project, this page will most likely be incomplete and horribly outdated by the time that you are reading this.

I am very interested in collaborating on research projects, and solving challenging problems. You can contact me at my full name at gmail.com.

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Erwin, September 2019