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.
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 of articles in well-known venues—both academic (IEEE Internet Computing, ICPE) and industrial (InfoQ.
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 primarily on (performance) evaluation of FaaS platforms. If you want to join or help out in any way, let me know!
As a part of the AtLarge Research Group, I am involved in all kinds of research projects, related to distributed systems and, again, mostly serverless computing. My broader research interests span the theory and practice from distributed systems to machine learning (infrastructure).
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just like the documentation of your favorite software project, this page will most likely be incomplete and horribly outdated by the time that you are reading this.
Erwin, July 2020