Homepage of Guido van't Noordende.

Homepage of Guido van't Noordende.


I have moved to the University of Amsterdam per July 1, 2007, where I will be working on security and privacy issues in, in particular, Grid systems. Please see my homepage there for recent information.

[Some parts of this page have been fixed/annotated in 2017. Except for trivial changes to hyperlinks, these changes are marked by placing them in [square brackets]. Some links may be broken.]
I am a Ph.D. student at the Computer Systems group of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, supervised by Andrew Tanenbaum [please see Andy's current homepage]and Frances Brazier [please see Frances' current homepage at the TU Delft]. Part of the work [was] done in collaboration with the IIDS group.

My research interests are in mobile code / mobile agent systems, distributed systems, operating systems, and security. My current work is on the Mansion mobile agent system, a new system based on a paradigm for structuring and deploying large-scale and secure mobile agent systems using the notion of hyperlinked rooms. I intend to write a dissertation about this system.

As part of the Mansion project, we implemented a jailing system to confine untrusted code. If you want to use this system, please send me an email so that we can provide you with the source code. It currently only runs on 32 bit Linux, but we are looking for volunteers who want to port the system to 64 bit Linux, and possibly other UNIX platforms.

In a previous life, I supervised the operating systems practical work course. The course now features new assignments. Descriptions of older and more recent assignments can be found on bs-old and bs-new. The current assignments can be found via the bs web page.

Contact address:
Division of Mathematics and Computer Science
Faculty of Sciences
Vrije Universiteit
De Boelelaan 1081a
1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Room number R4.23
E-mail: guido@cs.vu.nl
Phone +31-20-5987874.