Cristiano Giuffrida

Cristiano Giuffrida

Associate Professor

VU Amsterdam


Cristiano Giuffrida is an Associate Professor at the VU Amsterdam. He co-leads the VUSec group with Herbert Bos and Erik van der Kouwe.

He received his MEng from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” in 2007 and PhD from the VU Amsterdam in 2014, under the supervision of Prof. Andrew S. Tanenbaum. He was awarded the Roger Needham Award at EuroSys for the best PhD thesis in Computer Systems in Europe and the Dennis M. Ritchie Award at SOSP for the best PhD thesis in Computer Systems worldwide in 2015, a VENI grant (the Dutch Equivalent of a NSF CAREER Award, PhD+3) in 2017, and a VMWare Early Career Faculty Award in 2020.

Cristiano’s research interests span across several aspects of systems, with a focus on systems security, reliability, and availability. He is currently active in a number of systems areas, ranging from live update, automatic error recovery, and software testing to memory error containment, side channels, and hardware vulnerabilities.