Melanie Rieback's Homepage

Contact address:

Dr. Melanie Rieback
FEW / Dept. of Computer Science
Vrije Universiteit
De Boelelaan 1081a
1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Room number: R4.33 (W&N)
Phone: +31-20-598-7634
Directions to the CS Dept.

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Work Info

I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Systems group at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.

I primarily work together with Prof. Andrew Tanenbaum.


  • WomeninIT 2010: ICT Professional of the Year (Finalist)
  • Viva 400 2010: 400 most successful women in the Netherlands
  • USENIX LISA 2006: Best Paper Award
  • IEEE PerCom 2006: Best Paper for High Impact Award [photo]
  • Netherlands Science Foundation (NWO) I/O Award 2006 [photo]
  • Finalist for Internet Society (ISOC) Award 2006 (Category: Security and Privacy)
  • VU Media Award 2006: Category "Rising Star" (Mediakomeet)


Currently Teaching:Operating Systems (Winter 2012)

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Personal Info

I was born and raised in the USA (Florida), but I've been living in the Netherlands for the past ~9 years now.

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Other Links

RFID Security & Privacy Mailing List - RFID Security/Privacy discussion forum
Technical Resources - Technical and computer related links.
VU CompSys Masters - VU Parallel and Distributed Computer Systems Masters Degree Program (gratuitous advertisement)