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Niclas Hedam is a dedicated PhD Fellow at the IT University of Copenhagen. He is pursuing a PhD in computer science, specialising in data systems. His research interests lie at the intersection of security and data systems. He aims to understand and address the challenges of guaranteeing the availability, integrity and confidentiality of modern data systems and computational storage.

Niclas completed his undergraduate education by earning a Bachelor's degree in Software Development in 2019. He then went on to pursue a Master's degree in Computer Science in 2022, where he specialised in the field of information security.

Before his current role as a PhD Fellow, Niclas worked at ITU as a Research Assistant. This experience provided him with valuable opportunities to collaborate with esteemed researchers and gain a thorough understanding of the various challenges and opportunities in the field of data systems.

Currently, Niclas is working in the context of DAPHNE to explore and experiment with eBPF-based offload on computational storage in large-scale data pipelines. This project aims to improve the efficiency and scalability of data pipelines while guaranteeing security and integrity. Niclas's contribution to the project is notable; recently, Niclas created the first publicly described computational storage device that runs eBPF.

Research areas

Niclas is interested in cross-disciplinary research between security and data systems. Key research interests include

  • Data Systems
  • Security
  • Privacy
  • Computational Storage

Education/Academic qualification

Information Security, Master of Science in Computer Science, IT University of Copenhagen

201912 Aug 2022

Award Date: 12 Aug 2022

Software Development, Bachelor of Science, LSM-Tree on Open-Channel SSD, IT University of Copenhagen

201628 Jun 2019

Award Date: 28 Jun 2019

External positions

Intern, Samsung Semiconductor Denmark Research



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