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Jaap-Henk Hoepman studied computer science at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands, and obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam based on work done at the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI).

For several years he worked for the security group of KPN Research, the research division of one of the main Dutch telcos. He then returned to academia as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Twente. From 2006 to 2013 he was senior scientist in the security group of TNO ICT, Groningen.

Currently he is an associate professor at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences of the Radboud University Nijmegen, and principal scientist of the Privacy & Identity Lab. He is also an associate professor in the Law & IT department of the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen, and a researcher at the Tilburg Institute of Law, Technology, and Society (TILT).

His research interests focus on privacy by design, and privacy friendly protocols for identity management and the Internet of Things.

He also maintain a blog covering his research and activities. And he is a columnist for the Financieele Dagblad (FD, a major Dutch newspaper) and a regular guest on the Dutch national radio news show Nieuws en Co.



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... is the place where I live.

Good food can be bought on the Vismarkt market (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday), and in Le Souk or Ariola (both in the Folkingestraat).

If you don't feel like cooking, there's a range of nice restaurants: Flinders Cafe (formerly Jantje zag eens Pruimen hangen, in the Noorderplantsoen), tapas at Cervantes, Mechoui (Moroccan), Cho Fah, Jasmine (Thai), Eetcafé Michel (the best pizza in town)... For the best croissants in town, I used go to Super de Boer (now a Coop) at the Paterswoldseweg (opposite the Niemeyer tobacco factory). Really! (Then again, Gea disagrees.... ;-)

De Sigaar (Hooge der A) has a nice terrace along the A, sunny during the afternoon.

For live music, go to Vera. There used to be nice parties/gigs at "de Silo", behind central station. Groningen is lacking good parties these days ( Syntax Error - who organised great electronic music gigs - as well as Holodeck/ClubPlus - that used to organise bimonthly dance nights - have quit... sadly). Some of my friends startes Club Bavarois, a radio show to watch (not to listen to), "airing" at the Grande Theatre in the centre of Groningen on saturday evenings (irregular).

Each year, just before the second weekend of January, Groningen hosts Eurosonic. This two day European music festival (and seminar) features new and upcoming European bands, playing in major venues as well as small pubs scattered through the centre of town. Beware: the last few editions tickets sold out within a few hours. Presale starts early November.

Moreover, Noorderzon is organised in the Noorderplantsoen every year late in August This large yet cosy theatre festival in a park lasts for one and half week and covers acts ranging from street theatre to international dance (as in ballet ;-).

This gives you an idea where we go...


Personal interests


Playing bassoon (I used to play in Het Filofonisch Orkest) and bağlama/saz. Also playing bass, guitar, piano and samplers. Making all kinds of musical instruments and home-made guitar effects. Writing lyrics.

Namecalling: Aesop Rock, Arif Sag, Autechre, Barkmarket, Ben Frost, Biosphere, Deinum, Dockummer Lokaeltsje, C Cat Trance, Einstürzende Neubauten See also, Ekova See also, Erkan Oǧur, Fossils, Godflesh, Laibach, Nick Cave See also, NoMeansNo, Prong, TC Matic, (and Arno by himself of course), Tortoise, Sandow, Sonic Youth, Stereolab, Swans, Steel Pole Bath Tub, Tortoise, Underworld See also, The Young Gods.


I enjoy silkscreening and using other printing techniques, but haven't been doing this actively for quite some time. I used to be an avid photographer (using the pictures for my silkscreens). I am interested in graphical design, especially typefaces.

Namecalling: Magnum, Newman, Kiefer.

I am not a great fan of Dutch literature (Slauerhoff is one exception, See also). I do love Latin-American literature though: Julio Cortázar is my favourite, and also the inevitable Gabriel García Márquez.

Other stuff

I enjoy British comedy, like Blackadder, and Monty Python Flying Circus.

I like iceskating, playing tabletennis and billiards. More than ten years ago I took up karate, the Okinawan Goju Ryu style to be precise, at the lovely dojo Het Spoor of Chris de Jongh sensei. I still haven't reached the first dan....


In the course of the years I wrote some small tools, and I did some Atari Falcon programming (but that was a looooong time ago).

I love Python.


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(Note: changeover from CVS to dotless svn version numbers on Jan 19, 2008, and changeover to GIT versioning on May 30, 2013.)
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Email: jhh@cs.ru.nl