Asst. Prof. @ VU

Katja Tuma

In 2021 I joined the Foundational and Experimental Security research group as Assistant Professor (Universitair docent 2) and am working at the Department of Computer Science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. I hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, which I completed at the University of Gothenburg.


I am passionate about building and evaluating methods for analyzing security threats and vulnerabilities in software systems. I like to work on solving practical problems with direct impact to the society. I particularly focus on:

Are you interested to do a thesis with me? Find the current thesis topics here!



Selected publications


Conference papers

Workshop papers


Efficiency and Automation in Threat Analysis of Software Systems (PDF), K. Tuma, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (University of Gothenburg), defended in January 2021


Course design and teaching

Currently working on new courses at the VU.

Guest lecture in the M.Sc course Software Oriented Design (405061) coordinated and taught by Patricia Lago from the Software and Sustainability (S2) research group.

Co-creation, coordination and assistance in teaching the B.Sc flipped classroom course Mathematical Foundations or Software Engineering (DIT022).

Previous teaching assistance



Proceedings Co-Chair


PC Member

Shadow PC


Foraging mushrooms. This is what I see when I look at a forest. Recently, also rock-climbing.