Are you an MSc student looking to start work on your master's thesis? Then check out what SIDN Labs has to offer!

SIDN Labs is our research team

SIDN Labs is SIDN's research and development team. Our aim is to improve the operational security and resilience of end-to-end internet communication through world-class research and technological development. Topics addressed by our research include DNS resilience management, the detection of DNS abuse, IoT security, on-line privacy protection and internet evolution.

Our team is made up of technical experts in the fields of large-scale DNS and internet metrics, internet protocols and systems, big data storage and analysis, IoT security systems, and mechanisms for privacy protection. We support SIDN's operational teams, develop open-source software, analyse huge volumes of data, perform experiments and write applied academic papers. We are also active contributors to internet organisations such as IETF/IRTF, RIPE and ICANN.

How to apply

  • Get in touch!

    Reckon that SIDN Labs could be the place to do your thesis? Then get in touch, and we'll discuss possible topics.

  • We'll talk things over

    We like to talk to students interested in coming here, so that we can get to know each other and explore the topic options.

  • We'll ask you to do a problem analysis

    We'd like you to explain the problem you want to address and how you intend to investigate it.

  • We'll formalise the arrangements

    That'll involve drawing up an internship agreement and assigning a member of the SIDN Labs team to supervise your project. Your supervisor is someone you can turn to during your internship whenever you need support.

What you can expect

If you do your thesis at SIDN Labs, you'll be welcomed as a full member of our enthusiastic team. That'll mean joining our team meetings every Monday morning, for example. And working with us in the Labs office at least three days a week. You'll be assigned a Labs supervisor to support and guide your project. But your supervisor won't be the only person you can ask for help. Everyone works in the same building and is available to answer questions or discuss ideas. Doing your thesis at SIDN Labs has other benefits too:

  • A monthly study allowance of € 1,000 gross

  • Leave days during your internship

  • Access to various large datasets and tools

  • Tasty lunches in our modern staff restaurant

  • Table football

  • Great coffee!

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