Wan Fokkink teaches Datastructures and Algorithms at AUC. He studied Mathematics and received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Amsterdam. After a lectureship at the University of Swansea, he became head of the Embedded Systems Group at CWI in Amsterdam in 2000. Since 2004 he is full professor in Theoretical Computer Science at the VU Amsterdam. Since 2012 he also has a part-time appointment at Eindhoven University of Technology as professor in Stochastics Design, heading the Systems Engineering Group. He is Curriculum Director of Department of Computer Science at the VU. His research focus is on the analysis and design of distributed systems, broadly construed, ranging from communication protocols to biological systems and trust in open web environments.