This interview was recorded at the FIRST Security Conference back in June 2007. Ben Chai discusses with Melanie Rieback.
She is a final-year Ph.D. student in Computer Systems at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, where she is supervised by Prof. Andrew Tanenbaum whose MINIX operating system has directly influenced and was the original inspiration behind Linus Torvalds' LINUX.
Melanie's research concerns the security and privacy of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, and she leads multidisciplinary research teams on RFID security (RFID Malware) and RFID privacy management (RFID Guardian) projects.
Her research has attracted worldwide media attention, appearing in the New York Times, Washington Post, Reuters, UPI, Computerworld, CNN, BBC, MSNBC, and many other print, broadcast, and online news outlets.
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