Special Meeting: March 30 2010 Melanie Rieback on RFIDs

Date: March 30th, 2010
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 303
University of Washington Campus
Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/about/contact.html
Subject: Realizing the RFID Guardian
Presenter: Dr. Melanie Rieback

The RFID Guardian Project is an initiative to put practical open-source HW/SW tools for RFID Security and Privacy into the hands of security consultants and the general public alike. This talk will discuss Radio Frequency Identification, its security and privacy implications, and will provide the newest information about Version 4 of the RFID Guardian, which we intend to launch soon to the general public.


Dr. Melanie Rieback is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, in the group of Prof. Andrew Tanenbaum. 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. Melanie’s research has received several awards (Best Paper: IEEE PerCom ’06, Best Paper: USENIX Lisa ’06, NWO I/O Prize, VU Mediakomeet, ISOC Award finalist), and Melanie has also served as an invited expert for RFID security discussions with both the American and Dutch governments. In a past life, Melanie also worked on the Human Genome Project at the Whitehead Institute / MIT Center for Genome Research.