Michael Roland
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I'm a researcher in computer science.  At the moment, I work as a post-doctoral researcher at the NFC Research Lab Hagenberg and the u'smile project (both are research groups at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria). My main research interests are Near Field Communication (NFC), smartcards and Android with focus on security.

I had my first experiences with NFC and contactless smartcards during an internship at NXP Semiconductors in 2007. I'm co-author of "Anwendungen und Technik von Near Field Communication (NFC)", the first comprehensive book on NFC technology (in German). I received my Ph.D. (Dr. techn.) degree in computer science from Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. Before, I received my B.Sc. degree (in Hardware/Software Systems Engineering) and my M.Sc. degree (in Embedded Systems Design) from the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria at Hagenberg. Since 2009, I'm a member of the top-talent network students4excellence.